Master of Accounting (MAcct)

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Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


The program is designed to offer knowledge and skills in accounting and related fields. It will enable students possessing undergraduate degrees in non-accounting disciplines to move into careers in accounting, financial management, auditing and business advisory services in public practice, industry or government. 

The program provides the opportunity for students to develop broad based knowledge and skills essential to accounting and deeper learning through advanced elective courses.

The Master of Accounting is an AQF Level 9 Masters qualification with a standard duration of 2 years.

Program Learning Outcome
1. Demonstrate specialised knowledge and analytical expertise to solve multi-faceted problems in accounting contexts.
2. Seek and analyse relevant information for business decision making, and uncover data that may have been concealed.
3. Demonstrate a high level of personal autonomy, judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a professional with high level accounting skills.
4. Identify and apply ethical principles relevant to the accounting profession.
5. Use appropriate quantitative and qualitative methodologies to support critical thinking and judgement to develop a scholarly research project.

Condition of Enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Faculty before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program.

Academic Program Rules for Master of Accounting

There shall be a Master of Accounting.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Master of Accounting, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 48 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 33 units
  2. Research equivalent courses to the value of 9 units including a 6 unit research project
  3. Elective courses to the value of 6 units