Master of Accounting
Focus your career in accounting
Modern economies depend on good accounting. We need experts who understand and can explain financial and social business environments to others.
Our Master of Accounting offers an intensive two-year path to careers in accounting, financial management, auditing and business advising.
What will you do?
- Learn the fundamentals of financial and management accounting.
- Study advanced accounting concepts and techniques.
- Take courses in taxation and auditing.
- Explore relevant business areas such as economics, finance, information systems and business law.
- Work on a large-scale applied research project.
Where could it take you?
Accounting graduates are in demand and enjoy both stability and variety. Due to changes in reporting practices, career opportunities are increasing across public and private sectors.
You might work with a charity, in education or for the government. Perhaps you’ll become chief financial officer at a company or manage budgets in the sporting world. You could even unmask financial deceptions as a forensic accountant.
Our Master of Accounting satisfies the requirements for associate membership of CPA Australia, and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code 3CM193 Intake February and July Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Higher Education Study Bachelor degree or equivalent.SATAC Code: 3CM193
CRICOS 089704K Intake February and July
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry Requirements
- Graduate entry only
- Bachelor degree or equivalent
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $31,000
Annual tuition fees International student place: $44,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
On completion of this degree, graduates will have the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in:
- accounting (including specialised fields such as taxation, auditing management accounting and accounting systems)
- financial management
- auditing and business advisory services in public practice
- industry or government.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
The Master of Accounting satisfies the academic requirements for associate membership of CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Accountant, Auditor, Banker, Business Analyst, Business Consultant, Business Management, Commercialisation Manager, Finance Manager, Financial Services Officer, Taxation Officer, Forensic Accountant
Degree StructureStudents complete core courses which include four foundation courses and seven accounting courses plus two electives. All students are required to complete Financial Statement Analysis plus a six unit research project in Financial Statement Analysis.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
You can find the academic program rules for this degree under the Faculty of the Professions rules.
Example Study Plan
- ACCTING 7019: Accounting Concepts & Methods
- CORPFIN 7005: Principles of Finance
- CORPFIN 7033: Quantitative Methods
- ECON 7200: Economic Principles
- ACCTING 7023: Advanced Financial Accounting
- COMMLAW 7013: Income Taxation
- ACCTFIN 7017 Financial Statement Analysis
- 1 x Elective
*This is an indicative study plan only
AssessmentMay include, but not limited to: research projects, examinations, group assignments, individual assignments, consulting projects, presentations, quizzes, tests, tutorial Work as prescribed within each course.
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Last updated: Thursday, 29 Aug 2019