Master of Accounting and International Finance

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Master of Accounting and International Finance
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code082677J
Deakin course codeM794

Course sub-headings

Course 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.


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.

Fees and charges

This section is for:

  • all Commonwealth Supported Place students, or
  • domestic fee-paying undergraduate students, or
  • all domestic and International students who commenced in 2015 or before.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. The cost of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search under the 'Unit based calculation'.

* The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) indicative annual course fee shown in the table below is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines.


  This section is for:

  • all International students who commenced in 2016 or after, or
  • all postgraduate domestic student who commenced in 2016 or after.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
Not applicable$26,000$33,000

The rates shown are based on eight credit points (which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than eight credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. The credit point and EFTSL value of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by eight, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying.

Course rules

To complete the Master of Accounting and International Finance, students must attain a total of 16 credit points consisting of 10 credit points of core units and 6 credit points of elective units.  Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.

Electives may be selected from:-

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, #

# MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit.

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 6 credit points of units from:

MAA705Corporate Auditing 2, 3, 4

MAA753Professional Research and Analysis

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

MPM701/MPM701ABusiness 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.

*MPM701A is a Start Anytime unit.

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.