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Whether you are preparing for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam,* exploring other accounting-related certifications, or seeking to begin or move ahead in a career in accounting, pursuing your master’s in accounting can help you advance in the field. Read more

Whether you are preparing for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam,* exploring other accounting-related certifications, or seeking to begin or move ahead in a career in accounting, pursuing your master’s in accounting can help you advance in the field.

Walden University’s online master’s in accounting explores advanced accounting principles to help improve your analytic and financial decision-making and prepare you to address today’s accounting challenges. Designed to help you stay current in a rapidly changing profession, the master of science in accounting program covers subjects relevant to the field, such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, recent regulatory decisions by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and other emerging topics and trends.

Embedded Graduate-Level Certificate

Receive a graduate-level certificate after successfully completing the first four courses in the program, giving you a valuable credential while you work toward completing your online MS in Accounting.

An ACBSP-Accredited Program

Walden’s online Master's in Accounting is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Among other benefits, ACBSP accreditation provides:

  • Validation that your program meets nationally recognized standards of quality endorsed by businesses, government, and other organizations.
  • Assurance that your program can provide you with the skills you need to compete in today’s global marketplace.
  • Recognition by employers, graduate schools, and regulatory organizations.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the online MS in Accounting program will be prepared to:

  1. Assess the impact of managerial decisions in organizational contexts using research techniques and results.
  2. Communicate effectively about accounting and business practices, demonstrating knowledge of and respect for a variety of audiences.
  3. Effectively employ quantitative and analytical skills essential in the accounting profession.
  4. Construct alternative solutions to unique accounting situations and challenges.
  5. Evaluate accounting and business practices from ethical, legal, and regulatory perspectives, considering diverse stakeholders and competing interests.
  6. Appraise the mission-critical role the accounting professional has as an active partner in supporting the goals and needs of the organization.
  7. Evaluate opportunities accounting professionals have to promote sustainable, socially aware organizations.

Curriculum

*Most states require individuals to complete 150 semester (225 quarter) hours in certain subject areas in order to be eligible to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and/or obtain a CPA license. Walden’s accounting programs can help graduates progress toward meeting those requirements. The BS in Accounting offers 120 quarter (80 semester) credit hours that include upper-level courses in topics such as financial accounting, auditing, taxation, and management accounting. TheMS in Accounting and the MS in Accounting and Management offer 30 semester (45 quarter) credit hours, while the MBA Accounting for Managers specialization offers nine semester (13.5 quarter) credit hours. These programs include graduate courses in topics such as financial accounting, managerial accounting, and legal and ethical accounting practices. This will require students to complete additional coursework to meet state requirements.

In each state, there are specific policies that must be followed when an individual is seeking to become a licensed accountant. Some states will not allow individuals who complete the Walden accounting programs to sit for the CPA licensing exams due to state-specific issues such as professional accreditation or face-to-face instruction. For information on the educational requirements for your state, refer to the state’s Board of Accountancy or related agency.

Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance about accountant licensure; however, it remains the responsibility of the individual enrolling in the program to read, understand, and comply with the licensure requirements in the state where he or she wishes to practice.

Walden University can make no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of a Walden program, or coursework for credit within a program, will make a graduate eligible to sit for a licensure exam or to obtain state licensure.

Career options

Walden’s MS in Accounting offers a foundation from which to pursue career options in such areas as:

  • Compliance auditing
  • Cost accounting
  • External auditing
  • IT auditing
  • Governmental accounting
  • Management accounting
  • Private accounting
  • Public accounting


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The MSc Professional Accounting Programme at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China will equip students with advanced accounting skills, technical proficiency, and leadership traits sought by leading public accounting firms. Read more

The MSc Professional Accounting Programme at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China will equip students with advanced accounting skills, technical proficiency, and leadership traits sought by leading public accounting firms. The programme at UNNC will provide students with the experience of solving complex problems in unconventional settings to prepare them to make an immediate impact in public accounting.

Nottingham University Business School, Accounting firm BDO立信 and ICAEW come together to provide the MSc Professional Accounting Programme at UNNC. This programme has been designed to prepare students to develop into professional accountants and will benefit students by providing:

  • Two internships with BDO providing real-world grounding in best accounting practices
  • 7 ICAEW exam exemptions for foundation and professional levels
  • Job opportunity with BDO
  • After graduating from this degree and becoming a chartered accountant (ACA) you will also be entitled to relevant exemptions for the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CICPA) papers.

Applicants for this MSc must have demonstrated a basic knowledge in accounting either through the completion of Financial Accounting and Financial Reporting courses, or through passing the ICAEW examination in Accounting.

Programme outline

The MSc Professional Accounting programme is a full-time, postgraduate degree studied over two years, including the opportunity to undertake a block of paid and assessed internship (placement) with a large international accounting firm.

The structure of the MSc Professional Accounting programme is modular, with individual modules each having a weighting of 20 credits. One credit represents 10 hours of student work, meaning that a 20 credit module represents 200 hours of study including formal teaching, independent study, revision, and the preparation of assessments. For teaching purposes the academic year is divided into two semesters (Autumn and Spring) that consists of 12 weeks of teaching, respectively, followed by periods of revision and examination assessment. A degree requires the successful completion of 240 credits, 60 of which are taken at each semester.

Students spend a minimum of 9 weeks of internship (placement) each year with a large international accounting firm as an integral part of the programme (subject to assessment for Fitness to Practice). Students must attend and pass the assessments for both the Accounting Internship and Accounting Project modules to be awarded the MSc Professional Accounting.

More information is available on key facts about the delivery of the programme.

Internship

Students will be given the opportunity for two internship placement at BDO offices located in Ningbo.

