Master of Accounting
The Melbourne campus offers a pathway into degrees for international pathway students only. For the equivalent version for both domestic and international students at the Adelaide, North Terrace campus visit 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.
This degree is available to international students only.
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.
Students will commence their pathway studies as a University of Adelaide College student undertaking a Pre-Master's Program (PMP). On successful completion of the PMP, students will receive credit for subjects and will move into the second trimester of the University of Adelaide Master of Accounting.
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.
For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.
For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2021 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
Not offered to domestic students.
CRICOS 089704K Intake Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Trimester 3 (November)
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 Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 C1 Advanced 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 RequirementsMore Information
International Qualifications Successful completion of the University of Adelaide College Pre-Master's Program
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
Unavailable - see previous year for indicative only fee.
Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $46,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
The Master of Accounting satisfies the academic requirements for associate membership of CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Accountant, Auditor, Business Analyst, Taxation Officer, Investment Consultant, Banker, Business Consultant, Business Management, Commercialisation Manager, Finance Manager, Financial Services Officer, Forensic Accountant
Indicative study plan Core Courses Listed in order from foundation to advanced
ACCTING 7019 Accounting Concepts and Methods
ECON 7200 Economic Principles
CORPFIN 7005 Principles of Finance
CORPFIN 7033 Quantitative Methods
ACCTING 7026 Accounting Systems and Processes
ACCTING 7020 Intermediate Financial Reporting
COMMLAW 7012 Business and Corporation Law
ACCTING 7014 Management Accounting
COMMLAW 7013 Income Taxation
ACCTFIN 7017 Financial Statement Analysis
ACCTING 7023 Advanced Financial Accounting
ACCTING 7009 Auditing and Assurance Services
ACCTFIN 7005 Research Project in Financial Statement Analysis
Electives 2x elective courses
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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Last updated: Wednesday, 11 Nov 2020