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In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Students interested in finance may want to study professional accounting. Programs can vary in course offerings, but common classes are managerial and cost accounting, government accounting and auditing, income taxation, business law and information risk management.

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Master of Professional Accounting (MPA)

Singapore Management University
Campus Part time 12 - 24 months August 2017 Singapore

SMU MPA is a graduate qualification that has received accreditation from various global professional bodies (ISCA, CPA [+]

SMU MPA is a graduate qualification that has received accreditation from various global professional bodies (ISCA, CPA Australia, ICAA, ICAEW, CIMA, SAC and AACSB). The MPA curriculum offers academic rigour and first-hand industry knowledge, and is taught by a world-class faculty with significant industry experience. The MPA appeals to two main groups of aspirants – non-accounting graduates who wish to join the accounting profession, and those who require accounting knowledge in their expanded or future roles. MPA graduates are well sought after in areas of accounting, taxation, auditing and consulting in both the public and private sectors.

Admission Requirements Applicants must demonstrate good prior academic performance in an undergraduate degree from a recognised institution of higher learning. Applicants must have sufficient background in Mathematics/Calculus. GMAT is compulsory for all applicants. More information about GMAT is available at the GMAT website. Candidates should take the GMAT as soon as possible. The results should be sent directly from Educational Testing Service (ETS) to SMU (code for SMU MPA: F8D-3B-56). If the official GMAT scores are not ready yet, candidates may submit their MPA application using the unofficial scores and submit the official results later. Applicants with post-undergraduate working experience will have an added advantage. - Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview by members of the MPA Admission Panel. For international students, telephone interviews will be conducted if they are not in Singapore. Applicants must show proficiency in the English language. Applicants whose Undergraduate medium of instruction was not in English, are to sit for either TOEFL or IELTS. Start date: May & Aug each year Fees Application - S$50 (Non-refundable) Registration/Deposit - S$5,400 (Singaporean/PR) - S$5,500 (Foreigner) (Non-refundable) Registration and Deposit fee is non-refundable and payable on acceptance to the programme. The registration fee of S$400 or S$500 covers matriculation, examination fees, orientation activities, library and computer account. The deposit fee of S$5,000 will contribute to first installment of tuition fee. Tuition Fees - S$38,520 (inclusive of GST) Payment schedule First installment of S$1,420 and 5 installments of S$6,420 per term for Part-time students or First installment of S$7,840 and 2 installments of S$12,840 for Full-time students [-]

Master in Accounting and Auditing

Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) School of Economics and Business
Campus 2 years September 2017 Lithuania Vilnius

Accounting and Auditing programme is an internationally acknowledged study programme, providing in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of accounting and audit for pursuit of prestigious internationally recognised ACCA qualification and becoming a professional accounting or audit specialist, senior accountant, financial director, company's manager at national or international company of audit, accounting or other business branch, Lithuanian or EU public sector institution. [+]

