The Master of Accounting is a 72-unit program offered by the Flinders Business School, within the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
It meets the academic requirements for membership of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the Institute of Public Accountants.
Applicants must have completed a Bachelor''s degree or equivalent qualification in any discipline (other than an accounting degree accredited in Australia) from an approved tertiary institution.
Applicants who have completed
- a bachelor degree in business (other than an accounting degree accredited in Australia); or
- a bachelor degree which includes a major in business, commerce, marketing or management; or
- a graduate certificate in a business discipline
at an approved institution may be eligible to follow a 54 unit study program and complete the degree in 1.5 years full time or equivalent part time.
The Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
The course aims to provide students with the appropriate knowledge, skills and attributes for a successful career as an accounting professional and to cultivate research practices for independent, industry and discipline related research in a business context. The course is designed to meet the educational component for entry into professional accounting body programs. The role of professional accountants in contemporary society will be explored with reference to ethics, globalisation and sustainability issues.
Students successfully completing this course will be able to:
- Explain the role of accounting and financial management within an organisation and recognise taxation and other legal issues relevant to business.
- Appraise and apply the professional accounting body ethical standards to professional and business scenarios and critically evaluate the role of theory in informing accounting practice.
- Apply technical financial accounting skills to process transactions and construct accounts for a variety of organisations, including sole traders, partnerships and companies.
- Apply management accounting concepts to produce reports for management planning, control and decision making.
- Apply accounting information system concepts and auditing principles and processes to diverse business scenarios.
- Describe both qualitative and quantitative business research methods and apply relevant methods to workplace and/or academic projects.
- Work both individually and in groups to solve business related problems and communicate the results to a range of stakeholders.
To qualify for The Master of Accounting a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study.
Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.
Core - Year 1 & 2 topics
54 units of core topics:
BUSN9113 Accounting Fundamentals (4.5 units)
BUSN9114 Information Systems and Accounting Processes (4.5 units)
BUSN9115 Quantitative Methods (4.5 units)
BUSN9116 Economics for Business (4.5 units)
BUSN9117 Management and Cost Accounting (4.5 units)
BUSN9118 Financial Accounting Issues (4.5 units)
BUSN9119 Financial Management (4.5 units)
BUSN9120 Corporate Accounting (4.5 units)
BUSN9121 Auditing and Assurances (4.5 units)
BUSN9122 Perspectives on Taxation Law (4.5 units)
BUSN9123 Principles of Commercial Law (4.5 units)
BUSN9254 Business Research Methods and Project (4.5 units)
Option - Year 1 & 2 topics
18 units of electives from the following:
BUSN9125A Industry Project (9 units)^
BUSN9125B Industry Project (4.5 units)^
BUSN9126 Industry Placement (4.5 units)^
BUSN9127B International Project (4.5 units)^
BUSN9128B International Placement (4.5 units)^
BUSN9223B Investments and Portfolio Management (4.5 units)
BUSN9228B Strategic Marketing (4.5 units)
BUSN9229B Sustainability and Ethics in Management (4.5 units)
BUSN9231B Global Business Context: An Asia Pacific Focus (4.5 units)
BUSN9233B Data Analysis for Decision Making (4.5 units)
BUSN9234B Project Management (4.5 units)
BUSN9235B Managing Negotiations (4.5 units)
BUSN9236B Leadership: Theory, Practice and Experience (4.5 units)
BUSN9237B Financial Markets and Institutions (4.5 units)
BUSN9238B Advanced Issues in Finance (4.5 units)
BUSN9239B International Business in the Asia Pacific Region (4.5 units)
BUSN9241 International Business Finance and Banking (4.5 units)
BUSN9242 International Human Resources Management (4.5 units)
BUSN9243 International Marketing and Export Management (4.5 units)
BUSN9248 Managing People (4.5 units)
BUSN9258 International Study Tour (4.5 units)
INTR9061 Governance and the new Political Economy of East Asia (4.5 units)
POAD9022 Public Management (4.5 units)
POAD9034 Risk Management - Principles and Practice (4.5 units)
POAD9037 Financial Management (4.5 units)
^ Enrolment into these topics requires approval from the Program Director