Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2015 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 2015 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics.

Course code3843
Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleMProfAcc/MBusLaw
CRICOS code082639D
Total credit points required120
Standard duration of study (years)2.5 years FT, 5 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details


Course coordinator

Dr Nicola Charwat, Business Law; Dr Andrzej Ceglowski, Professional Accounting


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


The course is designed to provide both practical and theoretical knowledge and skills in accounting. It enables students who hold a previous qualification in a non-accounting discipline that is comparable to an Australian bachelor degree to satisfy the educational requirements of the accounting professional bodies in Australia. 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.


Refer to the outcomes for the single degrees 0790 Master of Professional Accounting and 3159 Master of Business Law.

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 up to 24 credit points may be granted for previous undergraduate studies in a related field.

Maximum credit allowed

Maximum credit allowed 60 points

Professional recognition

Refer to the Faculty of Business and Economics Professional recognition of coursesProfessional recognition of courses ( page in this Handbook.


This course consists of four foundation units, twelve compulsory units and four law units.


Graduates with a non-business undergraduate degree must complete:

(a.) four business foundation units (24 points):

All students must complete:

(b.) twelve specialisation mastery units (72 points):

(c.) 24 points of graduate-level units offered by the Department of Business Law and TaxationDepartment of Business Law and Taxation ( or Faculty of LawFaculty of Law (

Suitable 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. Students must be able to meet any unit prerequisites.

Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit the Master of Professional Accounting and Master of Business Law 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 or 0748 Graduate Diploma in Accounting after successful completion of 48 points of study
  • either of the single master's degrees (0790 Master of Professional Accounting or 3159 Master of Business Law) subject to satisfying the requirements of the single degree.


Master of Business Law
Master of Professional Accounting