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

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.

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

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

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 These elective units may be selected to form a Master of International Finance specialisation - see M750 Master of International Finance course entry.  Elective units may also be selected from the courses - Master of International Finance and the Master of Financial Planning.

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.

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.