The primary goal of the Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) program is to provide a quality graduate-level experience that will prepare students for careers in accounting across a wide variety of organizations. The Master of Accountancy degree can assist undergraduate accounting majors in the completion of the requirements to become CPA eligible, as well as help transition students with other undergraduate majors to a career in accounting.
Master of Accountancy students who wish to take the internship course for credit could select, if desired, to earn a Master of Accountancy with an applied option.
Students completing the Master of Accountancy shall:
To determine if a student will need to take prerequisite courses, a transcript evaluation is conducted at the time of application. Master of Accountancy students must complete twelve credit hours of upper-level accounting beyond principles courses as prerequisites. Normally, prerequisite courses must be completed before enrollment in core or elective courses.
Normally, admitted students requiring prerequisite courses will enroll in those courses at The University of Tulsa. However, any of the following may qualify a student for a prerequisite course waiver:
Prerequisites may be satisfied by traditional classroom courses or online courses.
A candidate for a Master of Accountancy degree is expected to complete the program in a timely manner. All requirements for the degree must be completed within six years from the date of enrollment in the program. Students who do not make satisfactory progress may be dismissed from the program.
In addition to demonstrating knowledge of and competency in the basic skills and areas of business through completion of or waiver from prerequisite courses, candidates for the Master of Accountancy degree must complete 30 credit hours of advanced study in business.
The core curriculum consists of 6 credit hours of required courses. Students also complete 12-15 credit hours of accounting elective coursework and 9-12 hours of business elective coursework. A thesis is not required for the Master of Accountancy.
A student who selects the “Applied Option” in the Master of Accountancy program will apply business principles in an actual business environment through a formal Collins College of Business internship. In completing all the requirements for the Master of Accountancy, the student must satisfactorily complete an internship course (ACCT 7613 Internship in Accounting) as a requirement. The internship will be secured by the student, but must be approved by the faculty member guiding the internship and by the associate dean.
Accounting Electives (12 or 15 hours)
Business Electives (9 or 12 hours)
Students choose from available courses in any business discipline. Prerequisites for chosen electives must be met. Elective courses vary each semester. Examples of elective course include, but are not limited to:
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Join the only master’s programme in New Zealand endorsed by the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA). The Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance is the only postgraduate degree in New Zealand combining the vital business disciplines of accountancy and finance.
The Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance (MPAF) is the only master’s qualification in New Zealand endorsed by the CFA (Chartered Financial Analysts). Massey University is one of only 130 partner universities around the world to have a partnership agreement with the CFA.
The Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance shows a commitment to gaining the business capabilities that are sought-after by potential employers. It will build on your previous study and/or practical work experience to help you develop an excellent understanding of accountancy and finance principles and practical applications. It is the only masters qualification where your study covers both these disciplines.
Whether or not you come from a background in accountancy and finance, the MPAF will help build on your skills to help you move into more senior roles.
Our partnership agreement with the CFA means that the MPAF programme covers 75% of the curriculum learning outcomes deemed essential by the organisation. These have been developed by the finance industry, meaning your learning is relevant and aligned with what the industry demands. An understanding of accountancy and finance is highly sought-after by potential employers and will help you step up in your career.
The Massey Business School is one of the country’s leading and largest business schools - it is ranked among the top two per cent of business schools globally and is AACSB accredited.
Our School of Accountancy has accreditation from national and international professional institutions including the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK).
Massey University’s accountancy and finance programme ranks in the 150 universities in the world by QS (Quacquareli Symonds) rankings and our business and management studies are ranked in the top 250. We are also ranked in the top 150 universities worldwide for business administration and finance programmes by the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.
Our lecturers are actively researching, bringing the most relevant developments in accounting theory and practice to your study.
Our uniquely broad range of study modes means you can fit your study around your life. You can study towards this qualification on our Auckland campus, via block courses. Or you can study via distance, from wherever you are, whenever it suits you. Massey has the largest and longest-running distance learning courses in New Zealand, giving you access to our expertise and world-leading tools.
As well as being recognised by the Chartered Financial Analysts organisation, MPAF is accredited and meets the academic requirements of the Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CAANZ), CPA Australia and the ACCA.
Aimed at professionals working in the business, accountancy and finance sectors, our MSc in Accountancy and Financial Management focuses on the principles and practice of these key areas, as well as covering wider management issues. Our highly qualified and experienced team are dedicated to helping you achieve your career goals.
