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A professional career in accounting starts at Bond

This program is not available to domestic students. Please see Master of Accounting.

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. This 20-week Work Integrated Learning program will help you become job ready at graduation. 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) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

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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 (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

ModeOn Campus
Duration92 weeks
Starting semesters
  • September 2022
  • January 2023
  • May 2023
  • September 2023
  • January 2024
  • May 2024
  • September 2024
Program typeMasters Coursework
Study areaBusiness and Commerce
Program codeBN-13072
CRICOS code063521J
Credit for prior studyFor 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 (12)

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 the total estimated program fee. Professional program fees include four standard full time semesters plus a final semester professional subject, which is charged at a different rate to a standard semester of coursework.

Total program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2022: $67,210
  • Students commencing study in 2023: $68,900

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

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

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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 (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.


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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 Assistant Professor (Accounting)

I chose Bond because of the industry relevant classes

Xindi Deng from China chose to study her postgraduate Accounting degree at Bond University in Australia for many reasons, including the opportunity to build a professional portfolio in accounting, the industry relevant course structure, and the experience of a new culture and lifestyle.

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