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.
For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, 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:
|Deferment||Yes - 2 year|
|Intake||February and July|
|Enquiries||Future Students team|
|Higher Education Study||Bachelor degree or equivalent.|
|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||
|Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements||A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements|
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Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
|Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units)||International student place: $47,500|
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 and intellectual breadth
- Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Professionalism and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
- Digital capabilities
- 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
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
|*This is an indicative study plan only|
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Last updated: Saturday, 25 Sep 2021