Master of Accounting and Finance

Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 2 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3CM001
CRICOS 053688B

The right decision every time

Combined knowledge in accounting and finance has never been more in demand. There’s a wealth of career opportunities for employees who can draw upon and synthesise the two.

Our Master of Accounting and Finance offers an intensive two-year path to financial expertise and a professional accounting qualification.

What will you do?

  • Explore financial and management accounting, auditing, and taxation.
  • Study management theory, business maths, business law, and economics.
  • Learn how financial managers make investment and financing decisions.
  • Understand how financial instruments and capital markets are used to enhance returns and manage risks.
  • Build critical thinking, communication and leadership skills.

Where could it take you?

You’ll graduate career-ready and able to adapt to the demands of a global economy. You might secure a job as a company auditor or finance manager. You could take on an accounting role in a flourishing organisation. Perhaps you’ll consult on corporate mergers and acquisitions.

Our Master of Accounting and Finance 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 3CM001
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Higher Education Study Bachelor degree or equivalent.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM001

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 053688B
    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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    Domestic applicants

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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

    Graduates can advance their careers in the accounting profession in a wide range of roles, including specialised fields such as taxation, auditing, management accounting and accounting systems.

    The finance area enables graduates to seek employment as an analyst, consultant or manager in the financial services sector, including banks, investment institutions and financial planning consultancies.

    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

    Industry Placement

    Work placement can include:

    Professional Accreditation

    • Adelaide Business School is AACSB* accredited, and as such our programs have passed rigorous standards of quality. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and only the best schools in the world earn AACSB accreditation.
    • The University of Adelaide is recognised as a CFA Program Partner through the Master of Accounting and Finance degree. Recognition as a CFA Program Partner signals to employers and the marketplace that the Adelaide Business School's curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well suited to preparing students for employment in the finance and investment industry.
    • Graduates will be eligible for listing on the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) registry as RG146-compliant for several specialised fields of finance.
    • The Master of Accounting and Finance program satisfies the academic requirements for associate membership of CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

    Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

    Potential careers

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

  • Degree Structure

    Students complete core courses which include foundation courses, accounting courses and finance courses. The remaining courses will be either accounting or finance courses, depending on the student's main specialisation.

    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

    Indicative Study Plan

    Core Courses ACCTING 7019: Accounting Concepts and Methods
    CORPFIN 7005: Principles of Finance 
    ECON 7200: Economic Principles 
    CORPFIN 7033: Quantitative Methods 
    CORPFIN 7039: Equity Valuation and Analysis 
    CORPFIN 7040: Fixed Income Securities 
    CORPFIN 7020: Derivatives 
    CORPFIN 7019: Advanced Funds Management 
    ACCTING 7014: Management Accounting 
    ACCTING 7020: Intermediate Financial Reporting 
    ACCTING 7023: Advanced Financial Accounting 
    ACCTING 7026: Accounting Systems and Processes
    COMMLAW 7012: Business and Corporations Law
    ACCTFIN 7001: Ethical Principles in Finance and Accounting 
    Electives COMMLAW 7013: Income Taxation#
    ACCTING 7009: Auditing and Assurance Services#  
    ACCTFIN 7017: Financial Statement Analysis 
    CORPFIN 7021: Corporate Investment Evaluation
    CORPFIN 7022: Advanced Corporate Finance    
    CORPFIN 7023: Financial Modelling Techniques
    CORPFIN 7042: Corporate Financial Risk Management 
    CORPFIN 6013: Wealth Management in Asia
    CORPFIN 6003: Tax, Estate and Wealth Planning

    For Chartered Accountants entry, students will need to complete the courses marked '#'.

    Assessment

    May include, but not limited to: examinations, group assignments, individual assignments, research projects, consulting projects, presentations, quizzes, tests, tutorial work as prescribed within each course.

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  • Further Information

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Last updated: Tuesday, 17 Sep 2019