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2.5 years full time or longer for part time
Delivery mode: 
Face to Face

Applications for this course are not being taken at this time


Aim for a high-level role managing finance and investments, with a Master of Business (Accounting)/Master of Finance from VU.

Our double masters has a targeted, specialised focus on finance and accounting. It is designed for students from non-accounting backgrounds who want to develop the specialist skills needed for accounting and finance roles.

You'll gain hands-on market analysis and trading expertise through virtual trading, using real-world stockmarket databases. You'll come to understand how accounting and finance systems and requirements drive public- and private-sector organisations.

Your global perspective in contemporary financial markets will be combined with practical skills in accounting. These are underpinned with critical thinking, problem solving and communication, to give you an in-demand skill set for a financially rewarding profession. 

Professional recognition

The Master of Business (Accounting) / Master of Finance program provides professional recognition, with entry to membership of CPA Australia or the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Finance-industry connections & mentors

Victoria University’s business college provides networks and guidance from the business community.

We have well-established industry connections, to help you find your way into a professional role.

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A Master of Business from VU set Samuel Manhom down the path to an accounts-officer role and award-winning community position.

Careers in finance and accounting

The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations has identified accounting as an industry with a national skills shortage. Employment opportunities for accountants are very good and span a variety of roles in many different business settings such as: 

  • public accounting practice
  • commercial work
  • government organisation positions. 

Other types of positions include:

  • general accountant
  • taxation accountant
  • management accountant.

Finance positions include:

  • financial manager 
  • financial analyst
  • financial investment manager.


The Australian national public website, Job Outlook, has these averaged salaries:

Course structure

To attain the awards, Master of Business (Accounting) and Master of Finance, students will be required to complete 240 credit points consisting of:

  • 72 credit points Core Business units
  • 156 credit points Professional Core units
  • 12 credit points Capstone Research Project unit

College Core Units

Accounting Professional Core Units

Finance Professional Core Units

Capstone Research Project Unit

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Critically reflect upon theoretical approaches and analyse their application to achieve effective accounting and finance practice.  
  2. Justify and interpret theoretical propositions and related bodies of knowledge to critically evaluate the resolution of business problems and make recommendations/recommend actions in authentic/contemporary business settings.  
  3. Critically apply cross disciplinary knowledge in decision making with creativity for emerging professional accounting and finance contexts.  
  4. Demonstrate accountability in autonomous and collaborative judgements and innovative strategic thinking in response to contemporary and future business/ accounting/ finance professional challenges.  
  5. Work as a reflective practitioner to formulate, implement and evaluate industry- specific investigations to resolve complex professional problems and inform management decision making.  
  6. Communicate effectively to specialist and non- specialist audiences including multi-disciplinary teams, diverse cultural communities and business and other professional organisations.  
  7. Exemplify initiative and inspirational leadership in a dynamic 21st century work environment, acting consistently, ethically and socially responsibly.  
  8. Plan and execute a substantial research based project or evidence-based capstone activity - informing effective accounting practice to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at abstract and practical levels.  

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.


Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.

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Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

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Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

  • Bachelor/Honours degree: Completion of an Australian Bachelor/Honours degree (or equivalent) in any discipline.
    Completion of an Australian Graduate Certificate/Graduate Diploma degree (or equivalent) in Business, Accounting or Finance.
  • Mature: Applicants who do not have the required undergraduate degree are required to complete (enrol) in the Graduate Certificate in the same discipline.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.

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