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 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

Caulfield Student Services

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.
  • Full-time study only


This course is designed to enable high-achieving accounting, banking and finance and finance master's students to articulate into the University's higher degrees by research program.

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


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 advanced knowledge to master's 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 consists of 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:

  • BFX4030 Advanced modelling in finance
  • ACX4040 Issues in accounting information systems
  • ACX4050 Issues in auditing and assurance
  • BFX4060 Issues in corporate finance
  • ACX4070 Issues in financial accounting
  • BFX4080 Issues in banking
  • ACX4090 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 or Department of Banking and Finance.

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.

Minimum grade for articulation

Students must achieve a minimum of a distinction (70 per cent) average to be able to apply for entry to 0029 Doctor of Philosophy.


Master of Business (Honours)