Master of Business Administration and Master of Professional Accounting MBPA
The double degree in the Master of Business Administration and
the Master of Professional Accounting allows the learning objectives
of each program to be met. In addition, graduates will focus on professional
accounting study within the broader management context of the Master
of Business Administration, better preparing them for senior management
roles within organisations and acquiring enhanced generic skills offered
by that program. Graduates of the double degree will receive a testamur
for each degree.
Study Mode Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available
Duration 2 years full-time, up to 6 years part-time
Master of Professional Accounting component
Graduates of this program will meet the educational entrance
requirements of CPA Australia and The Institute of Chartered
Accountants in Australia (ICAA). This provides Associate membership
of CPA Australia, eligibility to study the CPA professional exams
and eligibility to study the ICAA professional exams.
We recommend that graduates in Accounting from an overseas university
obtain a qualifications assessment from CPA Australia before applying
for admission. In many cases, such graduates may be required to complete
only 3 - 4 courses to achieve Associate membership. These can be studied
through a Graduate Certificate in Business.
Local recognition (for overseas students): For overseas candidates
seeking membership of their home accounting bodies, full members of
CPA Australia and/or ICAA are usually offered reciprocal membership.
This is a fast track to become a qualified accountant in one's home
The Master of Professional Accounting will enable non-accounting
university graduates the opportunity to acquire an accounting qualification
recognised by the Australian accounting professional bodies.
The Master of Business Administration aims to produce graduates
who have been exposed to a range of management skills and who have
been trained to use these skills in a manner that will enable them
to better handle the managerial demands of modern business practices.
The objectives of the Master of Business Administration are
to produce graduates who are able to:
thoroughly understand the basic theories and skills of modern
management discipline areas
display competence in a wide range of areas relevant to management
practice at senior levels
demonstrate their knowledge of current behavioural, policy and
strategic issues so as to improve organisational efficiency
use well-developed communication skills to interact effectively
with other people at a superior and lower work level
comprehend, analyse and evaluate internal and external environmental
forces, and develop strategic plans for the management of change
display a thorough understanding of the relevant political,
cultural and business environment, and of ethical standards in modern
analyse developments in a chosen area of management, and to
critically evaluate the relationships between such developments and
contemporary theory and practice
further enhance their managerial skills through a commitment
to ongoing managerial development.
The objectives of the Master of Professional Accounting are
to produce graduates who are able to:
prepare and analyse financial and management accounting reports
audit financial records and statements and produce audit reports
prepare taxation returns and advise clients on taxation issues
comprehend and apply accounting theory to current accounting
developments and problems
understand and apply the principles of business finance and
comprehend the legal framework within which businesses operate
and apply this knowledge in addressing commercial legal problems.
|Course ||Semester/mode of offer Toowoomba campus ||Semester/mode of offer Springfield campus |
|ACC5202 Accounting || S1 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S2 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 ||S1|
|ACC5213 Cost and Management Accounting ||S1, S2 (ONC, EXT, WEB) ||S2|
|ACC5215 Corporate Accounting ||S1 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S2 (EXT, WEB), S3 ||S1|
|ACC5216 Accounting Theory ||S1 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S2 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 ||S1|
|ACC5218 Auditing Practice ||S1 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S2 (EXT, WEB), S3 ||S1|
|CIS8000 Global Information Systems Strategy ||S1, S2 ||S1|
|ECO5000 Economics for Managers ||S2 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 (EXT, WEB) ||S2|
|FIN5000 Financial Management ||S1 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 (ONC, EXT, WEB) ||S1|
|FIN5003 Decision Support Tools (Formerly|
|S1 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 (EXT, WEB) ||S1|
|LAW5201 Commercial Law ||S1 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S2, S3 ||S2|
|LAW5206 Corporations Law ||S2 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 ||S2, S3|
|LAW5230 Taxation Law ||S1 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S2 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 (EXT, WEB) ||S1|
|MGT5000 Managing Organisational Behaviour ||S1 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 (EXT, WEB) ||S1|
|MGT8002 Strategic Management ||S2 (EXT, WEB), S3 (ONC, EXT, WEB) || |
|MGT8033 Leading Organisational Change ||S2 (ONC, EXT, WEB) ||S2|
|MKT5000 Marketing Management ||S2 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 (EXT, WEB) ||S2|
A student who chooses not to complete or who does not maintain
good standing in this program will be permitted to exit with a lesser
qualification as set out below, provided that they have met the requirements
of that program.
A student who successfully completes all requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate in Business may, upon application, exit with that
A student who successfully completes 8 Master of Business Administration
and Master of Professional Accounting courses may, upon application,
exit with a Postgraduate Diploma of Business.
A student who successfully completes the requirements for either Master of Business Administration and Master of Professional Accounting courses may, upon application, exit with that program.
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