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Accounting (Pathway to Master of Finance)

University of South Australia

36 months
32600 AUD/year
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Complete a commerce undergraduate and postgraduate finance degree in just four years through University of South Australia's fast-tracked 3+1 Accounting (Pathway to Master of Finance) program.


This 3+1 Accounting (Pathway to Master of Finance) program from University of South Australia allows you to fast-track your career by completing an undergraduate and postgraduate degree in just four years. 

Learning outcomes

You will be able to diversify your skill set, increase your earning potential with a more advanced qualification, and expand your career opportunities across a range of fields.

Throughout your undergraduate degree, you will develop a strong foundation of knowledge in accounting combined with business, taxation, auditing, finance and sustainability. You will also learn about the current economic, legal and political influences affecting global business as well as develop critical problem solving, reporting, decision-making, communication and teamwork skills.In your postgraduate degree, you will be equipped to manage the challenges of the fast-developing global finance industry. You will use simulated financial markets in the Finance Trading Room to enhance your practical-based learning and engage in real world practical tasks in specialised fields in Finance. You can also choose to enhance your business consulting skills and experience through a professional business placement in Australia or overseas.

You will also be immersed in other real-world challenges including industry internships and our entrepreneur-based course Startup Studio, which teaches you how to bring a business concept to life. You will also benefit from other experience-based learning opportunities, including overseas study and business mentoring. Our summer and winter schools also offer exciting study and learning opportunities.

What you'll learn

Your undergraduate degree will start with core courses in business. These will give you a solid grounding in important areas including accounting and quantitative methods for business, business law, finance, business intelligence, data analysis, economics and management.

You will then branch out into your accounting specialisation, learning cutting edge knowledge and skills in:

  • financial and management accounting
  • taxation and company law
  • auditing
  • sustainability accounting
  • global and contemporary accounting issues
  • strategic financial analysis

Your postgraduate degree will explore areas such as financial theory and markets, investment management, corporate finance as well as econometrics.

Careers to consider:

  • Auditor/Risk consultant: ensuring financial and operational integrity and compliance; evaluating and reporting on financial, operational and managerial processes and systems; working on business process reviews and risk assessments
  • Business adviser: working with new or established businesses; analysing business plans and financial statements; advising on investments, marketing, funding and financial trends; understanding consumer needs and how to improve profitability; problem solving with clients
  • Credit analyst: managing commercial banking portfolios including the processing and evaluating credit/loan applications, analysing and interpreting financial information and undertaking risk analyses through the development of statistical models
  • Forensic accountant: working in a corporate or regulatory environment to investigate fraud and similar crimes; researching and preparing forensic reports for courts; providing expert evidence
  • Insolvency and reconstruction adviser: working with and achieving the best possible results for stakeholders in cases of personal and business financial distress; administrations and liquidations; restructuring under performing businesses and turnarounds
  • Management accountant: assisting senior management make critical business decisions; preparing forecasts, budgets and risk analysis; advising managers about the financial implications of business decisions
  • Practising accountant: working for private sector, government or individuals; preparing tax returns; keeping accounting systems up-to-date; maintaining financial records; advising on business structures
  • Tax accountant/Corporate tax consultant: compiling company and other business tax returns, and individual tax returns; providing tax planning advice and strategies
  • Big Data Analytics Specialist: analysing, interpreting and presenting large, complex data sets; interpreting data and communicating findings help inform wider business decision making

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Economics
  • Business Law
  • Management and Organisation
  • Business Intelligence
  • Auditing Theory and Practice
  • Taxation Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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General requirements

  • CRICOS CODE 080917C
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  • Bangladesh HSC: 4
  • Canada High School (OSSD): 65
  • Eynesbury FSP: 330
  • German Abitur: 3.5
  • India (best 4): 65
  • Kenya KCSE (average): B+
  • Malaysia STPM (best 3): 6
  • Malaysia UEC: 30
  • Norway GPA: 3
  • Pakistan HSSC: 85
  • Sri Lanka A Levels (best 3): 7
  • Sweden GPA: 13
  • UK Board GCE A Levels/HK Board: 7
  • Vietnam: 7.5
  • Australia: 70
  • IB (best 6): 26
  • USA SAT (1600): 1110
  • HKDSE: 16
  • Nepal NEB: 2.61

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32600 AUD per year during 36 months.

Domestic: Commonwealth Supported

Living costs for Adelaide

1328 - 2474 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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