Master of Accounting and International Finance

Course summary for current students

Year2017 course information
Award granted

Master of Accounting and International Finance

CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusYes
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.

Indicative student 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.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

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.

 

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

MAF760International Finance

MPA701Accounting 1, 2

MPF753Finance 1, 2, 4

MPE781Economics for Managers 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 6 credit points of units from:

MAA705Corporate Auditing 2, 3, 4

MAA719Superannuation and Retirement Planning ~

MAA727Financial Planning Development #

MAA753Professional Research and Analysis

MAA754Enterprise Risk Management

MAA763Governance and Fraud

MAF703Applied Corporate Finance

MAF704Treasury and Risk Management

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.

~ 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.