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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Course

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(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 http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/0503
Contact details

Graduate Student Office

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: +61 3 9903 1357

Email: buseco-postgrad@monash.edu

Course coordinator

Dr Stephen Smith

Description

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.

Objectives

The Master of Business (Accounting) 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 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 masters 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

Details of educational requirements for professional recognition can be found at http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/asg/cds/publications/pg-professional-recognition.html.

Structure

This course comprises five compulsory units and seven electives.

Requirements

Students must complete :

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

  • AFF5100 Advanced strategic management accounting
  • AFX5120 Assurance, governance and fraud
  • 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):

  • GSB9001 Personal development - critical thinking and communication
  • GSB9002 Personal development - managing self and relationships

(c.) a further six graduate-level units (36 points) offered by any department in the Faculty of Business and Economics.

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:

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

Award(s)

Master of Business (Accounting)