Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 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 applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and 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(Acc)
CRICOS code064807J
Total credit points required72
Standard duration of study (years)1.5 years FT, 3 years PT
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


Course coordinator

Dr Michael De Martinis


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


This course is designed for graduates seeking advanced knowledge and skills in accounting. It aims to provide graduates with the skill set required to successfully operate as a specialist in the accounting profession.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate Attributes. For more information refer to

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates 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 a comprehensive understanding of their discipline and be able to provide discipline-based solutions relevant to the business, professional and public policy communities we serve

(d.) have advanced knowledge to master's level in accounting

Credit for prior studies

Students may be eligible for credit to a maximum of 50 per cent of course requirements for previous graduate-level studies. Credits or exemptions will not be granted for undergraduate qualifications.

Maximum credit allowed

36 credit points

Professional recognition


This course consists of five compulsory units and seven electives.


Students must complete:

(a.) the following five units (30 points):

  • AFF5100 Advanced strategic management accounting
  • AFX5120 Forensic accounting and fraud examination
  • AFF5130 Financial statement analysis and business valuation
  • AFF5150 Financial reporting issues
  • AFX5330 Integrated systems for business enterprises

(b.) one of the following units (6 points):

  • MGX9001 Personal development - critical thinking and communication
  • MGX9002 Personal development - managing self and relationships

(c.) a further two graduate-level units (12 points) offered by the Department of Accounting and Finance

(d.) a further four graduate-level units (24 points) offered by any department or faculty subject to the approval of course coordinator.

Available units can be identifed via the index of units by faculty at or by browsing units at

Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit the Master of Business (Accounting) early may apply to graduate with one of the following, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award:

  • 1679 Graduate Certificate in Business after successful completion of 24 points of study
  • 3848 Graduate Diploma in Business after successful completion of 48 points of study


Master of Business (Accounting)