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  • Objectives
    The Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Commerce aims to provide graduates from an accounting or non-accounting background with the opportunity to undertake graduate studies leading to two Masters degrees – the Master of Professional Accounting and the Master of Commerce. By choosing appropriate units, you can complete the educational requirements for associate membership status with CPA Australia or the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia CA Program. Graduating with a Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Commerce from Deakin will open the door to many employment opportunities and a huge variety of business careers. Recently the accounting profession has seen a fundamental shift from a role that was seen as providing financial information and number crunching towards a wide-ranging advisory role. Today's accountants are now seen as providers of business management information.
  • Entry requirements
    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicants previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the English language requirements.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Commerce (International Students)
  • Course description
    Fees and charges
    Fee paying place - International (IFP)
    A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

    Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

    Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
    EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

    * The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
    The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2009 can be viewed at  http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/handbooks2009/search.php.
    Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
    Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.


    Career opportunities
    As an accountant you can choose to work in a range of different environments depending on your own skills and preferences. You can choose to work in large firms, small public practices, industry, government or education. You may also set up your own businesses.

    Examples of the accounting environments available for employment include: chartered accounting firms, smaller accountancy practices, government organisations, business and commercial enterprises, not-for-profit organisations (NPOs), banking and financial services, management consultancies, educational organisations and law firms.

    Graduates of this course would typically seek employment in areas of accounting such as financial accounting, auditing, taxation, management accounting, public sector accounting, forensic accounting and commercial law.

    Given the fundamental shift of accountants towards a wide-ranging advisory role, career opportunities are also becoming available in other vocations including working as financial planners, investment advisers, market analysts, tax consultants, advisers in mergers and acquisitions, in corporate recovery and insolvency, treasury banking, e-commerce or information technology.


    Course rules

    The Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Commerce requires completion of 16 credit points comprising seven credit points of core units and nine credit points of elective units (selection of elective units must form a Master of Commerce specialisation, see M705 Master of Commerce course entry for details of specialisations).


    Specialisations


    Arts and Entertainment Management
    Business Systems Development
    Commercial Law
    Economics ^
    Electronic Business
    Enterprise Security Management
    Finance
    Financial Planning
    Information Systems Project Management
    Insurance
    International Trade and Business
    Management Information Systems
    Marketing

     

    ^only available to students enrolled prior to 2008


    Course structure

    Core units

    MAA702 Corporate Accounting  1 2

    MAA703 Management Accounting  1 2

    MAA704 Accounting Theory  1 2

    MPA701 Accounting  1 2

    MPC701 Information Systems for Business  1

    MPE781 Economics for Managers  1

    MPT753/MPF753 Finance  1 2#

     

    Elective units

    Select 9 credit points of units from:

    MAA705 Corporate Auditing  2 3

    MLC703 Principles of Income Tax Law  2 3

    MLM720 Introduction to Commercial Law  1 2

    MLM731 Corporations Law  1 2

    MSQ791 Data Analysis for Managers  1

     

    #MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit.

     

    Note: Selection of elective units must form a specialisation from M705 Master of Commerce

     

    or units from the Master of International Finance and the Master of Wealth Management.

     

    Other postgraduate units may be taken subject to the approval of the Course Team Chair.

     

    Notes

    1 Required by CPA Australia for Associate Membership (10 units in all, see note 3).
    2 Required by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia for entry to the CA Program (9 units in all).
    3 For candidates who have completed an accredited degree in Australia, this unit may be taken as part of the CPA program. Other students must complete this unit before becoming an Associate Member of CPA Australia. These other students must take 12 units in all.

    Students who wish to enter the CA or CPA programs are advised that it is their responsibility to ensure that they take the appropriate units required for entry. Students who have completed prior undergraduate or graduate units in accounting or other core knowledge areas are advised to have their qualifications assessed by their preferred professional organisation to ensure they complete the correct units.

     

    Students should carefully note the trimesters when units are offered to ensure that all required units can be completed in the appropriate time frame.


    Admission requirements - general
    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
    In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicants previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the English language requirements.


    Advanced standing - general
    If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for advanced standing. You will need to provide your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your advanced standing.
    Your advanced standing is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

    You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.


    How to apply

        * Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now.
        * Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office.
        * Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.

    Tracking your application:
    If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

        * If you applied online, log back into the Applicant Portal using your username and password.
        * If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
        * If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact that office.


    Advanced Standing / Credit for Prior Study
    Advanced standing into the Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Commerce may be granted to students who have successfully completed appropriate postgraduate studies. There are negotiated advanced standing arrangements in place for CPA members.

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