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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II


1. Admission to the Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) have completed an Undergraduate degree achieving at least a B grade average in the highest two levels of the majoring subject.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance shall follow a fixed programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 240 credits, comprising Part A and Part B, including all of the courses specified in the Schedule to the Qualification.

3. If a candidate has already passed a course with substantially the same prescription and at the same level as one or more of those offered in the Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance then the candidate may be permitted to complete another approved course or courses that they have not already passed.


4. There are no specialisations for this qualification.

Academic Requirements

5. There are no additional academic requirements for this qualification.

Student Progression

6. In order to progress from Part A to Part B, candidates must have maintained a B- grade average in Part A of the qualification.

7. The Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance may be awarded with or without Honours.

Completion Requirements

8. The timeframes for completion as outlined in General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

9. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Business or to the Postgraduate Certificate in Business should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

10. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance

Part A

110.701 Accounting Systems 15 credits

110.702 Financial Accounting and Reporting 15 credits

110.703 Management Accounting and Decision Making 15 credits

125.701 Quantitative Methods for Accounting and Finance 15 credits

125.702 Financial Management 15 credits

152.771 Management in Organisations 15 credits

155.771 Law of Business 15 credits

178.771 Economics 15 credits

Part B

110.804 Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting 15 credits
P 110.702

110.805 Advanced Strategic Management Accounting 15 credits
P 110.703

110.806 Auditing and Assurance 15 credits
P 110.701 and 110.702

110.807 Tax 15 credits

125.803 Corporate Finance 15 credits
P 125.702

125.804 Financial Asset Management 15 credits
P 125.702

125.805 International Finance 15 credits
P 125.702

125.806 Financial Risk Management 15 credits
P 125.702

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