Master of Business Administration (Major in Accounting)

Universal Business School

Entry Requirements

Admission to all postgraduate courses offered by UBSS at AQF Level 8 (Postgraduate degree) and above, including the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) (Accounting) (AQF Level 9), require the completion of:

Bachelor degree (AQF level 7) or postgraduate award in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution; or
Completion of overseas university qualifications at the level of Bachelor degree (AQF 7) or higher.

Applicants who have not completed at least an AQF Level 7 qualification in Australia or a country where English is the first language must prove adequate English language proficiency.

English language proficiency by obtaining as a minimum:

IELTS score of 6.0; or

TOEFL Test of Written English (TWE) score of 550 with a writing score of 5; or TOEFL (Computer-based) score of 213; or

TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 80; or

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) grade of B; or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) grade of C; or

Pearson Test of English (Academic: PTE) score of 54

Course Details

The UBSS MBA (Major in Accounting) is designed for individuals who are seeking to advance their careers in accounting, finance, or management. The program will help you develop your ability to analyze complex financial information and make strategic business decisions.

Developed in consultation with industry bodies, the MBA (Major in Accounting) course answers the global demand for Accounting graduates, blending theoretical study with business simulations, case studies and learning experiences with industry professionals.

Become a Financial leader

The UBSS MBA (Major in Accounting) program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of accounting and financial management, as well as the skills and knowledge needed to lead and manage organizations.

The program covers a wide range of topics, including financial accounting, managerial accounting, tax accounting, and auditing. Students will also learn about financial management, budgeting, and forecasting, as well as the legal and regulatory environment in which businesses operate. Additionally, the program will provide students with the opportunity to develop their leadership and management skills through coursework and hands-on experience.

Graduates of the program will have the knowledge and skills needed to work in a variety of roles, including financial management, accounting, and consulting. They will also have the ability to analyze complex financial information and make strategic business decisions.

Through our partnerships with CPA Australia, the Institute of Public Accountants and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, the UBSS MBA (Major in Accounting) is professionally accredited and nationally recognised by industry peak bodies.

Our close partnership with the Centre for Entrepreneurship (CFE) also provides you with the opportunity to build key relationships, gain first-hand, practical knowledge and gather invaluable insights directly from financial industry professionals from leading national and international companies.

UBSS offers the flexibility of face-to-face or online study modes, and the MBA (Major in Accounting) can be fast-tracked to be completed in 18 months (full-time) based on your eligibility, recognition of prior learning and prior work experience. Domestic students can also choose to alter studies between full-time and part-time modes. Pathway options are available as well, including entry and exit opportunities through a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Business Administration.

The 2021 government-endorsed QILT survey ranked UBSS in the top 4 providers for ‘Student Support’ and the top 5 providers for ‘Positive Experience’ in the Sydney CBD amongst postgraduate students. UBSS also outranked other public universities in Sydney in ‘Learner Engagement’, ‘Teaching Quality’ and ‘Skills Development’ categories. At UBSS, we empower you to take the future of the Business world into your own hands. Through our practical approach and our extensive network, we provide you with real-world knowledge, skills and connections with leaders and entrepreneurs that will help to guide you on your path to accounting or finance business success.

Career Opportunities


Studying your MBA (Accounting) with UBSS provides you with unrivalled career opportunities that will help you to achieve business success and become a leader in the industry, and indeed, the larger business world.

Suitable Roles

Below are a variety of roles suitable for MBA (Accounting) graduates.

Chief Financial Officer
Corporate Accountant
Financial Accountant
Management Accountant
Finance Officer/Manager/Director
Corporate Treasury
Financial Advisor

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Level of Study: Masters Degree (Coursework)

Duration: 2 years

CRICOS Course Code: 084520C

English Requirements: IELTS Score UG

Annual Tuition: AUD$15,960.00

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