As of 2016, BDO has member firms in 154 countries, employs around 64,000 partners and staff in over 1,400 offices, and is the fifth largest professional services network globally and in China.

Programme structure

Students must complete 240 credits in total.

Year one modules

  • Assurance
  • Principles of Taxation
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting 1
  • Accounting Internship

Year two modules

  • Tax Compliance
  • Business Planning: Taxation
  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting 2
  • Accounting Project

Career options for this degree

This degree offers opportunities in a variety of careers in Accountancy, Auditing, Business Development, Financial Advice, Investment Management, Marketing, Mergers and Acquisitions, Procurement, Research, Risk Assurance, and Tax Consultancy.



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The Master of Accounting program at Bond University program gives those with undergraduate credentials in fields other than accounting an opportunity to gain a professional accounting qualification. Read more

The Master of Accounting program at Bond University program gives those with undergraduate credentials in fields other than accounting an opportunity to gain a professional accounting qualification. The program offers a firm academic grounding and hands-on appreciation of the industry with a focus on communications and leadership so you are job ready at graduation. This program is professionally accredited by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CAANZ), Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Any completed relatable undergraduate program will also gain you up to 40 credit points towards the Master of Accounting program.

You will also have the opportunity to gain a Bloomberg certification during your degree and unlock your potential for more job opportunities in the global market.

Our internationally recognised programs offer a unique professional and personal development experience where you’ll be part of a small, exclusive cohort of students being mentored by world-renowned corporate leaders and academics; working on real-life projects relevant to your business and building a network of global contacts.

About the program

The Master of Accounting (MAcc) program is a specialist program for people interested in pursuing a professional accounting qualification. This course incorporates the traditional Master of Accounting program and is designed to provide an opportunity for students with undergraduate training in other fields to gain a professional accounting qualification. The course covers introductory as well as advanced units in financial and management accounting, economics, finance, tax and business law, security appraisal and valuation and auditing. The MAcc offers a firm academic grounding in the accounting discipline and offers a hands-on appreciation of the accounting industry. The program is a powerful amalgam of foundational accounting skills, decision-making, leadership and financial literacy. The course is designed to help develop a student's ability to advise businesses on financial issues. The classes combine theoretical knowledge in accounting with practical insights delivered through case studies, guest lectures and work integrated learning. Team building is encouraged through group projects and communication skills are enhanced through class presentations.

Professional outcomes

Accounting and financial literacy skills are needed by every business in the world. It is a globally recognised profession with a broad range of roles, often leading to careers in senior management. Master of Accounting graduates are eligible for employment in professional accounting practices (public accounting or chartered accountants), corporations, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations. The degree is also useful to managers who are exposed to accounting on a day-to-day basis.

It is recommended that you become an affiliate of a professional body such as CPA Australia or Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CAANZ). These groups provide valuable opportunities to network with other professionals in the industry.

Structure and subjects

Master of Accounting students must complete the following twelve subjects:



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In today’s fast paced, dynamic and highly competitive business arena, organisations require innovative, resourceful and ambitious professionals to get the job done. Read more

In today’s fast paced, dynamic and highly competitive business arena, organisations require innovative, resourceful and ambitious professionals to get the job done. Arguably the best way to demonstrate these capabilities and set yourself apart from other business professionals is to complete a Master of Business Administration (MBA). Bond's MBA is ranked #1 in Australia by students* and the cohorts are culturally and professionally diverse with over 20 nationalities represented to provide a cross-cultural experience while you study, and a rich global network post-graduation. In combination with the Master of Accounting, you will receive the tools required to understand the drivers of success and can greatly enhance the accounting decisions made by upper management through the information they generate and interpret. The program offers both a firm academic grounding and a hands-on appreciation of the industry, so you are ready to use your new skills from day one. *2015 Australian Financial Review Boss MBA Rankings - Student Satisfaction.

About the program

The Master of Accounting (MAcc) program is a specialist program for people interested in pursuing a professional accounting qualification. This course incorporates the traditional Master of Accounting program and is designed to provide an opportunity for students with undergraduate training in other fields to gain a professional accounting qualification. The course covers introductory as well as advanced units in financial and management accounting, economics, finance, tax and business law, security appraisal and valuation and auditing. The MAcc offers a firm academic grounding in the accounting discipline and offers a hands-on appreciation of the accounting industry. The program is a powerful amalgam of foundational accounting skills, decision-making, leadership and financial literacy. The course is designed to help develop a student's ability to advise businesses on financial issues. The classes combine theoretical knowledge in accounting with practical insights delivered through case studies, guest lectures and work integrated learning. Team building is encouraged through group projects and communication skills are enhanced through class presentations. The Bond MBA is a generalist management program. Designed to blend industry-relevant research with practical applications and challenges, the intended learning outcomes are centred on the three pillars of leadership, global business and entrepreneurship, developing graduates who can think critically and strategically in this context. The program is designed to provide graduates with the core underlying technical skills that inform effective decision making, framed around the development of the interpersonal, cross cultural and communication skills that are required to lead in the implementation of these decisions.

Professional outcomes

Accounting and financial literacy skills are needed by every business in the world. It is a globally recognised profession with a broad range of roles, often leading to careers in senior management. Master of Accounting graduates are eligible for employment in professional accounting practices (public accounting or chartered accountants), corporations, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations. The degree is also useful to managers who are exposed to accounting on a day-to-day basis.

It is recommended that you become an affiliate of a professional body such as CPA Australia or Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CAANZ). These groups provide valuable opportunities to network with other professionals in the industry.

