Master's Degree in Australia

Top Masters Degrees in Australia 2017

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Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

Earning an advanced degree such as a Master offers the ability to increase your skill set and possibly improve your employment chances at the same time. Master programs may be offered online or part-time, so students can pursue their education in a manner that is convenient for them.

 

Australia has seven of the top 100 institution of higher learning in the world! Australia sits above the likes of Germany, the Netherlands and Japan, placing eighth in the Universitas 2012 U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems.

Master's Programs in Australia

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Master of Professional Accounting DMPC

University of South Australia
Campus Full time January 2018 Australia Adelaide

Designed in consultation with industry and the accounting profession, our Master of Professional Accounting provides you with the specialised knowledge and business skills necessary to perform as a professional accountant. You will develop analytical, general business management and problem-solving skills, and gain a comprehensive understanding of accounting practice. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Australia 2017. Designed in consultation with industry and the accounting profession, our Master of Professional Accounting provides you with the specialised knowledge and business skills necessary to perform as a professional accountant. You will develop analytical, general business management and problem-solving skills, and gain a comprehensive understanding of accounting practice. Our teaching staff are industry experienced and maintain close working links with leading professional bodies such as CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. This collaboration ensures the knowledge you take into your career will meet the dynamic needs of industry, and your qualification remains relevant and applicable. As part of our Master program, you will study financial and management accounting, finance, commercial law, taxation law and auditing. You will also have opportunities to gain professional experience through case study based assessment and industry placements. Upon completion, you will be well equipped to pursue a career in Australia or overseas, in areas such as commerce, tax, financial management, or public practice. The University of South Australia is one of the nation’s premier business schools, ranked in the top one per cent worldwide. Aim This program is designed for non-accounting graduates to provide professional postgraduate education in the application of knowledge for those seeking a career in accountancy and for others seeking to upgrade their knowledge and skills. [-]

Master of Professional Practicing Accounting

Melbourne Polytechnic
Campus Full time February 2018 Australia Melbourne

Advance your accounting skills and business acumen into research, further learning or professional practice, with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Master of Professional and Practising Accounting (MPPA). [+]

Advance your accounting skills and business acumen into research, further learning or professional practice, with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Master of Professional and Practising Accounting (MPPA). Designed for progressive, hardworking, business-minded graduates and for those wanting to excel in the professional accounting field, the MPPA offers a plethora of employment opportunities, from working as an academic to a CFO, in any corner of the globe! Keep up, move on and get ahead The global business world is evolving at an ever increasing rate. Companies want professionals who are able to identify trends and propose corporate adaptations that ensure financial and operational viability. Opportunities to undertake Master level studies in Professional and Practising Accounting with a broad grasp of corporate, national and global business environments are rare. We offer the MPPA as an effective route to generate professional accounting capabilities for managers. You’ll develop the multidisciplinary skills necessary to make significant contributions to: corporate planning data informatio and knowledge management leadership of management teams development of corporate policy Contributions to corporate planning are especially relevant to the acquisition and exploitation of new capabilities and their longer term impact. You’ll be able to demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills with: creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning a high level of personal autonomy and accountability effective execution of substantial research-based projects Exit Points You’re able to exit the course after one year with a Graduate Diploma of Professional and Practising Accounting, then choose to complete their Master... [-]

Master of Biological Sciences (MBS)

The Australian National University | Science
Campus Full time January 2018 Australia Canberra

