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Master of Business Administration and Master of Professional Accounting
CRICOS code: 067691C
Units to complete: 16
Duration: on campus 2 years full-time, distance 6 years part-time
Start dates: on campus March, July, distance March, July, November
Campus: Toowoomba, Springfield
• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent
• 3-year bachelor degree or equivalent in any field other than accounting
• Minimum 2 years full-time equivalent work experience
This double degree 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.
15 Core courses PLUS 1 Elective
Master of Professional Accounting component
The program satisfies the initial educational entrance requirements of both CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA).
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.
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 country.
These two programs include the possibility of 12 units of exemptions, with up to 6 units of exemptions from each program. The structure of this double degree has been designed to include the cross-allocation of 8 units of exemptions, leaving the possibility of a further 4 units of exemptions.
In order for an exemption to be granted, the claim must meet the following specific requirements for courses:
• masters or equivalent level
• passed within 5 years prior to the application (up to 10 years if evidence of employment in that field is provided)
• equivalent in objectives, content and weightings to a course prescribed in the program, or as a suitable elective.
Provided all requirements are met, students will be able to exit with:
4 units - Postgraduate Certificate in Business
8 units - Postgraduate Diploma of Business
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