MC194 - Master of Professional Accounting

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Plan: MC194EXE15 - 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: 192
Career: PGRD
Duration: 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent (or 1.5 years FT or PT equivalent with advanced standing)
Location: Melbourne City campus
Owning school: Accounting (615H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/accounting
ASCED code: 080101
CRICOS code: 077509A

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Purpose of the Program

The Master of Professional Accounting provides you with practical and theoretical knowledge, skills and expertise to become a literate and analytical practitioner in accounting. This program is designed for graduates of non-accounting disciplines who wish to broaden their career prospects.  The Master of Professional Accounting aims to develop essential knowledge and skills in core areas of accounting and business with an appreciation of the social, environmental, cultural and ethical issues impacting on contemporary business environments.

You will experience a variety of learning experiences which may include: lectures and tutorials, assignments, presentations and collaborative projects.  Assessment includes formal examinations, written assignments, both on an individual, and group basis, in-class tests evaluations of case studies and completion of projects.

The capstone courses ACCT2279 Strategic Management Control Systems and ACCT2111 Accounting Thought and Ethics will give you the opportunity to critically reflect on this program’s curriculum. These courses will promote the integration and synthesis of a range of knowledge and skills gained in the program and the application of these in discipline related real-world scenarios leading to work readiness or entry to graduate studies.

Graduates may gain employment in various sectors including public accounting practice, commercial and government organisations and in a wide range of roles.

This program will be delivered on-campus.

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Articulation and pathways

1. Students admitted with a degree or higher level qualification in business (or a related discipline) will be exempted from completing the four (4) Business Enabling courses, and will be required to complete twelve (12) courses (144 credit points) in order to qualify for the degree.

2. Students who successfully complete the RMIT Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting will be exempted from completing the four (4) Business Enabling courses and the four (4) discipline courses completed in the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting, and will be required to complete the eight (8) courses (96 credit points) in order to qualify for the degree.

Credit will be assessed consistently with the RMIT University credit policy and procedures.

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Entrance requirements

Academic Entrance requirements

Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in Business (or a related discipline)

or

Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline

Work Experience

Required: Minimum 3 years Full Time Equivalent (FTE) management experience.

Applicants will be required to submit a CV

or

Successful completion of the RMIT Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting

or

Australian Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters degree or equivalent in Business (or a related discipline)

 

Entrance requirements for international onshore applicants
All non-Australian residents and overseas full-fee paying students are required to satisfy RMIT English language requirements. For more information on these requirements and acceptable English Language tests please see www.rmit.edu.au/international/english-equivalent.

 

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External accreditation and industry links

This program is accredited by the professional bodies listed in the table below. Specified credit/exemptions towards professional qualifications offered as part of the accreditation is subject to the applicant meeting the set criteria defined by each professional body. Any application for credit/exemption should be made directly to the professional body and is the graduate's responsibility.

The professional bodies may offer membership for students and/or graduates as a career enabler which could include opportunities for networking and access to discipline specific resources. Application for membership is the student/graduate's responsibility.

Professional BodyAccreditation DescriptionMembership and Opportunities

CPA Australia

www.cpaaustralia.com.au

Program satisfies the academic requirements for direct entry into the CPA Australia program.
  • Students and graduates eligible to join CPA Australia Network
  • Graduates eligible to enrol in CPA Australia program
  • Graduates eligible for membership category: Associate

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand [CAANZ]

www.charteredaccountantsanz.com

Program satisfies the academic requirements for entry into the CA program.
  • Graduates eligible to enrol in CA program
  • Graduates eligible for membership category: Student Affiliate

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants [ACCA]

www.accaglobal.com

Program satisfies the academic requirements for entry into the ACCA Qualification program.
  • Graduates eligible for specified credit in the ACCA Qualification program  of up to 9 papers

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants [CIMA]

www.cimaglobal.com

Program satisfies the academic requirements to be streamed inot the Advance Route 2 pathway for the CIMA qualification.
  • Students can enrol in the CIMA program with specified credit for all papers except the Management Case Study Exam [MCSE] which can be taken in the last semester of the Master's program. The CIMA qualification will be awarded on confirmation of the awarding of the degree
  • Graduates can enrol in CIMA program and is eligible for specified credit for all papers except for the MCSE

The Association of International Accountants [AIA]

www.aiaworldwide.com

Program satisfies the academic requirements for entry into the AIA professional qualification programs.
  • Graduates eligible for specified credit of up to 12 papers

Institute of Public Accountants [IPA]

www.publicaccountants.org.au

Not Applicable
  • Graduates eligible to apply for IPA program
  • Graduates eligible for membership category: Associate or Graduate Associate

 

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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

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it.

All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic and print resources such as books, journals, newspapers, streaming media and past exam papers.  Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments, or you can work through Library subject guides and web-based tutorials, or use our online Ask a Librarian service. 

Computers for study are available at every Library site and wireless access is available if you are working from a laptop or mobile device.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.

Online learning tools and content

Log in to myRMIT https://my.rmit.edu.au/portal/ and select the myStudies tab to access study resources for your program.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance.

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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