Structure and subjects

Master of Accounting/Master of Business Administration students must complete the following nineteen subjects:



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The Master's of Accounting program at Binghamton University provides a generalist perspective and emphasizes conceptual understanding, analytical methods and the use of logical reasoning. Read more
The Master's of Accounting program at Binghamton University provides a generalist perspective and emphasizes conceptual understanding, analytical methods and the use of logical reasoning.

You will learn the most up-to-date accounting theories and analytical techniques combined with opportunities to apply this knowledge in real-world situations.

Highly integrative in nature, the curriculum includes a broad range of courses in auditing and taxation, along with financial and managerial accounting. You will be encouraged to choose from among the many electives offered in the MBA program.

Master of Science in Accounting

Consider the Benefits...
- Hands-on learning integrated throughout the curriculum
- Curriculum offers a generalist approach to accounting
- Strong program reputation translates into numerous job opportunities

- Qualified accounting majors can complete the program in two semesters


Combine theory with hands-on opportunities

Accounting is vital to any organization. It provides the financial information necessary for strategic planning. This function is critical to managers and investors in order to make informed business decisions. To prepare you for this important business function, the program provides a generalist perspective and emphasizes conceptual understanding, analytical methods and the use of logical reasoning. You will learn the most up-to-date accounting theories and analytical techniques combined with opportunities to apply this knowledge in real-world situations.

Accounting graduates are in demand

While most Binghamton students focus their careers in public accounting, the MS degree also allows for career paths in management accounting or in government agencies such as the Treasury Department, the General Accounting Office and the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Binghamton program will prepare you for numerous career options, whether in public or private sector accounting, or provide the theoretical foundation for the PhD degree. Binghamton is known for its strong accounting program. As a result of this well-established reputation, accounting graduates are actively recruited by all of the Big Four accounting firms, as well as by regional firms.

Accounting in a contemporary social context

The mechanics of accounting are emphasized, but Binghamton faculty members are known for their novel approach to integrating accounting into a more social context. Expect to use your communication skills, as the program requires you to write and present on current literature. This approach helps develop critical thinking skills, in addition to the technical aspects of accounting.

Integrative coursework broadens your perspective

Highly integrative in nature, the curriculum includes a broad range of courses in auditing and taxation, along with financial and managerial accounting. You will be encouraged to choose from among the many electives offered in the MBA program.

All applicants must submit the following:

- Online graduate degree application and application fee
- Transcripts from each college/university at which you earned a degree
- Two letters of recommendation
- Personal statement of no longer than one page describing your reasons for pursuing graduate study, your career aspirations, your special interests within your field, and any unusual features of your background that might need explanation or be of interest to your program's admissions committee.
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages)
- Official GMAT scores

And, for international applicants:
- International Student Financial Statement form
- Official bank statement/proof of support
- Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores

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The Master of Accounting (Professional) program at Bond University gives those with undergraduate credentials in fields other than accounting an opportunity to gain a professional accounting qualification. Read more

The Master of Accounting (Professional) program at Bond University gives those with undergraduate credentials in fields other than accounting an opportunity to gain a professional accounting qualification. In addition, you will develop self-analysis and reflective learning skills and apply theoretical solutions for practical workplace problems. This 20-week Work Integrated Learning program will help you become job ready at graduation. You will also have the opportunity to gain a Bloomberg certification during your degree and unlock your potential for more job opportunities in the global market. Bond is the only university in Australia with 40 Bloomberg terminals, providing unparalleled access to live financial data. Any completed relatable undergraduate program will also gain you up to 40 credit points towards the Master of Accounting program.

Recognised internationally, this program is professionally accredited by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CAANZ), Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

Professional outcomes

Accounting and financial literacy skills are needed by every business in the world. It is a globally recognised profession with a broad range of roles, often leading to careers in senior management. Master of Accounting (Professional) graduates are eligible for employment in professional accounting practices (public accounting or chartered accountants), corporations, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations. The degree is also useful to managers who are exposed to accounting on a day-to-day basis.

It is recommended that you become an affiliate of a professional body such as CPA Australia or Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CAANZ). These groups provide valuable opportunities to network with other professionals in the industry.

Structure and subjects

Master of Accounting (Professional) students must complete the following thirteen subjects:



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This is a successful and innovative course, based on the research expertise of the Accounting, Finance and Economics Research Group. Read more
This is a successful and innovative course, based on the research expertise of the Accounting, Finance and Economics Research Group. It was created in response to the increasing recognition of the need to set the theory and practice of accounting in the context of its social, political, natural and cultural environments. The course incorporates reflection on the broader setting and implications of accounting in addition to knowledge and understanding of contemporary financial and management accounting.

This theoretical Masters is of particular relevance to those who wish to enhance their understanding of accounting, or those already working as accountants who wish to acquire more advanced knowledge.

See the website https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/management/coursefinder/mscinternationalaccounting(msc).aspx

Why choose this course?

- You will benefit from specialised teaching by academics in the Accounting, Finance and Economics Research Group at Royal Holloway who have published in a wide range of top ranking journals.

- You will develop advanced accounting knowledge and further explore more specialized areas of accounting which are not always available at undergraduate level

- You will obtain a postgraduate qualification recognised the world over which will enhance your understanding of accounting issues within organizations.

- You will have the opportunity to study a wide range of exciting and innovative course units enabling you to becoming a skilled international accounting practitioner.

- You will be constantly challenged to improve your accounting, conceptual, qualitative and people skills.

Department research and industry highlights

The Accounting, Finance and Economics Research Group at Royal Holloway has an established and growing reputation. Its accounting branch is known for distinctive research and teaching of comparative, cultural and social aspects of international accounting, drawing intellectually on the social sciences and on arts disciplines. Each accounting unit is taught by an established accounting academic who has specialist knowledge of the field.

