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Introduction

In today’s fast paced, dynamic and highly competitive business arena, organisations require innovative, resourceful and ambitious professionals to get the job done. Arguably the best way to demonstrate these capabilities and set yourself apart from other business professionals is to complete a Master of Business Administration (MBA). Bond's MBA is ranked #1 in Australia by students* and the cohorts are culturally and professionally diverse with over 20 nationalities represented to provide a cross-cultural experience while you study, and a rich global network post-graduation. In combination with the Master of Accounting, you will receive the tools required to understand the drivers of success and can greatly enhance the accounting decisions made by upper management through the information they generate and interpret.  The program offers both a firm academic grounding and a hands-on appreciation of the industry, so you are ready to use your new skills from day one. *2015 Australian Financial Review Boss MBA Rankings - Student Satisfaction.

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About the program

The Master of Accounting (MAcc) program is a specialist program for people interested in pursuing a professional accounting qualification. This course incorporates the traditional Master of Accounting program and is designed to provide an opportunity for students with undergraduate training in other fields to gain a professional accounting qualification. Show more

The Master of Accounting (MAcc) program is a specialist program for people interested in pursuing a professional accounting qualification. This course incorporates the traditional Master of Accounting program and is designed to provide an opportunity for students with undergraduate training in other fields to gain a professional accounting qualification. The course covers introductory as well as advanced units in financial and management accounting, economics, finance, tax and business law, security appraisal and valuation and auditing. The MAcc offers a firm academic grounding in the accounting discipline and offers a hands-on appreciation of the accounting industry. The program is a powerful amalgam of foundational accounting skills, decision-making, leadership and financial literacy. The course is designed to help develop a student's ability to advise businesses on financial issues. The classes combine theoretical knowledge in accounting with practical insights delivered through case studies, guest lectures and work integrated learning. Team building is encouraged through group projects and communication skills are enhanced through class presentations. The Bond MBA is a generalist management program. Designed to blend industry-relevant research with practical applications and challenges, the intended learning outcomes are centred on the three pillars of leadership, global business and entrepreneurship, developing graduates who can think critically and strategically in this context. The program is designed to provide graduates with the core underlying technical skills that inform effective decision making, framed around the development of the interpersonal, cross cultural and communication skills that are required to lead in the implementation of these decisions. Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration6 semesters (2 years)
Starting semesters
  • September 2017
  • January 2018
  • May 2018
  • September 2018
Program typeMasters Coursework
Study areaBusiness and Commerce
Program codeBB-14048
CRICOS code088913J
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

Accounting and financial literacy skills are needed by every business in the world. It is a globally recognised profession with a broad range of roles, often leading to careers in senior management. Master of Accounting graduates are eligible for employment in professional accounting practices (public accounting or chartered accountants), corporations, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations. The degree is also useful to managers who are exposed to accounting on a day-to-day basis.

It is recommended that you become an affiliate of a professional body such as CPA Australia or Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CAANZ). These groups provide valuable opportunities to network with other professionals in the industry.

      The total program fees for the Master of Accounting/Master of Business Administration are:

      • $80,245
      • $83,400

      When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.

      This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

      Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

      Academic requirements

      We focus on creating a complementary cohort of MBA students drawn from diverse backgrounds and cultures. You will need to demonstrate strong academic achievement as well as the potential and motivation to assume global leadership roles. Each application is assessed on an individual basis. Entry into the MBA requires the following:

      • Minimum three years’ work experience
      • Quality undergraduate degree from a recognised institution.
      • Cover letter detailing your career goals, future ambitions and experience.
      • Two professional referee reports.
      • Interview with the program director may be required.

      Master of Accounting applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree or postgraduate degree in any discipline other than accounting, or hold a non-degree professional accounting qualification with at least five years’ work experience. Applicants without a recognised prior qualification will be required to undertake a further four units of coursework. The additional four units constitute a Graduate Certificate of Business.

      Completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7 Bachelor degree in a field cognate to the proposed degree.

      Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.

      International students

      Please lodge a Direct Entry Application Form for Undergraduate Study, accompanied by documented proof of your English language proficiency.

      Read more information on application and enrolment procedures.

      English language proficiency requirements

      As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on english language proficiency requirements for university study.

      Credit for prior study

      Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

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      How to apply

      In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the online application form. To find out more about the application process please refer to how to apply.

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