Master in Accountancy

Master in Accountancy

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Course title Master in Accountancy
Course code PMACCFTT2
Postnominal M. Accty.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 2 Years
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits 120
Coordinator Peter J. Baldacchino
Delivered by Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy
The aim of this course is to consolidate and enhance the accounting knowledge of the students, and give them the tools to be effective Accountancy professionals and to contribute towards the Accountancy profession.

The programme of studies extends over a period of two years of full-time studies. Lectures are held during the day and are spread over five days a week.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of the Bachelor of Commerce degree from this University with one of the two main areas of study being Accountancy, obtained with a Category II classification and with a minimum average mark of 65% obtained in the study-units of Years 2 and 3 of the Accountancy main area of study.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2020.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: No fees apply

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 21,600
Yr 1: Eur 10,800 - Yr 2: Eur 10,800
Students successfully completing the Master in Accountancy should be able to:

• Critically analyse, evaluate and conclude on assurance engagements and other assurance issues in the context of best practice and current developments,
• Technically recognise and measure complex assets and liabilities and interpret developments in international accounting and issues in financial reporting,
• Prepare a set of consolidated financial statements, and account for the implementation of a scheme of reconstruction,
• Account for the tax treatment of specific transactions and examine and discuss the importance of EU directives on Maltese corporate tax system,
• Advise management and/or clients on major financial management decisions to be taken by various corporate entities, in particular those concerning the setting of financial goals for such entities and the development of strategies for the achievement of these goals, in line with the agreed policy framework,
• Distinguish between different valuation methods, and show the link between strategic planning and value creation, in the analysis of practical applications,
• Use sophisticated management accounting techniques to carry out detailed calculations and generate relevant decision making information,
• Analyse the various aspects of organisational performance using an array of performance measurement tools and generate reports which can contribute to the strategy setting and execution processes of organisations,
• Describe the legislation related to financial services in Malta, discuss its importance and relevance and identify fraudulent behaviour and potential criminal activity in the winding up of companies.
• Identify, quantify, manage and monitor risks faced by organisations and by the accountant in practice,
• Look at the world of business as the world of human relations that needs to be regulated to prevent abuse of power, supported by a vision of appropriate forms of human solidarity and cooperation,
• Examine the conditions for good corporate governance and analyse the lines along which corporate governance has been developing in recent years,
• Identify a suitable research topic in accountancy and write a feasible proposal with clearly defined objectives, research methodology and supporting literature.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2020/1.

Last Updated: 30 September 2020

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