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    Master of Professional Accounting - Master of Business Administration
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    Master of Professional Accounting - Master of Business Administration

    James Cook University

    James Cook University


    Australia, Townsville

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    Key Facts

    Program Level

    Master by Course Work

    Study Type

    Full Time


    On Campus

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    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake DeadlinesSeptember-2024
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    Duration 2 years
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 36,200  / year
    Next Intake September-2024

    Master of Professional Accounting - Master of Business Administration


    Be equipped with a range of professional skills to work as an accountant or in a senior management position.

    Cover key areas in accounting and finance while gaining valuable skills in strategy and leadership.

    Apply your complementary knowledge in accounting and business administration to deliver creative solutions in your workplace. Develop your professional judgement with a strong understanding of two prominent disciplines.

    Learn how to relate advanced accounting knowledge to business practices, including auditing, finance, economics, and commercial, corporation, and taxation law. Demonstrate your synthesis of knowledge with an applied research project.

    Consult the handbook for further information.
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    MBA in Accounting and Business Administration

    Studying accounting or business is an excellent way to set yourself up for success in a range of careers and industries, but combining the two allows for an even greater set of opportunities. The Master of Professional Accounting and Master of Business Administration at JCU equips you with all the valuable skills and knowledge that employers in all industries look for. You will prepare yourself for a flexible range of career opportunities and can expect to work in business or finance in a range of different roles. This master’s degree takes two years of full-time studies to complete at the JCU campus in Brisbane and has seen many previous graduates go on to successful careers in the field they’re most passionate about. If you want to give yourself an edge over other candidates with such extensive knowledge, or if you’re still unsure what you want to do in your career and want to give yourself the flexibility and options that come with a joint degree, this MBA is perfect for you.

    What You Will Learn

    Combining all the most important aspects of a degree in accounting with those of a degree in business administration, this joint MBA will provide you with a range of skills and valuable experience. During your studies, you will learn strategy and leadership that you can transform into management roles. You will also learn how to deliver creative solutions to any workplace and how to relate advanced accounting to business practices. You will develop a thorough understanding of two valuable core disciplines, accounting and business administration, as well as business practices that include finance, economics and auditing.

    Career Opportunities

    JCU graduates will be accredited with Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), giving them an excellent head start in their careers. All graduates have excellent career prospects in the field they choose. Career opportunities will be available to you in business and finance, including as accountants or managers.

    Why Study an MBA in Accounting at JCU in QLD?

    If you’re looking to study a Master of Professional Accounting or an MBA in Accounting in Queensland, the joint Master of Professional Accounting and Master of Business Administration at JCU is one of the best options available to you. Not only will you have excellent career prospects because of the valuable skills you will develop, as demonstrated by previous graduates, but there are other reasons to choose JCU too. 82% of graduates of this degree were satisfied with their skills development. Students benefit from high-quality teaching from leading experts, excellent learning resources and practical experience from their research project. JCU is known as one of the best universities in Queensland for many disciplines, equipping students with real-life practical experience that equip them to succeed in a career of their choice. You will have access to networking opportunities and excellent student support.

    Apply for the MBA in Accounting and Business Administration through JCU’s online application portal.
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    Inherent requirements

    Inherent requirements are the identified abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours that must be demonstrated, during the learning experience, to successfully complete a course. These abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours preserve the academic integrity of the University’s learning, assessment, and accreditation processes, and where applicable, meet the standards of a profession. For more information please review the inherent requirements for the Master of Professional Accounting - Master of Business Administration.

    This course provides a foundation of Information Technology and Information System skills for entrants with limited IT experience. It also provides opportunities for experienced Information Technology and Systems professionals to enhance and apply their skills within emerging technology driven growth areas.

    You will learn how to apply Information Systems and Technologies in meeting current business needs in a real-world environment by integrating theoretical learnings with the practical application and experiences learnt through working on projects with real clients.

    You will graduate with relevant practical experiences to help you hit the ground running into a successful and exciting career in your chosen field.

    MITS also provides an optional opportunity for high achieving students to qualify to participate in a research project, offering valuable experience for your future career, or potentially being the first step on your path to a PhD.


    Entry Requirements

    AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a business discipline other than accounting; or equivalent

    English language requirements

    Band 2

    If your native language is not English, you must meet the minimum English language requirements for this course.

    English Program Requirements

    International students must attain an IELTS Academic with an average level of 7.5 or more, across the four components of listening, speaking, reading and writing; no score below level 7.0 in any of these components; and a score of 8.0 or more in the components of speaking and listening. Internationally schooled applicants may also be required to meet this requirement.

    English competency requirements may also be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

    • Bachelor degree or master degree from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK or the USA, or
    • Undergraduate degree taught in English from a South African University.


    JCU Accounting and Business Administration graduates have a valuable skillset and pursue leading careers in finance and business.

    Graduates pursue careers in both accounting and business administration.

    You could find employment in both the public and private sectors, providing valuable insights into finance and economics.

    Work as an accountant across a variety of contexts. Successful completion of all accredited subjects fulfils the academic entry requirements for the professional accounting bodies Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).

    Fee Information

    +estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

    Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
    Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 36,200 

    How to Apply

    STEP 1: Choose and research your course

    STEP 2: Prepare your documents

    STEP 3: Lodge your application

    STEP 4: Accept your offer

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