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.

If you're doing postgraduate study in accounting, 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: 2023

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

  • Specialisation courses
  • Research methods course(s)
  • A thesis or dissertation

Specialisation courses

These advanced-level accounting courses cover the latest research and theories in your specialisation, and help you prepare for your independent research thesis or dissertation.

Accounting courses

Not all courses listed are offered each calendar year.

Research Methods courses

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

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


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

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

Detailed information about courses in this programme

Detailed programme structure and course outlines

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

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