Master of Accounting and International Finance

COURSE (INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS)

Overview

Complete a combined Masters while achieving a recognised professional accounting and/or finance qualification.

Specialising in Accounting and Finance, this course meets the needs of employers and professional bodies operating in this area.

Aside from core units in areas such as portfolio management and international finance, you can choose electives relevant to your career and personal goals. For example, you can learn more about income tax law, business strategy, superannuation and more.

Studying appropriate units within this course will also help make you eligible for entry as an associate member of CPA Australia among other professional recognition.

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Key facts

English language requirements

IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Duration

1.5 to 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent (Please refer to course pathways information below)

Campuses

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)

Cloud (online)

Trimester 1

  • Start date: March
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • Cloud Campus

Trimester 2

  • Start date: July
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • Cloud Campus

Trimester 3

  • Start date: November
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • Cloud Campus

Key information

Award granted

Master of Accounting and International Finance

Year

2018 course information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

Deakin code

M794

CRICOS code

082677J

Level

Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)

Approval status

This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition

The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

Course Structure

To complete the Master of Accounting and International Finance, students must attain a total of 16 credit points consisting of 12 credit points of core units and 4 credit points of elective units.  Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.

Electives may be selected from a specified list, from the Master of International Finance (and may form a specialisation from the Master of International Finance) and the Master of Financial Planning.

Students are introduced to research tools and techniques in core units of the course where they learn analytic skills and the practical application of those skills in professional contexts. They must also complete advanced level units and a capstone unit that require them to integrate the skills learnt over their course of study and produce applied pieces of research with reference to prevailing literature.

12

Core units

4

Elective units

16

Total units

Core units

  • Accounting for Management MAA703 1, 2, 4
  • Financial Accounting MAA716 1, 2
  • Advanced Accounting Principles and Practice MAA725 1, 2
  • Governance and Fraud MAA763
  • Financial Markets MAF702
  • Applied Corporate Finance MAF703
  • Investments and Portfolio Management MAF707
  • Analytical Methods MAF759
  • International Finance MAF760
  • Accounting MPA701 1, 2
  • Finance MPF753 1, 2, 4
  • Economics for Managers MPE781 1, 2,
  • Notes
    1 Required by CPA Australia for Associate (foundation level) Membership.

    2 Required by the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand for entry to the CA Program.

    3 For candidates who have completed an accredited degree in Australia, this unit may be taken as part of the CPA program. Other students must complete the unit before becoming an Associate Member of CPA Australia.

    4 For candidates who would like to obtain exemptions to the ACCA program.

    Students should carefully note the trimesters when units are offered to ensure that all required units can be completed in the appropriate time frame.

    Students who wish to enter the CA or CPA programs or exemptions to the ACCA program are advised that it is their responsibility to ensure that they take the appropriate units required for entry.

    Students who have completed prior undergraduate or graduate units in accounting or other core knowledge areas are advised to have their qualifications assessed by their preferred professional organisation to ensure they complete the correct units.

    Please note: The eligibility of students for membership of the accrediting body is subject to meeting the requirements of that body and that Deakin makes no representations that individuals will meet those requirements.

    Elective units

    These units may be selected to form a Master of International Finance specialisation - see M750 Master of International Finance course entry for details of specialisation.

    Select 4 credit points of units from:

  • Corporate Auditing MAA705 2, 3, 4
  • Superannuation and Retirement Planning MAA719 ~
  • Financial Planning Development MAA727 #
  • Professional Research and Analysis MAA753
  • Enterprise Risk Management MAA754
  • Integrated Reporting and Value Creation MAA767
  • Treasury and Risk Management MAF704
  • Modelling Techniques for Finance MAF711
  • Futures, Options and other Derivatives MAF713
  • Business and Financial Econometrics MAF723
  • Advanced Investments MAF761
  • Advanced Derivative Securities MAF762
  • Advanced Corporate Finance MAF764
  • Treasury Dealing MAF767
  • Research Methods MAR725
  • Principles of Income Tax Law MLC703 2, 3, 4
  • Commercial and Corporations Law MLC707 1, 2, 4
  • MPM701/MPM701ABusiness Process Management 1, 2*
  • Business Strategy and Analysis MPM703
  • International Banking and Finance MPE707
  • Global Trade and Markets MPE711
  • Research Project 1a MPP701
  • Research Project 1B MPP702
  • Research Project 2 MPP703
  • Descriptive Analytics and Visualisation MIS771
  • or units from the Master of International Finance and the Master of Financial Planning.

    Other postgraduate units may be taken subject to the approval of the Course Director.

    *MPM701A is a Start Anytime unit.

