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Master of Accounting (Advanced)

ACCA19MTV1

Faculty:
Faculty of Business and Economics
Award:
Master of Accounting (Advanced) (MAccg(Adv))
Admission Requirement:
• Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent
• GPA of 4.00 (out of 7.00) or overseas equivalent
English Language Proficiency:
Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent
Study Mode:
Full-time, Part-time
Attendance Mode:
Internal
Candidature Length:
Full-time: 1.5 years - 2.5 years depending on RPL granted
Commencement:
North Ryde — Session 1 (February)
North Ryde — Session 2 (July)
Volume of Learning:
Equivalent to 2.5 years
General requirements:
Minimum number of credit points 80
Minimum number of credit points at 600 level 16
Minimum number of credit points at 800 level or above 64
Completion of other specific minimum requirements as set out below

In order to graduate students must ensure that they have satisfied all of the general requirements of the award.

Specific minimum requirements:

Credit points

600 level

Required
4
Principles of Accounting (4)
 
Required
4
Company Law (4)
 
Required
4
Economic Analysis (4)
 
Required
4
Principles of Finance (4)
 

800 level

Required
4
Contemporary Accounting Practice (4)
 
Required
4
Managerial Accounting (4)
 
Required
4
Accounting Standards and Practice (4)
 
Required
4
Taxation Law (4)
 
Required
4
Corporate Accounting (4)
 
Required
either
or
 
International Accounting (4)
 
4
Current Issues in Accounting and Corporate Governance (4)
 
Required
8cp from
 
International Business Strategy (4)
 
 
Entrepreneurship in Business (4)
 
 
Leadership and Management (4)
 
 
Business Project Management (4)
 
 
Strategic Management (4)
 
 
Managing Cultural Diversity (4)
 
 
Business Internship (4)
 
8
Professional Development in Business and Economics (4)
 
Required
8cp from
 
ACCG units at 800 or 900 level
 
ACST units at 800 or 900 level
 
AFIN units at 800 or 900 level
 
BUS units at 800 or 900 level
8
ECON units at 800 or 900 level
Required
24
1 specialisation
Specialisations:
AQF Level Level 9 Masters by Coursework Degree
CRICOS Code 092115E
Overview and Aims of the Program The Master of Accounting (Advanced) provides a pathway for graduates in any discipline to acquire an accredited accounting degree recognised by professional associations including CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). By extending the Master of Accounting degree by a further 0.5 years, students have the option of completing an internship program, and of including units in related areas of study, such as business, economics and finance.

Students with previous undergraduate studies in business or commerce may be eligible for recognition of prior learning and a reduction in the duration of study of up to 6 months. The combination of theoretical and applied knowledge prepares graduates for rewarding careers as accountants and financial managers, and as advisors supporting a wide range of business activities.
Graduate Capabilities

The Graduate Capabilities Framework articulates the fundamentals that underpin all of Macquarie’s academic programs. It expresses these as follows:

Cognitive capabilities
(K) discipline specific knowledge and skills
(T) critical, analytical and integrative thinking
(P) problem solving and research capability
(I) creative and innovative


Interpersonal or social capabilities
(C) effective communication
(E) engaged and ethical local and global citizens
(A) socially and environmentally active and responsible

Personal capabilities
(J) capable of professional and personal judgement and initiative
(L) commitment to continuous learning

Recognition of Prior Learning

Macquarie University may recognise prior formal, informal and non-formal learning for the purpose of granting credit towards, or admission into, a program. The recognition of these forms of learning is enabled by the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy (see www.mq.edu.au/policy) and its associated Procedures and Guidelines. The RPL pages contain information on how to apply, links to registers, and the approval processes for recognising prior learning for entry or credit.


Information can be found at: https://mq.edu.au/rpl

Support for Learning

Macquarie University aspires to be an inclusive and supportive community of learners where all students are given the opportunity to meet their academic and personal goals. The University offers a comprehensive range of free and accessible student support services which include academic advice, counselling and psychological services, advocacy services and welfare advice, careers and employment, disability services and academic skills workshops amongst others. There is also a bulk billing medical service located on campus.

Further information can be found at www.students.mq.edu.au/support/

Campus Wellbeing contact details:
Phone: +61 2 9850 7497
Email: campuswellbeing@mq.edu.au
www.students.mq.edu.au/support/wellbeing

Program Standards and Quality

The program is subject to an ongoing comprehensive process of quality review in accordance with a pre-determined schedule that complies with the Higher Education Standards Framework. The review is overseen by Macquarie University's peak academic governance body, the Academic Senate and takes into account feedback received from students, staff and external stakeholders.

Assessment Regulations

This program is subject to Macquarie University regulations, including but not limited to those specified in the Assessment Policy, Academic Honesty Policy, the Final Examination Policy and relevant University Rules. For all approved University policies, procedures, guidelines and schedules visit www.mq.edu.au/policy.

Accreditation This is an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) accredited qualification.

Inherent requirements are the essential components of a course or program necessary for a student to successfully achieve the core learning outcomes of a course or program. Students must meet the inherent requirements to complete their Macquarie University course or program.

Inherent requirements for Macquarie University programs fall under the following categories:

Physical: The physical inherent requirement is to have the physical capabilities to safely and effectively perform the activities necessary to undertake the learning activities and achieve the learning outcomes of an award.

Cognition: The inherent requirement for cognition is possessing the intellectual, conceptual, integrative and quantitative capabilities to undertake the learning activities and achieve the learning outcomes of an award.

Communication: The inherent requirement for communication is the capacity to communicate information, thoughts and ideas through a variety of mediums and with a range of audiences.

Behavioural: The behavioural inherent requirement is the capacity to sustain appropriate behaviour over the duration of units of study to engage in activities necessary to undertake the learning activities and achieve the learning outcomes of an award.

For more information see https://students.mq.edu.au/study/my-study-program/inherent-requirements



2019 Unit Information

When offered:
S1 Day
Prerequisites:
Permission of Executive Dean of Faculty
Corequisites:
None
NCCWs:
HSC Chinese, CHN113, CHN148