- On-campus mode, Parkville campus
- Full-time or part-time, two semesters per year
200 point program
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
- 3 core finance subjects
- 3 core accounting subjects
- 3 finance elective subjects
- 3 accounting elective subjects
- 3 elective subjects
- 1 capstone subject
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Example 200 point plan
|Corporate Financial PolicyCore||12.5|
Corporate Financial Policy
This subject extends the analysis of capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy and corporate risk management provided in 333-641 Financial Management or 333-692 Financial Decision Making. Topics include the effect of the dividend imputation system of taxation on dividend policy, capital structure and capital budgeting; a comprehensive analysis of corporate structure and capital budgeting; a comprehensive analysis of corporate acquisitions and restructuring; a detailed examination of alternative funding mechanisms including leases; and a discussion of current issues in Australia corporate finance.
Detailed Information FNCE90018
This subject is designed to equip students with the tools necessary to enable them to make the core investment management decisions that managers face on a daily basis as well as the knowledge as to where they can find the information necessary to apply those tools. This subject is an introduction to investment analysis, with emphasis on equity securities and fixed income securities. The topics covered focus on issues fundamental to financial managers, money managers, risk managers, financial advisors and regulators. These topics include fundamental ideas in asset pricing; modern portfolio theory and its applications; equilibrium theories of asset pricing; portfolio performance evaluation...
Detailed Information FNCE90056
Analysis of contemporary accounting issues within the frameworks of agency theory, capital markets theory and human judgement theory. The aim is to develop a critical understanding of established theories and assumptions underpinning financial accounting.
Detailed Information ACCT90013
The framework within which regulatory aspects of corporate reporting are conducted, the preparation of general purpose financial reports in accordance with the Corporations Law, the Australian Accounting Standards, and Interpretations.
Detailed Information ACCT90012
|Strategic Cost ManagementCore||12.5|
Strategic Cost Management
Strategic Cost Management introduces students to the techniques and processes available to assist managers in planning and controlling organisational activities. It deals in depth with the process of identifying, measuring, analysing, interpreting and communicating information to managers in pursuit of the organisations goals. Costs are a primary building block, which students were introduced to in Accounting for Decision Making. This subject takes students beyond the simple context to a far more complex level and provides the technical competence necessary for students to understand the role of cost information in organisations. This course will specifically cover the linkage between cos...
Detailed Information ACCT90009
|Strategic Performance ManagementCore||12.5|
Strategic Performance Management
The subject focuses on the role of managerial accounting information in strategic performance management. The subject explores the issues around goal setting, the role of budgets in performance management, performance measurement and evaluation, incentives, motivation and compensation, strategy implementation and the role of control systems.
Detailed Information ACCT90010
This subject covers derivative markets and derivative securities. It discusses pricing, risk management and regulatory aspects of derivative securities. Topics include: forwards and futures markets, options markets, arbitrage and trading securities, basic pricing concepts, the cost-of-carry model, the Black-Scholes model, hedging and risk management techniques.
Detailed Information FNCE90011
|Auditing and Assurance ServicesCore||12.5|
Auditing and Assurance Services
Development of an understanding of the processes and practices involved in external auditing of general purpose and other financial reports within the framework of Auditing Standards and the Corporations Law, exploration of underpinning theory as to why audits and other assurance services are demanded, the role these services play in reducing information risk and the various threats to auditor independence that present themselves.
Detailed Information ACCT90014
Definitions and examples of project financing; analysis of the risks and potential returns associated with major projects; participants involved in projects financing deals - financing techniques used in project finance; case studies of specific project financing.
Detailed Information FNCE90048
This subject consists of a structured reading program and assignments and a series of seminars presented by practitioners on various aspects of Treasury Management and related themes. Topics covered include issues such as treasury functions, international borrowings, corporate ratings, foreign exchange exposure management, interest rate risk management, value based management, treasury performance measurement, liquidity management systems and controls, tax and accounting issues.
Detailed Information FNCE90046
The following topics will be covered: Financial Applications using Excel: basic spreadsheeting skills, functions and the function wizard, worksheet formatting and graphics. Financial problem solving tools: Solver, Goalseek and the Analysis Toolpak. Data management tools, subtotalling, consolidation, sorting filtering and pivot tables. Programming principles with applications to finance: object orientated programming, variable and control structures, writing Excel financial functions and subroutines, and creating add-ins. Communicating with the user of financial applications through message boxes, input boxes and dialogue boxes.
Detailed Information FNCE90045
|Business Risk ManagementElective||12.5|
Business Risk Management
Risk management is a key business activity that impacts the full range of organisational activities and functional areas across the enterprise. This subject surveys a spectrum of business risks from operational to strategic risks. It provides a foundation in enterprise risk management principles, tools and techniques such as risk scenario planning.
Detailed Information MULT90014
This subject focuses on the link between HRM and business strategies and operations. The subject examines fundamental tools in strategic human resource management including the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of HR activities. A focus will be on the fit between HR and business strategy, and the congruence among HR activities. The subject will critically analyse strategic HRM theories and practices and their applications to organisational realities. The changing nature of the HRM function and its impact on HR professionals will also be considered.
Detailed Information MGMT90015
This subject provides an introduction to the basic concepts, principles and activities of marketing and how to manage an organisation's marketing effort. Some of the principal topics include value-based marketing, market research, selecting target markets, product and brand management, marketing communications (advertising and promotions, as well as personal selling), management of distribution channels, pricing decisions and marketing ethics. Students are also introduced to the nature of buyer behaviour, including decision-making patterns, purchase behaviours, and customer satisfaction.
Detailed Information MKTG90004
|Operations and Process ManagementElective||12.5|
Operations and Process Management
This subject examines the engine of every organisation: its productive processes. These are the systems, processes and activities that convert the organisation's inputs into its outputs. Whether manufacturing of goods or provision of services, the principles and techniques of Operations Management can assist an organisation to achieve effective outcomes in terms of cost, quality, delivery, service levels, flexibility and innovation. This subject is integrative in nature, drawing upon concepts originally developed in other areas. The traditional topics such as: assessing the strategic importance of operations; planning and controlling the use of resources; ensuring quality of products and ...
Detailed Information MGMT90032
|Capstone Studies in FinanceCapstone||12.5|
Capstone Studies in Finance
This subject gives each student in the Master of Management (Finance) the opportunity to use the skills acquired in their coursework to analyze the financial outlook of an Australian listed company. Students will be assigned to teams for this work. Each team will be given a micro-cap company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange to analyze. The objective of the team analyses is an ‘analyst report’ on the company. To complete the report, each team must look at the company through three lenses. They must assess the company from:1. a value investor’s perspective,2. a commercial banking perspective, and3. a mergers and acquisition perspective.Each perspective will form a section in the repo...
Detailed Information FNCE90062