Accounting Specialisation - Master of Business

Further your understanding of financial accounting, management accounting, audit, tax and accounting information systems with the Accounting specialisation in the Master of Business.

You explore an accounting topic of your interest and will be guided by research-active academics who are known as experts in their distinctive areas of interest.

AUT's Accounting department is well connected with local and global professional accounting bodies, ensuring our programmes are informed by latest trends and practice.


This is part of the Master of Business.

Start date: 2019

Start date: 2020

To graduate with a Master of Business, you must successfully complete 180 points from:

  • Specialisation papers
  • Research methods paper(s)
  • A thesis or dissertation

Specialisation papers

These advanced-level papers provide you with comprehensive coverage in the latest research and theories in your specialisation, and help you prepare for your independent research thesis or dissertation.

Accounting papers

Research Methods papers

The research methods papers provide an exploration of philosophical issues underpinning the design of research and the research process.

The papers include training in quantitative/qualitative research methods and analysis to prepare students to conduct a methodologically rigorous research thesis or dissertation.

Thesis/dissertation

  • Thesis (90 points) OR
  • Dissertation (60 points)

The class of honours awarded in the programme depends on your grade performance.

Key features
  • World-leading accounting department, ranked in the top 150 in the world in QS ranking
  • Staff who are internationally recognised as experts in this field
  • Access to state-of-the-art technology, including Bloomberg, Datastream and OSIRIS

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.