Accounting and financial literacy skills are integral to 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.
A financial accountant is responsible for running the accounting and financial activities of an organisation. They analyse the economic stability of the company and provide financial information to other departments, enabling these departments to make budgeting and investment decisions. A financial accountant reports on costs, productivity, margins, and company expenditures.
Wealth managers use their accounting and financial expertise to help clients grow their wealth. Serving as trusted consultants to high-net-worth individuals or families, they create strategic plans based on their clients’ objectives and financial profile, encompassing investments, insurance, mutual funds, trust and estate taxes, and retirement. Many wealth managers work in investment firms and banks, but it’s common for them to be self-employed.
Business analysts help companies improve process efficiencies through the analysis of past data and provide recommendation reports to executives and stakeholders.
Financial advisors are highly sought-after professionals in organisations as they provide guidance in meeting financial goals. Many financial planners decide to specialise and focus their practice in particular areas, such as superannuation, tax planning or debt management.
Bond Business School is among less than 7% of the world’s 13,000 business programs to have earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and less than 2% have earned European Foundation for Management Development's (EFMD) European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation. Bond Business School is both AACSB and EQUIS accredited placing us in the top 2% of Business Schools in the world.
Bond Business School is also one of four universities in Australia who are members of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), a tangible statement of the significant contribution our programs make to graduate management education.
Bond’s Business School graduates hold senior management positions throughout the world in leading multinational corporations. Part of what makes Bond unique is the strength, diversity, and passion of the alumni network. The top job title held by a Bond Business Alumni is Director, closely followed by Managing Director, Manager, Owner and CEO. Among the top 10 employers are KPMG, PWC, EY, Deloitte, and the Big 4 Banks. Bond Business School degrees are highly regarded by industry and internationally recognised to help you land that job after graduation.
Program learning outcomes
Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge, skills and abilities that will be achieved on completion of the program. These outcomes will help you determine whether this program aligns with your professional pathway, career and learning goals.
View Master of Accounting (Professional) learning outcomes
- Apply advanced accounting knowledge and skills to address both routine and non-routine tasks.
- Critically evaluate complex accounting issues or problems.
- Generate creative solutions that address a complex accounting opportunity or problem.
- Critically reflect on one's personal learning experience to extract, evaluate and apply insights.
- Adapt appropriately to the cultural, environmental and social considerations of individual behaviour and organisational operations in the field of accounting.
- Demonstrate the capacity to consistently act in accordance with the principles and values of sustainable, responsible and ethical business practice in complex accounting situations.
- Articulate business information to a diverse professional audience using appropriate visual aids.
- Communicate business ideas, decisions, recommendations and other information in a clear, concise writing style tailored to a given audience.
- Collaborate effectively with others to complete a complex project or group task.
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Further develop your skills
Extend your learning beyond the completion of your degree. Consider progressing on your journey to sharpen your skills and expand your knowledge in business and other specialised areas through these learning opportunities.
If you wish to progress to a career in academia or want to undertake a career as a researcher, you will need to complete a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). High achieving students will be encouraged to enrol this program.
Whether you are looking to upskill, advance your career, change direction or dive deeper into a specific area, Bond offers a range of executive training and professional development microcredential courses to help you get ahead.
- Select from a suite of high-quality programs designed in collaboration with industry partners.
- Learn from anywhere in the world, at your own pace.
- Earn a digital certificate for each microcredential.
- Potentially gain credit towards future study at Bond University.