Master of Advanced Accounting

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  • Objectives
    This course will enable you to develop advanced accounting skills so that you can assist in providing high level advice to management and governing bodies. You will examine advanced accounting and auditing issues and learn to apply concepts and theories to real-world situations. You’ll be encouraged to apply and test the ideas you learn in the workplace and evaluate them in light of your own experience. You will study topics in information systems, financial issues, managerial, business and society accounting, auditing, taxation and finance. You will also choose from a range of specialist units to support your current and future career needs. You can choose to undertake project work, or study advanced topics such as international finance, international accounting or public sector accounting.
  • Entry requirements
    A bachelor degree in business majoring in accounting.
  • Academic title
    Master of Advanced Accounting
  • Course description
     Course CRICOS Code: 049884K
    Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1.5 Years


    This course is designed for those wanting to develop advanced accounting skills to assist in providing high level advice to management and governing bodies. It examines advanced accounting and auditing issues and assists in developing potential in realwork situations. Participants are encouraged to apply and test these ideas in the workplace, and evaluate them in light of individual experience.

    Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisties

    A degree in business majoring in accounting.

    Recognition of Prior Learning
    Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis. Unit exemptions of up to 150 credits may be granted for optional units on the successful completion of professional accounting examinations approved by the School of Accounting.

    Duration and Availability
    This fee-paying course is three semesters full-time or equivalent part-time study.

    Course Organisation

    In the six core units, students will explore topics in the areas of financial accounting, managerial accounting, governance and auditing. Optional units are available in the areas of information systems auditing and international aspects of accounting, taxation and finance.

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates generally find employment with organisations, both in the private and public sectors, and accounting firms.

    Additional Course Expenses
    Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

    Course Structure Disclaimer
    Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

    Course Structure                                                                         Hrs/Wk     Credit
    Year 1 Semester 1
    306966     v.1           Accounting (Business and Society) 571                 3.0     25.0
    307977     v.1           Accounting (Information Systems) 572                  3.0     25.0
    5942         v.7 *        Accounting (Financial Issues) 563                         3.0     25.0
    5944         v.7 #       Auditing (Issues) 570                                             3.0     25.0
    5240         v.8 +       Accounting (Managerial) 565                                  3.0     25.0
                                    SELECT 1 OPTION                                                             25.0

    Year 1 Semester 2
    307978     v.1           Accounting (Statement Analysis) 573                     3.0     25.0
    5243         v.8 *        Accounting (Financial Issues) 562                          3.0     25.0
    307975     v.1 #       Accounting (Advanced Auditing) 576                       3.0     25.0
    5241         v.10 +      Accounting (Managerial) 566                                  3.0     25.0
    5789         v.10         Accounting (Governance and Ethics) 564                3.0     25.0
                                     SELECT 1 OPTION                                                             25.0

    Year 2 Semester 1
                                     SELECT 4 OPTIONS                                                           100.0

    Optional Units (No Year Level Specified)                                     Hrs/Wk     Credit

    10964       v.4           Taxation (International) 547                                     3.0     25.0
    12284       v.3           Regional Study Tour 670                                           7.0     25.0
    12753       v.3           Finance (International) 573                                      3.0     25.0
    307976     v.1           Accounting (International) 575                                 3.0     25.0
    307979     v.1           Accounting
                                    (Technology and Computer Applications) 574            3.0     25.0
    5245         v.6           Accounting Project 590                                              6.0     50.0
    5251         v.11         Auditing (Information Systems) 568                          4.0     25.0
    5706         v.7           Accounting (Public Sector) 567                                  3.0     25.0
    5720         v.8           Auditing (Internal) 569                                              3.0     25.0

    #                              Specialisation units for Auditing
    *                              Specialisation units for Financial Accounting
    +                              Specialisation units for Managerial Accounting

    N1              In consultation with the course coordinator students must choose an area of specialisation

    Year     Location                     Period     All*     Internal       Fully Online#
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 1           Y                 
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 2           Y                 

    The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

    *The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

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