Commerce (Professional Accounting)

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On Offer Yes
Award Master of Commerce (Professional Accounting)
Accepting Applications Accepting Applications for Semester 2, 2014
Program Coordinator Mr Pat Thompson
Contact Hours (per week) Three hours per course, per week, per semester
Classes Held

Higher Education students can expect the majority of classes to fall any time between 8:30 am and 6:30pm, Monday to Friday. The timetable for Higher Education programs will be finalised when offers are made.

Commences Semester 2, 2014
Program Outline

The Master of Commerce (Professional Accounting) is designed to extend students knowledge, values and skills in Commerce-related subject areas which are additional to the core curriculum in accounting and business areas. As such, it is expected that this program will appeal to students wishing to undertake a more extensive program of study (that is, two years of full-time study or equivalent) than is offered in the 18 month Master of Professional Accounting program.

Career Opportunities Please contact the number listed under Program Enquiries.
Program Rules and Requirements

Completion of courses listed below in the Master of Professional Accounting for first, second and third semesters, or equivalent, plus an additional 60 credit points selected from the list of existing accredited courses within the Business School graduate programs, or other approved accredited courses (all courses listed are of 15 credit points except where indicated:

First semester
BUACC5930 Accounting Concepts and Practice
BUACC5937 Information Systems and Design for Accountants
BUECO5903 Business Economics
BULAW5914 Commercial Law

Second semester
BUACC5932 Corporate Accounting
BUACC5933 Cost and Management Accounting
BULAW5915 Corporate Law
STATS6900 Quantitative Methods for Business

Third semester
BUACC5935 Auditing and Assurance Services
BUACC5934 Financial Accounting
BUACC5936 Financial Management
BULAW5916 Taxation Law and Practice

Plus an additional 45 credit points (3 courses ) selected from the following list of existing accredited courses within the Business School graduate programs, (all courses listed are of 15 credit points):

Fourth semester
BUGEN5930 Business, Society and the Planet

BUMKT5901 Marketing
BUHRM5912 Human Resource Management
BUMGT5921 Organisations: Behaviour, Structures, Processes
BUMGT6923 Knowledge and Information Management
BUMGT6925 Critical Issues and Advances in Management
BUMGT6927 Creativity and Innovation
BUMGT6931 Business Research: Methods and Practice
BUMGT6935 Operations Management
BUMGT6958 Comparative Issues in International Management
BUMGT6961 Managerial Skills Workshop
BUMKT5922 Competitive Analysis
BUMKT6928 Entrepreneurship
BUMKT6942 International Business


Completion of courses listed previously in the Master of Professional Accounting for first, second and third semesters, or equivalent, plus an additional 60 credit points selected from the list of existing accredited courses within the Business School Graduate Management graduate programs, or other approved accredited courses (all courses listed are of 15 credit points except where indicated). Please note this does not include BUACC5901 Accounting and Finance or BUACC 6925 Financial Policy.

Core curriculum in accounting and business areas:
Accounting systems and processes
Accounting theory
Auditing
Commercial and corporations law
Economics
Finance
Financial Accounting
Information systems design and development
Management Accounting
Organisational functioning
Professional and regulatory processes
Quantitative methods
Taxation

(In addition, CPA Australia require that the teaching of ethics be taught across the curriculum)

Generic skills:
Routine (report writing, computer literacy)
Analytic/design skills
Appreciative skills
Personal skills
Interpersonal skills

Program Content

For further information regarding the Program content for this program please use the link below:
http://www.federation.edu.au/ard/business/programs/graduate.shtml

Program Majors AvailableGeneral
Sample Program Structure
This Sample Program Structure is not to be used for enrolment purposes. Refer to information provided by your school for your individual program structure.

The indicative fees are for a non Commonwealth Supported Place. Please refer to our Schedule of Fees page for more information regarding Indicative Program fees.

General Credit Points Tuition Fee

Year Level Not Applicable
BUACC5930 Accounting Concepts And Practices 15 $1,987.50
BUACC5932 Corporate Accounting 15 $1,987.50
BUACC5933 Cost And Management Accounting 15 $1,987.50
BUACC5934 Financial Accounting 15 $1,987.50
BUACC5935 Auditing & Assurance Services 15 $1,987.50
BUACC5936 Financial Management 15 $1,987.50
BUACC5937 Information Systems Design And Development For Accountants 15 $1,987.50
BUECO5903 Business Economics 15 $1,987.50
BUGEN5930 Business, Society And The Planet 15 $1,987.50
BULAW5914 Commercial Law 15 $1,987.50
BULAW5915 Corporate Law 15 $1,987.50
BULAW5916 Taxation Law And Practice 15 $1,987.50
STATS1900 Business Statistics 15 $1,987.50
BUHRM5912 Human Resource Management 15 $1,987.50
BUMGT5921 Organisations: Behaviour, Structure, Process 15 $1,987.50
BUMKT5901 Marketing 15 $1,987.50

Indicative Totals:

240

$31,800

All courses listed in bold are core courses which must be undertaken as part of this program.
All courses listed in italics are electives - they are examples only, of some of the many courses available within the program.