Accounting and Auditing Master’s degree in Business Management Accounting and Auditing programme is an internationally acknowledged study programme, providing in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of accounting and audit for pursuit of prestigious internationally recognised ACCA qualification and becoming a professional accounting or audit specialist, senior accountant, financial director, company's manager at national or international company of audit, accounting or other business branch, Lithuanian or EU public sector institution. The programme is run in Vilnius, the capital city, where major international accounting companies are located. Outstanding links with them provides placements, collaborative research and employment. The studies are organised in the way to combine both studies and professional development at the same time. Top reasons to study @KTU Why KTU? Why Lithuania? Course outline More information about programme ktu.edu/m/accounting-and-auditing Internship & academic mobility opportunities KTU students are encouraged to use academic mobility programme among which Erasmus+ is the most popular. More than 350 Erasmus+ and 100 other bilateral agreements are made for student exchange, and the students may spend 1 semester in a partner university of KTU and gain credits which are transferred into their study plan. The main universities-partners of the programme are University of Bologna (Italy), Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece), University of Bergamo (Italy), Tomas Bata University in Zlin (Czech Republic). Internship (studies practice) can be performed additionally to study plan (in summer between the 1st and 2nd year or as a part of Research projects). The students of this programme may perform internship in Lithuania or abroad using Erasmus+, IAESTE, AIESEC, ISIEC, P4V, etc. academic mobility programmes and designated scholarship. Graduates’ internships are offered as well. The main business partners of the programme are UAB Ernst & Young Baltic, UAB Deloitte Lietuva, UAB PricewaterhouseCoopers, UAB BDO auditas ir apskaita, Lewben Group, Alpine Holdings Ltd (Malta), Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates – Malta Law Firm (Malta), etc. Graduate careers The field of accounting and auditing offers a number of good career opportunities in all parts of business and industry. The programme provides students great opportunities with specialised knowledge in accounting and is primarily who intend to work with accounting, either as auditors focusing on financial accounting and auditing, financial reporting or financial officers and information specialists focusing on management accounting and information technology. Advice of a student/graduate "I have a very positive approach towards studies of audit and accounting. During the lectures we performed interesting, practical tasks that could be applied in the area of work. Good and competent lecturers, including the ones from the business world, provided us with useful advice, based on science as well as on their life experience. I personally, liked modules of Consolidated Accounting and Analysis of Companies, Evaluation of Assets and Business, Audit, Internal Audit, Value-based Management, which helped me acquire necessary and valuable knowledge, deepen my knowledge of accounting, and acquire basic knowledge of audit; that was useful in my professional career." – UAB Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Assistant auditor Gintarė Venckaitytė. Application and admission requirements Academic Requirements Applications are submitted online on http://apply.ktu.edu and all requested documents must be uploaded onto the electronic application form. University Bachelor (a minimum of a 3 years) degree certificate and its supplement (legalised by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, translated into English and notary verified); Minimum average grade (CGPA) > 60 % in each entry subject; Research activities, articles are not required but gives higher entry score. Entry score is calculated where the weight in % of each entry subject is as follows: 70% CGPA 20% Research activities, articles, if any 10% Motivation (skype interview) proficiency in English: IELTS ≥6.0, TOEFL ≥85, CEFR ≥C1, or equivalent, motivation letter followed by skype interview, digital photo, notary verified copy of passport or ID (for the EU citizens only). For transfer students additionally: original academic transcript of ongoing education at university and the description of taken courses. Programme qualification requirement: Bachelor in finance/economics/management Application deadline EU, EEA, CIS, Georgia, Turkey applicants: 30 July EU applicants for free of charge studies: 10 July International applicants: 30 June The admission offer is given within 10 days after full submission of online application and motivation interview if requested (except for those who apply for state funded places). Fees and scholarships Tuition fee EU citizens and citizens with Lithuanian origin: Lithuania provides free of charge studies for EU citizens based on study field quota and competition therefore all EU citizens and those whose parents or grandparents hold Lithuanian citizenship once are encouraged to apply for state funded places. Application deadline is 10 July. Those who have lower entry score but still meet minimum entry requirements may study as fee payers. Non-EU citizens: 3500 EUR/year. Scholarships and discounts KTU may award scholarships for applicants with outstanding qualifications and for good academic results throughout studies (for all citizens). KTU also acknowledges possible grants from your home institutions and/or other relevant foundations/organisations. Special discounts are applied for the EU-candidate countries citizens (Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey). More information on admissions.ktu.edu Living costs The cost of living depends on individual habits and lifestyle (food, entertainment, travelling, hygiene, services, etc.). Books and other study materials are provided by university. KTU offers accommodation in KTU residencies (monthly rates vary from EUR 50 to 140). Overall estimated cost of living per month is ~EUR 450. Key facts Study language: English Duration: 2 years (120 ECTS), exeption: MSc of European Union International Relation and MSc of Structural and Building Products engineering: 1.5 years (90 ECTS) Delivery mode: on campus (Kaunas, Lithuania), exeption Accounting and Auditing on campus (Vilnius, Lithuania) Studies commence: 1st September Mode of studies: full time Application deadline: EU, EEA, CIS, Georgia, Turkey applicants: 30 July EU applicants for free of charge studies: 10 July International applicants: 30 June [-]

Master of Accounting (Professional)

Macquarie University
Campus 1,5 year January 2017 Australia North Ryde

Looking to change your career and be part of a growing profession? Macquarie University has Australia’s largest postgraduate accounting program... [+]

Master of Accounting (Professional)

Looking to change your career and be part of a growing profession? Macquarie University has Australia’s largest postgraduate accounting program and provides a pathway for university graduates in any discipline to acquire qualifications that are fully recognised by CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA).

Key features

Enables you to qualify for membership with an Australian professional accounting association Ensures you are taught by accounting academics and practitioners who are experts in their field: a number of our teaching staff also act as consultants to the ICAA and CPA Australia Offers a flexible class time for students who work full-time This degree can be combined with the Master of Commerce to give you a two year course to explore other areas of interest and qualify with an accredited accounting degree CRICOS registration is being sought for the Master of Accounting (Professional) with Master of Commerce. This program will be available for international students once CRICOS-registered ... [-]

Master in Accounting

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management
Campus 4 semesters October 2017 Portugal Braga

Accounting is increasingly seen as a scientific domain with great impact both on the social and economic areas. The organization, through Accounting, can get useful and timely information which will help scholars, and practitioners, on their decision making processes. [+]