The group includes internationally-recognised scholars, who have published in a wide range of top-ranking journals including: Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal; Accounting and Business Research; Accounting Horizons; Accounting, Organizations and Society; European Accounting Review; Human Relations; International Journal of Accounting; Journal of Accounting and Public Policy; Journal of Business Finance and Accounting; Journal of Public Economics; and Organization Studies.

Group members have many distinctions, including membership of high-level professional committees and the award of research grants. Members of the group have been advisors and consultants to a wide range of private and public sector organizations, and have long-standing connections with the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants); CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants); and ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales).

On completion of the course you will have:

Knowledge & understanding of – in the context of society & organizations:
- issues in international financial & management accounting
- more specialised and rapidly developing issues, including communication issues, comparative international accounting or sustainability.

Transferable skills including the ability to:
- critically evaluate accounting documents
- critically evaluate relevant academic literature
- employ different research methodologies
- evaluate and employ a variety of accounting-based techniques
- undertake report-writing, presentations, group work and IT.

Assessment

Assessment is carried out by a variety of methods including coursework, examinations and a dissertation.

Employability & career opportunities

Our graduates are highly employable and, in recent years, have entered many different international accounting-related areas, including:
- Personal Relationship Manager at HSBC
- Auditor at Deloitte
- Data Analyst at Newedge
- Senior Risk Analyst at Bank of Azerbaijan
- Project Accountant at Building Design Partnership

How to apply

Applications for entry to all our full-time postgraduate degrees can be made online https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studyhere/postgraduate/applying/howtoapply.aspx .

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The Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcct) is designed especially for students who have never studied accounting before at university-level, but already have a bachelor's degree in another subject area, such as arts, teaching, law or economics. Read more

The Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcct) is designed especially for students who have never studied accounting before at university-level, but already have a bachelor's degree in another subject area, such as arts, teaching, law or economics.

This internationally recognised qualification will prepare you to launch a professional career in accounting after just 14 months of study. It provides the ideal platform to start your journey towards becoming a Chartered Accountant.

There are two intakes for the course each year, so you can start in either November or January. Please note it is a full-time and intensive course workload.

During the 14-month course, you will develop advanced skills and knowledge in all the core areas of accounting and business, and be able to apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to practical accounting situations.

On completion, you'll be ready to start work in a public accounting practice, or a commercial firm or organisation.

All of the papers in this 220-point masters degree are compulsory. You will learn about financial and management accounting, accounting information systems, commercial and corporate law, auditing, taxation, finance, and economics for business.

Gain CA membership of three professional accounting bodies

Waikato's Master of Professional Accounting is approved by three of the world's largest professional accounting bodies - ACCA, CAANZ and CPA Australia.

This means our graduates can apply to join any of these three respected organisations and gain provisional CA membership, making it your passport to work overseas and expand your networks.

Once you're a member, you'll then need to gain three years' work experience in an accounting role, and pass the CA Professional Exams.

Waikato has an international reputation

You'll be studying at Waikato Management School, a Triple Crown international business school accredited by EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB since 2005. This is a global benchmark of excellence in teaching and research, achieved by less than 1% of the world's business schools.

Gain a master's degree from a university ranked in the world's top 150 for Accounting and Finance, and in the top 250 for Business and Management Studies and Economics, in the prestigious QS World University Subject Rankings.

Professional accounting internship or research project

As part of this degree, you have the option to take either a professional accounting internship in the workplace (ACCT583), or an 8-10,000-word research project on a contemporary accounting issue (ACCT582).

For personalised career and study advice, talk to our friendly team of advisers in the Management Student Centre (MSC), phone 0800 654 303 or email " target="_blank">



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Accounting information lies at the heart of management and is also used by investors, business contacts, competitors and other external parties. Read more
Accounting information lies at the heart of management and is also used by investors, business contacts, competitors and other external parties. Therefore, the MSc Accounting and Business Management appeals to graduates with a business-related degree who want to develop their understanding of accounting and management in a business context and develop skills that enhance their employability. The rigorous and integrated syllabus emphasises the value of developing knowledge and skills progressively. It supports personal learning and development through managed choice and encourages personal initiative, enthusiasm and positive study habits.

Aims

This programme offers students an opportunity to:
Develop an appreciation of the role of accounting within the overall function of management
Acquire technical accounting skills and integrate theoretical and conceptual considerations with practice
Evaluate the principles and theories that underpin accounting and management
Critically reflect on the role of the main stakeholders and the influence of regulatory frameworks on accounting and management
Develop analytical and problem solving abilities and apply them in making management decisions
Review research on current issues in accounting and management and apply accepted research methods to investigate a specific research question independently
Develop transferrable skills that will enhance employability

Course Content

The MSc consists of both compulsory and optional modules, a typical selection can be found below. Modules can vary from year to year, but these offer a good idea of what we teach.

Core Modules

Current Issues in Accounting
Financial Accounting
Financial Reporting
International Management:
Management Accounting
Understanding Business and Management Research
Dissertation

Optional Modules

Business Performance Management
Business Planning
Entrepreneurship
International Business Strategy
Global Diversity Management
International Business Ethics and Corporate Governance
Strategic Management

Special Features

Brunel Business School won the Times Higher Education Awards Business School of the Year 2013
Valuable accounting and management skills for students intending to seek employment in today's competitive job market and those who will work in the family business
Strong foundation for entrepreneurs planning to set up and manage their own businesses
Graduating students receive accreditation from ACCA in respect of three papers at Foundation Level
Graduating students receive accreditation from ICAEW in respect of three papers at Professional Stage
Graduating students receive accreditation from CIMA in respect of two papers at Certificate Level, one paper at Operational Level and two papers at Management Level
Graduating students receive accreditation from AIA in respect of six papers, which form a part of the AIA professional qualification
Firm foundation for future doctoral studies

Accreditation

Students graduating from the MSc Accounting and Business Management in Brunel Business School will receive accreditation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) for the following Professional Stage papers which form a part of the ICAEW Chartered Accountant qualification:
Accounting
Business and Finance
Management Information
The ICAEW Chartered Accountant qualification, the ACA, is one of the most advanced learning and professional development programmes available. It is valued around the world in business, practice and the public sector. Details of the exemptions are listed on the ICAEW exemptions database.

