Accounting - B6002


Expert master degree

Accountants with specialist expertise are in high demand. The Master of Accounting gives you the opportunity to focus on specific fields of accounting practice and develop high-level proficiency in your field.

Our innovative curriculum connects research and practice to provide you with a deep understanding of contemporary applications. The course allows you to align your professional learning to your career goals or interests, with specialist studies in financial accounting, forensic accounting, auditing and management accounting and accounting information systems.

The course also offers you a fast-track route to complete your professional recognition with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

If your undergraduate degree has inspired you to take your study further and gain advanced knowledge and expertise across the field of accounting, this is your opportunity. In this master’s degree, you’ll gain the skills to successfully operate as a specialist in the accounting profession. You’ll also combine research with practical experience, and cover the latest applications to further develop your accounting expertise.

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Course Details

  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time & part time
1, 1.5 or 2 years full-time depending on prior qualifications. See entry requirements
Start date
Semester One (February), Semester Two (July)
Master of Accounting
Course Handbook

This course is designed for applicants seeking advanced knowledge and expertise in accounting. It aims to provide graduates with the skill set required to successfully operate as a specialist in the accounting profession. This course is suitable for accounting graduates and accountants who wish to extend their knowledge and develop high level expertise across key fields of accounting.

Students have the option of doing a research pathway, work integrated learning, study abroad or units which offer credit towards some of the professional bodies." - Ralph Kober (Associate Professor, Department of Accounting)

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


Depending on prior qualifications:

Entry level 1:
96 points to complete

Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time

Applicants must have completed an Australian bachelor degree or an equivalent qualification with a major in accounting and achieved a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65 or an equivalent Grade Point Average as determined by the Monash Business School.

Admission is competitive and applicants will be ranked and selected based  
on their entire academic record.

Entry level 2:
72 points to complete

Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time

Applicants must meet the requirements for admission at entry level 1 and have completed a qualification which satisfies the educational requirements for entry to one of the following professional accounting programs;

  • Chartered Accountants Program of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ)
  • CPA Program of CPA Australia
  • IPA Program of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)
  • Professional Level of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Entry level 3:
48 points to complete

Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Applicants must meet the requirements for admission at entry level 1 and have completed an Australian graduate certificate in accounting (or equivalent).


Applicants must meet the requirements for admission at entry level 1 and have completed a one-year honours degree in accounting (or equivalent) having achieved at least a second class division A (or equivalent).


Applicants must meet the requirements for admission at entry level 1 and have completed one of the following:

  • Practical Experience Program of CA ANZ
  • CPA Program including the Your Experience requirements
  • Mentored Experience Program (MEP) of the IPA
  • Professional ACCA Qualification including the Practical Experience Requirements (PER)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Professional qualification, which entities use of the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Applicants must prepare a Candidate Statement in which they are required to demonstrate that they possess the motivation and academic skills required to successfully complete the program.

Admission is competitive and all applications will be ranked and selected based on their entire academic record and the Candidate Statement.

The course is structured in three parts: Part A. Advanced preparatory studies, Part B. Mastery knowledge and Part C. Application studies. All students complete Part B. Depending upon prior qualifications, you may receive credit for Part A or Part C or a combination of the two.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code B6002

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code B6002

Closing date

Applications for this course close on 30 June 2019

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.


Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.