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Master of Business Administration (Professional Accounting)

CRICOS 096894G
Program Overview

As a specialization of the Master of Business Administration, the MBA (Professional Accounting) combines management studies with a sequence of accounting and related units that meet the requirements for provisional membership of Chartered Accountants ANZ and associate membership of CPA Australia.

Besides studies in strategy, organisational behaviour, marketing, leadership and ethics, students will acquire competencies in accounting, finance, auditing, taxation, business law and information systems. The MBA (Professional Accounting) is at the cutting edge with analytics, big data, artificial intelligence and technology embedded across the curriculum.

Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Delivery Site South Eveleigh, Sydney Campus
Application date Refer to key dates.
Refer to fees.
Entry Requirements
  • An Australian bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification, including an overseas qualification),
  • An Australian graduate certificate or graduate diploma in business, or
  • Completion of TOP's Postgraduate Preparation Program
English Language Requirements IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent. 
Credit arrangement Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is available and will be assessed in accordance with TOP's RPL Policy. Please refer to the Application for Recognition of Prior Learning and the RPL policy and procedure for further details.  No RPL will be granted for prior working experience.
Course Structure

The course contains: 16 subjects

Term One

Core Subjects

TMKT601 Marketing Management

TMGT602 Individual, Group and Organisational Behaviour

TACC601 Principles of Accounting

TECO601 Principles of Economics

Exit with a Graduate Certificate in Business

Term Two

Core Subjects

TFIN603 Corporate Finance

TSTA602 Quantitative Methods

TMGT603 Leadership and Ethical Behaviour

TACC603 Accounting Information Systems

Exit with a Graduate Diploma of Business Administration

Term Three

Core Subjects

TMGT601 Strategic Management Theory and Practice

TACC606 Accounting Theory and Applications

TACC607 Managerial Accounting

TLAW607 Business and Corporations Law

Term Four

Core Subjects  

TACC605 Corporate Accounting

TACC608 Auditing and Assurance Services

TLAW603 Taxation Law

TACC615 Professional Accounting Capstone

Exit with Master of Business Administration (Professional Accounting)             

To qualify for the degree of Master of Business Administration a student must complete 16 subjects (96 credit points).

Please refer to the table for the changes to unit codes and names which will be effective from Term 1, 2020.

Pathway to employment/further study

The MBA (Professional Accounting) prepares graduates for senior and middle management positions in business (sales, marketing, finance, accounting, general management, operations), government, non-profit and non-governmental organisations. Careers include general management, marketing, entrepreneurship and start-ups, consulting and operations.

Alternatively, graduates are eligible to enrol in the professional qualifying programs of CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants ANZ which can lead to a career as a qualified accountant in industry or professional practice.

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