Aligned to the Final Year ACCA programme, our MSc in Accountancy and Financial Management is designed to support your career development in business, accounting and financial management roles. It offers the finance, accountancy and broader management knowledge that can be central to success in many private and public sector industries.
Our dedicated, highly qualified and experienced team will lead you in an exploration of the principles and practice of financial management and accounting, the context in which they operate, and how they are managed. We’ll support you to learn the applied skills involved in financial reporting and financial management, as well as wider management issues such as corporate and social responsibility, business ethics, risk and business strategy, financial performance, and taxation/auditing.
You’ll be encouraged to explore research methods, giving you the chance to gain an understanding of a range of research tools and analytical techniques. This knowledge will be of value when you undertake your Master’s dissertation – carrying out a substantial piece of research on an accountancy or financial management issue will enhance your critical and investigative skills, and could benefit your professional practice, too.
For more information please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad
The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) is the only accountancy body that focuses on finance within public services globally. It is also highly regarded throughout public service organisations. CIPFA is a member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).
The CIPFA professional qualification has been designed in three stages; the Professional Certificate, the Professional Diploma and the Strategic Level.
The course is flexible which allows you to complete each stage via a structure that suits you. CIPFA is suitable for those with a range of qualifications – whatever your subject. If you hold a degree in finance or accountancy you may be granted exemptions.
CIPFA Professional Certificate
• Financial Accounting
• Management Accounting
• Company Financial Reporting
• Audit and Assurance
CIPFA Professional Diploma
• Public Service Financial Reporting
• Financial Management
• Corporate Governance and Law
• Strategy and Policy Development
• Business and Change Management
• Strategic Case Study
• Strategic Public Finance
Visit the CIPFA Professional Accountancy Qualification (PAQ) page on the Nottingham Business School website for more details! https://www.ntu.ac.uk/study-and-courses/courses/find-your-course/business/pf/2017-18/cipfa-professional-accounting-qualification
This programme equips you with a comprehensive range of skills and knowledge to prepare you for a successful career in business and finance within a global context.
You gain skills in management and enterprise combined with the study of accounting and finance, financial crime and global economy and financial markets. This programme will be of interest to those seeking to pursue a career in the financial services sector including economics, accounting and management in both the commercial and public sectors.
This course provides clear links between theory and practice and places discussion of relevant management techniques and themes in the context of the international stage. You gain specialist knowledge of the global economy, financial reporting requirements and financial management in a global marketplace and gain insight into the process of detecting and preventing financial crime. The programme concludes with the dissertation, which provides the opportunity for you to carry out a major international business project.
You develop your understanding of strategy and management alongside cross-cultural and international aspects of business. You reflect on the main functional areas of international business and integrate theoretical knowledge with practical enterprise skills in a global context as well as developing strategic thinking in accountancy.
Modules offered may vary.
How you learn
This programme enables you to develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of international management and broad accountancy themes as well as a range of practical, professional and key transferable skills.
How you are assessed
The assessment strategy has been designed to assess your subject-specific knowledge, cognitive and intellectual skills and transferable skills applicable to the workplace. The strategy ensures that you are provided with opportunities for feedback to assess your learning and guide you with the final assessments for each module.
The assessments include assignments, business reports, case studies, presentations, a research proposal and literature review, and the production of a dissertation. The assessments may include individual or group essays or reports.
Successful completion of this programme opens up opportunities in international business and management and accountancy.
This program is designed to encourage the development of critical thinking, analysis and communication skills. By facilitating personal growth and the ability to adapt and respond to a complex and changing environment, the program helps you acquire advanced knowledge in accounting and related aspects of business.
Upon successful graduation from the Goodman MAcc CPA pathway program:
You will have completed the CPA PEP program in seven months of full-time study, instead of two years of part-time study.
You will have completed all four CPA elective modules (Assurance, Tax, Finance and Performance Management) and have exceeded the elective requirements of CPA Ontario.
You will have completed two integrated capstone modules designed to prepare you for the CFE.
You will proceed to write the Common Final Evaluation (CFE) in the September immediately following your graduate program.
You may have chosen to complete a four month co-op work term which will count toward your CPA practical work experience requirement.
The integrated and innovative coursework in the MAcc ensures that you receive an unparalleled accounting education. Throughout the program, critical thinking, analysis and communication skills are developed through the use of case study analysis, student discussion, presentations and research papers.
Goodman’s MAcc CPA Pathway will allow you to complete all of the required courses and modules for the CPA designation. Upon graduation from the MAcc CPA Pathway, graduates will proceed directly to the CFE.
