Master of Accounting

Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 2 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3CM193
CRICOS 089704K

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.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 3CM193
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Higher Education Study Bachelor degree or equivalent.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM193

    International applicants

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    CRICOS 089704K
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    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
    Tertiary Qualifications
    • Graduate entry only

    • Bachelor degree or equivalent
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $31,000

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $44,000

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    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 Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Professional Accreditation

    The Master of Accounting satisfies the academic requirements for associate membership of CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

    Potential careers

    Accountant, Auditor, Banker, Business Analyst, Business Consultant, Business Management, Commercialisation Manager, Finance Manager, Financial Services Officer, Taxation Officer, Forensic Accountant

  • Degree Structure

    Students 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

    Year 1


    Semester I

    Semester II

    Year 2


    Semester I

    Semester II

    • ACCTFIN 7005: Research Project in Financial Statement Analysis
    • ACCTING 7009: Auditing and Assurance Services
    • 1 x Elective
    *This is an indicative study plan only

    Assessment

    May 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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  • Further Information

    Further enquiries
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    The annual Open Day provides an excellent opportunity to see our campus, meet with academics, and discuss your study options.

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Last updated: Thursday, 29 Aug 2019