Courses Handbook 2008

296502 v.3 Master of Philosophy (Accounting)


Course CRICOS Code: 061492C
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 2 Years


This is a specialised research program designed to suit the various objectives of students who wish to advance their knowledge in selected areas of the accounting discipline.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (Accounting), with a course weighted average of 75 per cent, or an honours degree in accounting (first or upper second class).

Duration and Availability

The course is by research and normally requires one to two years of full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Course Organisation

This course is studied as a research degree. The content of the degree should be determined in consultation with the postgraduate coordinator, School of Accounting. Students without prior studies in research methods and statistical data analysis will be required to undertake relevant preparatory units. This will increase the stated course duration.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Special Note

It is a requirement that two-thirds of this course is undertaken by research and only one-third by coursework. Students should not enrol in this research course to receive the Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (Accounting) but rather have undertaken it asa requisite for admission. Curtin Business School has facilities and benefits for those studying this course by research, including access to suitable computer facilities, office space, financial assistance to attend appropriate intra or interstate conferences and towards associated research costs.

Course Structure Hrs/Wk Credit
Majors, Streams or Other Core Components
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