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Master of Accounting and International Finance

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Master of Accounting and International Finance


Offered 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 2014$23,000* - Full-fee paying place
Faculty contacts

Postgraduate Student Administration
Faculty of Business and Law
Tel 03 5227 3447 Waterfront (Geelong)
Tel 03 9244 5043 Burwood (Melbourne)
Tel 1800 624 316 Customer Service

LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
CRICOS course code082677J
Deakin course code M794

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.

Professional recognition

Completion of the appropriate selection of units within the Master of International Finance/Master of Professional Accounting can:

  • grant eligibility for entry as an associate member of CPA Australia;
  • meet the educational requirements for entry into the CA program of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA);
  • meet the educational requirements for the Institute of Public Accountants;
  • grant accreditation from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia FINSIA;
  • grant accreditation by the Finance and Treasury Association (FTA); or
  • grant accreditation by the Financial Planning Association (FPA).

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Fees and charges

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.

Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
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.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

*Indicative course fees should be used as a guide only. Deakin University assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. The indicative course fee is an estimate based on a typical enrolment a student may have for their first year of study in 2014 for their course. The indicative course fee is based on historical first year enrolments within the course, reflecting the discipline cluster of the units which may be studied within the course. The actual fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen. The cost of each unit 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 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 Financial Intermediation  

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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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.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.

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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.

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Credit for prior learning - general

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

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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How to apply

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.  Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.


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