 
Students graduating from the new MSc Accounting and Business Management will recieve accreditations from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in respect of the following papers:
Certificate Level: C01 Fundamentals of Management Accounting, C02 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
Operational Level: P1 Performance Operations
Management Level: F2 Financial Management, P2 Performance Management
Details of the exemptions are listed on the CIMA exemptions database.


Students graduating from the MSc Accounting and Business Management will recieve accreditations from ACCA in respect of the exemptions towards the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for the following papers:
Paper F1: The Accountant in Business
Paper F2: Management Accounting
Paper F3: Financial Accounting
Paper F7: Financial Reporting
Details of the exemptions can be found using the Exemptions Enquiry tool on the ACCA website.

 
Students graduating from the MSc Accounting and Business Management will receive accreditation from the Association of International Accountants (AIA) for the following papers which form a part of the AIA professional qualification:
 Module A
Paper 1: Financial Accounting 1
Paper 2: Business Economics
Paper 3: Management Accounting 1
Module B
Paper 6: Information Processing
Module D
Paper 11: Financial Accounting 2
Paper 12: Management Accounting 2
Details of the exemptions can be found using the AIA Exemptions Database.

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching and learning methods typically comprise weekly lecture/workshops with the use of PowerPoint slides and other audio-visual teaching aids. The virtual learning environment provides access to the module guides, teaching and learning materials, and other resources. There will be opportunities for active-learning and formative feedback.
The dissertation is a self-directed activity guided by a supervisor. Assessment is based on the project report. Most of the accounting modules are assessed solely by examination, as this is a requirement for potential exemption from the professional examinations. Other modules are assessed by coursework and examination.

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In this double degree, you will develop your knowledge and expertise in accounting and develop the skills to address the wide range of legal issues that arise in contemporary business. Read more
In this double degree, you will develop your knowledge and expertise in accounting and develop the skills to address the wide range of legal issues that arise in contemporary business. You have the opportunity to focus on specific fields of accounting practice, including accounting information systems, financial accounting, forensic accounting, auditing and management accounting, alongside study of the legal environment and its impact on business practice in corporate governance, financial regulation, Asian and international business, human resources and workplace relations, marketing and taxation.

The course is designed for non-law and non-accounting graduates and for those who need specialist legal knowledge in their roles, such as those in regulatory, compliance or risk-management positions, who want to combine this knowledge with an advanced accounting qualification.

The course is taught by a team of qualified academic staff, and includes guest lectures and workshops from industry experts and leading practitioners, to ensure your knowledge reflects current practice.

For further information on the courses please refer to the two single degree entries:

Master of Business Law (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/courses/3159.html)

Master of Professional Accounting (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/courses/0790.html)

Visit the Faculty of Business and Economics postgraduate website (http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/postgraduate).

Download the postgraduate course guide (http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/postgraduate/enquire/brochures.html).

Visit the website http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/professional-accounting-and-business-law-3843?domestic=true

Career opportunities

This double degree is designed to provide students from non-accounting disciplines with knowledge and skills in accounting and related fields to increase their career prospects in public practice and industry.

Professional recognition (Australian)

For further details visit http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/professional-recognition/

Course Structure

This course consists of four business foundation units, twelve specialisation mastery units and four elective law units.

For more information visit the faculty website - http://www.study.monash/media/links/faculty-websites/business-and-economics

Welcome to the Department of Accounting

The Department of Accounting is committed to the advancement of knowledge and preparation of accounting professionals through high quality research, teaching and learning.

Our enviable reputation is based on our:

- vibrant, collaborative and productive research culture
- contemporary, in-demand educational programs
- excellent teaching and research infrastructure
- strong links with professional bodies and the business community.

- High quality research
We have received the highest possible rating of five in the latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) report for Accounting, Auditing and Accountability.

Our research strengths fall into four main areas:

financial accounting
management accounting
auditing
accounting information systems.

Our research activities are supported by the provision of excellent infrastructure and facilities including the Monash Business School Behavioural Laboratory.

- Outstanding education programs
The Department of Accounting teaches into a suite of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees offering specialisations in Accounting. We also offer higher degree research programs. Our graduates have achieved great success in a variety of careers in industry, government, private practice and education.

- Strong industry links
We have developed strong ties with relevant professional bodies and leading individuals and companies in the business community through a range of collaborative projects and programs.

Our mission, vision and values

Mission
We engage in the highest quality accounting research and education to have a positive impact on society.

Vision
The Department of Accounting will be recognised as one of the world's leading academies of scholarship in accounting, verified by the most esteemed arbiters of quality.

Values
Whilst pursuing our mission and vision we are committed to:

- act with integrity, transparency and accountability
- strive for and recognise excellence in everything we do
- provide a respectful and collegial environment for all staff and students
- uphold the principle for responsible management education and effective global citizenship
- engage collaboratively with our stakeholders.

Find out how to apply here - http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/professional-accounting-and-business-law-3843?domestic=true#making-the-application

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The Master of Professional Accounting (MProfAcct) is a professionally accredited accounting programme aimed at graduates of any discipline who want to pursue a career in accounting. Read more

The Master of Professional Accounting (MProfAcct) is a professionally accredited accounting programme aimed at graduates of any discipline who want to pursue a career in accounting.

