Master of Accounting and International Finance
Course summary for local studentsClick here for the international course option
|Year||2016 course information|
Master of Accounting and International Finance
Offered at Burwood (Melbourne),
|Length||2 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
|CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2016||Not applicable|
|Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016||$26,000 - Full-fee paying place|
|Level||Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)|
Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
|CRICOS course code||082677J|
|Deakin course code||M794|
- Course overview
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
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.
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.
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.
|MAA703||Accounting for Management 1, 2, 4|
|MAA716||Financial Accounting 1, 2|
|MAA725||Advanced Accounting Principles and Practice 1, 2, 4|
|MAF707||Investments and Portfolio Management|
|MAF759||Quantitative Methods for Finance|
|MFT760/MAF760||International Finance #|
|MPA701||Accounting 1, 2|
|MPT753/MPF753||Finance 1, 2, 4 #|
|MPT781/MPE781||Economics for Managers 1, 2, #|
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:
|MAA705||Corporate Auditing 2, 3, 4|
|MAA753||Professional Research and Analysis for Accountants|
|MAA754||Enterprise Risk Management|
|MAA763||Governance and Fraud|
|MAF703||Applied Corporate Finance|
|MAF704||Treasury and Risk Management|
|MAF708||Superannuation and Retirement Planning|
|MAF709||Financial Planning Development|
|MAF711||Modelling Techniques for Finance|
|MAF713||Futures, Options and other Derivatives|
|MAF723||Business and Financial Econometrics|
|MAF762||Advanced Derivative Securities|
|MAF764||Advanced Corporate Finance|
|MLC703||Principles of Income Tax Law 2, 3, 4|
|MLC707||Commercial and Corporations Law 1, 2|
|MPM701||Business Process Management 1, 2|
|MPM703||Business Strategy and Analysis|
|MPE707||International Banking and Finance|
|MPE711||Global Trade and Markets|
|MPP701||Research Project 1A|
|MPP702||Research Project 1B|
|MPP703||Research Project 2|
|MIS771||Descriptive Analytics and Visualisation|
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.
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
- 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.