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UNSW Australia – Master of Commerce (Management Accounting)

UNSW Australia postgraduate students undertaking the Master of Commerce (Management Accounting) degree can now use a fast-track route to complete the CIMA professional qualification. The programme prepares students for an exciting career with the opportunity to become a CIMA member and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA®).

Students will be allowed to sit for CIMA’s strategic case study exam during the last semester of the Master's programme. Upon passing the strategic case study exam and completing the Master's programme, students will only need three years' practical experience to apply for CIMA membership and gain both the ACMA and CGMA designations.

This agreement is a first for CIMA in NSW and we are proud to collaborate with a prestige university such as UNSW Australia, which is ranked in the top 100 of the world’s universities.

Eligibility

This opportunity is available for UNSW students enrolled in the Master of Commerce (Management Accounting) (8404) degree commencing from the 2014 intake.

CIMA exemptions

For UNSW Australia Master of Commerce (Management Accounting) students graduating from 2015 to 2019, CIMA will grant 14 paper exemptions up to and including the strategic level.

The requirements are:

  1. Successful completion of the Master of Commerce (Management Accounting) degree
  2. Successful completion of the relevant electives – see below
  3. Payment of the required CIMA fees

Degree compulsory and elective requirements

You can gain exemptions from either:

  • Operational and management level
  • Operational, management and strategic level
Exemptions  Courses required
Operational and management level only Two compulsory core courses 
MGMT5050 Teams, Ethics and Competitive Advantage 
COMM5005 Quantitative Methods for Business 

Three gateway core courses 
ACCT5930 Financial Accounting 
ECON5103 Business Economics
FINS5513 Investments and Portfolio Selection 

Five required specialisation courses 
ACCT5910 Business Analysis and Valuation 
ACCT5942 Corporate Accounting and Regulation 
ACCT5943 Advanced Financial Reporting 
ACCT5996 Management Accounting and Business Analysis 
INFS5848  Project, Portfolio and Program Management 

One elective specialisation course from the following:
ACCT5955  Management Control Systems in Contemporary Contexts* 
FINS5514  Capital Budgeting and Financial Decisions 
INFS5978  Accounting Information Systems 
MARK5700  Elements of Marketing 
MGMT5601  Global Business and Multinational Enterprise 
MGMT5907  Human Resource Management 

*This course must be selected if students wish to be exempted from all CIMA operational and management level exams.
 

Students may also take any other course approved by the Master of Commerce Coordinator for the School of Accounting.

One Capstone course 
ACCT5931  Strategic Management Accounting    
Note: If a course has been completed in prior study, students may be granted permission to substitute courses from an elective list relevant to the CIMA syllabus and the value creation objectives of organisations.
Operational, management and strategic level  To achieve strategic level accreditation, the Master of Commerce (Extension) (8417) allows students to take four additional courses on "Entity Planning and Performance":

Four required courses  
ACCT5914  Enterprise Strategy for Management Accountants or ACCT5949 Managing Agile Organisations
ACCT5919  Business Risk Management
ACCT5955  Management Control Systems in Contemporary Contexts
FINS5514  Capital Budgeting and Financial Decisions 

Note: If a course has been completed in prior study, students maybe granted permission to substitute courses from an elective list relevant to the CIMA syllabus and the value creation objectives of organisations.

CIMA fees

CIMA is currently offering a special rate for students undertaking this course. For more information on the fee structure for CIMA contact our Sydney office on +61 2 9376 9900 or email australia@aicpa-cima.com

Applications

To register with CIMA, students of this program will need to contact the CIMA office in Sydney on +61 2 9376 9900 or email australia@cimaglobal.com to obtain the appropriate registration code.

See more information on the UNSW degree.

Contact us

CIMA Australasia
Nicole Hartas, Business Development Manager 
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9376 9900
Email:  Australia@aicpa-cima.com 

UNSW Australia contact
For application and enrolment advice 
The student recruitment team
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9385 3507
Email: businessinfo@unsw.edu.au

Academic advice
Associate Professor Malcolm Miller, MCom Coordinator for the School of Accounting
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9385 5820
Email: m.miller@unsw.edu.au

CIMA Australasia
Level 7, Suite 702
5 Hunter St
Sydney
NSW 2000

T. +61 (0)2 9376 9900
E. australia@aicpa-cima.com

New Zealand
T. +64 (0) 800 246269 (NZ freephone)
E. newzealand@aicpa-cima.com