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The Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Business Administration is a Coursework combined program and is designed for students with a degree in a field other than Accounting who wish to obtain a sound introduction to accounting and business concepts and procedures. The program encompasses study in finance, general management, taxation law and auditing, marketing, human resources management, International business, E-business and entrepreneurship.
The Master of Business Administration provides students with a range of analytic, strategic and leadership skills which will prepare them for increasingly competitive careers in business management in the corporate and public sectors. The program offers a grounding in fundamental business areas such as organisational behaviour, leadership, marketing and management. Analytic and problem solving skills are emphasised through an applied understanding of the theoretical framework within which today’s managers must operate, as well as the acquisition of practical skills in teamwork, writing, presentation and time-management. The ability to cope with rapid organisational and technological change is developed through an understanding of organisational behaviour, information systems and organisational change and development.
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Level 9 Masters Degree (Coursework)
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Entry into the Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Business Administration will be available for applicants who have:
- Bachelor (Honours) Degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification; or
- Bachelor Degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, in a related field such as accounting, business, commerce, economics, finance, human resource management, industrial relations, management, marketing; or
- Bachelor Degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, not in a related field and 1 year relevant organisational experience; or
- At least 7 years' relevant organisational experience, including 2 years in a management position; or
- Successful completion of 75% (30 units) of one of the following UoN programs:
- Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
- Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance
- Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
- Graduate Certificate in Marketing
- Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting
Students seeking Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) must apply to the Program Convenor. RPL applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.
If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Exemptions may apply for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for students who complete the Master of Professional Accounting or the Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced).
CPA Australia and CA Australia and New Zealand
The program is structured to satisfy the Guidelines for Joint Accreditation of Tertiary Courses by the Professional Accounting Bodies issued jointly by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ). Graduation from an accredited accounting program facilitates initial entry to Associate membership of CPA Australia and enrolment in the CPA Program, as well as eligibility for enrolment in the CA Program of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. For courses that meet the required knowledge areas please click here.
Academic requirements for program completion
Total units required
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.
International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au
The Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Business Administration requires students to complete 180 units of study. This is gained through completion of 170 units (17 courses) of core courses and 10 units (one course) from the directed list.
Grading of Degree
A Master degree shall be conferred as an Ordinary Degree, except that, in cases where a candidate has achieved a Grade Point Average of 6.0 or above, the degree shall be conferred ‘With Distinction’.
Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.
Course Code Change - 2021
The course code for Accounting Information Systems was changed from INFT6500 to PACC6011 in 2021.
Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.
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Students must complete all core courses
|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|GSBS6004||Organisational Behaviour and Design||10 units|
|GSBS6005||Marketing Management and Planning||10 units|
|GSBS6060||Strategic Management||10 units|
|GSBS6484||Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility||10 units|
|GSBS6514||Leadership in Contemporary Organisations||10 units|
|PACC6000||Financial Accounting 1||10 units|
|PACC6001||Management Accounting||10 units|
|PACC6002||Auditing and Assurance Services||10 units|
|PACC6003||Business Finance||10 units|
|PACC6004||Financial Accounting 2||10 units|
|PACC6005||Financial Accounting 3||10 units|
|PACC6006||Taxation Law||10 units|
|PACC6008||Business Decision Making||10 units|
|PACC6009||Business Law||10 units|
|PACC6010||Company Law||10 units|
|PACC6011||Accounting Information Systems||10 units|
Students must complete 10 units of directed courses
|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|GSBS6001||Managing Under Uncertainty||10 units|
|GSBS6006||Employment Relations in Globalised Economies||10 units|
|GSBS6007||Managing Human Resources in International Organisations||10 units|
|GSBS6012||Entrepreneurship and Innovation||10 units|
|GSBS6013||Customer Decision Making and Behaviour||10 units|
|GSBS6014||Digital Marketing||10 units|
|GSBS6015||Services and Relationship Marketing Management||10 units|
|GSBS6040||Human Resource Management||10 units|
|GSBS6041||Global Marketing Strategy and Planning||10 units|
|GSBS6042||Employment Relations||10 units|
|GSBS6100||Negotiation and Conflict Resolution||10 units|
|GSBS6140||Investment Analysis||10 units|
|GSBS6144||Financial Institutions Management||10 units|
|GSBS6145||International Financial Management||10 units|
|GSBS6190||Human Resource and Organisational Development||10 units|
|GSBS6300||Integrated Marketing Communications||10 units|
|GSBS6301||Brand Development and Marketing||10 units|
|GSBS6410||Economics of Competitive Advantage||10 units|
|GSBS6411||Introduction to Co-operative Organisation and Management: the Co-operative Advantage||Not currently offered||10 units|
|GSBS6412||Social Enterprises and Co-operative Innovation||Not currently offered||10 units|
|GSBS6420||Macroeconomic Analysis||Not currently offered||10 units|
|GSBS6440||International Trade and Policy||Not currently offered||10 units|
|GSBS6450||Banking and Finance||Not currently offered||10 units|
|GSBS6460||Economic Transformation in Asia Pacific Economies||Not currently offered||10 units|
|GSBS6505||Marketing Research in Practice||10 units|
|GSBS6506||Financial Statement Analysis||10 units|
|GSBS6508||Enterprise Development and Growth||Not currently offered||10 units|
|GSBS6509||Entrepreneurship for Startups||Not currently offered||10 units|
|GSBS6510||Global Innovation Management||Not currently offered||10 units|
|GSBS6511||Creativity and Design Thinking for Enterprise||Not currently offered||10 units|
|GSBS6515||Public Policy and Organisations||Not currently offered||10 units|
|GSBS6517||Behavioural Finance and Client Relationships||Not currently offered||10 units|
|INFO6050||Process Analysis and Problem Solving||10 units|
|INFO6090||Business Intelligence for the Enterprise||10 units|
|INFT6009||Cloud Computing and Mobile Applications for the Enterprise||10 units|
|INFT6060||The Digital Economy||10 units|
|INFT6201||Big Data||10 units|
|INFT6304||Project Planning and Management||10 units|
|LAWS6090||Health Law||10 units|
|LAWS6106||Advanced Communication Skills||10 units|
|LAWS6107||Mediation Skills and Theory||10 units|
|LAWS6108||Corporate Power and Corporate Accountability: Pathways to Socially Responsible Business||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS6111||Dispute Resolution||10 units|
|LAWS6114||Negotiation in a Legal Context||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LEGL6004||Law for Workplace Health and Safety||10 units|
|LEGL6005||Co-operative Law and Governance||Not currently offered||10 units|
|PSYC6000||Foundations of Applied Psychology 1||10 units|
|PSYC6050||Foundations of Applied Psychology 2||10 units|
|PSYC6140||Leadership and Organisational Change||10 units|
|PSYC6150||Group Dynamics in Organisations||10 units|
|PUBH6304||Global Health||10 units|
|PUBH6305||Global Health Systems and Policy||10 units|
All students can access free academic skills and support provided by Academic Learning Support through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.
All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.
AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.
Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.
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