Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2014 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 2014 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 titleMAppFin/MBus(Acc)
CRICOS code064999G
Total credit points required96
Standard duration of study (years)2 years FT, 4 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Caulfield Student Services, telephone: +61 3 9903 1400, fax: +61 3 9903 1357, email:

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 enables students to gain knowledge and skills which are essential attributes for accounting graduates and finance professionals. The course aims to provide graduates with theoretical constructs and their applications for their work as finance and accounting professionals.


Refer to the outcomes for the single degrees 3818 Master of Applied Finance and 0503 Master of Business (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

48 credit points

Professional recognition

Refer to the faculty's Professional recognition of coursesProfessional recognition of courses ( page in this Handbook.


This course consists of 11 compulsory units and five electives.


Students must complete:

(a.) eleven compulsory units (66 points):

  • ACF5100 Advanced strategic management accounting
  • ACF5120 Forensic accounting and fraud examination
  • ACF5130 Financial statement analysis and business valuation
  • ACF5150 Financial reporting issues
  • ACF5330 Integrated systems for business enterprises
  • BFF5040 Advanced security analysis
  • BFF5230 Global financial markets
  • BFF5250 Corporate treasury management
  • BFF5270 Funds management
  • BFF5300 Case studies in finance
  • ETF5930 Financial econometrics

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

  • MGX5991 Personal development - critical thinking and communication
  • MGX5992 Personal development - managing self and relationships.

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

  • BFF5050 Global banking institutions and issues
  • BFF5260 Money market dealing
  • BFF5280 Institutional asset and liability management
  • BFF5290 Advanced derivatives and quantitative finance
  • BFF5380 Credit risk modelling
  • BFF5390 Advanced financial planning
  • BFF5913 Financial planning
  • BFF5915 Options, futures and risk management
  • BFF5975 Property investment
  • BFX5860 International studies in banking and finance
  • ETF5231 Business forecasting
  • ETF5300 Applied financial econometrics

(d.) two further graduate-level units (12 points) offered by any department or faculty subject to the approval of the course coordinator.

These units can be identified using the browse units toolbrowse units tool ( in the current edition of the handbook. The level of the unit is indicated by the first number in the unit code; postgraduate units are those that commence with the number 5.

Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit the Master of Applied Finance and 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
  • either of the single master's degrees (3818 Master of Applied Finance or 0503 Master of Business (Accounting)) subject to satisfying the requirements of the single degree.


Master of Applied Finance
Master of Business (Accounting)