The Otago Business School's MProfAcct provides an opportunity for graduates with little or no experience or qualifications in accounting to pursue professional accreditation through an intensive course of study and applied research over a period of 18 months.

Key Information about the MProfAcct:

  • 18 month duration (Three semesters starting in Semester 1 + the last summer break)
  • 10 taught papers + applied project
  • Applicants normally require a B+ average (at 300 level) from their undergraduate degree
  • A background qualification, or knowledge of accounting practices is not required.
  • Applicants with relevant practical experience may also be considered

Master of Professional Accounting (MProfAcct)

In recent years, the nature of accounting in the global business workplace has moved from being principally the preparation of financial reports to now include the role of business advisor and consultant. Most students seeking graduate placements in the field of accounting will have completed a standard three-year undergraduate degree in this subject.

Otago’s MProfAcct provides an opportunity for graduates with little or no experience or qualifications in accounting to pursue professional accreditation through an intensive course of study and applied research over a period of 18 months. On completion of the degree students can gain professional accreditation and membership to industry associations such as CAANZ and CPA Australia.

MProfAcct students will be required to gain mastery of the subject matter and skills at an accelerated rate that is considered appropriate, challenging and manageable for a graduate.

Why Otago?

Choosing the right university is a very important decision. Your choice of university may have a significant impact in your life. The University of Otago is New Zealand’s first university, and prides itself on its long tradition of excellence. The University of Otago graduates are highly regarded by employers.

Otago offers a rich cultural life, reflecting a diverse international student community and New Zealand’s own multicultural population. Otago has a network of over 95,000 graduates living in more than 142 countries. We provide strong administrative support for you during your study, and career planning assistance on completion of your degrees.

The Otago Business School has an international reputation for excellence and teaching, and is acknowledged as a centre of excellence in business and economics. The University of Otago’s international reputation, the Otago Business School’s close links with the business community and the strength of an Otago degree mean career opportunities for our graduates are endless. With a business qualification from Otago you will be ready, not just for work, but for the world!

Key Features

  • Designed by both academics and practitoners
  • Accredited by professional accounting bodies, CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
  • Special focus on developing strong technical and professional accounting skills, including communication and analytical skills
  • Open to graduates of any discipline
  • Small class sizes
  • One to one interaction with faculty members
  • Job ready programme for international students (pdf)

Career Opportunities

The MProfAcct prepares you for launching a career as an accountant either in public accounting practices or private and public sector organisations. Highly skilled accountants and business managers having accountancy and finance backgrounds are high in demand both in New Zealand and internationally. The MProfAcct qualification opens doors to a range of career opportunities, such as:

  • Chartered Accountant (CA)
  • Certified Practising Accountant (CPA)
  • Auditor
  • Business consultant
  • Tax consultant
  • Systems accountant
  • Management accountant
  • Chief Finance Officer
  • Forensic accountant


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Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study Strategic Accounting at Swansea University - 'Welsh University of the Year 2017' (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017). Read more

Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study Strategic Accounting at Swansea University - 'Welsh University of the Year 2017' (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017).

*Formally MSc Professional Accounting.

Our MSc in Strategic Accounting is one of the first MScs of its kind in the UK. This postgraduate degree in Strategic Accounting allows students to gain a master’s qualification in one year and graduate as a professionally qualified accountant. This will benefit students and employers alike as the Strategic Accounting student enters the world of work with all the qualifications they need to hit the job running; avoiding any additional study costs or time off for studying or examinations.

Graduates of the MSc Strategic Accounting programme will be able to concentrate fully on their career and could therefore have opportunities for promotion before colleagues on a more traditional study support package.

Key Features of MSc in Strategic Accounting

- Students who graduate from this MSc in Strategic Accounting and pass all the ACCA professional papers will require no further study and will be able to concentrate fully on their career.

- All modules on the Strategic Accounting programme are taught by our world-class faculty who have a breadth of industrial and academic knowledge

- Swansea is joint 1st in Wales for International Ranked Research (REF 2014)

- 93% of Swansea students in employment or further study within six months of graduating

- High contact time – each module includes a 2 hour lecture followed by a 1 hour seminar/tutorial every single week

- Scholarships available for outstanding students

- Students experience a range of benefits by becoming an ACCA member:

- Improved career progression opportunities

- Ability to work internationally due to the ACCA world-class reputation

- Flexibility in career choice - students can work in any business sector from the financial services and public practice to the public and corporate sectors

- Part of a global professional body with a reputation for driving global standards of professionalism, ethics, integrity and accountability

- Access to a range of world-renowned technical materials and research, and comprehensive resources designed to support continuing professional development (CPD) including:

- free access to accounting jobs adverts posted by top employers

- free access to accounting and auditing standards

- technical updates

- access to exclusive online and face-to-face learning

- further accountancy qualifications from ACCA and other reputable academic and professional partners

Our MSc Strategic Accounting programme aims to improve career progression and opportunities for students to earn a high salary. It will give the students the opportunity to be able to work anywhere they choose, internationally because of the ACCA world-class reputation. Strategic Accounting students will be part of a global professional body with a reputation for driving global standards of professionalism, ethics, integrity and accountability while also having flexibility in their career choice. Strategic Accounting students must work for 3 years post-qualifying before they are able to use the ACCA letters after their name. Graduates of the Strategic Accounting programme will find opportunities to work in a wide range of sectors from the financial services and public practice to the public and corporate sectors.

