Master of Professional Accounting / Master of Business Administration

James Cook University JCU

The Master of Professional Accounting can be combined with the Master of Business Administration to provide graduates with two high-level awards in reduced time. This joint course is designed to provide graduates with skills to operate as professional accountants and to prepare them for senior management positions. It provides training in key areas of accounting and finance as well as exposing students to key management areas as human relations and marketing. Students also study business law, taxation, economics and business information systems.

Course Fee:


International: $65,440

Entry Requirements:

Completion of an AQF level 7 Bachelor degree in non-accounting discipline; or other equivalent qualifications and experience

Structure:

48 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Professional accounting; Business administration

Study Pathways:

Students who have completed the requirements for the GDipAcc or the GCertAcc may be granted credit for all subjects provided the award is surrendered.

Further information:

For more information: https://www.jcu.edu.au/courses-and-study

Recognition:

This course is jointly accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). Students who complete this course may join either or both professional accounting bodies.

Who for:

Students interested in being more competitive and capable in pursuing their corporate career

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Townsville No info Yes Online 2 years
Townsville No info Yes Full time 2 years
Townsville No info Yes Part time 4 years
Brisbane No info Yes Full time 2 years

Study for life

JCU’s commitment to providing you with the skills needed to be job-ready is consistently rewarded with a five-star rating for ‘full-time graduate employment’ (The Good Universities Guide 2018). JCU graduates are also leading the way in employer satisfaction, receiving the highest rating in a national report (QILT 2017 Employer Satisfaction Survey).

University study areas

  • Arts (Social Sciences)
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Dentistry
  • Diploma of Higher Education
  • Education 
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Practice
  • Information Technology
  • Law
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Medicine
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Planning
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Science
  • Social Work
  • Speech Pathology
  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • Veterinary Science

Flexible learning options

You can choose an on-campus university lifestyle, study online and externally, or combine the two options. Within your degree, you also have the flexibility to enrol in a major from one discipline while broadening your knowledge by taking electives from other JCU disciplines. 

As part of your degree, you may also have the exciting opportunity to study overseas with one of JCU's many partner universities.

Campus locations

JCU is a multi-campus institution with our main campuses in the tropical cities of Cairns, Singapore and Townsville. A Russo Higher Education-run campus in Brisbane offers courses for international students and we have study centres in Mount Isa, Thursday Island and Mackay.

Progressive facilities

Huge investments in university infrastructure ensure you enjoy modern facilities, including: 

  • Technologically advanced lecture theatres that support teaching and learning 
  • A dental clinic
  • A variety of vet and dry laboratories 
  • Speech and language clinic
  • Exercise physiology and movement analysis labs
  • Veterinary hospital
  • Modern libraries
  • Computer labs 
  • Recording studio
  • Lighting studio
  • Art galleries
  • Accommodation halls of residence.

Field work at amazing locations

JCU’s access to the most spectacular and diverse natural laboratories in the world offer advantages to you that cannot be overstated. Field site environments for research on coral reefs, tropical rainforests, coastal wetlands, woodland savannahs and the arid outback are all available in

our backyard. The university has field research stations available for field trips, study and research, including: 

  • JCU Fletcherview Research Station
  • JCU Orpheus Island Research Station
  • JCU Veterinary Teaching Resource Centre (Malanda)
  • JCU Daintree Rainforest Observatory.

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