Master of Accounting

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  • Duration

    2 years full-time
    (or part-time equiv.)
  • Start Dates

  • Location

    Melbourne Campus

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.

  • Top 101-150 in world for Accounting and Finance^
  • Australia's #1 University for Entrepreneurship Education^
  • Graduates gain associate membership with CPA and CAANZ

^QS World University Rankings, 2022

Entry Requirements

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Domestic applicants

Not offered to domestic students.

Fees and Scholarships

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Domestic applicants

Unavailable - see previous year for indicative only fee.


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

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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

Graduates of this program have gone on to roles such as:

Accountant;  Auditor;  Business Analyst;  Taxation Officer;  Investment Consultant;  Banker;  Business Consultant;  Business Management;  Commercialisation Manager;  Finance Manager ...

Degree Structure

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.

The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.

Last updated: Wednesday, 13 Sep 2023