The ANU Master of Biological Sciences is a flexible coursework program that can be tailored to suit your specific educational goals. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Australia 2017. A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment Understanding biological science is integral to solving some of the greatest challenges facing humanity; from the threat of climate change, pests and disease to increasing pressures on global food supplies. Whether your interests are broad or unique, ANU offers a range of postgraduate programs to extend your skills in biosciences and help you find creative and innovative solutions to these challenges. The ANU Master of Biological Sciences is a flexible coursework program that can be tailored to suit your specific educational goals. Make an enquiry directly with ANU Our program allows you to specialise in a particular area of biology such as biomedical sciences, ecology and evolution, genetics, plant sciences and biochemistry. Alternatively, you can utilise the program to provide a broad overview of biological sciences today. Our practical classes refresh your traditional techniques while developing your skills and knowledge in new cutting edge techniques. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: demonstrate high level knowledge in the area of their study; apply their knowledge in biological sciences to new problems; interpret, synthesize and critically analyse published literature of relevance to biological sciences; demonstrate basic laboratory skills that are commonly used in biological sciences research; perform experimental work under guidance, interpret and analyse results, write reports; clearly communicate theory and results in both written and oral formats to specialist and non-specialist audiences.... [-]

Masters Degree Global Business Management

Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School
Campus Full time July 2017 Australia Sydney

This course was designed for experienced professionals wanting to change or enhance their careers or professionals with an undergraduate degree wishing to take their studies to another level. It provides an international business management qualification that enhances business acumen for the global hospitality and/or services organisation mindset. [+]

Course Entry Requirements Degree Qualification Age English Language Proficiency Qualification Global Business Management Master 21+ 6.5 IELTS ((i) or equivalent) Recognised bachelor degree (any field) How our postgraduate course works This course was designed for experienced professionals wanting to change or enhance their careers or professionals with an undergraduate degree wishing to take their studies to another level. It provides an international business management qualification that enhances business acumen for the global hospitality and/or services organisation mindset. All classes are held at our non-residential Executive Business Centre in Sydney. This location has the added advantage of being close to the hub of international companies in Australia, providing the chance to network while you undertake your studies. Course Units Summary The list below details each of the units within the Global Business Management Master degree throughout the 2 years of study. Every effort is taken to ensure accuracy of information units and lecturers do sometimes change. Current Students should always refer to the “Student and Staff Information System” (SSIS) for up to date information on lecturers, learning outcomes and assessment items. Year 1 Year 2 GBM901 The Global Mindset GBM914 Research Methods GBM902 Global Organisation GBM910 Marketing Across Borders (E) GBM903 Strategic Awareness GBM911 Resilient Businesses (E) GBM904 Entrepreneurship and Innovation GBM912 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (E) GBM905 Global Projects GBM913 Evaluating Technology for Global Business (E) GBM906 The Global Economy GBM915 Research Project (E) GBM907 Business Ethics GBM916 Global Human Resources Management (E) GBM908 Financial Decision Making GBM917 Transnational Business... [-]

Master of Actuarial Practice

Bond University
Campus Full time 92  January 2018 Australia Robina

The Master of Actuarial Practice follows the same structure as the Master of Actuarial Science, plus Practice Subjects. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Australia 2017. The Master of Actuarial Practice follows the same structure as the Master of Actuarial Science, plus the following subjects: Practice Subjects (4) Actuarial Control Cycle 1 Actuarial Control Cycle 2 Investments and Asset Modelling Actuarial Research Essay (20 Weeks) [-]

Master of Business France-Australia Dual Degree

IPAG Business School
Campus September 2017 Australia Sydney

Each of the Newcastle master’s programmes incorporates a special focus on the Asia-Pacific markets and their importance in the global business environment. [+]

Presentation This valued partnership between Ipag Business School and the University of Newcastle enables students to pursue a double degree in one of three areas: Master of Business, Master of Marketing, Master of Human Resource Management. Each of the Newcastle master’s programmes incorporates a special focus on the Asia-Pacific markets and their importance in the global business environment. These three masters are designed for students who have graduated from a broad spectrum of business programmes and who wish to upgrade and update their knowledge and skills for the new global business world. Students will develop strategic management competencies in the main decision-making areas of their programme and examine new issues in the modern business environment. This programme is taught in English and consist of two components: 1st semester at Ipag Business School Nice, 2nd semester at Newcastle University. [-]

