Master of Accounting and International Finance

Course summary for international students

Award granted

Master of Accounting and International Finance

CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Length2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1 2015)
July (Trimester 2 2015)
November (Trimester 3 2015)

Indicative annual fee 2015$29,800 AUD
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
CRICOS course code082677J
IELTS Requirement

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

Deakin course code M794
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Please note: This course will commence in Trimester 1 2015

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.

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 2015, 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 2015 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.

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.

Course structure

Core units

MAA703Accounting for Management1, 2, 4

MAA716Financial Accounting1, 2

MAA725Advanced Accounting Principles and Practice1, 2, 4

MAF702Financial Markets

MAF707Investments and Portfolio Management

MAF759Quantitative Methods for Finance

MFT760/MAF760International Finance#

MPA701Accounting1, 2

MPT753/MPF753Finance1, 2, 4 #

MPT781/MPE781Economics for Managers1, 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:

MAA705Corporate Auditing2, 3, 4

MAA753Professional Research and Analysis for Accountants

MAA754Enterprise Risk Management

MAA763Governance and Fraud

MAF703Applied Corporate Finance

MAF704Treasury and Risk Management

MAF708Retirement Income Streams

MAF709Financial Planning Development

MAF711Modelling Techniques for Finance

MAF713Futures, Options and other Derivatives

MAF723Business and Financial Econometrics

MAF761Advanced Investments

MAF762Advanced Derivative Securities

MAF763Unit description is currently unavailable

MAF764Advanced Corporate Finance

MAF767Treasury Dealing

MAR725Research Methods

MLC703Principles of Income Tax Law2, 3, 4

MLC707Commercial and Corporations Law1, 2

MPM701Business Process Management1, 2

MPM703Business Strategy and Analysis

MPE707International Banking and Finance

MPE711Global Trade and Markets

MPP701

Research Project 1A

MPP702

Research 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.

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.

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.


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.

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 or alternate admission is available via the Postgraduate Qualifying Programs (PQP):

  • applicants must have successfully completed all four PQP units and achieved a minimum grade of 60 per cent for 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.

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.

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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