MC260 - Master of Professional Accounting (CPA Australia Extension)

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Plan: MC260 - Master of Professional Accounting (CPA Australia Extension)
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure

Approach to learning and assessment

Over the duration of your program you will experience a variety of teaching and learning approaches. The approaches used in each course will be appropriate to the learning outcomes and core capabilities they are designed to develop.

The major styles of teaching, learning and assessment you will experience throughout your program will include:

Classroom teaching: May include lectures, class presentations, group discussions, student-led discussions etc. This style of learning is designed to maximise your understanding of the curriculum content and develop appropriate skills. It is designed to provide an environment where you can ask questions and seek feedback as well as contribute to class discussion and apply theory to practice.

Flexible delivery: The program will incorporate use of online resources. These may include learning resources such as lecture notes, and assessment and feedback tools such as discussion boards.

Problem-Based Learning: Problem-based learning engages you in analytical thinking, research and provision of solutions

Cooperative learning: Enables you to work in collaborative or team-based tasks

Assignments and projects: These may be either research or problem based, and may be undertaken in teams or individually. They will provide you with experience at undertaking research and writing effectively to present your findings and recommendations to a range of audiences.

Formal examinations: Will provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate your understanding and application of principles to either practical or theoretical issues.

Assessment
Depending on courses selected, student progress is assessed by a combination of group and individual assignments and examination. Over the duration of your program you will experience a variety of teaching and learning approaches. The approaches used in each course will be appropriate to the learning outcomes and core capabilities they are designed to develop.

The assessment you must complete is designed to provide you with opportunities to demonstrate the extent to which you have developed your capabilities and achieved specific learning outcomes in a given area. Methods of assessment will also vary with the learning outcomes and core capabilities of the relevant course but may include case studies, research projects and reports.

If you have a long term medical condition, disability and/or other form of disadvantage it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more: www.rmit.edu.au/disability

CPA Segment Examinations

Each of the six MPA (CPA Australia Extension) courses will include assessment components. CPA Program examinations will be held towards the end of the RMIT semester, and the results of each examination will be included as part of the student’s overall assessment in the corresponding MPA/CPA course.

Academic integrity
The originality verification software Turnitin (see http://www.turnitin.com), may be used on assessments in your program.

Note you must complete a hardcopy of the RMIT coversheet with your assessment submissions: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/rbkf8knmzbla1.doc. Specifically, support resources for yourself as a student to ensure that your submitted assessment accurately represents your work are provided at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity/students.

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Work integrated learning

As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will be provided with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. The designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) courses in this program are ACCT2279 Strategic Management Control Systems (12 credit points) and BUSM4448 Business Research Design (12 credit points). These courses will provide you with opportunities to apply your academic skills to a work-based context.

In particular you will:

    - undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice; and

    - be involved in authentic engagement with partner organisations that includes industry feedback.

These learning opportunities may be in the form of industry-based projects, simulations or placements.

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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:
 

All courses listed may not be available each semester.

 

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Year One of Program

Semester One: Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Accounting, Accountability and Society12ACCT1106City Campus
Business and Corporations Law12LAW2480City Campus
Financial Decision Making12BAFI1100City Campus
Contemporary Financial and Integrated Reporting12ACCT1110City Campus
AND
Semester Two: Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Strategic Management Control Systems12ACCT2279City Campus
Quantitative Methods for Economic Analysis12ECON1314City Campus
Assurance and Forensic Accounting12ACCT1111City Campus
Accounting Thought and Ethics12ACCT2111City Campus
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Semester One: Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

CPA Ethics and Governance12ACCT2269City Campus
CPA Financial Reporting12ACCT2271City Campus
CPA Strategic Management Accounting12ACCT2277City Campus
Taxation Law and Practice12LAW2471City Campus
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Semester Two: Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

CPA Global Strategy and Leadership12ACCT2275City Campus
CPA Financial Risk Management12ACCT2273City Campus
CPA Contemporary Business Issues12ACCT2267City Campus
Business Research Design12BUSM4448City Campus
 

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