Justification and Purpose Accounting is increasingly seen as a scientific domain with great impact both on the social and economic areas. The organization, through Accounting, can get useful and timely information which will help scholars, and practitioners, on their decision making processes. Nonetheless, constant changes in the legislative framework, in the accounting thought and theory development, compel those who have chosen this area of knowledge as a professional activity or as a tool for decision making, to undergo a continuous process of learning. Holders of our Master degree in Accounting should be highly skilful and competent in Accounting, Auditing and Taxation. This advanced and thorough qualification, will improve their scientific education and professional performance and will help them to evolve as active members within the decision making process in private or public, national or international companies and in dynamic and competitive environments. In addition, this programme does also envisage to: Acquire in-depth scientific training in Accounting. Develop avanced scientific research in Accounting. Apply some underlying principles to the constitution of an European High Education Area, within the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), whilst supplying updated flexible curricula. It is a four-semester-long Master Programme, which corresponds to a total of 120 ECTS. Throughout the 1st year, the expected learning outcomes and the programme coursework, address the needs of graduates from areas such as Accounting, Auditing and Taxation. It also accommodates the needs of recent graduates wishing to be experts in Accounting and, in particular, Chartered Accounting Technicians, Auditors, Accounting Lecturers and Researchers. In the 2nd year of the programme, future holders of this Master Degree should have a full command of the theoretical and practical aspects of their area of specialisation by completing and defending a dissertation, a project or an internship + report (60 ECTS). Do you intend to strengthen your skills and competences in the fields of Accounting, Auditing or Taxation, and have better prospects of a future career in the labour market? This Master Degree in Accounting is the solution you are looking for! You may find further information in the Pedagogical Guide of the Master Programme in Accounting [-]

Master of Professional Accounting

University of Saskatchewan, Edwards School of Business
Campus 2 years May 2018 Canada Saskatoon

