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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.

Quick Facts

Duration: 2 years
Start Date: March, July, October
Tuition Fee: $37,500
Location: Bedford Park, Australia
CRICOS code: 064258M
Delivery mode: On campus

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.



“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 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.

Professional accreditation/recognition

The Master of Accounting meets the admission requirements of the Certified Practising Accountants of Australia (CPA Australia), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).