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Master of Business Administration (International)/Master of Professional Accounting

Course summary for international students

Award granted Master of Business Administration (International) / Master of Professional Accounting
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intakeMarch (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
Indicative annual fee 2014$28,430* AUD
CRICOS course code057657K
IELTS Requirement

IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Deakin course code D709
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The MBA(International) aims to develop business managers, particularly business managers operating in an international context, with the capabilities of dealing with all aspects of an organisation’s management. The MPA aims to provide graduates with the opportunity to undertake studies leading towards Associate membership of CPA Australia or entry into the Institute of Chartered Accountants to undertake the professional year CA Program. This combined course will enable students to undertake postgraduate coursework study across a greater range of units and disciplines than is possible in a single course, thereby enhancing their knowledge and understanding of business.

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Professional recognition

Selecting the correct combination of units in one of our professionally accredited courses, provides an opportunity to be eligible to apply for admission to the:

CA Program of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA)
Associate membership for the CPA Program, CPA Australia

IPA Program of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)
and
Exemptions may apply for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

 

Students should consult with a Faculty course adviser to identify the units required by each professional body, and also consult with the professional body. Eligibility may depend on work place experience.

Fees and charges

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A Fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited 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 2014, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
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 2014 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that 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.

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Career opportunities

A qualification in accounting opens the door to many employment opportunities and a huge variety of business careers.
Over the past few years, the accounting profession has seen a fundamental shift from a role that was seen as providing financial information and number crunching towards a wide-ranging advisory role. Today's accountants are now seen as providers of business management information.
Accountants can choose to work in a range of different environments depending on their own skills and preferences. They can choose to work in large firms, small public practices, industry, government or education. Many also set up their own businesses. Whilst graduates of this course would typically seek employment in the traditional areas of accounting, given the fundamental shift of accountants towards a wide-ranging advisory role, career opportunities are becoming available in the following areas also:

  • financial planners
  • investment advisers
  • market analysts
  • tax consultants
  • advisers in mergers and acquisitions
  • corporate recovery and insolvency
  • treasury banking
  • e-commerce or IT
By combining this with a Master of Business (International) which is oriented towards business operations in a global context, students can also seek to pursue a career in an international environment. It is an ideal qualification for students wishing to be involved with national and multinational corporations, governments and/or agencies that operate cross nationally and provides a foundation in all areas of international business operations including Banking, Finance, Marketing, Economics, Strategy and Human Resources Management giving graduates considerable scope for employment in today's global business environment.

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Course rules

The Master of Business Administration (International)/Master of Professional Accounting comprises 16 credit points of study comprising 12 credit points of core units, 1 credit point from a specified list of three units, and 3 credit points of units not previously studied from the Master of Professional Accounting.  Students must complete at least four credit points of units from the core of the Master of Business Administration (International) at Deakin.

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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

MPA701 Accounting  1, 2

MPE707 International Banking and Finance  

 

MPT781/MPE781 Economics for Managers  1, 2 #

 

MPT753/MPF753 Finance  1, 2 #

MPM701 Business Process Management  1, 2, 4

MPM703 Business Strategy and Analysis  

MPA702 Financial Interpretation  

MPT735/MPM735 International Business Management  #

MPT732/MPK732 Marketing Management  #

 


Elective units

Plus one unit from:

MPE711 Global Trade and Markets  

MPK701 Research Design and Analysis  

MPR722/MPM722 Human Resource Management  *
or

 

Plus 3 credit points of units from:

MAA705 Corporate Auditing  2, 3, 4

MLC703 Principles of Income Tax Law  2, 3, 4

MLC707 Commercial and Corporations Law  1, 2

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.

 

Notes:
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.

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 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.

 

* MPR code denotes residential version of unit.

# MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit.

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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. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the English language requirements.

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Entry requirements - specific

Completion of a tertiary program equivalent to not less than 3 years of full-time study at a university or other approved educational institution -normally requires weighted average mark (WAM) of 65% or alternate admission is available via the Postgraduate Qualifying Programs (PQP):

  • applicants must have successfully completed all four PQP units with an average mark of 65 per cent and a minimum credit grade (60 per cent) in each discipline-based unit undertaken (MAA103, MAE102, MAF101 or MMM132).

IELTS / English language requirements

Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses.

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Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

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Credit for prior learning - specific

Credit for prior learning into the Master of Business Administration (International) may be granted to students who have successfully completed appropriate postgraduate studies in management.  Students must complete at least four credit points of units from the core of the Master of Business Administration (International) at Deakin.  There are negotiated credit arrangements for prior learning arrangements in place for CPA members.

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How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au
 

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