Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics

Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleMBus(Hons)
CRICOS code074879K
Total credit points required120
Standard duration of study (years)2.5 years FT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Graduate Student Office

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: +61 3 9903 1357



  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • This course is not currently available to international student visa holders
  • Full-time study only


The Master of Business (Honours) program is designed to enable high-achieving accounting, banking and finance and finance masters students to articulate into the University's higher degrees by research program. Masters students who achieve a distinction average will be able to apply for doctor of philosophy (PhD) study.

Students will encounter learning and teaching environments with a strong research focus. Learning activities and approaches will vary across the units offered.


The Master of Business (Honours) aims to produce graduates who will:

(a.) be critical and creative scholars who:

  • produce innovative solutions to problems
  • apply research skills to business challenges
  • communicate effectively and perceptively

(b.) be responsible and effective global citizens who:

  • engage in an internationalised world
  • exhibit cross-cultural competence
  • demonstrate ethical values

(c.) have advanced knowledge to masters level in accounting or finance

(d.) have comprehensive research skills and the ability to identify problems, to locate, evaluate and reference needed data and qualitative information; 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

(e.) have advanced knowledge and skills required to undertake a PhD candidature.


This course comprises five compulsory units, including a research dissertation, and 12 elective units.


Students must complete

(a.) the following two units (12 points):

(b.) two units (12 points) from the following list:

  • AFX4030 Advanced modelling in finance
  • AFX4040 Issues in accounting information systems
  • AFX4050 Issues in auditing and assurance
  • AFX4060 Issues in corporate finance
  • AFX4070 Issues in financial accounting
  • AFX4080 Issues in banking
  • AFX4090 Issues in management accounting

(c.) the following unit (24 points):

(d.) 12 graduate units (72 points) from the Faculty of Business and Economics subject to the following conditions:

  • at least six 4000-level or 5000-level units
  • at least six units offered by the Department of Accounting and Finance


Master of Business (Honours)