Master of Banking and Finance Law

Melbourne Law School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4  February 2018 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates. The specialisation in banking and finance law is designed to provide students, practitioners and other professionals with a sophisticated understanding of the legal and regulatory framework for the Australian and international financial sector. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Australia 2017. The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates. The specialisation in banking and finance law is designed to provide students, practitioners and other professionals with a sophisticated understanding of the legal and regulatory framework for the Australian and international financial sector. Most subjects have a practical focus. Subject choice includes banking (eg lending and banking products), funds management, finance transactions, superannuation, financial services and capital markets. Learning Outcomes Graduates of the Master of Banking and Finance Law will: Have an advanced and integrated understanding of the complex body of knowledge in the field of banking and finance law, including: the legal and regulatory architecture of the Australian and international financial sector across a range of subject areas; key legal issues governing relationships between financial services providers and their customers, and the theory and practice of prudential and market integrity/consumer protection regulation of financial services; and the impact of globalisation, e-commerce and regulatory reform on the provision of financial services in Australia and internationally. Have expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills that equip them to independently: analyse, critically reflect on and synthesise complex information, concepts and theories in the field of banking and finance law; research and apply such information, concepts and theories to the relevant body of knowledge and practice; and interpret and transmit their knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences. Apply their knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert... [-]

CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM)

CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education
Campus Full time September 2017 Australia Sydney

The CEMS MIM is a postgraduate, pre-experience degree open to a select group of students enrolled on a Master’s programme in one of 28 leading institutions [+]

CEMS MIM Master’s in International Management 

CEMS is a strategic alliance of business schools, multinational companies and NGOs that together offer the CEMS Master's in International Management (MIM). The CEMS administrative officeis located on the HEC campus close to Paris, with the programme and corporate relations being managed by a dedicated team within each member school. You will find all CEMS member universities by using the keywords "CEMS" in the Master in Management Compasssearch engine or by clicking on the CEMS partners list below.

The CEMS MIM is a pre-experience postgraduate degree open to multilingual students enrolled in a Master's in Management program at one of the CEMS member schools. Students study at their home university for one semester and then spend a second semester at a different CEMS member school. Some students may even opt to take both semesters abroad, in two different schools (the “tri-national track”). Other key components of the course include: core courses in Strategy and Cross-Cultural Management, elective courses, skill seminars, business project and an obligatory international internship.... [-]


Master of Urban Management and Planning

Western Sydney University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  January 2018 Australia Sydney Bankstown Campbelltown Lower Hawkesbury Blacktown Rydalmere Penrith + 7 more

The Master of Urban Management and Planning aims to provide you with the scholarship, skills and knowledge to successfully manage the planet's increasingly complex urban world. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Australia 2017. The Master of Urban Management and Planning aims to provide you with the scholarship, skills and knowledge to successfully manage the planet's increasingly complex urban world. You may be an existing urban professional or seeking to begin a career in this area. The flexibility of the course will suit professionals working in local government, regional organisations and state and federal government institutions. It will especially appeal to planners, in government and the private sector, looking for postgraduate qualifications with a focus on management. Delivered by internationally recognised urban scholars from the School of Social Sciences and Psychology, the course demonstrates a research based approach as an essential element of urban management. The Western Sydney University location in the centre of Sydney's population growth area represents a rich urban laboratory in which to explore the most important urban issues. Mandatory units are run in intensive or block mode to reduce your travel burden. Career opportunities for the Master of Urban Management and Planning Urban and regional planning Urban and regional planners advise on the environmental needs, restrictions and guidelines of a particular area and develop policies for the use of land and resources. They frequently liaise with community and government representatives as well as undertaking a large amount of research that they subsequently write reports on. Social policy development Policy development involves researching, compiling and analysing a range of facts that relate to the benefit of society. It involves working with a range of government... [-]

Master in Leadership and Management

Avondale College of Higher Education
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 18  March 2018 Australia Cooranbong Wahroonga + 2 more

The challenge of leadership and management in various types of organisations has become more demanding and complex. Adapting to rapidly changing business environments calls for a more sophisticated set of skills and abilities from leaders and managers. [+]

