Study accounting and finance in Australia

Accounting and finance at Deakin University, Australia

Broaden your skills with Deakin University’s internationally recognised and well-respected accounting and finance programs. Develop specialist skills to enhance your qualifications and take the next step in your career.

Deakin Business School is ranked in the Top 1% worldwide, so you can graduate with confidence.* Gain the necessary skills, real-world experience and accreditations to enhance your employability and career opportunities.


Deakin University’s accounting and finance programs are ranked in the Top 1% of universities worldwide.*

*QS Rankings by Subject


Rankings

We are a multi-award winning, internationally recognised university.

We are proud to be:

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A top university worldwide

Ranked in the Top 1% of universities worldwide**
**ShanghaiRankings World University Rankings

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A top young university

One of the top 50 young universities in the world^
^QS World University Rankings

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A world-class business school

Ranked in the Top 1% of universities worldwide for business*
*QS Rankings by Subject

Master of Professional Accounting

Whether you are in search of a new career direction or looking to upgrade your current accounting skills with recognised qualifications, the Master of Professional Accounting will give you the flexibility to achieve your goals. Open to graduates from both accounting and non-accounting backgrounds, you will learn corporate and management accounting, commercial law, accounting theory, economics and finance. Throughout the core units, students will learn analytic skills and the practical application of those skills in professional contexts.

Completion of the appropriate selection of units within the Master of Professional Accounting will grant eligibility for entry as an associate member of CPA Australia. It also meets the educational requirements for entry into the CA program of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), Professional Accounting Program (PEP). By completing appropriate units, it is also possible to receive exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) towards the ACCA qualification.

Master of International Accounting

This program is designed to lead to two qualifications: a master degree from Deakin and a professional qualification from the largest global body for professional accountants, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). You will study subjects such as introductory accounting, financial reporting, corporate auditing and information systems for business, governance and finance.

On successful completion of this degree, you will not only gain exemption from all nine ‘fundamental’ level Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) papers, but also have the necessary knowledge to undertake the ACCA’s six ‘professional’ level examinations. In addition to the ACCA qualification, completion of the appropriate selection of units within the Master of International Accounting will also grant you eligibility for entry into alternate professional bodies, including as an associate member of CPA Australia, and meets the educational requirements for entry into the CA program of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

Master of Professional Accounting and Finance

Through its unique combination of accounting and finance specialisations, the Master of Professional Accounting and Finance will provide you with a solid skill set that can lead to a range of careers. With the flexibility to choose elective courses that are relevant to your career and personal goals, you could find employment in financial accounting, auditing, taxation, forensic accounting, client account management, security analysis and stockbroking.

The Master of Professional Accounting and Finance also allows you to work towards membership in professional bodies in accounting and finance, including Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA) Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

Master of Professional Accounting and Law

This degree is designed for non-law and non-accounting graduates. It is tailored for those who need specialist legal knowledge in their roles (regulatory, compliance or risk management positions), and want to combine this knowledge with an advanced accounting qualification. The degree provides the required knowledge for professional accounting practice and gives law students the opportunity to gain accounting expertise to enhance their career outside the legal profession.

The Master of Professional Accounting and Law offers graduates a pathway to gain entry to professional accounting bodies such as CPA Australia, the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Master of Financial Planning

Apply for Deakin’s Master of Financial Planning and learn how to put theory into practice by developing financial planning solutions for clients. Whether you aspire to work in finance or are simply looking to upgrade your qualifications, our degree will build your knowledge and training to become a skilled financial planner. Gain an overall understanding of investment management in relation to different asset classes, plus the skills to construct, manage and evaluate portfolios using the key principles of modern portfolio theory.

The Master of Financial Planning is approved by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA). This means graduates will be eligible for entry into the certification programs of the professional financial planning associations – the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® (CFP®) Certification Program offered by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) and the Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner (FChFP) designation offered by the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA).

Master of International Finance

With an emphasis on international trade and associated financial markets, studying a Master of International Finance will enhance your global knowledge and understanding of the structure and operation of these financial markets. This specialist course will help establish your professional capabilities to give you a competitive edge for a globally-focused career. Finance professionals will be especially interested in this degree because the coursework and research components have been designed to complement professional practice in a range of financial domains. You will develop analytical skills to make key financial management decisions and become proficient in using digital technologies to process complex data.

Deakin is ranked in the Top 1% for finance in the world.*** This means that you can be confident you will learn relevant material driven by high-quality research throughout your education at Deakin.

***ShanghaiRankings Global Rankings of Academic Subjects

Accounting and finance degrees

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Postgraduate accounting and finance degrees

While the information provided here was correct at the time of publication, Deakin University reserves the right to alter, amend or delete details of degree and unit offerings.

Business

Explore our wide range of business courses, developed in consultation with industry. You will build an invaluable professional network through real-world experience and graduate with a set of versatile skills to give you the employment edge.

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MBA

Deakin’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs are among the most highly regarded in Australia.~ Renowned for flexibility and industry connections, Deakin MBAs are designed for busy professionals seeking career development while balancing work and lifestyle commitments.

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~QS Rankings

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