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Professional Accounting and Business Performance

Course requirements

1. Master of Professional Accounting and Business Performance

To qualify for the award, Master of Professional Accounting and Business Performance, a candidate complete units of study totalling 96 credit points, comprising:

  • 84 credit points in core units of study; and
  • 12 credit points in elective units of study.

2. Graduate Diploma inĀ Professional Accounting and Business Performance

To qualify for the award, Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting and Business Performance, a candidate complete units of study totalling 48 credit points, comprising:

  • 36 credit points in core units of study; and
  • 12 credit points in elective units of study.

The units of study for these courses are set out in the listed Unit of study table.

Progression guides

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Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of theĀ Master of Professional Accounting and Business Performance, a candidate will be able to:
Course learning outcomes Graduate qualities
1. Integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, and skills of accounting theory, practice and regulation. Understand evolving accounting practices, the technologies they are based on and applied with, and the challenges and opportunities they create.
Depth of disciplinary expertise
2. Analyse and critically evaluate the different frameworks, theories and concepts to assess and generate solutions in accounting, while recognising the complex factors that shape them.
Critical thinking and Problem solving
3. Apply a range of communication strategies, to clearly and succinctly convey meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.
Communication (oral and written)
4. Locate, analyse, interpret and synthesise appropriate data and information, using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.
Information and Digital literacy
5. Generate novel solutions, ideas, insights and/or processes to address complex accounting issues.
Inventiveness
6. Collaborate with people from diverse backgrounds, including the demonstration of cultural competence, influence, teamwork and leadership skills. Cultural competence
7. Integrate disciplinary and inter-disciplinary perspectives in problem solving and recognise implications for professional accounting. Interdisciplinary effectiveness
8. Display a professional identity as a strategic, confident, knowledgeable, and ethically and socially aware practitioner.
Integrated professional, ethical and personal identity
9. Persuasively engage with diverse perspectives, display self-awareness and lead with confidence and responsibility. Influence
On successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting and Business Performance, a candidate will be able to:
Course learning outcomes Graduate Qualities
1. Rigorously apply knowledge of accounting theory, practice and regulation, explain their evolution of accounting knowledge, and the role of technologies in accounting.
Depth of disciplinary expertise
2. Analyse and critically evaluate the different frameworks, theories and concepts to assess and generate solutions in accounting, while recognising the complex factors that shape them.
Critical thinking and Problem solving
3. Communicate effectively and to a professional standard, in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context. Communication (oral and written)
4. Locate, process and analyse relevant business and financial data and information, using appropriate resources, systems and strategies. Information and Digital literacy
5. Generate ideas and insights to inform and generate alternative options for addressing complex issues in applying accounting concepts and techniques. Inventiveness
6. Demonstrate cultural competence, influence, teamwork and leadership skills in collaborating with organisational stakeholders from diverse backgrounds. Cultural competence
7. Identify and integrate disciplinary and inter-disciplinary perspectives in addressing practical managerial accounting issues in organisational contexts. Interdisciplinary effectiveness
8. Demonstrate integrity and ethical awareness, by acting in accordance with the accounting profession's codes of conduct in technical work, and in organisational and professional practice.
Integrated professional, ethical and personal identity
9. Persuade and challenge others while appreciating the challenges in managing the diversity of perspectives and audiences. Influence