The Master of Professional Accounting Program (MPAcc) is an innovative graduate degree program that attracts top-notch accounting students from across Canada and internationally. Created by visionary academics in response to the demand for applied, competency-based training, the program actively involves students through the use of business cases, skills workshops, and other contemporary educational techniques. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Professional Accounting 2017. A Comprehensive Education for your Diverse Future The Master of Professional Accounting Program (MPAcc) is an innovative graduate degree program that attracts top-notch accounting students from across Canada and internationally. Created by visionary academics in response to the demand for applied, competency-based training, the program actively involves students through the use of business cases, skills workshops, and other contemporary educational techniques. MPAcc provides a proven alternative route for students who are seeking the CPA designation in Canada with a first time pass rate of the Common Final Evaluation (CFE) exceeding 90%. The program also gives students an opportunity to develop an appreciation for the academic research process and academe as a career choice. Mission Statement The mission of the Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) program is to develop exceptional accounting professionals and business leaders. We bring together superior students, leading researchers, outstanding facilitators and inspiring professionals for intensive periods of study and growth. The MPAcc program is innovative, strategic, interdisciplinary, and personally transforming. Students form lasting relationships with classmates and faculty, develop both professionally and personally, and are challenged to act with integrity, objectivity and a commitment to excellence. Vision Statement The Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) program will be recognized in Canada as the premiere educational choice for outstanding students seeking to become leaders in the accounting profession. The very best undergraduate accounting students from across Canada will be attracted to this innovative, strategic, interdisciplinary, and personally transforming program. MPAcc graduates will distinguish themselves during their business careers, and shape the accounting profession. Program Overview The Master of Professional Accounting Program (MPAcc) is designed to prepare candidates for practice as future professional accountants. The program approaches the further study of accounting through an integrated examination of the environmental factors that will impact the accountant's role as an information provider, advisor, or auditor. Globalization of business, developments in information technology and electronic communication, altered organization structures and views of responsibility and accountability are some of the changes that require special attention by the professional of the future. To be successful in the new business environment and society at large, accountants must display an understanding of the myriad of forces impacting the day-to-day activities of business, government and not-for-profit organizations, and be capable of integrating information that supports a holistic view of organization decisions. The accountant of the future must also be a highly skilled individual. The curriculum of the MPAcc program has been designed to develop and enhance the skills and abilities seen as essential to the practice of professional accounting. Specifically, the development of intellectual, communication, interpersonal, organizational and professional skills is a critical component of the success of this program. Program Objectives The overall program objective is to facilitate the process of transforming a candidate with accounting and other related business knowledge into an accounting professional. Thus, the curriculum for this Master's program equips candidates to practice in an interdisciplinary and global context. The MPAcc program aims to transform candidates into accounting professionals through . . . an interdisciplinary & global focus. organizational study. advanced knowledge development. skill enhancement. research experience. professional practice exposure. In addition the program; extends the candidate's knowledge in areas of organizational study such as the business environment, financial management, strategic management, information systems, and entrepreneurship develops advanced knowledge in traditional areas of practice, such as assurance, financial reporting, and taxation. develops to a professional level the basic skills acquired in an undergraduate program. provides candidates with exposure to aspects of professional practice through various forms of interaction with the professional accounting and business community, including allowing for a period of "on site" employment. equips candidates with research skills appropriate to the task of defining, investigating, sourcing relevant data and information, analysing and preparing recommendations on the resolution of accounting related business problem. Competencies to be Developed The MPAcc program has based its success around the core competencies outlined in the CPA Competency Map. These skills have been divided between two types of competencies: Enabling Competency Areas Technical Competency Areas These two areas work together to create a professional level embodied by the CPA designation. Five Enabling Competencies Professional and Ethical Behaviour: CPAs draw on their ability to act with honesty, integrity, credibility, self-confidence, and independence while coping with ambiguity, conflicts of interest, and the need to protect the public interest. CPAs do more than adhere to the rules of professional conduct, through ethical behavior that exemplifies and enhances the reputation of the profession. Problem-Solving and Decision-Making: CPAs draw on strong analytical and problem-solving skills and their capacity for innovative and integrative thought, as well as their ability to both connect and dissect “parts” and “wholes”, identify and manage priorities, adopt a broad view to arrive at a recommended solution. Communication (both written and oral): CPAs must communicate effectively through listening, understanding, speaking, and writing with clarity and through the art of persuasion and negotiation. CPAs must be able to clearly communicate complex matters to all levels of an entity. Self-management: CPAs must demonstrate the ability to manage their own performance, solicit feedback from others, reflect and act upon it to improve behavior as well as recognize their limits and seek advice when needed. Teamwork and Leadership: CPAs have the ability to work within, build, and lead teams. They must develop competence in goal setting, planning and organization, collaboration, process management, empathy, flexibility, responding to feedback and conflict management. Six Technical Competencies Financial Reporting: Includes the role of financial reporting, the application of reporting frameworks, the reporting of routine and non-routine transactions in different circumstances, and an understanding of the role of internal control, tax, and finance in financial reporting. Strategy and Governance: Includes the role of corporate governance within an organization, as well as the formulation of strategies, the translation of those strategies into specific business objectives and actions, and their implementation. Management Accounting: Includes identifying management information needs and developing the systems required to meet those needs; planning, forecasting, budgeting, cost and revenue management for an entity, and performance measurement systems. Audit and Assurance: Includes enhancing the reliability of information through internal activities such as internal control, internal and comprehensive auditing, and through external third-party assurance services such as auditing. Finance: Includes financial analysis and planning, treasury management, capital budgeting, business valuation, and corporate finance transactions. Taxation: Includes tax compliance and reporting, and tax-planning and implementation strategies for both corporate and personal taxpayers, and an understanding of the administrative process in Canadian taxation. Admission Requirements Admission to the program requires a four-year university baccalauerate degree. Students must demonstrate their ability to pursue advanced study with a minimum 75% overall average in the last two years of undergraduate studies. International applicants please visit our International Applicants page for further details regarding applying to MPAcc. International applicants include any students who is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, regardless of where your undergraduate degree was completed. Domestic applicants who completed degree requirements at international post-secondary institutions also need to have an international transcript assessment completed. Please visit our International Applicants page for more details. The following courses must be completed by the start of MPAcc, but do not need to be completed at the time of your application. 3 cr. Intermediate Financial Accounting I 3 cr. Intermediate Financial Accounting II 3 cr. Advanced Financial Accounting 3 cr. Intermediate Managerial/Cost Accounting 3 cr. Advanced Managerial/Cost Accounting 3 cr. Taxation (Corporate and Personal) 3 cr. Auditing/Assurance 6 cr. Finance (Introduction and Intermediate) 3 cr. MIS (Management Information Systems) 3 cr. Strategy and Governance 3 cr. Business Law 6 cr. Economics 3 cr. Statistics MPAcc generally follows the same admission requirements as the CA legacy education program (CASB) and the new CPA PEP program. Note: The MPAcc May 2017 session start date will be the last group of applicants who will be able to follow the CA legacy prerequisites. Those applying for MPAcc May 2018 and onward are required to follow the CPA PEP prerequisites. For a listing of the CASB and CPA PEP prerequisites, please visit your local provinces CA or CPA website. Students who have at least four months of work experience as an articling student or in a similar position will be given preference. Work experience provides a practical framework that enhances the student's ability to understand and critically assess the subject matter considered in the MPAcc program. [-]

Master in Accounting Practice (MProf)

Middlesex University London
Campus Part time 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom London

The MProf Accounting Practice has been designed to enhance the capabilities of managers working in the accountancy profession. It does this by developing your... [+]

Master in Accounting Practice (MProf)

 

The MProf Accounting Practice has been designed to enhance the capabilities of managers working in the accountancy profession. It does this by developing your skills of reflective practice and culminates in a major workplace based research project. It has been designed specifically for members of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and is an excellent option for those wishing to develop themselves through a critical exploration of their role and evolving managerial responsibilities.  One of the benefits of the MProf is that it provides the opportunity to make a claim for academic recognition against your existing relevant formal and informal learning.... [-]


Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA)

West Virginia University - College of Business and Economics
Campus 1 year August 2017 USA Morgantown

The MPA program at WVU is designed to prepare students to meet challenges they face in launching into a career in public accounting. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Professional Accounting 2017. The MPA program at WVU is designed to prepare students to meet challenges they face in launching into a career in public accounting. The structured educational experience of a graduate program broadens and deepens the student's knowledge and skills. Many states, including West Virginia, require 128 hours of formal education before taking the CPA examination and 150 credit hours to be fully certified. Earning a Masters of Professional Accountancy can help students achieve this requirement and begin their careers on solid foundation. Nationally recognized program of excellence In addition to the College's AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International accreditation, the Accounting department earned its own accreditation in 1997. This AACSB Accreditation makes WVU's Accounting department one of the top programs in the country. Fewer than 28 percent of all AACSB-accredited schools have an additional accreditation for their MPA program. Outstanding placement record The MPA program has an excellent placement record. The big four as well as many other international, national, regional, and local firms actively recruit WVU accounting graduates. Recommended Course Sequence Fall Semester courses begin in late August and Spring Semester courses in mid January. Summer session I classes begin in mid-May and are completed by June 30. Due to possible course rotations between semesters, students may start the program only in August or January. ACCT 511 Financial Accounting Theory and Practice ACCT 551 Assurance Services/Professional Standards ACCT 561 Governmental/Not for Profit Accounting ACCT 591F ADTP: Bus/Econ Decision Making ACCT 512 Mergers and Acquisitions ACCT 541 Income Taxes and Business Decisions ACCT 571 Accounting and Business Consulting ACCT 442 Income Tax Accounting 2 ACCT 521 Information Technology Auditing ACCT 556 Fraud Detection & Deterrence Admission Requirements Admission to the MPA program is determined by a committee of accounting faculty. The committee acts upon individual applications within a short period of time after receipt of the completed application. GPA and GMAT Requirements The admission committee seeks applicants who possess a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (calculated on all college courses completed or the last 60 hours); an accounting grade point average of 3.0 (calculated exclusive of principles, proctoring, internship, and independent study courses); and a total GMAT score in the 60 percentile or higher. Both full and half-time applicants must meet the requirements for admission to the MPA program. Students who possess appropriate GMAT scores and grade point averages, but do not possess a bachelor's degree in accounting, may apply for provisional MPA graduate status. Provisional students must complete the prerequisite courses before enrolling in MPA courses. Applicants with accounting undergraduate degrees must also satisfy all the prerequisite courses for the MPA program. Students receiving provisional admission to the MPA degree will meet with the MPA coordinator to develop a written plan for the completion of the prerequisite courses. After completing all prerequisite coursework the student must request a change from provisional to regular MPA status which is subject to approval by the MPA Admission Committee. Failure to satisfactorily complete the plan will result in the cancellation of the applicant's provisional MPA graduate student status. Note: No student will be admitted as a provisional graduate student without satisfying the GMAT requirement. GRE scores (Graduate Records Examination) will be accepted in lieu of GMAT scores only for applicants with GRE scores in the 70th percentile or above. Prerequisite Courses Business Finance Income Tax Accounting Principles of Marketing Principles of Management Principles of Microeconomics Introduction to Statistics Introduction to Computer Science Business Law Principles of Accounting I and II Intermediate Accounting I and II Cost/Management Accounting Internal or External Auditing The WV Board of Accountancy requires the above listed courses to sit for the CPA exam in West Virginia, in addition to other accounting related courses. These courses are also required because CPAs need a broad business background in the practice of public accounting. [-]

Master of Professional Accounting (Extension)

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Part time 2 - 4 years January 2017 Australia Sydney

The Master of Professional Accounting (Extension) is designed to provide non-accounting graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge required for a career in professional accounting. The completion of the course satisfies the academic requirements for entry to the professional programs of CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA). [+]

This course provides the ideal academic foundation to pursue a career in accounting. It provides the knowledge, understanding and expertise necessary for employment in the accounting profession. Further, the professional recognition of the course by CPA Australia and ICAA provides students with internationally recognised qualifications that enhance both their employment and promotion opportunities.

