Master of Accounting and Finance (MAcctFin)

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The Master of Accounting and Finance offers a combination of accounting and finance studies in order to extend knowledge of both disciplines. Successful completion will provide graduates with a professional accounting qualification.

The Master of Accounting and Finance is an AQF Level 9 Masters qualification with a standard full-time duration of 2 years.

Program Learning Outcome
1. Explain and apply advanced and integrated knowledge in the field of accounting and finance.
2. Structure and articulate concise and cohesive accounting and finance argument to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
3. Demonstrate a high level of personal autonomy, judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a professional with high level skills in the accounting and finance disciplines.
4. Identify and apply ethical principles relevant to the accounting and finance profession.
5. Use appropriate quantitative and qualitative methodologies to support research, problem solving and decision making in an accounting and finance context.

Condition of enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Faculty before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program.

Academic Program Rules for Master of Accounting and Finance

There shall be a Master of Accounting and Finance.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Master of Accounting and Finance the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 48 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 42 units
  2. Elective courses to the value of 6 units
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 42 units.

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ACCTFIN 7001 Ethical Principles in Finance & Accounting 3
ACCTING 7014 Management Accounting (M) 3
ACCTING 7019 Accounting Concepts and Methods (M) 3
ACCTING 7020 Intermediate Financial Reporting (M) 3
ACCTING 7023 Advanced Financial Accounting (M) 3
ACCTING 7026 Accounting Systems and Processes (M) 3
COMMLAW 7012 Business and Corporations Law 3
CORPFIN 7005 Principles of Finance (M) 3
CORPFIN 7019 Advanced Funds Management (M) 3
CORPFIN 7020 Derivatives (M) 3
CORPFIN 7033 Quantitative Methods (M) 3
CORPFIN 7039 Equity Valuation & Analysis (M) 3
CORPFIN 7040 Fixed Income Securities (M) 3
ECON 7200 Economic Principles (M) 3