Programme Aim

Accounting programme will develop your core competencies in accounting, finance, management and business analytics, which are vital for you to succeed as a professional accountant, financial expert and business leader.

Our programme delivers a rigorous learning experience across a wide spectrum of fields, including financial and managerial accounting, taxation, auditing, law, financial management, corporate governance, accounting analytics, strategic management, and business leadership. The curriculum has the following distinctive features:

  • A comprehensive postgraduate curriculum encompassing accounting, finance, management, and business analytics
  • Theories that explicate the important roles of accounting in economic decisions

 

Mode and Duration of Study

The MAcct programme extends over a minimum of one academic year and a maximum of two academic years for full-time study. Most students tend to finish the programme in one academic year.

Courses are offered on a modular basis to allow students to focus on one area of study at a time. There are 6 modules in one academic year and each module is six to eight weeks long, including the examination week.

Students usually take 2 courses per module and there are 4 three-hour classes each week.

Medium and Course Assessment

The programme will be taught in English.

Online coursework and a list of suggested readings will be provided to help students to grasp the fundamental concepts of financial accounting.

Assessment of each course may include assignments, mid-term examinations, project papers, and course work, as well as a final examination, which is normally held at the end of each course unless otherwise specified.

Graduation Requirements

Students are required to successfully complete twelve 6-credit courses (72 credits), including seven core courses, one capstone course and four elective courses.

Those who have failed a core course are required to retake it. If the failed course is an elective, another elective can be chosen as a substitute. To graduate from our programme, the number of failed courses over the entire period of study cannot exceed two, and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above must be achieved. An attendance rate of 70% is required for all MAcct courses, failure to meet this requirement will result in a fail grade in the course concerned.

Courses

 

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Example:

MACC7001 Financial Accounting Foundation (4 credits)

This course provides an introduction to financial statements and the financial reporting process and focuses on fundamental accounting concepts and principles. We will study how the economic transactions of a firm are reported in financial statements and related disclosures. Topics examined include the conceptual framework of financial accounting, the accounting cycle, financial statements, current and long-term assets, revenue recognition, debt and equity financing, and leases. The goals of this course are to equip students with a basic set of skills that can be applied to prepare and analyze financial statements and prepare them for more advanced financial accounting courses

To contact the department

eco.dep@ntu.edu.iq