    ~ previously coded MAF708

    # previously coded MAF709

    Notes
    1 Required by CPA Australia for Associate (foundation level) Membership

    2 Required by the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand for entry to the CA Program.

    3 For candidates who have completed an accredited degree in Australia, this unit may be taken as part of the CPA program. Other students must complete the unit before becoming an Associate Member of CPA Australia.

    4 For candidates who would like to obtain exemptions to the ACCA program.

    Students should carefully note the trimesters when units are offered to ensure that all required units can be completed in the appropriate time frame.

    Entry requirements

    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
    In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    IELTS / English language requirements
    Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

    It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses.

    Entry will be based on performance in:

    • Bachelor Degree, major or other qualification at a higher AQF level in a related discipline, with a minimum WAM of 60 OR
    • Bachelor Degree in any discipline with a minimum WAM of 60, PLUS three years relevant work experience, OR
    • Successful completion of Masters Qualifying Program (or MQP Extended) (with a minimum overall average of 60 in the discipline units), PLUS three years relevant work experience.

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit Deakin Policy Library.

     

     

    Course learning outcomes

    Graduate Learning Outcome Course Learning Outcome
    Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of current and emerging accounting and finance concepts and practices in contemporary business.
    Communication Use advanced communication skills to justify and communicate complex accounting and finance  concepts and ideas to accountants,  finance professionals and other business related occupations
    Digital literacy Be able to apply appropriate digital technologies to find, use, manage and disseminate complex financial and accounting data, information and ideas.
    Critical thinking Use a specialised set of high order cognitive and critical analysis skills expected of accounting and finance professionals in contemporary business to evaluate, synthesise and justify complex ideas and recommendations.
    Problem solving Develop solutions to real world and ill-defined problems faced by accounting and finance professionals in business.
    Self-management Use acquired skills to undertake own work and learning and conduct independent research.
    Teamwork Develop teamwork skills and facilitate a positive team environment by working with and learning from others on accounting and international finance issues.
    Global citizenship Engage ethically, professionally and productively in a professional accounting, international finance and business context in light of changing global perspectives.

     

    How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin

    Deakin International office or Deakin representative

    Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance

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    Need more information on how to apply?

    For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage
    If you’re still having problems, please contact Deakin International for assistance.

    Course pathways

    If you have a Bachelor degree in the same discipline*, you may be eligible for credit for 4 credit points (units) which means you need to complete 1.5 years full-time, or part-time equivalent (12 credit points). If you have a Bachelor degree in any discipline AND 5 years of relevant work experience^, you may be eligible for 4 credit points (units) which means you need to complete 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent (12 credit points). *A shorter course duration is available to students entering from a same discipline background.  A ‘same discipline’ award for this course is a Bachelor degree in Finance, or a Bachelor degree in Commerce or Management or Business with a major sequence in Finance. ^ Relevant work experience is business experience either in a finance role or in a managerial position with business oversight responsibilities in a finance related field, such as financial consulting, financial analysis, treasury management, corporate finance, fund management and banking.

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    *A shorter course duration is available to students entering from a same discipline background. A ‘same discipline’ award for this course is a Bachelor degree in Finance, or a Bachelor degree in Commerce or Management or Business with a major sequence in Finance.
    ^ Relevant work experience is business experience either in a finance role or in a managerial position with business oversight responsibilities in a finance related field, such as financial consulting, financial analysis, treasury management, corporate finance, fund management and banking.

    Alternative exits

    Credit for Prior Learning

    Am I eligible to receive credit for prior learning?

    If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
    Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

    You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

    Workload

    As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

    Fee information

    The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.

    The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

    Additional course information

    Graduate Learning Outcome Course Learning Outcome
    Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of current and emerging accounting and finance concepts and practices in contemporary business.
    Communication Use advanced communication skills to justify and communicate complex accounting and finance  concepts and ideas to accountants,  finance professionals and other business related occupations
    Digital literacy Be able to apply appropriate digital technologies to find, use, manage and disseminate complex financial and accounting data, information and ideas.
    Critical thinking Use a specialised set of high order cognitive and critical analysis skills expected of accounting and finance professionals in contemporary business to evaluate, synthesise and justify complex ideas and recommendations.
    Problem solving Develop solutions to real world and ill-defined problems faced by accounting and finance professionals in business.
    Self-management Use acquired skills to undertake own work and learning and conduct independent research.
    Teamwork Develop teamwork skills and facilitate a positive team environment by working with and learning from others on accounting and international finance issues.
    Global citizenship Engage ethically, professionally and productively in a professional accounting, international finance and business context in light of changing global perspectives.

    Offered campuses

    Burwood

    Just 30 minutes from the city centre, the Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin's thriving metropolitan campus.


    Study online at Cloud Campus

    Students are able to study all or part of this course online. You can study anywhere, anytime through Deakin's Cloud Campus.

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