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Your path to accounting starts at Bond

If you want to gain a professional accounting qualification you can take anywhere in the world, then a Master of Accounting is a step in the right direction. Internationally accredited, the Master of Accounting at Bond offers a firm academic grounding and hands-on appreciation of the industry with a focus on communications and leadership. You will have access to world-leading academics and amazing facilities just minutes from some of Australia’s most fabulous beaches.

This program is professionally accredited by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CAANZ), Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA) ensuring you are job ready upon graduation. Students who have successfully completed cognate undergraduate programs may be eligible for advanced standing of up to 40 credit points towards the Master of Accounting program. 

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Key features

  • Bond Business School's Master of Accounting course offers access to two financial trading rooms and 40 Bloomberg terminals - the most of any university in Australia
  • Smaller classes and personal mentoring – learn in groups of around 20 to 30, delivering more interaction and more support
  • Bond Business undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are internationally recognised and accredited worldwide

About the program

The Master of Accounting (MAcc) program is a specialist program for people interested in pursuing a professional accounting qualification. This course incorporates the traditional Master of Accounting program and is designed to provide an opportunity for students with undergraduate training in other fields to gain a professional accounting qualification. Show more

The Master of Accounting (MAcc) program is a specialist program for people interested in pursuing a professional accounting qualification. This course incorporates the traditional Master of Accounting program and is designed to provide an opportunity for students with undergraduate training in other fields to gain a professional accounting qualification. The course covers introductory as well as advanced units in financial and management accounting, economics, finance, tax and business law, security appraisal and valuation and auditing. The MAcc offers a firm academic grounding in the accounting discipline and offers a hands-on appreciation of the accounting industry. The program is a powerful amalgam of foundational accounting skills, decision-making, leadership and financial literacy. The course is designed to help develop a student's ability to advise businesses on financial issues. The classes combine theoretical knowledge in accounting with practical insights delivered through case studies, guest lectures and work integrated learning. Team building is encouraged through group projects and communication skills are enhanced through class presentations. Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration4 semesters (1 year 4 months)
Starting semesters
  • September 2019
  • January 2020
  • May 2020
  • September 2020
  • January 2021
  • May 2021
  • September 2021
  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • September 2022
Program typeMasters Coursework
Study areaBusiness and Commerce
Program codeBN-13012
CRICOS code063115A
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

Accounting and financial literacy skills are needed by every business in the world. It is a globally recognised profession with a broad range of roles, often leading to careers in senior management. Master of Accounting graduates are eligible for employment in professional accounting practices (public accounting or chartered accountants), corporations, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations. The degree is also useful to managers who are exposed to accounting on a day-to-day basis.

It is recommended that you become an affiliate of a professional body such as CPA Australia or Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CAANZ). These groups provide valuable opportunities to network with other professionals in the industry.

The below fees are based on an average per semester cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester:

  • 2019 fees: $15,015 per semester (based on 3 subjects per semester)
  • 2020 fees: $15,790 per semester (based on 3 subjects per semester)

Price may vary depending on elective discipline choice.

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

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Academic entry requirements

Master of Accounting applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree or postgraduate degree in any discipline other than accounting, or hold a non-degree professional accounting qualification with at least five years’ work experience. Applicants without a recognised prior qualification will be required to undertake a further four units of coursework. The additional four units constitute a Graduate Certificate of Business.

Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

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How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to Apply.

 

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What our academics say

“International students will find that studying a Master of Accounting degree at Bond gives them access to committed and highly qualified academics, amazing facilities and an exquisite campus just minutes from some of Australia’s most fabulous beaches. The learning environment is one of close engagement with fellow students and instructors. Our curriculum is rigorous, our assessment is authentic. We offer professional networking opportunities that will help you to use, and further develop professional skills needed in today’s global business environment”.

Jan Hollindale Undergraduate Business Program Director

24/7 access to live financial markets

Macquarie Trading Room

Offering a real world trading experience, the Macquarie Trading Room is the leading facility of its type in Australia. You’ll be executing deals, managing portfolios and trading securities in real time based on current market conditions.

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