The course aims to provide local and international graduates with the requisite knowledge in accounting and the role accounting plays in providing information products supporting all areas of business activity. In addition to providing a professionally recognised qualification, the course comprises a mix of accounting, finance, legal, communication and economics subjects that collectively provide a range of essential business skills and knowledge that are necessary for employment in today's dynamic business environment.... [-]


Master of Professional Accounting

The University of Waikato
Campus 14 months March 2017 New Zealand Hamilton

This internationally recognised masters degree will prepare you to launch a professional career in accounting after just 14 months of study. Start your academic journey towards becoming a Chartered Accountant today. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Professional Accounting 2017. Master of Professional Accounting This internationally recognised masters degree will prepare you to launch a professional career in accounting after just 14 months of study. Start your academic journey towards becoming a Chartered Accountant today. 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. It provides a professional qualification that is recognised and respected by employers in New Zealand and around the world, making it easier to find work overseas. Over 14 months, 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 at a commercial firm or organisation. It provides the ideal platform to start your journey towards becoming a Chartered Accountant. 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. There are two intakes for this course each year, so you can start in either November (T Semester) or January (S Semester). Please note it is a full-time and intensive course. Gain membership of three professional accounting bodies Waikato's Master of Professional Accounting is approved by three of the world's largest professional accounting bodies. This means our graduates can apply for provisional membership of all three, making it your passport to work overseas and expand your networks. Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Chartered Accountants Australia + New Zealand CPA Australia 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 the subjects of Accounting, Finance, and Business & Management Studies, by the prestigious QS 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). Cultural experience Waikato Management School has a vibrant student culture that offers plenty of social and learning opportunities. You can meet like-minded people through student clubs, such as: Waikato Management School Students' Association (WMSSA) Beta Alpha Psi - Waikato Chapter (Accounting club) Economics Discussion Group Finance division of WMSSA Te Ranga Ngaku - the Maori management student network Check out the Waikato Management School Facebook page for the latest news and events. Practical Experience 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). Admission and enrolment You can apply for the MPAcct if you: Have a bachelor's degree in any subject area, or equivalent, and Have achieved at least a B-minus grade average in your final year. International students must have an equivalent qualification from a recognised university, and meet the English language requirements. [-]

Master in Professional Accounting

United Arab Emirates University, College of Business and Economics
Campus Part time 3 semesters September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

As part of its mission to become a world-class university, the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is expanding its graduate program offerings at both Masters and Doctoral levels. The accounting department is launching the first AACSB-accredited MPA program in the region to meet local demands for practitioners and managers alike. [+]

As part of its mission to become a world-class university, the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is expanding its graduate program offerings at both Masters and Doctoral levels. The accounting department is launching the first AACSB-accredited MPA program in the region to meet local demands for practitioners and managers alike. The Accounting Department has obtained (in 2012) the first AACSB-accounting accreditation in the GCC and MENA region, and the tenth worldwide outside North America. As the professional accounting field is highly needed in the country, this program was considered to attract top businesses and companies from around the world. The MPA program caters for practicing accountants and managers who have chosen the professional path, and would like to further their education with a post-graduate degree in accounting. The degree will also be a natural route to a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA). Students whose first degree is not accounting, or with limited or no background on accounting and/or Business will have to successfully complete foundation courses before they are formally admitted to the program. However, those courses will not count towards the final credit hours of the program. For those students who have limited background in accounting (mainly business students), they will be asked to successfully complete two foundation courses, before they are admitted to the program. As for students with no relevant degree (mainly non-business students), they will be asked to take four courses. In addition, each applicant with no business background will be subject to an individual assessment on a case by case basis to make sure that the pool of students have the basic competencies and knowledge (mainly in economics and statistics) needed for the program. Teaching will be through evening sessions. Each semester (Fall and Spring) will be divided into two quarters, two courses offered each quarter. This translates into students being able to do 8 courses every academic year, needing 3 semesters to complete the 12 courses required. Each course is equivalent to 3 credit hours which are equivalent to 48 contact hours (inclusive of class hours, compulsory group work, and supervised field projects). The objectives of the MPA program include the following: Enable graduates to have a high level of functional and technical competence in accounting that surpasses market-offered competencies. Cover much wider areas of accounting than any of the professional accounting certifications that tend to be narrowly specialized. Develop personal and business competencies (technical and non-technical) of graduates and provide them with an excellent foundation for successful professional careers. These competences are knowledge and professional skills essential to career success, such as research skills, analysis skills, judgment skills, critical thinking skills, communication skills, and group interaction skills. Enable graduates to apply best accounting theories to their own practices, which form the basis of a sound accounting profession in the region and internationally. Enable graduates to meet one of the criteria for enrollment in DBA programs. Enable accountants who are yet to obtain professional certifications to complete the required minimum credit hours of higher education study (for example the 150 credit hours required for the American CPA certification). Admission Requirements Admission to the MPA program will be based on the following criteria: A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, in all undergraduate work. A Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited university recognized by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. A score of at least 6.0 on the IELTS Academic exam or equivalent. This test score must be less than two years old at the time of application. Candidates will be required to have a formal interview in English. Candidates will be required to submit two recommendation letters. Candidates with no degree in Accounting but with a business background will be required to successfully complete two prerequisite foundation courses. Candidates with no degree in accounting and no business background will be required to successfully complete four prerequisite foundation courses. In addition, a case-by-case assessment will be made for each candidate. A complete application package must include the following: Completed application form; The required non-refundable application fee stated on the form (AED 1000). This fee must be paid prior to consideration of the application; Two certified copies of official transcripts from all Colleges or universities attended (the applicant must arrange for these to be sent directly to the Office of the Registrar and Dean of Enrollment); and An official copy of the applicant’s IELTS certificate or equivalent. Final decisions concerning a student's acceptance into the program rests with the MPA Admissions Committee. [-]