The challenge of leadership and management in various types of organisations has become more demanding and complex. Adapting to rapidly changing business environments calls for a more sophisticated set of skills and abilities from leaders and managers. Church-related, not-for-profit organisations and other organisations require effective leadership informed by the social sciences and a developing body of knowledge concerning management, leadership and organisations. A Master of Leadership and Management focuses on providing advanced training in management theory and practice, emphasising the ethical, moral and spiritual dimensions of leadership and management. Duration One-and-a-half years full-time or the equivalent part-time. Part-time students typically progress at the rate of three or four units per year. Credit points Twelve units totalling 72 credit points Mode of delivery A blended learning approach, utilising the online learning platform Moodle, is adopted for the delivery of most of the units, comprising off-campus learning components and a residential session at Avondale College of Higher Education (Lake Macquarie Campus), or other designated centre, in July each year. The residential session provides opportunity for students to be involved in significant student-lecturer and student-student interaction. Lecturers and the course coordinator are available to communicate with students by phone or email. Title Master of Leadership and Management Abbreviation: MLM Accreditation The course is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and may be offered to Australian students or international students (CRICOS Number 062227A). International students are subject to regulations outlined in the ESOS National Code (2007). Entry requirements A Bachelor... [-]

Master of Philosophy (Electromaterials)

Deakin University - Institute for Frontier Materials
Campus Full time Part time March 2018 Australia Melbourne Wollongong + 2 more

Would you like to discover new materials and develop smart devices to help solve some of today’s most challenging global problems? [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Australia 2017. Study for a Research Masters Degree in Australia Would you like to discover new materials and develop smart devices to help solve some of today’s most challenging global problems? This is your chance. As a student in the world-first Master of Philosophy (Electromaterials) course, your study will be hands-on – discovering new materials, using cutting-edge characterisation techniques and assembling new materials into electrochemical devices for applications in clean energy, health or advanced manufacturing. You’ll be working with leading, world-renowned researchers in electromaterials through the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science. You’ll choose from a variety of unique research projects – anything from medical bionics to sustainable energy generation, robotic hands to solar water splitting and the next generation of battery designs. The Institute for Frontier Materials at Deakin University has teamed up with the University of Wollongong to offer this unique opportunity. Core units will be streamed live between the two campuses, so you get the best of both worlds. Find out more about how you can play a part in developing solutions for global issues through the Master of Philosophy (Electromaterials). Students in the M(Phil) Electromaterials will be hosted by the Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) and work as part of a team with IFM researchers, developing innovative solutions for the clean energy, human health and next generation manufacturing industries. ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) The Federal Government funded ACES through the Australian Research Council in 2014 to turn... [-]

Master in Developement Studies

Murdoch University
Campus Full time February 2018 Australia Perth

The Master of Development Studies is a practical professional degree focussing on the challenges of social, economic, and political development and poverty alleviation. This course concentrates on the connection of development, politics and social and environmental sustainability, food and health security, international assistance, state building, conflict management, gender relations and other significant issues impacting development. [+]

The Master of Development Studies is a practical professional degree focussing on the challenges of social, economic, and political development and poverty alleviation. This course concentrates on the connection of development, politics and social and environmental sustainability, food and health security, international assistance, state building, conflict management, gender relations and other significant issues impacting development. This course also includes a capstone unit, which is a special unit that consolidates everything you have learned in your course and gives you the opportunity to apply your learning to a practical issue. Within this capstone unit, you can opt to undertake either a policy case study project, professional internship or supervised research thesis. The Master of Development Studies will enable you to seek a career in any aspect of international development in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors. You will acquire the knowledge, skills and expertise necessary for careers in international development in a broad range of settings such as regional and international organisations, government agencies, private firms, and nongovernment organisations involved in development. Course Structure Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course. Core Units Theory - 18 credit points SWM649 Public Policy and International Affairs Foundations - 6 points SWM611 States, Social Forces and Development - 6 points SWM511 Critical Approaches to Development - 3 points SWM628 Development and Sustainability - 3... [-]

