Professor Jayne Godfrey - Head of Department
Accounting and Finance
Monash University is Australia's most internationalised
university. It has more than 53,000 students from over 100 countries, speaking
90 plus languages. Monash University is a member of the prestigious Group of
Eight (Go8) universities, recognised for excellence
in teaching, learning, research and graduate outcomes. The Go8 undertake 70% of
all research conducted in Australian universities and over half of all basic
research conducted throughout Australia.
Named after prominent Australian, Sir John
University was established by an Act of Parliament in
1958 making it the first university to be established in the state of Victoria for 106 years. Since its first intake of
students in 1961, Monash has grown from a single campus at Clayton to six campuses
in Australia, one in Malaysia and one in South Africa, which was established in 2001, and centres in London, UK and Prato, Italy.
The Department of Accounting and Finance, in the Faculty of Business and Economics, offer a
range of undergraduate and post graduate programs. The department consists of
three discipline groups; Financial
Accounting and Auditing, Management
Accounting & Accounting Information Systems and Finance.
who have chosen a particular set of subjects have the educational
qualifications to qualify for admission to CPA Australia, The Institute of
Chartered Accountants in Australia, the Australasian
Institute of Banking and Finance, the Finance and Treasury Association, and the
Australian Institute of Risk Management. The Department also offers an honours program and a wide range of postgraduate programs.
Finance discipline group provides support for specialisation
in finance-related areas in banking, corporate finance, investment finance,
treasury management, fund management, international finance and others. These specialisations could be chosen by students reading for
double degrees as well as single degree programs, of which finance specialisation in the Monash MBA is an example.
department has a large number of postgraduate students studying for Masters or
PhDdegrees, and most of them conduct
research related to finance. The electronic resources of the university system
include several key accounting, banking, economic, finance and statistical
databases, which provide strong resource support for postgraduate research as
well as teaching. Several of the staff members are members of the editorial
boards of international journals. Some are active in national and international
professional associations holding key positions. These activities give the
Finance Discipline Group a worldwide network of connections essential
for continuing the high quality of research and teaching while paving the way
forward to achieve the status of a pre-eminent institution.