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What will I learn?

The Master of Accounting and Finance is designed to provide you with specialised knowledge and skills in both accounting and finance disciplines.

It offers the right balance of practice and theory to prepare you for a successful career as an accounting or business professional and to cultivate research practices for independent, industry and discipline related research in a business context.

This course is flexible, with part-time options available. You will learn from experienced teachers and gain an understanding of the many issues affecting accounting and finance practice.

The role of accounting and finance professionals in contemporary society will be explored with reference to ethics, globalisation and sustainability issues.

What you will study

The Master of Accounting and Finance is a 72-unit course with core and advanced topics in areas including accounting fundamentals, financial management, financial accounting Issues, management and cost accounting, derivatives and risk management, investments and portfolio management, and new venture finance. Elective options include international business, industry placement and auditing.

Your career

Graduates are suitable for careers in finance, accounting and related areas.

Potential occupations include:

  • budget accountant
  • business analyst
  • auditor
  • finance manager
  • fund manager
  • investment analyst.

Potential employers include:

  • financial management firms
  • investment advisory organisations
  • financial planning firm
  • government departments
  • self-employment

Which department am I in?

College of Business, Government and Law



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,500.00 (20,40,261) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022, 27 February 2023


Flinders University

Bedford Park Campus,

Sturt Road,


South Australia,

5042, ADELAIDE, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,500.00 (20,40,261) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022, 27 February 2023


Victoria Square Campus

182 Victoria Square,


South Australia,

5000, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must normally hold an approved bachelor degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL (Internet): 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge (CAE): Pass grade of B2; Occupational English Test (OET): 300 Writing, 300 Speaking, 300 Reading, 300 Listening.

For international students

The equivalent of a three-year Australian bachelors degree.

Applicants with an Australian accredited degree in accounting are not eligible for admission into the Master of Accounting and Finance).

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing, 6.0 Reading, 6.0 Listening; TOEFL (Internet): 80 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing, 18 Reading, 18 Listening; Pearson PTE Academic: 58 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing, 50 Reading, 50 Listening; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): C

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Flinders University

Flinders University ranked 1st in South Australia for teaching quality, learning engagement and student support.

  • Among top 300 - THE World University Rankings 2020
  • Home to over 5000 international students
  • Based in Adelaide one of the most liveable cities in the world
  • Over 300 study options to choose from