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Take the next step in your accounting career

The Master of Accounting program at Bond University gives those with undergraduate credentials in fields other than accounting an opportunity to gain a professional accounting qualification. The program offers a firm academic grounding and hands-on appreciation of the industry with a focus on communications and leadership so you are job ready at graduation. This program is professionally accredited by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CAANZ), Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). 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. 

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.

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Our internationally recognised programs offer a unique professional and personal development experience where you’ll be part of a small, exclusive cohort of students being mentored by world-renowned corporate leaders and academics; working on real-life projects relevant to your business and building a network of global contacts.

But don’t just take our word for it... Choosing the right program and the right university is an important decision. Come and talk to us about your career goals and how we can tailor a study experience to help you achieve them.

  • Discuss your options over a coffee with our program director
  • Meet academics in your chosen field
  • Talk to current students about their experience
  • Join a class of your choice
  • Tour our campus and facilities

We can also arrange a phone or video meeting.

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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
  • We are with you every step of the way with our ‘Bond Business Mentoring Program’

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 2017
  • January 2018
  • May 2018
  • September 2018
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: sbc@bond.edu.au

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 total program fees for the Master of Accounting are:

  • $52,891
  • $55,092

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.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

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

Key dates

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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

“When you study a Master of Accounting degree at Bond, you learn in an environment of small class sizes, excellent facilities and a beautiful campus. Our committed academics are readily accessible and take an active involvement in your learning. We not only deliver a personalised educational experience, we provide numerous extra-curricular professional networking opportunities to help you commence on the next exciting phase of your career”.

Jan Hollindale Undergraduate Business Program Director

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