courses

0503

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.

print version

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(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

Caulfield Student Service

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: +61 3 9903 1357

Email: enquiries.caulfield@monash.edu

Course coordinator

Dr Janto Haman

Notes

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

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.

Outcomes

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

Refer to the faculty's Professional recognition of coursesProfessional recognition of courses (http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/professional-recognition/) page in this Handbook.

Structure

This course consists of five compulsory units and seven electives.

Requirements

Students must complete:

(a.) the following five units (30 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

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

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

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

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

These units can be identified using the browse units toolbrowse units tool (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/search) 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 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.

Award(s)

Master of Business (Accounting)