Areas of Postgraduate Study
Did you know there are six ways to do postgraduate accounting at Macquarie University?
- Master of Accounting (Professional) provides a pathway for university graduates to acquire qualifications that are fully recognised by CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA).
- Master of Accounting (CPA Extension) provides a pathway for university graduates to acquire qualifications that are fully recognised by CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA).
- Master of Advanced Professional Accounting enables students to obtain a Masters qualification studying advanced units and receive extensive academic support while they prepare for the CPA external examinations. As it is CIMA accredited, it also allows students to skip 14 papers for the CIMA qualification leading straight to the final examination
- Accounting can also be taken as a specialisation within the Master of Commerce. Our Master of Commerce (Accounting Specialisation) enables students with a Bachelor degree in any discipline to obtain a Masters qualification studying largely advanced units in accounting. This degree does not satisfy all the requirements for accreditation, but does allow a student to obtain advanced accounting and research skills. We also offer a Master of Commerce with a specialisation in Corporate Governance or a specialisation in Financial Crime and Governance, which is for professionals wanting to undertake a governance, fraud detection or risk management role.
- Master of Accounting (Professional)/Master of Commerce provides a pathway for university graduates in any discipline to acquire qualifications that are fully recognised by CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and then go on to study more advanced units in accounting.
- Master of International Accounting enables you to obtain a university qualification that satisfies the professional accounting accreditation requirements of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), Chartered Practicing Accountants (CPA) Australia and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) including academic support to complete the ACCA international professional accounting qualification.
Actuarial studies can be taken at the postgraduate level through either the Master of Actuarial Practice or the Master of Commerce. Students can undertake postgraduate studies in actuarial and related statistical science together with related areas including finance, economics and the regulation of financial institutions.
Business studies is a broad area of postgraduate study that can be undertaken as part of several degrees offered within the Faculty. Postgraduate studies in business can lead students to careers in many different industries and positions. Macquarie offers a well rounded and globally focused education to prepare graduates for the highly competitive workplace.
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Postgraduate studies in economics gives students with a background in economics or related fields to develop a graduate specialisation in economics. Postgraduate studies offers a wide range of units designed for students to learn the theoretical and applied aspects of modern economics at an advanced level.
Postgraduate studies in marketing is a management discipline concerned with exchange processes in competitive markets and can be studied through the Master of Commerce. Students will learn to identify the needs and wants of customers, determine potential target markets, design appropriate products and services, communicate this offering to customers and distribute it to the marketplace.
Postgraduate studies in International Business is completed through the Master of International Business. This is a modern business degree with a global outlook. It provides the opportunity to acquire contemporary knowledge and skills in core business disciplines with an international focus.
Macquarie University's Master of Applied Finance (MAppFin) is the largest program of its kind in the world, with 4,500 alumni based in 43 countries.
The GCertFin comprises four units of study, is a pathway to further graduate studies in applied finance, and is taught and assessed online from any location. Highly experienced industry practitioners design and deliver the MAFC¹s real world, applied finance education, and also assist students preparing for CFA, CAIA, or PRMIA certification, and professional membership of Finsia.
Specialisations include: Funds Management; Risk Management; Corporate Finance; and Instruments and Valuation.
Postgraduate studies in finance gives students the opportunity to specialise in fields such as funds management, corporate finance, risk management and instruments and valuation.
These portable programs are taught by the Macquarie Applied Finance Centre (MAFC) at campuses in: Sydney CBD; North Ryde; Melbourne CBD; Singapore; Beijing; and Shanghai.
The GCertFin comprises four units of study, is a pathway to further graduate studies in applied finance, and is taught and assessed online from any location. The Master of Commerce, with a major in finance, is taught at the North Ryde campus.
Postgraduate studies in human resources can be studied as a major in the Master of Commerce as part of a multidisciplinary postgraduate business education. This major explores the management of people, employment relations and change in contemporary workplaces.
Postgraduate studies in corporate governance is completed through the specialisation in the Master of Commerce. This specialisation is structured to provide a foundation in corporate governance, with an emphasis on the theoretical base of governance, accountability and agency for professionals wanting to undertake a governance and managerial role.
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- more about the benefits of our postgraduate courses
Postgraduate studies are a great way to fast track your career and improve your employability.