Master of International Accounting

COURSE (DOMESTIC STUDENTS)

Overview

This flexible course lets you take your accounting career in a wide range of directions.

Deakin's Master of International Accounting (MIA) provides graduates of any discipline with the opportunity to undertake studies towards gaining membership of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).   An ACCA accounting qualification is highly regarded by employers in many countries.

As part of the MIA course, you will study subjects such as introductory accounting, financial reporting, management accounting, commercial and taxation law, corporate auditing, accounting theory, information systems for business, governance, finance, and business economics.

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Key facts

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 3

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

Key information

Award granted

Master of International Accounting

Year

2017 course information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

$27,000 for 1 yr full-time - Full-fee paying place
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.

Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)

Not applicable

Deakin code

M780

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.

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.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Minimum entry requirements:

- Bachelor degree in any discipline with minimum weighted average mark (WAM) of 65%;

or

- Masters degree (minimum duration 1.5 years) in any discipline

Professional Recognition

On successful completion of the MIA course, you will not only gain exemption from all nine ‘fundamental’ level ACCA papers, but also have the necessary knowledge to undertake ACCA’s six ‘professional’ level examinations.  It is important to note that each MIA unit that is aligned with ACCA’s professional examinations (MAA726, MAA794, MPM708, MAF755, MAA764, MAA765), will be delivered in six-hour segments each teaching week, totalling 66 contact hours over the trimester.  At the end of Trimesters 2 and 3, those who wish to sit the ACCA exam will be required to attend intensive master classes over one week for each of the six units.  These master classes are valuable and designed to help you succeed in your ACCA examinations.

In addition to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification, completion of the appropriate selection of units within the MIA also grants eligibility for entry into alternate professional bodies including an associate member of CPA Australia, and meets the educational requirements for entry into the CA program of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and  the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Master of International Accounting course would typically seek employment in areas of accounting such as financial accounting, auditing, taxation, management accounting, public sector accounting, forensic accounting, or business advisory services. The course will provide graduates with the opportunity to work in a wide range of different environments, depending on their own skills and preferences. Accountants can choose to work in large, medium or small public practice firms, industry and commerce, government and public sector organisations, management consultancies, banking and financial services, not-for-profit organisations (NPOs) or educational organisations. Many also set up their own businesses.

Given the fundamental shift of accountants towards a wide-ranging advisory role, career opportunities are also becoming available in other vocations including working as financial planners, investment advisers, market analysts, tax consultants, advisers in mergers and acquisitions, in corporate recovery and insolvency, treasury banking, e-commerce or information technology.

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 concepts and practices within the broad context of contemporary business environment.
Communication Demonstrate advanced skills to justify and communicate complex financial and non-financial information to diverse stakeholders within and outside corporate bodies.
Digital literacy Apply relevant and state-of-art digital technologies to analyse financial and non-financial information.
Critical thinking Apply in-depth analytical skills to evaluate financial and non-financial information expected of accounting professionals in the contemporary business environment.
Problem solving Develop solutions to real world problems faced by accounting and other professionals in business environment.
Self-management Use acquired skills to organise own learning including the conduct of independent research.
Teamwork Contribute and learn by collaborating in teams in order to interpret and communicate accounting and related information
Global citizenship Engage ethically and professionally in accounting and business context in light of dynamic global perspectives.
   

 

Course Structure

To complete the Master of International Accounting, 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.

 

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
  • Corporate Auditing MAA705 2, 3, 4
  • Introductory Accounting MAA717 1, 2, 4
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting MAA718 1, 2, 4
  • Accounting Theory MAA720 1, 2, 4
  • Corporate Reporting MAA726 5
  • Professional Research and Analysis MAA753
  • Governance, Risk and Ethics MAA794 5
  • Principles of Income Tax Law MLC703 2, 3, 4
  • Commercial and Corporations Law MLC707 1, 2, 4
  • Finance MPF753 1, 2, 4
  • Business Process Analysis MPM708 1, 2, 5
  • Notes: 

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

    2 Required by Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) 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 Required for exemptions to the ACCA fundamentals level program.

    Unit covering required content to prepare students for the equivalent ACCA Professional level program exam.

    Students who wish to obtain membership of CPA Australia, CAANZ, IPA or ACCA, or obtain any applicable exemptions, are advised that it is their responsibility to ensure that they take the appropriate units required.

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

    Elective units

    Select 4 credit points of elective units from:

  • Strategic Management Accounting MAA744
  • Advanced Performance Management MAA764 5
  • Advanced Audit and Assurance MAA765 5
  • Advanced Financial Management MAF755 5
  • Economics for Managers MPE781 1, 2
  • Notes: 

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

    2 Required by Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) 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 Required for exemptions to the ACCA fundamentals level program.

    5 Unit covering required content to prepare students for the equivalent ACCA Professional level program exam.

    Students who wish to obtain membership of CPA Australia, CAANZ, IPA or ACCA, or obtain any applicable exemptions, are advised that it is their responsibility to ensure that they take the appropriate units required.

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

    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 how to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

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    Course pathways

    If you have a Bachelor degree in 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 Accounting or Finance, or a Bachelor degree in Commerce or Business with a major sequence in Accounting and/or Finance. ^ Relevant work experience is business experience either in an accounting and/or finance role or in a managerial position with business oversight responsibilities in an accounting and/or finance related field, such as financial accounting, management accounting and controllership, tax advisory, financial consulting and financial analysis.

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    * A shorter duration is available to students entering from a same discipline background.  A "same discipline" award for this course is a Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance, or a Bachelor degree in Commerce or Business with a major sequence in Accounting and/or Finance.
    ^ Relevant work experience is business experience either in an accounting and/or finance role or in a managerial position with business oversight responsibilities in an accounting and/or finance related field, such as financial accounting, management accounting and controllership, tax advisory, financial consulting and financial analysis.

    Credit for Prior Learning

    Am I eligible to receive credit for prior learning?

    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

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

    Faculty contact information

    Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
    Tel 03 9244 6555
    Email buslaw@deakin.edu.au

    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 will depend on the type of fee place you hold. 

    • If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose.
    • If you are enrolled in a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the course you choose.

    In both cases, 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

    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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