Master of Professional Accounting (12 subjects)

Charles Sturt University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 18 - 36  July 2017 Australia Port Macquarie + 1 more

Designed to build upon previous non-accounting undergraduate studies and work experience, our program complements existing qualifications with a professional accounting qualification designed to meet the academic requirements of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and CPA Australia. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Australia 2017. CSU's accredited Master of Professional Accounting is an ideal platform for a dynamic and exciting business career. Designed to build upon previous non-accounting undergraduate studies and work experience, our program complements existing qualifications with a professional accounting qualification designed to meet the academic requirements of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and CPA Australia. Why study this course? As well as meeting the academic requirements of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and CPA Australia, CSU's Master of Professional Accounting provides practical and relevant skills, opening the way to many vocational choices in areas of financial management, public practice, commerce and industry, government and semi-government organisations and accounting education. Our program is via online study, or international students may choose on campus study at our Port Macquarie campus or with the CSU Study Centres in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney. Online students will have subjects taught using a range of blended learning techniques, which may include online study materials, video-captured lectures, online meetings, subject forums and additional study resources. You can also fast-track your degree by completing up to four subjects per session. The Master of Professional Accounting will prepare you to: undertake and evaluate the conceptual basis of accounting and financial decision-making understand, evaluate and apply the principles of current accounting practice recognise and analyse the impact of the business environment on accounting theory and its application, including the regulatory requirements controlling the accounting process. Admission information Master of Professional Accounting (12... [-]

Master of Information Technology (Extension)

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time January 2018 Australia Sydney

This course is designed to enable students to achieve a comprehensive and greater understanding of information technology in specialised technical or management areas for the IT professional. The wide range of specialisations allows students to tailor the course to satisfy and to broaden their career development needs. [+]

It is essential to keep IT knowledge and skills up to date. This course provides students with an enhanced understanding of the business context and technical developments shaping contemporary information and communications technology (ICT), and equips them to meet the challenges of working in the IT industry, as well as providing the opportunity to develop skills in alternative IT disciplines.

The course provides students with an understanding of the advanced concepts of information technology in a commercial environment so they can contribute to the development of IT solutions in their organisation.

Depending on the major selected, career options include a wide variety of positions in the IT industry, including business intelligence expert, e-business developer, games developer, information systems manager, IT project manager, movie animator, software architect, software quality/testing specialist and systems analyst.... [-]


Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management

The Hotel School Sydney & Melbourne
Campus Full time November 2017 Australia Sydney Melbourne + 1 more

The Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management is the course for individuals looking to operate global hospitality and tourism operations at the highest level. Your existing skills and experience will provide the building blocks for high-level theory and practical learnings in a competitive global industry. This course will set you on a path toward a highly rewarding career on a global stage as a master in tourism management and hotel management. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Australia 2017. Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management The Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management is the course for individuals looking to operate global hospitality and tourism operations at the highest level. Your existing skills and experience will provide the building blocks for high-level theory and practical learnings in a competitive global industry. This course will set you on a path toward a highly rewarding career on a global stage as a master in tourism management and hotel management. Your management and leadership skills will become highly refined. In the Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management, you will learn how to react to a variety of challenging situations while managing an exceptional experience for guests and visitors. You will learn to develop and implement hotel/tourism strategy to ensure the success of business goals at a global level with a deep understanding of how hospitality markets operate in different locations relevant to your business. You will learn how to operate hotels, tourism organisations, events, festivals, conventions and a variety of other hospitality-related situations to the highest standard. This master degree in tourism, hospitality and hotel management will provide you with lifelong learning skills, creativity and cultural competencies along with communications skills for a dynamic and global career. Course summary 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent# Sydney or Melbourne International students welcome 3 intakes per year: February, July, November 16 subjects / 192 credit points FEE-HELP available CRICOS code: 086101F Internships offered Course units Core... [-]