A professional career in accounting starts at Bond
The September semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they're on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond's exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.
The Master of Accounting (Professional) program at Bond University gives those with undergraduate credentials in fields other than accounting an opportunity to gain a professional accounting qualification. In addition, you will develop self-analysis and reflective learning skills and apply theoretical solutions for practical workplace problems. The professional program follows the same structure as the Master of Accounting program with an additional 20-week professional portfolio component to ensure you get real-world experience before you graduate. Every student who achieves a GPA of 2.0 by their penultimate semester has the opportunity to complete an internship as part of this program.
You will also have the opportunity to gain a Bloomberg certification during your degree and unlock your potential for more job opportunities in the global market. Bond is the only university in Australia with 40 Bloomberg terminals, providing unparalleled access to live financial data. Any completed relatable undergraduate program will also gain you up to 40 credit points towards the Master of Accounting program.
Recognised internationally, this program is professionally accredited by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CAANZ), Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA).
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What our students say
- 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 (Professional) program is a specialist program for students interested in pursuing a professional accounting qualification. It incorporates the traditional Master of Accounting program 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 (Professional) program is a specialist program for students interested in pursuing a professional accounting qualification. It incorporates the traditional Master of Accounting program designed to provide an opportunity for students with undergraduate training in other fields to gain a professional accounting qualification. The professional program follows the same structure as the Master of Accounting program with an additional 20-week Professional component. The MAcc (Prof) offers a firm academic grounding in the accounting discipline and offers a hands-on appreciation of the industry. The program is a powerful amalgam of foundational accounting skills, decision-making, leadership and financial literacy with the ability to advise business on financial issues Show less
|Mode||On Campus and Remote|
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world.
|Program type||Masters Coursework|
|Study area||Business and Commerce|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
Master of Accounting (Professional) program comprises 13 subjects, as follows:
Required subjects (9)
- ACCT71-111 Accounting Information Systems
- ACCT71-301 Financial Accounting & Reporting
- ACCT71-303: Advanced Financial Accounting & Reporting
- ACCT71-305 Auditing
- ACCT71-308 Taxation Practice for Accountants
- ACCT71-315 Applied Research
- ACCT71-511 Security Appraisal and Valuation
- ACCT71-600 Accounting Principles
- ACCT71-606 Management Accounting and Strategy
Directed Electives (3)
Plus Professional subject (students must complete one (1) of the following subjects)
*Please note that the Professional Portfolio or Professional Development subject is a 20-week, 45-credit point subject and is taken in the last semester of the program once all other coursework subjects have been completed. The Career Development Centre will provide assistance in choosing the relevant professional subject prior to your last semester.
Please visit BBS Program Structure and Sequencing for guidance on study plans.
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:
- 2020 fees: $13,690 per semester (based on 3 subjects per semester)
- 2021 fees: $14,398 per semester (based on 3 subjects per semester)
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.
Academic entry requirements
Master of Accounting (Professional) 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
How to apply
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 (Professional) 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.