Master of Professional Accounting

James Cook University Singapore
Campus 16 - 16 months March 2017 Singapore

Accounting is a vital business role, critical to efficient economic function around the world. The Master of Professional Accounting delivers accredited courses to graduate students in key areas of accounting and finance. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Professional Accounting 2017. Accounting is a vital business role, critical to efficient economic function around the world. The Master of Professional Accounting delivers accredited courses to graduate students in key areas of accounting and finance. Our accounting degree holds full accreditation with CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA). Graduates are able to apply for associate membership with these two professional bodies. Subjects Foundation Subjects Marketing Management People in Organisations Accounting and Finance for Managers Comparative Global Business Systems Core Subjects Management Accounting Corporate Finance Introduction to Accounting Auditing and Assurance Services Business Law Taxation Law Law of Business Organisations Accounting for Corporations Advanced Issues in Accounting Data Analysis and Decision Modelling Economics for a Sustainable World Practical or Research Project Career outcomes Accounting graduates enjoy a wide range of employment opportunities in the public and private sectors including: public accounting practice, financial analysis, financial and management accounting, banking, system support and analysis, taxation and financial advising. Tuition Fees Domestic* S$46,224 International S$47,936 *Fees apply to all Singapore residents (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and all pass holders excluding Student's Pass).Note: All course fees include prevailing 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST) [-]

Master Program in Business Studies - with an International Focus

Dalarna University
Campus 1 year August 2017 Sweden Borlänge

The Master's in Business Studies at Dalarna University is designed for individuals who have a Bachelor’s in Business Administration (or similar field) who wish to build on their knowledge of organizations, management, marketing, and/or accounting. [+]

“No business is an island!” Companies and organizations are not isolated entities and must be seen in a wider context where employees, suppliers, customers, public authorities and citizens affect and are affected by business operations. This gets even more complex in a globalized economy with companies that have customers, suppliers, or distributors in different markets. This Master's Programme in Business Studies explores these themes by combining theoretical classes with practical exercises based on the needs of local and international companies. Core courses focusing on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and management are combined with a student’s choice of specialisation (Accounting, Marketing or Strategic Human Resource Management). By offering a modern understanding of business while allowing you to develop a unique thesis project, this programme prepares you for entering the dynamic international job market. Why should you take this programme? Choosing your own specialization offers you the chance to tailor the programme to your professional goals. Come into close contact with regional and international companies where you will carry out your course work and the Master’s thesis. International peers and lecturers will provide strong opportunities for you to build your network and prepare yourself for a future career in international business. Who should apply to the Business Studies programme? The Master's in Business Studies at Dalarna University is designed for individuals who have a Bachelor’s in Business Administration (or similar field) who wish to build on their knowledge of organizations, management, marketing, and/or accounting. Attracting students from around the world, the programme offers participants the chance to learn about business practices and opportunities in foreign cultures and emerging markets. Documented good command of both oral and written English is required. TUITION FEES AND SCHOLARSHIPS The following information is applicable only to students who are applying to Dalarna University from non-EU/EEA countries and who are not applying through an approved exchange programme. Tuition Fees In addition to paying an application fee (900 SEK), students applying from non-EU/EEA countries are required to pay tuition fees for the Business Studies programme. Total Programme Tuition Fee (Two Semesters) Students Commencing in 2013: 84 000 sek Total Per Semester: 42 000 sek Tuition fees are paid in one-semester installments. The first payment of 42 000 sek must be paid no later than June 1, 2014. This allows for reasonable processing time for a residence permit application. Scholarships There are a number of scholarships available for successful applicants to the Business Studies programme who are applying from non-EU/EEA countries. Value of Scholarships Up to 40 scholarships available that cover up to 50% of tuition fees for one year (60 credits). [-]

Master of Accounting (Professional)

Bond University
Campus 92 weeks January 2017 Australia Robina

The Master of Accounting (Professional) program gives students with undergraduate credentials in other fields an opportunity to gain a professional accounting qualification. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Professional Accounting 2017. The professional program follows the same structure as the Master of Accounting program with an additional 20-week Work Integrated Learning component. Work Integrated Learning is a 45 credit point subject designed to promote and support learning, personal development and professional practice. The subject focuses on developing self-analysis and reflective learning skills, and applying theoretical solutions for practical workplace problems. [-]

MD Business Administration, Professional and Managerial Accounting (taught in Italian or in English)

