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What will I learn?

The Master of Accounting offered by Flinders Business provides an option for students from a non-accounting background to pursue a career in this area.

If you have completed a non-accounting degree, the Master of Accounting provides you with a study program that fulfils the requirements to commence a professional accounting career.

Flinders Business offers teaching excellence, our academic staff being regular recipients of teaching awards.

At Flinders we value our students, and this is reflected in the consistently high ranking we receive from our students through a number of teaching evaluation methods. Another reason is our small class sizes, which ensure that you can really engage with the person leading the learning while also getting to know your fellow students. Studying with Flinders Business opens you up to many networking opportunities, and the teamwork and interaction promoted in these programs will help you to develop life-long friendships and professional acquaintances.

What you will study

The degree offers the right balance of practice and theory to prepare you for a successful career as an accounting or business professional. Topics cover areas such as accounting fundamentals, information systems and accounting processes, quantitative methods, economics for business, management and cost accounting, principles of commercial law, financial accounting issues, financial management, corporate accounting, auditing and assurances, and business research methods. A topic in academic skills for business is specifically aimed at postgraduate students from non-English speaking backgrounds.

Your career

Graduates are suitable for a range of financial and accounting opportunities across the globe.

Potential occupations include:

  • auditor
  • budget accountant
  • bursar
  • cost accountant
  • finance manager
  • forensic accountant
  • investment analyst
  • liquidator and receiver
  • management accountant
  • systems accountant
  • taxation consultant.

Potential employers include:

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

Which department am I in?

College of Business, Government and Law



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,500.00 (US$ 27,857) per year
Start date

28 February 2022


Victoria Square Campus

182 Victoria Square,


South Australia,

5000, ADELAIDE, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,500.00 (US$ 27,857) per year
Start date

28 February 2022


Flinders University

Bedford Park Campus,

Sturt Road,


South Australia,

5042, 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

Entry to the Master of Accounting requires a bachelor degree in any discipline (other than accounting) from a recognised tertiary institution. No work experience is required.

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.