Honours in Accounting and/or Finance
Register for the forthcoming Honours information session to find out more about the courses and how to apply.
Benefits of fourth year honours
The Honours program offered by the Department of Accounting and Finance provides students with an enhanced opportunity for careers in industry and/or academia, by providing advanced studies in accounting, finance, a combination of both and finance/econometrics. It is an opportunity to challenge and extend your knowledge and is different from anything you have previously experienced in your undergraduate studies. An honours degree provides you with analytical skills, problem-solving, strategic thinking, presentation and communication skills as well as benefits and opportunities such as:
An Honours degree provides you with enhanced employment opportunities. While some employers require an honours year, others recognise the attributes an honours graduate brings to the workforce. Honours is the first step towards a position at a university as well as higher degree (PhD) studies.
Honours classes are typically small and involve a high level of staff and student interaction. Students in Honours are exposed to the latest research and knowledge in the units chosen and develop research and presentation skills, as well as improving self-confidence and networking skills for the future.
Honours degree of Bachelor of Commerce
The Department of Accounting and Finance Honours program offers specialisation in accounting, finance and finance/econometrics* across the Caulfield and Clayton campuses, with classes being taught at either campus on any given day. The Honours program has a semester 1 intake only and an induction week all students are required to attend.
Students must have their enrolment approved by the head, or nominee, of the Department of Accounting and Finance.
Research Methods (6 credit points – Compulsory Unit)
Any three of the following core units:
Issues in accounting information systems
Issues in auditing and assurance
Issues in financial accounting
Issues in management accounting
Research dissertation (18 credit points – Compulsory Unit Accounting and/or Finance Specialisation)
Any honours elective unit offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics subject to the approval of the Head, or nominee, of the Department of Accounting and Finance.
Students must have their enrolment approved by the Head, or nominee, of the Department of Accounting and Finance.
Research methods (6 credit points – Compulsory Unit)
Any three of the following core units:
Advanced modelling in finance
Issues in corporate finance
Issues in banking
Issues in investments
Research dissertation (18 credit points – Compulsory Unit)Any honours elective unit offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics subject to the approval of the Head, or nominee, of the Department of Accounting and Finance.
Please refer to the Monash University Handbook for complete course information at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/
Admission in the Department of Accounting and Finance Honours program is competitive and selection is at the discretion of the Head of Department or nominee. Whilst meeting the minimum application criteria is essential, this does not guarantee admission into the Honours program. The minimum requirements are as follows:
Accounting or Finance specialisation
Applicants must have completed a bachelor degree, with a major in accounting and/or finance offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics or an equivalent qualification from another university; and have achieved an average equivalent to at least 70% in discipline specific second and third year units.
How to apply:
Domestic student applications forms for the honours program can be obtained from: http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/student/forms/index.html
International student application forms are available from http://www.monash.edu/study/international/apply/ and submitted to International Recruitment Services. (Note that if you have or are going to apply for permanent residency you must complete an International student application form).
Please note that when applying for the Honours degree in the Department of Accounting and Finance your application must include a one to two page summary address the following:
- Why you would like to do honours at Monash
- Your areas of research interest; and, if known,
- Which topic you would like to pursue in your honours research project.
Applications close Friday 29 November 2013 for the 2014 intake and outcomes will be notified via mail by close of business in December 2013.
The Monash University Jubilee Honours Scholarship is awarded to the highest achieving eligible students who achieve a minimum of a high distinction (80 per cent) in previous tertiary studies. Applications open 1 August 2013 and close 31 October 2013 for 2014. Information regarding 2014 scholarships will be available at http://www.admin.monash.edu.au/scholarships/
The Department of Accounting and Finance offers a limited number of scholarships to outstanding students undertaking an Honours program within the Department. Final selection will be by competitive panel interview. The panel will consist of the Head of Department, a head of discipline, the department’s honours coordinator and the department’s higher degrees research coordinator. Potential recipients will be selected for interview based on:
- Grades obtained in accounting and/or finance units during the final two years of their degree(s):
- Prizes(s) awarded for academic achievement(s) and
- The one to two page written component of the application.
Kim Miller: Kim.Miller@monash.edu