Master of Accounting and International Finance

Course summary for local students

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Year2016 course information
Award granted

Master of Accounting and International Finance

Campus

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne),

Cloud (online)

Length2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)

CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2016Not applicable
Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016$26,000 - Full-fee paying place
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
Tel 03 9244 6555
Email buslaw@deakin.edu.au
Deakin Customer Service
Tel 1800 624 316

CRICOS course code082677J
Deakin course code M794

Course sub-headings

Course overview

This combined course, with specialisations in Accounting and Finance, is designed to meet the needs of employers and professional bodies operating in this area. It will provide students with an opportunity to complete a combined Masters as well as achieving a recognised professional accounting and/or finance qualification. Eligibility for membership to professional bodies is subject to work experience and the entry requirements of those professional bodies.

Professional recognition

Completion of the appropriate selection of units within the Master of International Finance/Master of Professional Accounting can:

  • grant eligibility for entry as an associate member of CPA Australia;
  • meet the educational requirements for entry into the CA program of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA);
  • meet the educational requirements for the Institute of Public Accountants;
  • grant accreditation from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia FINSIA;
  • grant accreditation by the Finance and Treasury Association (FTA); or
  • grant accreditation by the Financial Planning Association (FPA).

Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year of study. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can add these together to calculate your study load for each year.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the University receives some Government funding. Students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study.

* The indicative annual course fee shown has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2016, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

The fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on "indicative course fees" to calculate the total future cost of their course.

Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP, may be eligible for HECS-HELP to assist in paying their tuition fees. For more information about HECS-HELP visit the Study Assist website.

Full-fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
A full-fee paying place is one which the University does not receive any Government funding. Students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Domestic full-fee paying places are available to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

The annual course fee shown has been provided as a guide only. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course a student enrols in and the study load (EFTSL) of the units undertaken. The EFSTL value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

To calculate the cost of each unit you can multiply the course price by the EFTSL value of all units undertaken.

The course based fees may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on these course fees to calculate the future cost of their course.

Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP to assist in pay their tuition fees. For more information about FEE-HELP visit the Study Assist website.

Course rules

The Master of Accounting and International Finance requires completion of 16 credit points comprising 10 credit points of core units and 6 credit points of elective units selected from a specified list.

Course structure

Core units

MAA703Accounting for Management 1, 2, 4

MAA716Financial Accounting 1, 2

MAA725Advanced Accounting Principles and Practice 1, 2, 4

MAF702Financial Markets

MAF707Investments and Portfolio Management

MAF759Quantitative Methods for Finance

MFT760/MAF760International Finance #

MPA701Accounting 1, 2

MPT753/MPF753Finance 1, 2, 4 #

MPT781/MPE781Economics for Managers 1, 2, #

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 6 credit points of units from:

MAA705Corporate Auditing 2, 3, 4

MAA753Professional Research and Analysis for Accountants

MAA754Enterprise Risk Management

MAA763Governance and Fraud

MAF703Applied Corporate Finance

MAF704Treasury and Risk Management

MAF708Superannuation and Retirement Planning

MAF709Financial Planning Development

MAF711Modelling Techniques for Finance

MAF713Futures, Options and other Derivatives

MAF723Business and Financial Econometrics

MAF761Advanced Investments

MAF762Advanced Derivative Securities

MAF764Advanced Corporate Finance

MAF767Treasury Dealing

MAR725Research Methods

MLC703Principles of Income Tax Law 2, 3, 4

MLC707Commercial and Corporations Law 1, 2

MPM701Business Process Management 1, 2

MPM703Business Strategy and Analysis

MPE707International Banking and Finance

MPE711Global Trade and Markets

MPP701Research Project 1A

MPP702Research Project 1B

MPP703Research Project 2

MIS771Descriptive Analytics and Visualisation

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 Team Chair.

# MFT/MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit.

Notes
1 Required by CPA Australia for Associate (foundation level) Membership
2 Required by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia 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.


Entry requirements - general

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.

Entry requirements - specific

Standard Admission:

-  A 3 year bachelor's degree or AQF equivalent

Credit for prior learning - general

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.

How to apply

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.  Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.