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Take the next step in your accounting career

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 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). 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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What our students say

Jasmine Ng

Student, Master of Accounting

"I chose Bond University because the fast-tracked schedule allows me to complete my degree earlier. I also loved the small class sizes and amazing sporting facilities. During orientation week I experienced the actual learning environment and was presented with networking opportunities. As an international student, I was worried about my coursework, grades, language barriers and cultural differences. Fortunately Bond provides services to support and maximise the student experience, and I now feel at home studying on the Gold Coast. I hope to secure an accountancy job once I have graduated and become a fully qualified Charted Accountant."

Jasmine Ng

Student, Master of Accounting

"I chose Bond University because the fast-tracked schedule allows me to complete my degree earlier. I also loved the small class sizes and amazing sporting facilities. During orientation week I experienced the actual learning environment and was presented with networking opportunities. As an international student, I was worried about my coursework, grades, language barriers and cultural differences. Fortunately Bond provides services to support and maximise the student experience, and I now feel at home studying on the Gold Coast. I hope to secure an accountancy job once I have graduated and become a fully qualified Charted Accountant."

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 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.
Duration4 semesters (1 year 4 months)
Starting semesters
  • September 2020
  • January 2021
  • May 2021
  • September 2021
  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • September 2022
  • January 2023
  • May 2023
  • September 2023
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]

The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee divided by the number of standard full-time semesters required to complete the program. Fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.

Semester program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2020: $14,790* per semester average
  • Students commencing study in 2021: $15,330* per semester average

Total program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2020: $59,160
  • Students commencing study in 2021: $61,320

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 most other universities.

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.

* The fees listed are average costs displayed to provide an indicative program cost only, they may differ to the indicative fee included in the Bond University offer letter due to differences in individual and exact study schedules.

Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.

* Note: for students commencing January 2021 the University has held the 2020 tuition fee amount in recognition of the current circumstances, with 2021 fees effective only from the University’s May 2021 semester.

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.

Future outcomes

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.

 

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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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