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Monash University

Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Business Law

Course code: 3843 ~ Course abbreviation: MProfAcc/MBusLaw ~ 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 covers the core curriculum areas for classification as an accountant. The course is also designed to provide rigorous theoretical and practical knowledge in business law and to develop an understanding of and an ability to analyse a wide range of legal problems arising in the practice of business law.

Course objectives

The learning goals associated with this course are to: enable a student who holds an Australian bachelor degree, or an overseas qualification deemed by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition to be equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree, to satisfy the educational requirements for associate membership of CPA Australia and the National Institute of Accountants, and entry to the Chartered Accountants Program of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia; enable domestic students who have articulated from an Executive Certificate awarded by the Faculty of Business and Economics to satisfy the educational requirements for associate membership of CPA Australia and entry to the Chartered Accountants Program of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia; develop students' 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 simulated business cases and problems; develop students' ability to locate, evaluate and reference needed data and qualitative information stored electronically and physically and to use state-of-the-art technology to make high quality, persuasive and appropriate spoken and written presentations; develop students' ability to work independently and to lead and participate in teams from diverse cultural and social backgrounds; develop students' knowledge of the accounting profession and the need to pursue life-long learning to be an effective leader and provide service to local, national and international communities; take a structured approach to business data analysis, problem solving and decision-making; apply relevant theory, tools and techniques to solve complex problems in a dynamic business environment; develop and recommend organisation specific responses to issues and opportunities that may impact on an organisations performance; operate effectively in a multidisciplinary environment while providing specialist input from a business law and taxation perspective.

    Course structure

Course requirements

(a) Students must complete 12 compulsory units (72 points):

(b) students must complete four elective units (24 points) from the following:

Additional degree requirements:

  • students must study a minimum of four 5000-level units

    Professional recognition

Upon successful completion of the program graduates will have satisfied the educational requirements for admission as an associate member of both CPAA and NIA; and entry to both the CPA Program of CPAA and the CA Program of ICAA.

Further 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 Business Law and Taxation: telephone +61 3 9903 1424; email:

Department of Accounting and Finance: telephone +61 3 9903 2083; email:

Course coordinators

Master of Business Law: Mr Phillip Lipton; Master of Professional Accounting: To be advised