Master of Accounting at Bond University 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). The course is designed to give students from non-accounting backgrounds 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. 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. Students also have the opportunity to gain a Bloomberg certification during their degree and unlock their potential for more job opportunities in the global market.
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. 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.
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.
Master of Accounting students must complete the following twelve subjects:
- ACCT71-301 Financial Accounting
- ACCT71-303 Accounting Theory and Application
- ACCT71-305 Auditing
- ACCT71-308 Taxation Practice for Accountants
- ACCT71-315 Applied Research
- ACCT71-511 Security Appraisal and Valuation
- ACCT71-600 Accounting Principles
- ACCT71-601 Information Analysis and Systems
- ACCT71-606 Management Accounting and Strategy
- ECON71-600 Economics for Business
- FINC71-600 Managerial Finance
- LAWS71-100 Business Law
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