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Graduates of Accounting and Financial Management help businesses to manage and control finances and ensure that risks are mitigated and protocols are in place for the organisation to survive and thrive.

The Master of Accounting and Financial Management will prepare you for your career with a professional accounting and financial management qualification. You can build on your previous studies in engineering, medicine, science, or the arts, to get ready for a career in key areas of management, accounting and finance. If you're already working in the accounting or finance sector, this course will provide further skills in finance and accounting, and help you succeed in leadership.

Give your career an edge and become more employable by working towards a professionally accredited qualification.

The Master of Accounting and Financial Management is accredited by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)*.

Graduates of the Master of Accounting and Financial Management also have the opportunity at the end of their study to apply for membership with Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).**

This course includes guest lectures from a range of leading business experts, providing real-world knowledge and opportunities to network with leaders in your chosen field. At La Trobe, we have partnered with companies such as Deloitte, EY and PWC to offer a highly regarded, industry-connected and globally focused degree, with our accounting and finance subjects ranked among the world’s top 200***.

Career opportunities

On completion of this degree, you will be ready for business and management roles in a range of fields, including:

  • accounting and taxation services
  • auditing and assurance
  • banking
  • business management and consulting
  • corporate finance.

La Trobe graduates have a competitive edge in the job market, with our graduates now employed in roles such as:

  • financial controller
  • treasurer or finance officer
  • credit manager
  • cash manager
  • risk and insurance manager.

Graduates of the La Trobe Business School work for firms such as:

  • Deloitte
  • EY (Ernst & Young).
  • PwC

* Students are required to complete specific subjects in order to graduate with the CAANZ accredited qualification, please refer to the Handbook for further details. Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
**Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
*** QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

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Master of Accounting and Financial Management

Course offer year:
2018
Semester starts:
March, July, November
Fees amount:
28,000 per 120 credit points.
Campus:
Melbourne
Duration:
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Prerequisites:
An Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline or an approved equivalent qualification. Admission may be granted to applicants without an undergraduate degree but with five or more years of relevant work experience. In making an offer to an applicant, the university may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Professional recognition:
The Master of Accounting and Financial Management is accredited by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Students are required to complete specific subjects in order to graduate with the CAANZ accredited qualification, please refer to the Handbook for further details. Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details. Graduates of the Master of Accounting and Financial Management may also apply for membership with Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Additional information:
Applicants with demonstrated prior learning in business, either in the form of an undergraduate degree in a business related field or with at least five years relevant business experience, will be eligible to apply for advanced standing for the four subjects of the first semester of the course. In making an offer of advanced standing to an applicant, the university may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record, employment experience.
See Student Handbook for more details:

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Sample course structure

Foundation subjects

  • Academic Integrity Module (online)
  • Sustainable Management and Marketing
  • Introduction to Accounting and Finance
  • Principles of Economics
  • Statistics for Business and Finance

Core subjects

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Financial Accounting Information Systems
  • Foundations of Company and Commercial Law
  • Financial Management
  • Management and Cost Reporting
  • Corporate Reporting
  • Advanced Auditing and Assurance Services
  • Advanced accounting issues
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Derivative Securities

Electives subjects

  • 2 x School of Business level 5 electives (15 credit points each)

This sample course structure is only indicative. For an up to date version please consult the Handbook.

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Choose Master of Accounting and Financial Management at La Trobe

Graduates of Accounting and Financial Management help businesses to manage and control finances and ensure that risks are mitigated and protocols are in place for the organisation to survive and thrive.

The Master of Accounting and Financial Management will prepare you for your career with a professional accounting and financial management qualification. You can build on your previous studies in engineering, medicine, science, or the arts, to get ready for a career in key areas of management, accounting and finance. If you are already working in the accounting or finance sector, this course will provide further skills in finance and accounting, and help you succeed in leadership.

Give your career an edge and become more employable by working towards a professionally accredited qualification.

The Master of Accounting and Financial Management is accredited by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)*.

Graduates of the Master of Accounting and Financial Management also have the opportunity at the end of their study to apply for membership with Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).**

This course includes guest lectures from a range of leading business experts, providing real-world knowledge and opportunities to network with leaders in your chosen field. At La Trobe, we have partnered with companies such as Deloitte, EY and PWC to offer a highly regarded, industry-connected and globally focused degree, with our accounting and finance subjects ranked among the world’s top 200***.

Career opportunities

On completion of this degree, you will be ready for business and management roles in a range of fields, including:

  • accounting and taxation services
  • auditing and assurance
  • banking
  • business management and consulting
  • corporate finance.

La Trobe graduates have a competitive edge in the job market, with our graduates now employed in roles such as:

  • financial controller
  • treasurer or finance officer
  • credit manager
  • cash manager
  • risk and insurance manager.

Graduates of the La Trobe Business School work for firms such as:

  • Deloitte
  • EY (Ernst & Young).
  • PwC

* Students are required to complete specific subjects in order to graduate with the CAANZ accredited qualification, please refer to the Handbook for further details. Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
**Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
*** QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

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Course details for international students

Master of Accounting and Financial Management (052343B)

Course offer year:
2018
Semester starts:
March, July, November
Fees amount ($A):
34 000
Campus:
Melbourne
Duration:
2 years
English language requirements:
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0. TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English). TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22. La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website. English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0. Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59. Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher. Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements:
The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent). Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor degree, may be considered. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors to determine whether an applicant has demonstrated the capacity to work at a Master's level, including academic record, English proficiency, and/or employment experience. (Optional) The Bachelor degree (or equivalent) must be deemed cognate to gain entry to a 1.5 year Master degree, otherwise, the applicant will be considered for a 2 year Master degree program. NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Professional recognition:
The Master of Accounting and Financial Management is accredited by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Students are required to complete specific subjects in order to graduate with the CAANZ accredited qualification, please refer to the Handbook for further details. Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details. Graduates of the Master of Accounting and Financial Management may also apply for membership with Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Additional information:
If you can demonstrate prior learning in business, either in the form of an undergraduate degree in a business-related field or with at least five years relevant business experience, you'll be eligible to apply for Advanced Standing for the four subjects of the first semester of the course. In making you an offer of Advanced Standing, the University may give consideration to a range of factors including your English language proficiency, academic record, employment experience, and/or satisfactory completion of a challenge exam for any one or all of the four, first semester subjects.
See Student Handbook for more details:

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Sample course structure

Foundation subjects

  • Academic Integrity Module (online)
  • Sustainable Management and Marketing
  • Introduction to Accounting and Finance
  • Principles of Economics
  • Statistics for Business and Finance

Core subjects

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Financial Accounting Information Systems
  • Foundations of Company and Commercial Law
  • Financial Management
  • Management and Cost Reporting
  • Corporate Reporting
  • Advanced Auditing and Assurance Services
  • Advanced accounting issues
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Derivative Securities

Electives subjects

  • 2 x School of Business level 5 electives (15 credit points each)

This sample course structure is only indicative. For an up to date version please consult the Handbook.

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