University Of Bergamo
Campus October 2017 Italy Bergamo

The AAG curriculum is designed to motivate and inspire students to think and search for innovative responses to changes in the contemporary societal, business and organisational context. [+]

The Master's Degree in Business Administration, Professional and Managerial Accounting is part of the International programme of the University of Bergamo and is organized in two curricula, one taught in Italian and the other one in English: Economia aziendale, direzione amministrativa e professione (EADAP) [taught in Italian] Accounting, Accountability and Governance (AAG) [taught in English] that includes, two 'Majors': Financial Accounting for International Professionals (FAIP) Sustainability, Accountability and Governance (SAG) ADMISSION INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS In order to be admitted to the curriculum taught in English applicants are required knowledge of English corresponding to level B2, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Applicants should submit to an individual interview in order to test if they satisfy the admission requirements. For information on how to apply, pre-enrolment form, admission test and enrolment, please follow the links below: Incoming Erasmus students - This course follows the general rules of the Official Exchange Programme. For more information, please visit Application on the Unibg International web-site and contact the International office. Incoming Extra EU exchange students - This course follows the general rules of the Official Exchange Programme. For more information, please visit Application on the Unibg International web-site and contact the International office. Degree-seeking students from a EU Country - Students coming from an EU Country follow the same admission rules of Italian students. For more information, please contact the International Student Services. OBJECTIVES The AAG curriculum is designed to motivate and inspire students to think and search for innovative responses to changes in the contemporary societal, business and organisational context. During the programme students will learn new subjects and, through these, will gather managerial competencies necessary to assist organisations, professionals and public actors in developing and implementing solutions to cope with the challenges and demands of society, business and organisations. In particular, the AAG offers an internationally-infused learning and teaching environment which is aimed at providing our students with the knowledge, skills and tools required to achieve successful and satisfying careers in their areas of study. The AAG is organized in two main "majors" that each student can choose after the successful completion of the first year modules. The first year of the programme, which is the same for the two curricula, provides students with the overall knowledge and understanding of the issues related to corporate governance, accountability, management control and international accounting. These issues are then expanded in the second year when students can choose between two "majors" which are designed to offer more specialized competencies and skills in two different but related areas of study. The two majors are respectively: Sustainability, Accountability and Governance. The aim of the SAG curriculum is to provide students with the competencies (in terms of strategic, management and control knowledge, skills and tools) necessary to envisage, design and implement innovative solutions for governing SD-related issues in the daily management of organizations. Financial Accounting for International Professionals. The aim of the FAFIP curriculum is to provide students with competencies (knowledge, skills and tools) in accounting, auditing, corporate governance and business law that are necessary to manage the administration and accountancy aspects in private companies and public institutions. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The Sustainability, Accountability and Governance (SAG) programme is designed in particular, though not exclusively, for training: Managers (and entrepreneurs) in existing and/or new business who intend to integrate sustainability strategies into corporate planning and to manage, control and report sustainable performances. This may include for example multinational corporations, small business enterprises, public organisations, non-profit organizations and NGOs. Professionals, consultants and business analysts who are interested in gaining knowledge, skills and expertise for supporting organizations to manage and control sustainable related issues. Those who are interested in gaining competences to operate as an expert in social responsible businesses, public offices, non-profit organisations and/or NGOs. The Financial Accounting for International Professionals (FAIP) programme is designed to offer training and career prospects for those who intend to work as business consultants, accounting professionals and managers in multinational companies. In particular, the programme will provide specialized training and expertise to work successfully: in public offices or non-profit organizations in multinational entities as CFOs or managers as chartered accountants in «global practice of international accounting development assistance» as external (or internal) auditors as experts in corporate governance, in tax and legal services and transaction services as financial accounting advisors as professionals and consultants who are interested in gaining competencies for supporting organizations to develop new business opportunities or providing moving/relocation assistance. [-]

MCom in Accounting

University of Johannesburg
Campus Part time 2 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

The student should develop applied specialised competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis and application of accounting principles in the financial accounting field. A qualifying student should show evidence of independent and original scientific work through the master’s dissertation. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Professional Accounting 2017. The student should develop applied specialised competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis and application of accounting principles in the financial accounting field. A qualifying student should show evidence of independent and original scientific work through the master’s dissertation. Admission requirements: A potential student must be in possession of an Accounting oriented Bachelor of Commerce honours on New NQF level 8 / Old NQF level 7, which is deemed applicable by the Department of Accountancy. Finalisation of registration for the programme (and/or continued registration) is subject to applicants complying with departmental-specific requirements. Such requirements usually include preparatory work leading up to a research proposal that is approved by the department. Possible examples of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development, and successful completion of short courses aimed at skills and/or knowledge development. Candidates may also be required to successfully defend their research proposals at special discussion sessions. Contact details: Prof Danie Coetsee / 011 559 3859 / dcoetsee@uj.ac.za [-]