Master of Professional Accounting -
Master of Business Administration (MPA-MBA)
Standard Duration CourSe StruCture Capstone Subject (must complete 1)
6 trimesters lb5213 Business & Industry
The MPA / MBA is made up of 16 subjects.
total no. of Subjects Students must undertake three (3) inner core
16 management subjects, 12 accounting core lb5217 Community Project
subjects and one (1) capstone work- lb5218 Business Project
Intakes integrated learning subject.
March, July and November work-Integrated learning –
Inner Core Subjects (all 3 are compulsory) Capstone Subjects
overvIew lb5214 Current Business Issues Employers want work-ready graduates that
lb5201 Managing Business in a have a degree plus real experience. At JCU
Become a qualified accountant and Brisbane, high performing students in their
distinguish yourself to employers with Global Context
final study period who meet the entry criteria
advanced management acumen and a lb5215 Strategy & Leadership
can choose to replace a classroom-based
dual Master degree. accounting Core Subjects subject with an industry-based LB5213
The Master of Business Administration - (all 12 are compulsory) Professional Internship or work in a group on
Master of Professional Accounting program Co5103 Management Accounting a LB5217 Community Project. The opportunity
is designed for students who intend to work Co5109 Corporate Finance to engage with local business or community
as professional accountants and in senior enhances the students degree related skills
Co5117 Introduction to Accounting
management positions. whilst simultaneously improving employment
Co5118 Auditing and Assurance and career opportunities. LB5218 is open
This course allows graduates to distinguish
themselves to future employers with a dual Co5119 Business Law to all students.
Master degree and delivers comprehensive Co5120 Taxation Law
training in accounting and finance while Co5121 Law of Business Organisations
exposing students to key management Co5122 Accounting for Corporations
areas including human relations, marketing, Co5123 Advanced Issues in Accounting
business law, taxation, economics and
business information systems. Co5124 Data Analysis and Decision
Master of Professional Accounting graduates
Co5125 Economics for Managers
qualify to apply for associate membership
with CPA Australia and the Institute of Co5126 Strategic Performance
Chartered Accountants in Australia. Management
The Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Business Administration from James Cook
University has given me the foundation needed to be a qualified Accountant and a way to
accomplish my dreams.
At JCU Brisbane, there are a number of different learning and research techniques to help
students broaden their way of thinking and familiarise themselves with the real world, which
include presentations, boot-camps, case studies, online discussions and the internship program.
During my studies I was exposed to not only expert technical knowledge of accounting
concepts, but also a highly stimulating learning environment. I have been able to polish up
on my skills such as active communication, working in a team environment and under highly
stressed conditions, as well as personal attributes like punctuality and leadership qualities.
Thanks to my degree and the help of Joblinx, I am now employed full time as a Company
Accountant with an Australian organisation.
ramanpreet kaur, India, mPa-mba Student
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