Introduction to Master of Science in Accounting

To meet the increasing demand of international advanced accounting professionals, School of Business provides a Master degree of Science in Accounting (MSA) with the duration of two years. The MSA degree is offered entirely on the campus of the Macau University of Science &Technology and is available to full-time students. The program introduces financial accounting (both US GAAP and IFRS), auditing technical knowledge and taxation calculation and application. The program requires a minimum of 36 credits (including 24 core courses credits and 12 elective courses credits)plus the satisfactory completion of an accounting paper. The MSA degree will be awarded while students finish all required course and successfully pass the Master thesis defense.

Our MSA program has the following characteristics:

Firstly, it is the unique one for providing international high quality accounting studying in Macao. This program focuses on the systematical studying of financial accounting, Taxation and training of conduct of professional ethics, honesty and integrity. Students are encouraged initiative during their studying in order to cultivate practical, creative and inter-disciplinary international accounting talents for Macao, Hong Kong and Mainland China .

Secondly, in contrast with those from the universities in Mainland China, all courses’ textbooks are in English Version. School of Business periodically invite some famous professors from foreign famous Universities to teach some core courses. It will be beneficial for students to study in international views.

Finally, our MSA focuses on accounting practice teaching. It is much closer to business practice with respect to those from USA and Europe.


Learning Goals and Learning Objectives


LG1. Students demonstrate solid knowledge and skills in in business and economy management.

LG1.1 Students have mastering of intermediate-level knowledge and skills in general business and economics study.

LG1.2 Students demonstrate solid knowledge and skills in prescribed and self-chosen specialized areas of business and economics study. 

LG2Demonstrate intermediate critical thinking and analytical skills in solving business-and-economy problems.

LG2.1 Students are able to identify and define problems and opportunities in specialized areas of business and economics.

LG2.2 Students demonstrate intermediate analytical skills by collecting business data and information and applying appropriate quantitative techniques.

LG2.3 Students are able to interpret the result of data and information analysis and make recommendations relating to the business strategy and economy policies in specialized areas. 

LG3. Students demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills. 

LG3.1 Students are able to communicate clearly and effectively orally in a logical, coherent, organized manner and in a suitable register. 

LG3.2 Students are able to communicate clearly and effectively in writing in a logical, coherent, organized manner and in a suitable register.

LG3.3 Students can select and apply appropriate multimedia and visual aids to promote their presentations effectively. 

LG4. Have strong ethical perspective and solid understanding about how to behave ethically in business and economy environment.

LG4.1 Students demonstrate solid knowledge of ethical conduct and legal setting in business and economy environment.

LG4.2 Students are able to recognize ethical dilemmas in business operation and economy environment, and to apply an ethical model to propose and defend a resolution in specialized fields.

LG4.3 Students demonstrate solid knowledge of corporate social responsibilities and capability of applying models of sustainable development to propose and defend a resolution.

LG5. Demonstrate global and multicultural perspectives.

LG5.1 Students understand, appreciate, respect and/or work well with other cultures and international diversity.

LG5.2 Students demonstrate good understanding of globalization of business and economy, being able to integrate the implication of globalization into decision-makings in their major areas.

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