Students from non-accounting backgrounds can pursue a career in this area with a Master of Accounting. If you have completed a non-accounting degree, this course provides you with a study program that fulfills the requirements to commence a professional accounting career. Flinders Business provides excellent teaching, small classes and the opportunity to network and develop professional acquaintances through interaction in these programs.
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.
You may have the opportunity to undertake an industry placement and/or industry project.
The Master of Accounting meets the admission requirements of Certified Practising Accountants Australia (CPA Australia), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).
Applicants must normally hold a bachelor degree or equivalent from an approved tertiary institution. Students with a degree in accounting that is recognized by Australian professional accounting bodies are not eligible for admission into the Master of Accounting.
Potential occupations include auditor, budget accountant, bursar, cost accountant, finance manager, a forensic accountant.