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Accounting and Finance

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.

Quick Facts

Duration: 2 years
Start Date: March, July
Tuition Fee: $37,500
Location: Adelaide Campus (Adelaide, Australia)
CRICOS code: 089466G
Delivery mode: On campus

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.



“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


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

Professional accreditation/recognition:

The program is accredited with CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), which means graduates are able to pursue careers in the accounting and finance industries. Entry into CAANZ requires the completion of elective topics in auditing and tax.