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Master of Accounting

  • Qualification:

    Master's Degree

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    2 years full time or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

    3 intake dates each year – enquire now!

  • Awarded by:

    Kaplan Business School

  • Career Outcomes:

    Management Consultant | Business Risk Manager | External Auditor | Assurance Specialist | View all

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About this course

Keen for a career change? Build the business skills employers are looking for with this comprehensive Master of Accounting at Kaplan Business School.

With a strong focus on workplace skills, this course offers a broad business perspective, training you in critical thinking, management decision-making, reporting and compliance, and professional communication. You'll graduate workplace-ready, with a competitive body of professional skills and an ability to apply them in a variety of business situations.

This course also provides you with the technical professional accounting skills you'll need to work as an accountant, regardless of your previous level of qualification - you'll be professionally recognised after graduation, and may choose to seek further training as a chartered accountant.

Accounting theories and strategic business knowledge will underpin your work, enhancing your career prospects in a rewarding, competitive profession.


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Qualify for mature age entry (ages 21 and above); OR
  • Have achieved a minimum ATAR score of 55, or equivalent; OR
  • Have completed the VCE, OP or SACE; OR
  • Provide an academic letter of recommendation

Kaplan Business School also offers a range of alternative entry pathways if you don't meet these criteria. Enquire now to chat with a course advisor!

Areas of study

In this accounting course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Accounting principles
  • Business and corporations law
  • Economics
  • Quantitative methods
  • Professional communication practice
  • Introduction to management
  • Accounting information systems
  • Management accounting
  • Financial accounting and reporting 1
  • Financial accounting and reporting 2
  • Corporate governance and regulatory process
  • Auditing and assurance
  • Taxation law
  • Finance
  • Management accounting 2
  • Accounting theory and contemporary issues

You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.

Kaplan Business School Kaplan Business School provides holistic business education that equips students with the knowledge, skills and tools required to manage, lead, and succeed in a real work environment.

Kaplan Business School’s qualifications are delivered through a unique blend of practical and theoretical components. Here, students are required to complete assessments that reflect global industry practices.

Kaplan Business School offers academic internships and work placements through an extensive network of partner companies. Each campus has an on-site Careers Officer who helps to place students based on their industry needs.

Kaplan Business School supports its students at every stage of the educational journey, and offers personalised, student-driven programs. This includes the unique Career Mentorship Program, which pairs Kaplan students with industry leaders. This gives students the opportunity to build their professional networks and gain valuable industry insights.

Kaplan Business School help their students achieve career success with Careers Central, their on-campus careers services team. Careers Central services include an industry placement service, which enables students to put theory into practice. Search for the perfect job using Career Hub, Kaplan’s online job board. Kaplan students get support in achieving their career goals with 1-on-1 careers coaching.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Master of Accounting from Kaplan Business School.

You may choose to undertake further training in order to work as a chartered accountant, or seek employment in taxation, financial advice, costing, investigative accounting, strategic management or management consulting.

Graduates of this course may be eligible to seek admission into professional training programs offered by ACCA, ICAA and CPA Australia. Graduates may also apply for credit entry into the Master of Business Administration or a related graduate degree at Kaplan Business School or another Australian higher education provider.

Curious about where a career in accounting could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Management Consultant
  • Business Risk Manager
  • External Auditor
  • Assurance Specialist
  • Treasurer
  • Taxation Specialist

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Payment plans are available for continuing students from their 2nd trimester onwards.

As part of their commitment to helping individuals reach their educational and career goals, Kaplan Business School also offers a number of scholarships to students in Australia and across the globe, including High Achievers Scholarships, Alumni Scholarships and Regional Scholarships. Enquire now for more information.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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