Bay Campus

In September 2015 Swansea University became one university with two stunning campuses; located in acres of tranquil parkland and on the majestic sweep of Swansea Bay. All programmes delivered by the School of Management including the MSc in Strategic Accounting are now taught at the Bay Campus both new and continuing students.

The Bay Campus is situated in an outstanding location on the eastern approach into Swansea, with direct access onto the beach and its own seafront promenade. The campus features modern and bright student accommodation, including standard, premium, twin and wheelchair accessible rooms.

Strategic Accounting students benefit from facilities in Bay Campus including:

- Central support services for students housed within the Tower Information Centre

- State of the art library and resource centre

- Students’ Union

- The Great Hall – incorporating the Stanley Clarke Auditorium, lecture theatres and a cafe offering magnificent views across Swansea Bay

- Extensive catering and grocery provision including cafeterias, bar, supermarket, launderette and cash points. All of this will be in addition to recreational sporting facilities and a beach for all to enjoy.

Careers and Employability

We have an excellent track record of placing our graduates including those from the Accounting and Finance programme with major multinational companies and our graduate employment rate is 92%.

From the moment you arrive at the School of Management as a student on the MSc in Accounting and Finance programme we will work with you to help you build your skills and experience to enhance your career prospects. During your time with us you’ll have the chance to:

- Undertake a work placement or internship through the Swansea Paid Internship Network (SPIN) or ‘Week of Work’ initiative

- Work and network with employers from a range of national and multi-national companies through our visiting speaker programme

- In conjunction with the International Development Office, undertake an Internship in India, with a company such as GE, Thomson Reuters, 3M, Private Equity or Kanvic Consulting

- Boost your skills and meet employers during our biannual Employability Week

- Complete the Swansea Employability Award

- Participate in one of our student challenges and competitions, such as the Branding Challenge, and CIM student competition ‘The Pitch’



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The Master of Professional Accounting explores all aspects of business, financial and management accounting as well as providing you with the skills you need to work within the profession. Read more
The Master of Professional Accounting explores all aspects of business, financial and management accounting as well as providing you with the skills you need to work within the profession.

The course is suited to recent graduates and professionals in the early stages of their careers who have a bachelor's degree in another field, and are seeking to complement it with a professional accounting qualification.You will develop a strong understanding of key concepts and gain expertise that reflects current business practices.

This course may qualify you membership with key accounting institutions and industry bodies, such as CPA Australia, the Institute of Public Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia.

Visit the website http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/professional-accounting-b6011?domestic=true

Course Structure

The course is structured in three parts. Part A. Advanced preparatory studies, Part B. Mastery knowledge and Part C. Application studies. All students complete Part B. Depending upon prior qualifications you may receive credit for part A or part C or a combination of the two.

PART A. Advanced preparatory studies
These units will equip you with business foundation skills and knowledge, examining accounting, law, economics and statistics. These units allow you to consolidate foundation knowledge for further professional accounting studies.

PART B. Mastery knowledge
These units will develop your capacity as a critical accounting professional able to apply your knowledge of a specialisation to provide discipline-based solutions to professional accounting environments.

PART C. Application studies
The focus of these studies is professional or scholarly work that can contribute to a portfolio of professional development and give you the skills to practice effectively as an accountant.

Students complete two units (12 points) of elective units at either Level 4 or 5 from the Faculty of Business and Economics or across the University so long as you have the pre-requisites and there are no restrictions on admission to the units

For more information visit the faculty website - http://www.study.monash/media/links/faculty-websites/business-and-economics

Welcome to the Department of Accounting

The Department of Accounting is committed to the advancement of knowledge and preparation of accounting professionals through high quality research, teaching and learning.

Our enviable reputation is based on our:

- vibrant, collaborative and productive research culture
- contemporary, in-demand educational programs
- excellent teaching and research infrastructure
- strong links with professional bodies and the business community.

- High quality research
We have received the highest possible rating of five in the latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) report for Accounting, Auditing and Accountability.

Our research strengths fall into four main areas:

financial accounting
management accounting
auditing
accounting information systems.

Our research activities are supported by the provision of excellent infrastructure and facilities including the Monash Business School Behavioural Laboratory.

- Outstanding education programs
The Department of Accounting teaches into a suite of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees offering specialisations in Accounting. We also offer higher degree research programs. Our graduates have achieved great success in a variety of careers in industry, government, private practice and education.

- Strong industry links
We have developed strong ties with relevant professional bodies and leading individuals and companies in the business community through a range of collaborative projects and programs.

Our mission, vision and values

Mission
We engage in the highest quality accounting research and education to have a positive impact on society.

Vision
The Department of Accounting will be recognised as one of the world's leading academies of scholarship in accounting, verified by the most esteemed arbiters of quality.

Values
Whilst pursuing our mission and vision we are committed to:

- act with integrity, transparency and accountability
- strive for and recognise excellence in everything we do
- provide a respectful and collegial environment for all staff and students
- uphold the principle for responsible management education and effective global citizenship
- engage collaboratively with our stakeholders.

Find out how to apply here - http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/professional-accounting-b6011?domestic=true#making-the-application

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- Innovative ‘leadership exchange’ will enable students to gain valuable experience of working in another public service organisation. Read more

- Innovative ‘leadership exchange’ will enable students to gain valuable experience of working in another public service organisation.

- Variety of expert guest speakers and research-active academics.

- Diverse learning activities and assessment methods across all modules.

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is an internationally recognised professional postgraduate degree, which is a public sector equivalent to the Master of Business Administration (MBA). The course is targeted primarily at public service and third sector professionals. The content is relevant to both international students and those based in the UK.

The aim of the MPA is to enable learners to build on their professional experience by engaging critically with, and reflecting on, key developments in public administration in order to more effectively deliver public service outcomes in a rapidly changing environment.

