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Monash University

Master of Business (Accounting)

Course code: 0503 ~ Course abbreviation: MBus(Acc) ~ Total credit points required: 96 ~ 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Business and Economics

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Caulfield)

    Course description

This course enables students to gain knowledge and skills which are essential attributes for accounting graduates. The flexible structure enables students to construct a program that best suits their future career.

Course objectives

The learning goals associated with this course are to: develop the ability to identify problems, to synthesise, analyse, summarise and classify data and qualitative information, to evaluate and weigh evidence, arguments and ethics, to apply specialist skills and knowledge to global business issues; and to work out solutions to real world business cases and problems; develop the ability to locate, evaluate and reference needed data and qualitative information stored electronically and physically and to use state-of-the-art technology to produce high quality, persuasive and appropriate spoken and written presentations; develop the ability to work independently and to lead and participate in teams from diverse cultural and social backgrounds; develop knowledge of, and opportunities for membership progression in, the financial services and/or accounting professions and the need to pursue life-long learning to be an effective leader and provide service to local, national and international communities.

    Course structure

Course requirements

(a) Students must complete two compulsory units (12 points):

  • AFF5200 Issues in competitive advantage I
  • AFF5401 Issues in competitive advantage II

(b) students must complete 10 units (60 points) at 5000-level offered by the Department of Accounting and Finance including at least two of the following:

  • AFF5040 Advanced investments
  • AFF5070 Strategic policy and entrepreneurship
  • AFF5080 Business accounting II: strategic issues
  • AFF5090 Financial reporting and statement analysis
  • AFF5280 Institutional asset and liability management

(c) students must complete four graduate units (24 points) offered by any department in the Faculty of Business and Economics.

It is recommended that students consult with the course coordinator to ensure their elective units form a coherent study program.

    Exit point

Students can exit early from this degree under the following conditions:

  • completion of eight 5000-level units including no more than four CPA units - Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Accounting.

    Professional Recognition

Details of educational requirements for professional recognition can be found under the Professional Recognition entry in the Faculty of Business and Economics section of the Postgraduate Handbook.

    Contact details

Department of Accounting and Finance: telephone +61 3 9903 2359; email:

Course coordinator

To be advised