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Master of Accounting

Program overview

Accounting is fundamental to all business operations and plays a critical role in ensuring financially sound business planning and decision-making. Accounting qualifications lead to careers in a wide range of business environments, and Bond’s Master of Accounting is a specialised program, designed to provide an opportunity for students with undergraduate training in other fields to gain a professional accounting qualification.

This program dives into contemporary issues facing modern businesses including the impact of different international accounting policies and practices, and other factors that contribute to an effective governance and accountability framework. Equipped with highly versatile professional skills, accountants are sought after in a diverse range of organisations.  

Graduate with advanced technical knowledge in areas including financial statement analysis, management accounting and strategy, taxation practice and applied research. You will be able to exercise independent judgement, implement strategies and provide solutions to real world business problems.   

If you have successfully completed cognate undergraduate programs, you may be eligible for advanced standing of up to 40 credit points towards the Master of Accounting accelerated program. 

Program code: BN-13012

CRICOS code: 063115A

Program overview

Accounting is fundamental to all business operations and plays a critical role in ensuring financially sound business planning and decision-making. Accounting qualifications lead to careers in a wide range of business environments, and Bond’s Master of Accounting is a specialised program, designed to provide an opportunity for students with undergraduate training in other fields to gain a professional accounting qualification.

This program dives into contemporary issues facing modern businesses including the impact of different international accounting policies and practices, and other factors that contribute to an effective governance and accountability framework. Equipped with highly versatile professional skills, accountants are sought after in a diverse range of organisations.  

Graduate with advanced technical knowledge in areas including financial statement analysis, management accounting and strategy, taxation practice and applied research. You will be able to exercise independent judgement, implement strategies and provide solutions to real world business problems.   

If you have successfully completed cognate undergraduate programs, you may be eligible for advanced standing of up to 40 credit points towards the Master of Accounting accelerated program. 

Program code: BN-13012

CRICOS code: 063115A

About this 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.

Program specific scholarships

Bond Business School Postgraduate Bursaries

The Bond Business School Postgraduate Bursary has been developed to financially assist new postgraduate students enrolling in certain programs within the Bond Business School. The bursary will be assessed on a variety of factors including your contribution to the community.

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What you'll be studying

  • Semester 1

    You will begin your studies with three out of your 12 required subjects which are Accounting Principles, Accounting Information Systems and Managerial Finance. You will learn and apply fundamental accounting and financial concepts and procedures along with the critical evaluation and design of accounting information systems (AIS) and its use in managerial decision-making.

Program features

  • Standout facilities

    Unparallel access to an array state-of-the-art learning resources including the Bond FinTech Hub, Commercialisation Centre, Centre for Data Analytics, and Transformer.

  • Networking opportunities

    As a Bond student you will have access to an array of networking opportunities featuring high profile Australian and International business leaders.

  • Gain Bloomberg skills

    As an Accounting student, by gaining a globally recognised Bloomberg certification during your studies, you will demonstrate a high level of competency using the Bloomberg professional service used in Finance and Banking.

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Inherent requirements

Inherent requirements are the essential abilities, knowledge and skills required to successfully complete the program. Learn more about the inherent requirements and make an informed decision about your capacity to undertake the program.

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Hear from our Bondies

  • "I chose Bond University because the fast-tracked schedule allows me to complete my degree earlier. 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 - Master of Accounting student
  • “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.”

    Dr Jan Hollindale - Assistant Professor (Accounting)
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Additional Costs

When planning your budget, there are a number of other costs you'll need to consider in addition to your program fees. The below information is a guide but keep in mind that costs may be different.

Inherent requirements

Inherent requirements are the essential abilities, knowledge and skills required to successfully complete the program. Learn more about the inherent requirements and make an informed decision about your capacity to undertake the program.

LEARN MORE

Hear from our Bondies

  • "I chose Bond University because the fast-tracked schedule allows me to complete my degree earlier. 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 - Master of Accounting student
  • “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.”

    Dr Jan Hollindale - Assistant Professor (Accounting)
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