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  • Objectives
    The Master of Accounting Information Systems provides students with the skills, knowledge and understanding required for designing and managing information systems in today's increasingly interdisciplinary, integrated, global business environment.
  • Entry requirements
    To be eligible for admission to the Master of Accounting Information Systems applicants must hold a four year bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline or a three year bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline and a minimum of 2 years relevant professional or managerial experience in a commercial or information systems environment. Applicants who do not satisfy the admission requirements to the Masters program will be considered for admission to the Graduate Certificate of Information Systems or Graduate Certificate Accounting and on successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Information Systems or Graduate Certificate Accounting may apply for entry to the Master of Accounting Information Systems.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Accounting Information Systems
  • Course description
    Fees and charges

    Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
    EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
    This is a fee-paying course.  Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance in paying these tuition fees.  For more information about FEE-HELP go to http://www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/fees/

    Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
    A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
    Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

    * The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
    The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2009 can be viewed at  http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/handbooks2009/search.php.
    Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
    Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

    Career opportunities
    The Master of Accounting Information Systems will provide students with the skills, knowledge and understanding required for designing and managing information systems in today's increasingly interdisciplinary, integrated, global business environment.


    Course rules

    To be awarded the Master of Accounting Information Systems a student must satisfactorily complete 8 credit points of study comprising 2 credit points of core units, plus 3 credit points of elective units from a selected list of Accounting and Finance units plus 3 credit points of elective units from a selected list of Information Systems units.


    Course structure
    Core units:

    MPA701 Accounting  

    MPC701 Information Systems for Business  

     

    Elective units

    Select 3 credit points of units from:

    MAA703 Management Accounting  

    MAA705 Corporate Auditing  

    MAA757 Small Business Management  

    MAF702 Financial Markets  

    MAF754 Enterprise Risk Management  

    Plus 3 credit points of units from:

    MSC752 eBusiness Strategies  

    MSC755 Risk Management for Business Information Systems  

    MSC767 Business Security Management  

    MSC768 Knowledge Management  

    MSC770 Information Systems and Global Issues  

    MSQ791 Data Analysis for Managers  



    Specific course information
    The course comprises 8 credit points (1 year of full time study or part time equivalent). Students are required to complete 2 credit points of core units, plus 3 credit points of elective units from a selected list of Accounting and Finance units plus 3 credit points of elective units from a selected list of Information Systems units.


    Admission requirements - general
    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
    In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
    For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide


    Admission requirements - specific
    To be eligible for admission to the Master of Accounting Information Systems applicants must hold a four year bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline or a three year bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline and a minimum of 2 years relevant professional or managerial experience in a commercial or information systems environment.

    Applicants who do not satisfy the admission requirements to the Masters program will be considered for admission to the Graduate Certificate of Information Systems or Graduate Certificate Accounting and on successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Information Systems or Graduate Certificate Accounting may apply for entry to the Master of Accounting Information Systems.


    Advanced standing - general
    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.


    How to apply

    Applications must be made directly to the university through the Applicant Portal referring to closing dates for applications as dates for particular courses may vary.

    Your faculty may require further information from you when submitting your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.

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