In the first term of the MAcc, you will take four courses that map to all of the CPA electives (Assurance, Finance, Tax & Performance Management), plus one general business elective. In the second term of the MAcc, you will be required to complete two program specific graduate accounting courses, one general business electives and two CPA Capstone courses (Integration and Team Management & Integration and Analysis) which focus on CFE examination preparation.
The MAcc CPA pathway program will be completed over seven months (January to July).
You can find more information by taking a look at our brochure here: https://brocku.ca/flipbook/gsb/macc/
This course has been designed to develop the knowledge, skills, research interests and career prospects of those who work, or wish to work, in finance, treasury management or accountancy. It’s especially useful if you’re a graduate with little or no accounting experience, as it offers the opportunity to study modules which will cover this shortfall.
If you are a graduate member of a UK accountancy body, or an overseas equivalent, you may claim up to four exemptions from this Masters by applying for Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning. This would enable you to complete the taught part of the course in one semester.
The course provides exemptions from 9 papers of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams. The Westminster Business School is an ACCA Gold approved learning partner and is the only UK institution to offer this many ACCA exemptions on completion of a one-year course. Furthermore, graduates of the course have the chance to enter the the Gateway route of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). On successful completion of the Gateway examination, students will gain exemptions from 11 of the 16 CIMA examinations.
As a postgraduate finance student you will have access to the Financial Markets Suite, which uses the Bloomberg computer system to monitor real-time financial market movements and trends. It’s a resource available to very few UK universities, and one which provides a modern and progressive teaching environment combining finance theory with practice.
A highlight for many students are the social events organised throughout the course which provide an opportunity for networking with fellow students and alumni. Students on this course also benefit from free access to part of the material on the course reading list.
The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.
You can choose a total of three option modules – two or three from the following list, and a third module may be chosen from anywhere within the University, subject to the course leader’s approval.
As a Finance and Accounting MSc graduate, you can look forward to excellent career prospects in finance, banking, treasury management or accountancy, as well as general management and other senior finance-based positions. A number of our graduates have gone on to work for the "Big 4" accountancy firms.
Your exposure to the Financial Markets Suite simulated financial trading facility will mean you will be equipped in both the theory and practice of international finance.
Graduates of the course can apply to various professional accountancy bodies, which give exemptions on the basis of electives you have studied. The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) allow graduates to go through a "Gateway" route. Successful completion of the Gateway exam grants 12 exemptions from CIMA's 17 examinations. You also have the opportunity to gain exemption from 9 papers of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) examinations during this degree.
The Business Experience Team also offers full-time overseas postgraduate (MA, MSc, MBA) students the opportunity to take part in our WBS Mentoring Programme. We will match students with a senior professional (mentor) from their field of expertise to give them an exact insight into British working practices and policies. Experienced professionals in any business field share their career experiences and knowledge with students who may wish to venture down a similar path in the near future. Our mentors come from a wide range of backgrounds, including Marketing, General Management, Finance and Entrepreneurship. In addition, our mentors typically offer 3 hours of their time over a 3 month period to the mentee (student). In addition, to one-to-one meetings, students are encouraged to keep in touch with their mentor over email and telephone.
This is a one year full time programme designed for honours graduates who may not have taken major accounting specialisms in their undergraduate studies, but who wish to pursue a professional accounting qualification. The programme modules are being designed so as to mirror in terms of standard and complexity the syllabi of the CAP 1 examinations of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. One of the principal objectives of the programme is that graduates will, on successful completion of the programme, have entitlement to CAP 1 exemptions and equivalent exemptions from other professional accountancy bodies. Course co-ordinators will work closely with the professional accountancy bodies to ensure that the content and direction of all course modules also help prepare students for the final stages of the professional accounting examinations.
The Accounting Group were delighted with their success at the Irish Accountancy Awards 2017 being declared winners of the Excellence in Education and Training category. The award recognises excellence in the delivery and development of knowledge and skills in the Accountancy Profession.
On completion of the programme graduates will be able to:
- Understand the principles of financial accounting and the main business and accounting structures
- Understand and be able to apply the principles of double entry book–keeping
- Be able to prepare a set of accounts
- Understand the principles of financial management
- Have the knowledge and skills to deal with most routine issues in personal income tax and vat
- Have an understanding of the impact of law on business
Professional Accountancy, Corporate Recovery, Regulatory Agencies, NGOs, Government service.
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