Location

Sydney CBD

Start dates
  • First intake in 2019
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.

Location

Sydney CBD

Start dates
  • First intake in 2019
Duration

2 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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UON program code: 40164
CRICOS code: 096750A

For additional information about this degree you can refer to the pages for the corresponding single degrees:
Master of Professional Accounting, and Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Program handbook

Description

This program commences in Trimester 1 2019. Students wishing to commence their studies in 2018 should refer to Program No 40149 at https://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/master-professional-accounting-business-administration .

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.


Details

Information correct as at23rd May 2018 1:38am
Program code40164
AQF level

Level 9 Masters Degree (Coursework)

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 2 years full-time.
Term typeTrimesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Business and Law
Contributing schools
  1. Newcastle Law School
  2. Newcastle Business School
  3. School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
  4. School of Medicine and Public Health
  5. School of Psychology
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code096750A

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Admission information

Admission requirements

There are two pathways into the Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Business Administration.

Direct entry into the Masters Program (180 units) will be available for applicants who have:

  • 4 year Bachelors (Honours) Degree; or
  • 3 year Bachelors Degree in a related field such as accounting, business, commerce, economics, finance, human resource management, industrial relations, management, marketing; or
  • 3 year Bachelors Degree not in a related field + 1 year relevant organisational experience; or
  • At least 7 years organisational experience, including 2 years in a management position.

The alternate pathway is through the Graduate Certificate (40 units), available for applicants who have:

  • 3 year Bachelors Degree not in a related field; or
  • 3 year Diploma in a related field such as accounting, business, commerce, economics, finance, human resource management, industrial relations, management, marketing; or
  • 3 year Diploma not in a related field + 1 year relevant organisational experience; or
  • 2 year Diploma in a related field such as accounting, business, commerce, economics, finance, human resource management, industrial relations, management, marketing, + 2 years relevant organisational experience; or
  • 2 year Diploma not in a related field + 3 years relevant organisational experience; or
  • At least 5 years organisational experience.

Students entering via this pathway will be required to successfully complete a Business Academic Skills Program (BASP) which will be of 6 weeks duration. The BASP will be non-fee based and can be completed concurrently with courses in the Graduate Certificate.

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.


Credit transfer

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 and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

180 units

Program duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program requirements

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’.


Program structure

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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Core Courses

Core Courses

Students must complete all core courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GSBS6004Organisational Behaviour and Design
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (GOSFORD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6005Marketing Management and Planning
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (GOSFORD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6060Strategic Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6484Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6514Leadership in Contemporary Organisations
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
INFT6500Accounting Information Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
PACC6000Financial Accounting 1
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
PACC6001Management Accounting
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
PACC6002Auditing and Assurance Services
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
PACC6003Business Finance
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
PACC6004Financial Accounting 2
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
PACC6005Financial Accounting 3
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
PACC6006Taxation Law
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
PACC6007Economics
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
PACC6008Business Decision Making
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
PACC6009Business Law
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
PACC6010Company Law
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units

Core Courses

Directed Courses

Students must complete 10 units of directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CLAM6002Australian Health Service Organisation, Infrastructure and Management
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
GSBS6001Managing Under Uncertainty
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Singapore)
10 units
GSBS6002Foundations of Business Analysis
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
GSBS6006Employment Relations in Globalised Economies
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6007Managing Human Resources in International Organisations
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6012Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
GSBS6013Customer Decision Making and Behaviour
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
GSBS6014Digital Marketing
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6015Services and Relationship Marketing Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
GSBS6040Human Resource Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6041Global Marketing Strategy and Planning
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6042Employment RelationsNot currently offered10 units
GSBS6100Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
GSBS6130Corporate Finance
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6140Investment Analysis
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6144Financial Institutions Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6145International Financial Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6150Individual Financial Planning
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6190Human Resource and Organisational Development
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
GSBS6300Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6301Brand Development and Marketing
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
GSBS6410Economics of Competitive Advantage
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (GOSFORD)
10 units
GSBS6411Introduction to Co-operative Organisation and Management: the Co-operative Advantage
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
GSBS6412Social Enterprises and Co-operative Innovation
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
GSBS6420Macroeconomic AnalysisNot currently offered10 units
GSBS6430Issues in Developing Economies
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
10 units
GSBS6440International Trade and PolicyNot currently offered10 units
GSBS6450Banking and FinanceNot currently offered10 units
GSBS6460Economic Transformation in Asia Pacific EconomiesNot currently offered10 units
GSBS6505Marketing Research in Practice
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
GSBS6506Financial Statement Analysis
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6508Enterprise Development and Growth
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
GSBS6509Entrepreneurship for Startups
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6510Global Innovation Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6511Creativity and Design Thinking for Enterprise
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
GSBS6515Public Policy and Organisations
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
INFO6050Process Analysis and Problem Solving
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
INFO6090Business Intelligence for the Enterprise
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
INFT6009Cloud Computing and Mobile Applications for the Enterprise
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
INFT6060The Digital Economy
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
INFT6201Big Data
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
INFT6304Project Planning and Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
LAWS6090Health Law
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS6106Advanced Communication Skills
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS6107Mediation Skills and Theory
  • Summer 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS6108Corporate Power and Corporate Accountability: Pathways to Socially Responsible Business
  • Summer 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS6111Dispute Resolution
  • Winter - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS6114Negotiation in a Legal ContextNot currently offered10 units
LEGL6004Law for Workplace Health & Safety
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Online)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
LEGL6005Co-operative Law and Governance
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
PSYC6000Foundations of Applied Psychology 1
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
PSYC6050Foundations of Applied Psychology 2
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
PSYC6140Leadership and Organisational Change
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
PSYC6150Group Dynamics in Organisations
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
PUBH6250Health EconomicsNot currently offered10 units
PUBH6290Economic evaluation of health careNot currently offered10 units
PUBH6304Global Health
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
PUBH6305Global Health Systems and Policy
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Online)
10 units

Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

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.


International students

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.


Additional support

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