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Master of Management (Accounting and Finance)

  • CRICOS Code: 085103A

Where will this take me?

Overview

At MBS, we offer a comprehensive program to support your learning, develop your skills and enrich your degree. We encourage you to be involved both on and off campus and to make the most of your time outside the classroom.

Injecting industry into your experience

Consulting Subjects: MBS offers the Business Practicum and Global Business Practicum subjects, which sees groups of students undertake a real business consulting project over 10 days for an organisation within Australia or overseas. In this video, you will find out what being an in-company consultant at CUB (AB InBev) was like for Maria Cruz (MIB, 2018).  You will hear more about the project and what her host and mentor, Isaac Lowrie, Strategy Director (APAC South), thought about the team's contributions during their time in the office.

Internships: Our internship subject offers you the opportunity to complete a placement in an area related to your studies, whilst earning credit towards your Master’s degree. It is also an opportunity for you to apply business knowledge in an industry setting with the support of an industry and academic mentor. You can also complete your internship over the Summer or Winter semester.

Careers Skills Development Program: Our Student Experience and Experiential Learning team have developed a business specific program to prepare you for your career which includes our Career Mentoring Program and MBS Skills Workshops which aim to develop your employability skills – those non-technical skills and knowledge that you need to participate effectively in the workplace, such as networking or a great CV.

Case competitions and entrepreneurship: Every year we run our very popular MBS Case Competition, this is a great opportunity to put theory into practice by delivering a solution to a real-life business problem in a tight time frame or if pitching a winning business is more your style, you can take part in our annual UniMelb StartUp Pitch Competition for a chance to win some amazing prizes and receive feedback that could help turn your idea into reality!

Student clubs: MBS students are encouraged to take part in a range of Faculty and University clubs, including the MBS Student Association. All Faculty clubs offer opportunities for professional development for their members and offer leadership and project management opportunities. Many also give back to the community such as Melbourne Microfinance Initiative and Global Consulting Group, which use their business skills to offer pro-bono consulting for charities and NFPs in Australia and overseas.

Employment Outcomes

On graduating from this program, you may be employed in roles such as:

  • External Auditor, Deloitte & Touche Singapore
  • Taxation Accountant, KPMG Australia
  • China Management Trainee, Jardine Matheson
  • Financial Analyst, Schweppes Australia

Practical Skills

You will leave the degree with a number of essential skills, including the ability to:

  • Obtain, analyse, synthesise and evaluate evidence for management decision making in accounting and finance
  • Apply strategic and critical thinking in relation to business and commerce related issues and in developing solutions to problems in organisations and ins society
  • Be an effective decision maker in business and commerce

Melbourne Business School students are also offered the opportunity to develop their employability skills through our Skills Workshops.

Success Stories

Manela Gunawardena

Manela Gunawardena

Master of Management (Accounting and Finance)
Graduated 2017


Manela Gunawardena graduated from the Master of Management (Accounting and Finance) in 2017. She is now a Financial Services Coordinator with Discover Financial Partners in Melbourne. For Manela, studying at the No.1 university in Australia was important to her, as she knew Melbourne Business School graduates are highly sought after by global employers. Read more about Manela's time at MBS .

"On top of academic learning, I have been able to develop soft skills such as presenting, problem-solving mechanisms, ability to pay attention to detail, and research aptitude."

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