The course is based on a philosophy of transformational learning and transformational change. Central to this is the role of public services in promoting social justice and equality. International examples will be used to provide thought provoking challenges to the way our public services are designed and delivered. Rather than reflect today’s public services, the state and society, this MPA aims to shape the public service landscape of tomorrow.

This MPA offers an excellent student experience and includes an innovative ‘leadership exchange’ element, working with the Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations (ACOSVO), to enable all students to participate in an appropriate exchange within another public service organisation.

Teaching, learning and assessment

The MPA offers options for both full-time and part-time study which will fit with busy working lives. This is a multidisciplinary course, with the purpose of preparing students for professional roles in the public sector. As such the delivery draws on academic expertise from a range of backgrounds such as administrative justice, public management and social policy. The input of research active academics will be complemented with expert guest speakers and visits to key public administration sites such as the Holyrood Parliament in Edinburgh, Houses of Parliament in London, Parlament de Catalunya in Barcelona and the European Parliament in Brussels. A series of academic development workshops are run alongside the taught modules to support stuents with academic writing and research methods.

Teaching hours and attendance

The amount of contact time will vary depending on whether you are studying on a part-time or full-time basis.

Links with industry/professional bodies

The ‘leadership exchange’ element of the course is delivered in association with the Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations (ACOSVO). We are also an institutional member of the Joint University Council’'s Public Administration Committee.

Modules

There is a range of core and optional modules from which you will need to complete 120 credits, plus the 60 credit dissertation module in order to complete the MPA.

Core modules: International Trends in Public Administration/ Gender and Equalities/ Leading Change in Public Services/ Workplace Learning/ Dissertation

Optional modules: You can choose from a wide range of optional modules which include Strategic Internal Communications in a Digitalised World / Communications Impact on Policymaking / Negotiation / Mediation Theory and Practice / Behavioural Finance / Introduction to Finance and Accounting and many others.

Careers

In Scotland 21% of the workforce is employed in the public sector. This does not include the many private and third sector organisations that help deliver vital public services. At a time of increasing pressure on public finances, it is increasingly important that all those who support the delivery of our public services continue to develop their professional skills and knowledge. This course supports those seeking to develop these skills.

Quick Facts

Innovative ‘leadership exchange’ will enable students to gain valuable experience of working in another public service organisation.

Variety of expert guest speakers and research-active academics.

Diverse learning activities and assessment methods



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The MSc International Development. Read more

The MSc International Development: Public Policy and Management seeks to provide an interdisciplinary training and education that will enable policy-makers, economists, planners, managers and researchers to be fully conversant with current issues of public policy and management, in an international development setting. In doing so the programme will provide participants with the conceptual and analytical tools needed to understand and critically review issues relevant to public policy and public sector reform.

While the programme was conceived primarily for those already working in the public sector environment, it has evolved into a highly successful multidisciplinary programme that is appropriate to modern professionals, from a wide variety of backgrounds, who have an interest in issues of public policy.

Informal enquiries, prior to applications, are welcomed. Please contact: Dr David Lawson (Programme Director) | Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 0415 | Email: 

Aims

By the end of the programme students will have:

  • An understanding of the different conceptual and theoretical perspectives applied to public policy and management, and public sector reform An understanding of the principles and practices underlying the implementation of public policy processes, and have acquired knowledge of `real world' examples of public policy/sector reform from leading experts An understanding of the role and importance of institutions for public policy and management Developed skills and acquired a significant cross disciplinary (development economics, public policy, management and development studies) skill set that will enable you to critically analyse and communicate your analysis effectively.
  • Excellent awareness and knowledge of a variety of global public policies and how they are implemented.
  • A good command of current theory, policy and practice in relation to some of the following specialist areas; public policy process and methods; public sector economics; development and economic policy; privatisation and public enterprise reform; public sector accounting and organisational change.
  • Developed independent research skills through a supervised dissertation research project.

Teaching and learning

Part-time Study 

Part-time students complete the full-time programme over 27 months.  There are NO evening or weekend course units available on the part-time programme, therefore if you are considering taking a programme on a part-time basis, you should discuss the requirements with the Programme Director first and seek approval from your employer to have the relevant time off. Timetabling information is normally available from late August from the Programme Administrator and you will have the opportunity to discuss course unit choices during induction week with the Programme Director.

Coursework and assessment

The taught elements of the programme, carrying 120 credits overall is continuously assessed by a variety of methods (project based reports, essays), involving largely individual submissions, but also elements of group work.

Participants must also complete a 12,000-15,000 word dissertation on a topic of their choice approved by the Programme Directors. Students are encouraged to base their dissertations on topics of direct professional concern to themselves.

Facilities

The Arthur Lewis Building provides excellent resources including analytical laboratories, studio facilities, workshops, seminar rooms, an on-site cafe and dedicated computer clusters including GIS facilities.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: 

Career opportunities

The course is intended primarily for those with experience of the public sector and those involved in public policy formulation and implementation. The nature of the course also ensures that graduates are well equipped to pursue careers in the public sector or in public policy and development as researchers, advisers or consultants.

The Global Development Institute (GDI) has a large and diverse postgraduate population, including a large number of students from outside the UK (85% of our students are drawn from outside the UK, particularly from Africa, Asia and Western Europe, but also reaching out to Latin America, the Middle East, North America and the Pacific). Many of our alumni have gone on to prestigious careers in the public service or in the NGO/charitable and private sectors, as policy officers, managers, consultants or development practitioners - while others have pursued further academic study leading to a PhD and academic careers. Since its foundation, GDI has trained over 7000 individuals from 170 different countries.



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