Accounting Specialisation - Master of Business

Expand your career options with the Accounting specialisation in the Master of Business by developing research skills to help answer important questions about the disclosure of information, the use of accounting in decision making, sustainability accounting and more.

The Master of Business in Accounting is a research-based programme that advances your knowledge of specialist topics and theory in accounting, and research methodologies, equipping you with the skills to undertake research into a contemporary issue in accounting practice.

AUT's Accounting department is well connected with local and global professional accounting bodies – the Association of Chartered Accountants (ACCA), Certified Practising Accountant Australia (CPA Australia), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) – ensuring our programmes are informed by the latest practice and trends in professional accounting.

Accounting department academic staff and their current research

This is part of the Master of Business.

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

  • Specialisation courses
  • Research methods courses
  • Research OR Research and electives

Full-time students would normally start this specialisation in Semester 1 (February).

Specialisation courses - complete the following

Research methods courses - complete the following

And choose one of the following


Research and electives

If you choose the 90-point thesis you need to complete 30 points of electives chosen from the Master of Business, or another postgraduate degree with the approval of the programme director.

In some cases, a dissertation (60-points) can be completed instead of a thesis, depending on your pathway, with the approval of the programme director.

You can only enrol in the research component if you achieve a B- grade average or higher in your courses, have an approved research proposal, and supervision is available for your research.

Key features
  • World-leading accounting department, ranked in the top 250 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 and Datastream

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