USQ Short Professional Development Courses
- PDC5111 Introduction to Accounting Systems with MYOB - The course introduces students to the accounting process. This included the environment of accounting, the accounting elements, transaction recognition and recording and the financial report presentation.
- PDC5112 Advanced Accounting Systems with MYOB - The course extends student's knowledge of the accounting process. This includes the recording of inventories, and recognition and measurement of assets and liabilities. Further exposure to MYOB is provided. In order to enrol in this course you must first complete PDC5111.
- PDC5113 Producing and Analysing Financial Information with MYOB - The course extends students' knowledge of the production and anyalysis of financial information. This includes financial statements, the cash flow statement, and analysis and interpretation of financial information. Further exposure to MYOB is provided. In order to enrol in this course you must first complete PDC5112.
If successfully completed with assessment these three modules would equate to ACC5502 Accounting and Financial Management.
Information Systems Modules
- PDC5611 The Networked Enterprise - This course examines the vital role played by information systems in supporting decision-making and adding business value in the networked economy. The growth of Internet use, accompanied by increasing globalisation of trade has raised the importance of information technologies and systems in business and government.
- PDC5612 Information Technology Infrastructure - This course provides a basic technical foundation to understand how information technology is transforming the business world, and how to make better decisions about investment in information systems.
- PDC5613 Key System Applications for the Digital Age - Effective information systems are now essential to create successful organisations and to provide useful products and services to customers in an increasingly complex business environment. Managers need to understand the vital role played by key information systems that can be used across the supply chain and to support decision-making. In order to enrol in this course you must first complete PDC5612.
If successfully completed with assessment these three modules would equate to CIS8000 Global Information Systems Strategy.
- PDC5511 People @ Work - This course focuses on understanding people in their work contexts in order to develop high performance workplaces that enhance quality of work-life and facilitate competitiveness.
- PDC5512 Leadership @ Work - This course investigates how to use leadership to empower people to unlock their full potential and to achieve superior organisational performance and enhanced competitiveness.
- PDC5513 Organisation Dynamics @ Work - This course revolves around organisations as complex social institutions that need to be well understood, designed and developed to facilitate cultures that embrace and leverage change towards performance and competitiveness.
If successfully completed with assessment these three modules would equate to MGT5000 Managing Organisational Behaviour.
If successfully completed with assessment these three modules would equate to MKT5000 Marketing Management.
How can I use these modules for credit toward a Post Graduate Certificate in Business (PCBS) or Master of Business Administration (MBAD)?
Each Short Professional Development module equates to 1/3 of a full-length MBA course. Complete the assessment for three Short Professional Development modules and you are eligible to apply for 1 full credit point in either the 4 credit point PCBS program or the 12 credit point MBAD program.
To claim a specified course exemption: Complete the three related Short Professional Development modules and pass the assessment in these modules and claim credit for the specific MBA Course. For example the three marketing modules would give you credit for MKT5000 Marketing Management.
To claim a non-specified course exemption: Complete any three Short Professional Development modules and pass the assessment and claim credit for a non-specified elective course.
What is the maximum number of credit points I can claim by completing Short Professional Development modules?
Master of Business Administration (MBAD) – 4 credit points = 12 Short Professional Development modules.
Post Graduate Certificate in Business (PCBS) – 2 credit points = 6 Short Professional Development modules.
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