Master by coursework/Master by coursework
2.5 years FT, 5 years PT
Students have a maximum of 7 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.
Mode and location
Master of Business Law
Master of Professional Accounting
Graduate Certificate in Business
Graduate Diploma in Business
One of the single degrees
Refer to 'Alternative exits' entry below for further requirements and details.
This is a double degree course leading to two master's degrees: the Master of Professional Accounting and the Master of Business Law.
In this double degree, you will develop your knowledge and expertise in accounting and develop the skills to address the wide range of legal issues that arise in contemporary business. You have the opportunity to focus on specific fields of accounting practice, including accounting information systems, financial accounting, forensic accounting, auditing and management accounting, alongside study of the legal environment and its impact on business practice in corporate governance, financial regulation, Asian and international business, human resources and workplace relations, marketing and taxation.
The course is designed for graduates and for those who need specialist legal knowledge in their roles, such as those in regulatory, compliance or risk management positions, who want to combine this knowledge with an advanced accounting qualification.
The course is taught by a team of qualified academic staff and includes guest lectures and workshops from industry experts and leading practitioners, to ensure your knowledge reflects current practice.
These course outcomes are aligned the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 9 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://www.monash.edu.%20au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that students will:
- be critical and creative scholars who:
- produce innovative solutions to problems
- apply research skills to business challenges
- communicate effectively and perceptively
- be responsible and effective global citizens who:
- engage in an internationalised world
- exhibit cross-cultural competence
- demonstrate ethical values
- 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
- demonstrate a mastery of professional accounting and be able to apply both theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in applied accounting situations, and have advanced knowledge to master's level in business law.
This degree is accredited by relevant Australian professional bodies. Refer to the Monash Business School professional recognitionprofessional recognition (https://www.monash.edu/business/future-students/graduate-study-options/after-you-graduate/professional-recognition) page.
Double degree courses include all the features of the component degree courses, except that electives may be reduced or redirected.
The Master of Professional Accounting and the Master of Business Law are each structured in three parts, Part A. Advanced preparatory studies, Part B. Mastery knowledge and Part C. Application studies. In the double degree course you complete:
Part A. Advanced preparatory studies in professional accounting and business law (24 points)
These studies will introduce you to both professional accounting and business law studies at an advanced level.
Part B. Mastery knowledge in professional accounting and business law (96 points)
The professional accounting studies will develop your capacity as a critical accounting professional able to apply your knowledge of a specialisation to provide discipline-based solutions to professional environments.
The business law studies provide a comprehensive study of core business law disciplines and the impact they have on decision-making in organisations. You will develop your capacity to apply your knowledge to provide discipline-based solutions to legal problems and risks arising in contemporary business.
The double degree comprises 120 points structured into two parts: Part A. Advanced preparatory studies (24 points), and Part B. Mastery knowledge (96 points). All students complete Part A and B.
The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2018handbooks/maps/map-b6015.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.
Units are 6 points unless otherwise stated.
Part A. Advanced preparatory studies (24 points)
Part B. Mastery knowledge (96 points)
Students may exit this course early and apply to graduate with one of the following awards, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award during their enrolment in this master's course:
- Graduate Certificate in Business after successful completion of 24 credit points of study with a minimum of 18 credit points at level 4 or above
- Graduate Diploma in Business after successful completion of 48 credit points of study with a minimum of 36 credit points at level 4 or above
- Master of Professional Accounting after successful completion of 96 credit points of study including all of the requirements for Part A, Part B and Part C for the single degree
- Master of Business Law after successful completion of 96 credit points of study including all of the requirements for Part A, Part B and Part C for the single degree.