Overview

Study a globally-recognized accounting degree with the Master of Business (Accounting).

Gain a strong foundation and conceptual knowledge of recent developments in sustainability and global trends in accounting. You'll develop specialist knowledge in accounting, economics, and finance and learn the skills you need to succeed in a senior accounting position in a variety of industries.

Upon completion of this course, you will be eligible to apply for accreditation with CPA Australia and/or the Charted Accountants – Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ).

Careers

Employment opportunities for accountants are very common and span a variety of roles in many different industry settings including public accounting practice, commercial and government organizations.

This course could lead to a career as a:

  • general accountant
  • taxation accountant
  • management accountant.

Course Structure

To attain the Master of Business (Accounting), students will be required to complete 192 credit points consisting of:

  • 48 credit points college core units
  • 24 credit points business core units
  • 84 credit points professional core units
  • 36 credit points research units

RESEARCH OPTION 1

  • 12 credit points business research project; and,
  • 24 credit points elective units. Students to select units from any College of Business Post Graduate Course (subject to availability). Please check any pre-requisite requirements prior to enrolling.

RESEARCH OPTION 2

  • 12 credit points business research proposal; and,
  • 24 credit points business research thesis.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Critically reflect upon theoretical approaches and analyze their application to achieve effective accounting practice.
2. Justify and interpret theoretical propositions and related bodies of knowledge to critically evaluate the resolution of business problems and make recommendations/recommend actions in authentic/contemporary business settings.
3. Critically apply cross-disciplinary knowledge in decision making with creativity for emerging professional accounting contexts.
4. Demonstrate accountability in autonomous and collaborative judgments and innovative strategic thinking in response to contemporary and future business/ accounting/ professional challenges.
5. Work as a reflective practitioner to formulate, implement and evaluate industry-specific investigations to resolve complex professional problems and inform management decision making.
6. Communicate effectively to specialist and non- specialist audiences including multi-disciplinary teams, diverse cultural communities, and business and other professional organizations.
7. Exemplify initiative and inspirational leadership in a dynamic 21st-century work environment, acting consistently, ethically and socially responsible.
8. Plan and execute a substantial research-based project or evidence-based capstone activity - informing effective accounting practice to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at abstract and practical levels.

Entry requirements

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline
OR
Completion of an Australian Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) in a similar discipline
PLUS
IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)

Pathways from VU courses

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Program taught in:
English

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Last updated February 14, 2019
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