Sample Program Structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen Program.
Please contact the FedUni for further information on available options.
Information Sessions
There are currently no information sessions scheduled.
Professional Recognition CPA Australia
School/Department

The Business School (Ref 06099)

Contact Us

Tel: 5327 9000
Freecall: 1800 333 864
Email: info@federation.edu.au
Web: http://www.federation.edu.au/schools/the-business-school

International Students This information may not apply to international students.
For further information contact:
International Student Programs
Tel: +61 3 5327 9018
Email: international@federation.edu.au
Web: http://federation.edu.au/international
DomesticDomestic students are students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. Show InternationalInternational students are students who are not Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. International students must pay overseas/international fees.
FedUni Code BI9
VTAC Code 370037401 (Mount Helen), 3700437401 (MIT)
Mid year entry Yes
Credit Points 240
Duration (EFTSL) 1.5000
Objectives

The primary objective of these programs is to enable students whose first degree is in a non-accounting field to undertake a professional career in accounting (and/or related fields, such as finance). In particular, it is envisaged that accreditation will be sought to allow graduates of the Master of Professional Accounting and the Master of Commerce (Professional Accounting) to obtain membership of a recognised professional accounting association. Consistent with this, the primary focus of these programs is to enable students to obtain proficiency in the core curriculum in accounting and business areas and generic skills specified in the accreditation guidelines issued by CPA Australia.

Duration 24 months or part time equivalent.
Location

Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat)
Gippsland

Application Method All applicants are required to complete the Direct Application for Admission form. To obtain a copy of this form, please visit www.federation.edu.au/apply
Entry Requirements

A bachelor's degree. In exceptional circumstances applicants who do not have a bachelor's degree may be admitted on the basis of relevant work experience, non-degree qualifications (including professional qualifications), and demonstrated capacity to undertake the program, as assessed by the Programs Coordinator. Applicants without a bachelor's degree would normally be admitted initially to the Graduate Certificate in Commerce.

Applicants whose bachelor's degree was not undertaken in the English language would need to demonstrate English proficiency to the following standard: TOEFL 550 or IELTS 6 or equivalent.

Applicants would be presumed to have proficiency in using a computer, including common office automation software such as spreadsheets and word-processing programs. Where such proficiency is not held, applicants would be required to undertake a preparatory program which would be additional to the MPA program requirements.

Extra Requirements There are no extra requirements.
Pathways/Alternate Entry Pathway information is available from staff listed under 'Program Enquiries'.
Indicative Fees Indicative Fee total for a non Commonwealth Supported Place: $31,800

Please visit www.federation.edu.au/fees to obtain further information regarding Indicative Program Fees.
Show DomesticDomestic students are students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. InternationalInternational students are students who are not Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. International students must pay overseas/international fees.
Academic Entry Requirement n/a
English Language Requirement

From 2014 - Overall IELTS band score of 6.0, with no band less than 6.0, or equivalent.

VTAC (International) 3700537403 (Mount Helen), 3700437403 (MIT)
CRICOS Program Code 055176K
FedUni Code BI9
Duration (International) 2 years
Fee - Annual Fee 2014 $17,800
Assessment Assignments, essays, class presentations, group work and exams.
RPL and Credit Transfer International students wishing to apply for RPL and Credit Transfer are required to provide syllabus of previous study undertaken at time of applying for a program. Not all programs offer RPL and Credit Transfer. Contact the International Student Programs office at international@federation.edu.au
Objectives

The primary objective of these programs is to enable students whose first degree is in a non-accounting field to undertake a professional career in accounting (and/or related fields, such as finance). In particular, it is envisaged that accreditation will be sought to allow graduates of the Master of Professional Accounting and the Master of Commerce (Professional Accounting) to obtain membership of a recognised professional accounting association. Consistent with this, the primary focus of these programs is to enable students to obtain proficiency in the core curriculum in accounting and business areas and generic skills specified in the accreditation guidelines issued by CPA Australia.

Teaching Location (International Students)

The Master of Commerce (Professional Accounting) is offered at the following locations:
Mt Helen Campus, Ballarat
AAPY: Melbourne
IIBIT: Sydney
IIBIT: Adelaide
MIT: Melbourne
MIT: Sydney
William Light Institute: Adelaide

Application Method International students currently studying VCE in Victoria (Australia) are required to apply through VTAC. All other international students applying for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degrees are required to apply through the Federation University Australia's International office. All international students applying for Higher Degrees by Research are required to apply through Research Services.
Entry Requirements - International International students must meet the following basic entry requirements (see below):
  • English language entry requirements
  • Academic entry requirements
  • Extra Requirements - Int There are no additional entry requirements to enter this program other than the University Entry Requirements listed above.





    Pathways (International) Please refer to the contact listed under 'Program Enquiries'.
    Program Enquiries - International

    International Student Programs
    Federation University Australia
    PO Box 663
    Ballarat Victoria 3353
    Australia

    Tel: +61 3 5327 9018
    Fax: +61 3 5327 9017
    Email: international@federation.edu.au
    Web: federation.edu.au/international

    Further Information Contact Us:
    Tel: 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864) Email: info@federation.edu.au

    A range of student services, are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please call the number listed above.
    The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

    All information contained in this publication including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of going to press as at the date above, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

    CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
    Information correct as at 12/Jun/2014
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