Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Commerce
Course summary for international students
B = Melbourne Burwood Campus
G = Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
S = Geelong Waterfront Campus
W =Warrnambool Campus
X = Off campus
Master of Professional Accounting / Master of Commerce
|Campus||Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus|
|Next available intake||March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)|
|Indicative annual fee 2013||$26,690* AUD|
|CRICOS course code||054579K|
IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|Deakin course code ||D706|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
The Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Commerce aims to provide graduates from an accounting or non-accounting background with the opportunity to undertake graduate studies leading to two Masters degrees – the Master of Professional Accounting and the Master of Commerce. By choosing appropriate units, you can complete the educational requirements for associate membership status with CPA Australia or the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia CA Program.
Graduating with a Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Commerce from Deakin will open the door to many employment opportunities and a huge variety of business careers. Recently the accounting profession has seen a fundamental shift from a role that was seen as providing financial information and number crunching towards a wide-ranging advisory role. Today's accountants are now seen as providers of business management information.
Fees and charges
Fee paying place - International (IFP
A Fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL
is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2013, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2013 can be viewed from the Unit Search
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.
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As an accountant you can choose to work in a range of different environments depending on your own skills and preferences. You can choose to work in large firms, small public practices, industry, government or education. You may also set up your own businesses.
Examples of the accounting environments available for employment include: chartered accounting firms, smaller accountancy practices, government organisations, business and commercial enterprises, not-for-profit organisations (NPOs), banking and financial services, management consultancies, educational organisations and law firms.
Graduates of this course would typically seek employment in areas of accounting such as financial accounting, auditing, taxation, management accounting, public sector accounting, forensic accounting and commercial law.
Given the fundamental shift of accountants towards a wide-ranging advisory role, career opportunities are also becoming available in other vocations including working as financial planners, investment advisers, market analysts, tax consultants, advisers in mergers and acquisitions, in corporate recovery and insolvency, treasury banking, e-commerce or information technology.
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The Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Commerce requires completion of 16 credit points comprising 7 credit points of core units and 9 credit points of elective units (selection of elective units must form a Master of Commerce specialisation; see below for details of the Master of Commerce specialisations offered under this course).
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Arts and Entertainment Management
Business Systems Development
eBusiness and Supply Chain Management~
Enterprise Security Management
Information Systems Project Management
Insurance and Risk Management
International Trade and Business
Management Information Systems
Public Sector Studies (NEW in 2013)
Social Media and Mobile Strategies~
Supply Chain Management
~new specialisation commencing Trimester 2 2013
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|MAA703|| Accounting for Management 1, 2|
|MAA716|| Financial Accounting 1, 2|
|MAA725|| Advanced Accounting Principles and Practice 1, 2|
|MPE781|| Economics for Managers 1, 2|
|MPM701|| Business Process Management 1, 2|
Select 9 credit points of units from:
|MAA705|| Corporate Auditing 2, 3|
|MLC703|| Principles of Income Tax Law 2, 3|
|MLC707|| Commercial and Corporations Law 1, 2|
Note: Selection of elective units must form a specialisation from
M705 Master of Commerce (excluding the Accounting specialisation)
or units from the Master of International Finance and the Master of Financial Planning.
Other postgraduate units may be taken subject to the approval of the Course Team Chair.
1 Required by CPA Australia for Associate (foundation level) Membership.
2 Required by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia for entry to the CA Program.
3 For candidates who have completed an accredited degree in Australia, this unit may be taken as part of the CPA program. Other students must complete the unit before becoming an Associate Member of CPA Australia.
Students should carefully note the trimesters when units are offered to ensure that all required units can be completed in the appropriate time frame.
Students who wish to enter the CA or CPA programs are advised that it is their responsibility to ensure that they take the appropriate units required for entry.
Students who have completed prior undergraduate or graduate units in accounting or other core knowledge areas are advised to have their qualifications assessed by their preferred professional organisation to ensure they complete the correct units.
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Entry requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the English language requirements.
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Entry requirements - specific
Completion of a tertiary program equivalent to not less than 3 years of full-time study at a university or other approved educational institution or alternate admission is available via the Postgraduate Qualifying Programs (PQP):
- applicants must have successfully completed all four PQP units and achieved a minimum grade of 60 per cent for each discipline-based unit undertaken (MAA103, MAE102, MAF101 or MMM132).
IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses.
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Credit for prior learning - general
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System
which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
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How to apply
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.
- If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
- If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact email@example.com