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Master of Accounting and International Finance


Offered at Burwood (Melbourne),

Cloud (online)

Duration2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code082677J
Deakin course codeM794

Please note: This course will commence in Trimester 1 2015

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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.

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  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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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.

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Course structure

Core units

MAA703 Accounting for Management  1, 2, 4

MAA716 Financial Accounting  1, 2

MAA725 Advanced Accounting Principles and Practice  1, 2, 4

MAF702 Financial Markets  

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, #



Elective units

These units may be selected to form a 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 Retirement Income Streams  

MAF709 Financial Planning Development  

MAF711 Modelling Techniques for Finance  

MAF713 Futures, Options and other Derivatives  

MAF723 Business and Financial Econometrics  

MAF761 Advanced Investments  

MAF762 Advanced Derivative Securities  

MAF763 Unit description is currently unavailable  

MAF764 Advanced Corporate Finance  

MAF767 Treasury Dealing  

MAR725 Research Methods  

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  



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.


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.


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