courses

0790

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics

Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleMProfAcc
CRICOS code061311B
Total credit points required72
Standard duration of study (years)1.5 years FT, 3 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/0790
Contact details

Graduate Student Office

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: +61 3 9903 1357

Email: buseco-postgrad@monash.edu

Course coordinator

Mr Dean Hanlon

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

This course is designed for students who wish to meet the academic requirements for admission as an associate member of both CPA Australia and the Associate Membership of, or entry into, the Chartered Accountants' Program of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. Students in this advanced course have the opportunity to broaden their practical and theoretical knowledge and skills in accounting and related business areas, and to study at a more advanced level.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate Attributes. For more information refer to http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligning-course-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.html.

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will:

(a.) be critical and creative scholars who:

  • produce innovative solutions to problems
  • apply research skills to business challenges
  • communicate effectively and perceptively

(b.) be responsible and effective global citizens who:

  • engage in an internationalised world
  • exhibit cross-cultural competence
  • demonstrate ethical values

(c.) have a comprehensive understanding of their discipline and be able to provide discipline-based solutions relevant to the business, professional and public policy communities we serve

(d.) have advanced knowledge to master's level in accounting

Credit for prior studies

Students may be eligible for credit to a maximum of 50 per cent of course requirements for previous graduate level studies. Credits or exemptions will not be granted for undergraduate qualifications.

Maximum credit allowed

36 credit points

Professional recognition

Structure

This course consists of seven compulsory units and five electives.

Requirements

Students must complete:

(a.) seven units (42 points):

  • AFX9500 Introductory accounting or AFG9071 Introductory accounting
  • AFX9530 Financial accounting or AFG9073 Financial accounting
  • AFX9540 Business finance or AFG9044 Business finance
  • AFX9550 Management accounting or AFG9072 Management accounting
  • AFX9560 Advanced financial accounting
  • BTX9500 Business and corporations law
  • MGX9001 Personal development - critical thinking and communication

(b.) two units (12 points) from the following:

(c.) a further three graduate-level units (18 points) from the remaining units listed in (b.) or from units offered by any department in the Faculty of Business and Economics.

Available units can be identified via the index of units by faculty at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2013handbooks/units/index-byfaculty-bus.html or by browsing units at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2013handbooks/units/search.

Progression to further studies

Students who successfully complete the Master of Professional Accounting may be eligible for admission to 0503 Master of Business (Accounting) subject to satisfying the appropriate entry requirements. For details visit http://www.monash.edu.au/study/coursefinder/course/0503/.

Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit the Master of Professional Accounting early may apply to graduate with one of the following, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award:

  • 1679 Graduate Certificate in Business after successful completion of 24 points of study
  • 0748 Graduate Diploma in Accounting after successful completion of 48 points of study.

Award(s)

Master of Professional Accounting