La Trobe is a good uni as it has great teachers but I would not recommend it to those who would like to get good career guidance
Positives: Compare to other universities, getting admission in La Trobe is quicker and easier.
Many people see accounting as a boring subject but in La Trobe university, professors try to make an interesting atmosphere in the class by providing different thoughtful activities that can motivate students.
Overall, quality of accounting teachers are great. They have amazing teaching methods mix of theory and practice like analyzing financial statements in group activities that can improve students critical thinking.
Also subjects include marketing & economics that are helpful for grasping other aspects of business.
During the course students learn how accounting standards affect the financial reporting process and they learn how to read income statements, balance sheets & cash flows which they can apply these skills in a real world of business.
Lecture videos that are provided through student portal are very entertaining and well-explained.
Also teachers are very friendly, they approach each student to make sure that they have provided maximum of learning support.
Teachers in class, give real examples of financial problems in the world and by that make students to be able to set a better connection between the concepts learned and the places they appear in the real world.
Last week of each semester there is a review of the whole subjects that is a great method for remembering everything learned during the semester.
Professors clearly invest significant amount of time developing subjects throughout the whole course and each semester consist of a lot of impressive online lessons and no mark tests.
Generally the course material is well prepared.
Negatives: There are a lot of learning materials in a short amount of time.
Each subject in a day is for just 1 hr that teachers even make it shorter for about 45 minutes or less. So students pay high fees for the shorter period of teaching and totally the course for 2 years is expensive.
In the building there are counselling centers for checking cv and helping students for their future career which is not helpful. they just provide very basic information and ask students to search online. Checking resumes are not professional.
For finding accounting jobs you need to learn softwares like Myob and Xero which in the course there is no learning materials about the softwares.
My advice to future students is: Before applying for accounting read exactly what the universities offer and ask as much question as you can about the course.
check out the teachers profiles in the linkedin to see their skills and experiences.
and see how successful were their graduates and were they are working now.
what is the process of exams and assignments and the level of hardship also check the ranking of university.
For accounting a great interest in math and finance is required.
Positives: The course covers different subjects of Accounting and provides a level of academic knowledge to get students ready for their accounting career. Some subjects incorporates practical projects and teaches students about using accounting software like MYOB
Negatives: Some of the subjects are not really relevant to the course, especially the foundation subjects like Management and Marketing, which I felt like a waste of time as my main concern is Accounting
My advice to future students is: Master of Accounting from La Trobe university is a well-designed course for student with a bachelor background in Business/Commerce to enhance their knowledge in accounting/finance field. Each Accounting subject has a quite balance between theory and practice and students have many opportunities to engage in group assignments/projects. Upon completing the course, students complete some of the foundation subjects for CPA if they want to pursue accounting professionally in the future. Highly recommended course from La Trobe university.
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