MC083 - Master of Professional Accounting

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Plan: MC083 - Master of Professional Accounting
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Master of Professional Accounting
Award abbreviation: MProfAcc
Total credit points: 144
Career: PGRD
Duration: 1.5 years full-time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Accounting (615H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/accounting
ASCED code: 080101
CRICOS code: 035363F

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Purpose of the Program

This program provides you with practical and theoretical knowledge, skills and expertise to become a literate and analytical practitioner in accounting.  It is designed for graduates of non-accounting disciplines who wish to broaden their career prospects.

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Articulation and pathways

The following table outlines recognised pathways from other RMIT postgraduate programs. The exemptions granted will depend upon the equivalence of courses studied in the source program, and are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

 

Source ProgramOwning schoolCredit towards this program Academic requirement for entryTerms of entry Date of agreement & expiry
  CoursesTime   
Juris Doctor

School of Accounting and LawUp to 8 coursesUp to One year full time1st RMIT Masters must be completed to enter under exemptions policyEntry based on meritConsistent with RMIT 2nd Masters exemption policy

 

The following table identifies recognised pathways from the MPA program to other postgraduate programs offered by RMIT University.  The exemptions granted will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the destination program leader.

 

Destination ProgramOwning schoolCredit from this program towards destination program Academic requirement for entryTerms of entry Date of agreement & expiry
  CoursesTime   
Master of CommerceSchool of ManagementUp to 8 coursesUp to One year full time1st RMIT Masters must be completed to enter under exemptions policyEntry based on meritConsistent with RMIT 2nd Masters exemption policy

 

As a professionally accredited program the MPA program structure is designed to ensure that your learning is developed over the duration of the program.  This means that early learning builds a solid foundation for later learning.  For this reason we have identified certain courses as ‘pre-requisite courses’.  A pre-requisite course is a course that should be successfully completed prior to enrolling in more advanced courses.  If you have not completed a pre-requisite course, you are likely to find that you will have difficulties successfully completing subsequent courses.

The following table outlines courses in the program that have prerequisites, and the prerequisite courses you should pass before undertaking that course.

 

CoursePrerequisites
ACCT1109 Management & Cost AccountingACCT1106 Introduction to Financial Accounting
ACCT1110 Accounting for CorporationsACCT1106 Introduction to Financial Accounting
ACCT1111 Auditing & Assurance ServicesACCT1110 Accounting for Corporations
ACCT2111 Contemporary Accounting ThoughtACCT1110 Accounting for Corporations
JUST2225 Corporations LawJUST2226 Business Law
JUST1079 Taxation Law & PracticeJUST2226 Business Law
ISYS2391 Strategic Information Systems & AccountingACCT1109 Management & Cost Accounting;
ACCT1110 Accounting for Corporations;
ECON1113 Economic Analysis for Business;
ECON1232 Quantitative Methods for Accounting

 

Your program progression is also dependent upon your satisfactory performance throughout the program.  If you fail a course you can repeat it the following semester.

 

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Entrance requirements

Academic requirements
To be admitted to the MPA you will be required to have an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than accounting.  Students who have completed a degree at an Australian university with an accounting major will not be considered for admission to the MPA.

English language requirements
All non-Australian residents and overseas full-fee paying students must provide evidence of one of the following:

  • IELTS – 6.5+
    (no band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL Paper based – 580+
    (TWE 4.5+)
  • TOEFL Computer based – 237+
    (TWE 4.5+)
  • RMIT Centre for English Language
    Language (CELL) – Advanced Level

NOTE: IELTS and TOEFL results are only recognised for one year from the test date.

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External accreditation and industry links

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Business (Accountancy/Professional Accountancy) entitles graduates to apply for associate membership of CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
http://www.cpaaustralia.com.au 
http://www.charteredaccountants.com.au

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

As part of your program you will develop your ability to identify, access, evaluate, organise and communicate information. This includes using a wide variety of information resources, such as books, articles from journals and magazines, company reports and financial data, industry research and analysis, legal sources and websites. Many of the Library’s information sources are now online, including databases, e-books and e-journals. You can access these anytime, from anywhere, via the Library website at http://www.rmit.edu.au/library using your RMIT student (NDS) login.

The Library provides information guides to help you get started on researching areas such as Accounting, Law, Companies and Industries. You can access these at http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/infoguides/business and http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/guides. They include links to the most relevant information sources for each area.

You can learn how to make the most of the Library and the Internet when looking for information for your assignments by working through the online tutorial Info-trek: researching in the Library and on the Internet at http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/info-trek. You are also encouraged to attend library skills classes. Details and bookings are at http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/infoskills.

The Library website at http://www.rmit.edu.au/library gives details of services, collections, opening hours and facilities.

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