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The Accounting specialisation equips students with an in depth understanding of the current techniques and practices in accounting for use in an executive or managerial position. Students examine key issues relating to financial accounting, management accounting, decision making, audit and assurance, financial statement analysis, accounting systems, corporate governance, sustainability reporting, management control systems and international accounting. With its emphasis on understanding, analysing and interpreting financial and non-financial information for decision making, this specialisation qualifies students in the evaluation of the financial position and performance of companies and their accounting systems, governance and management controls. In addition to giving an important start to professional accreditation, this specialisation prepares students to work either locally or overseas, within an accounting practice or other public and private sector organisations. The Accounting specialisation provides students with strong technical, analytical and problem solving skills, while keeping abreast of contemporary accounting practice.

About this specialisation

To meet requirements for the Accounting specialisation in the Master's degree, you will complete five units of study (30 credit points), including:

(1) one six credit point prerequisite foundational unit of study:

  • Accounting Principles

(2) four elective units of study (24 credit points) selected from the options listed for this specialisation, including:

  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Advanced Managerial Accounting
  • Contemporary Issues in Auditing
  • Designing Accounting Systems
  • Extended Performance Reporting
  • Fundamental Analysis for Equity Investment
  • Intermediate Financial Reporting
  • International Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting and Decision Making.

Note.  Elective units may not all be offered every year - please check the handbook for unit availability.

Graduate opportunities

A career at a challenging level of professional accounting is simply one option available to graduates with this prestigious qualification. A postgraduate specialisation in Accounting opens up a world of exciting possibilities for the ambitious student in further research as well as the global financial sector.
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