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Postgraduate accounting, finance and taxation

Career change is closer than you think.

Curtin offers forward thinking, internationally recognised postgraduate degrees with strong industry connections, ensuring that you meet the changing demands of industry.

Why study accounting, finance and taxation at Curtin?

Industry connections

Over the past year, our Accounting, Finance and Taxation students have engaged with organisations such as BDO, EY, Grant Thornton, Nexia and PwC.

Competitive salary

A Finance Manager has an average weekly income of $3,225. While the employment outlook for Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers is very strong, with 21.3% growth by 2026.

Flexible study options

Choose to study full-time, part-time or even online, giving you the flexibility to organise your study around life commitments. You can also mix online study with face-to-face classes.

Industry snapshot

The accounting industry in Australia generates $27 billion revenue, while the finance industry in generates $360.6 billion revenue.

Flexible course duration

With nested programs, you can start with a graduate certificate and graduate in as little as six months, ready to apply your learnings in the workplace immediately or progress your studies to a masters.

#1 graduates in Australia

Curtin Graduates have been rated the best in the country for employer satisfaction, showing they have the skills and qualifications employers value, want and need.

Explore our range of courses


Kick start a new accounting career

These courses are ideal if you have a degree in a discipline other than accounting and are looking to break into the field.

Progress your accounting career

Our Master of Accounting is designed to equip you with new skills to complement your existing knowledge and help you progress your current career.

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Kick start or progress your finance career

Our Master of Commerce (Finance) is ideal if you have a degree in a discipline other than finance and are looking to break into the field. Or if you want to complement your existing knowledge and help progress your current career.


Progress your taxation career

Our taxation courses aim to develop and expand your knowledge and skills to further progress your career.

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Get the Curtin edge

Move from competent thinker, to competent thought leader.

Complete your master degree in just one year

Complete your master degree in just one year

Our direct entry master is an advanced qualification for students that have a relevant bachelor degree and work experience, and can be completed full-time in just one year. Not only can it offer a real career boost, it’s a great opportunity to build networks with other experienced professionals.

Professional recognition

Professional recognition

By studying at Curtin, you can graduate with the educational requirements needed to apply for membership to relevant professional associations.

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Applied learning

The Faculty of Business and Law has a range of clinics and innovative learning and teaching spaces, designed to enhance our students’ study experience. What’s more, they’re equipped with the same technology that students will be using in their workplaces upon graduation.

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Global accreditation

Curtin Business School is recognised as an elite global business school through accreditation by EQUIS, AACSB International and an EFMD Accredited MBA.

Hear from our graduates

Find out how their Curtin degree has given them the skills they need when working in the field.

Mark Giglia, Director of AR Advisors

“Solutions don’t come from a spreadsheet. They come from creative thinking and a strong, close working relationship between advisor and client.”

Why today’s accountants need to be more than data entrants
If you were asked to rank an accountant’s skills in order of importance, you might not place interpersonal skills high on that list. But the ability to create personal relationships has now become indispensable, argues Director of AR Advisors Mark Giglia.

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John Lo, CFO of Tencent

“I’m not just a ‘number crunching’ guy… In my industry I think it’s really important to keep abreast of business development and be agile and ready to react to anything that may emerge.”

Tencent venture a priceless career move
As chief financial officer for China’s largest internet company, Curtin graduate John Lo is an expert in innovation and what it takes to succeed in the rapidly evolving world of tech.

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Nicholas Tang, Master of Taxation

I’ve really enjoyed the course, especially the case studies we tackle in class. The multitude of viewpoints has opened my eyes and encouraged me to think outside the box.

Volunteering at the Curtin Tax Clinic has been a huge highlight, offering me the chance to serve the community, learn from industry practitioners and hone my practical skills. The team feels like family, and as an international student, the experience has given me the confidence to jump into an Australian work environment.

Mark Giglia John Lo

Curtin removes the barriers to postgrad study

Curtin Scholarships

Curtin Scholarships

Scholarships are part of Curtin’s commitment to rewarding academic excellence, supporting research and enabling students from all backgrounds to realise their potential.

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What’s stopping you from studying postgrad?

Don’t have time? Can’t afford it? Explore the ways Curtin can help you on your postgraduate study journey.

Finish sooner with credit towards your degree

Finish sooner with credit towards your degree

If you’ve undertaken study or work experience that matches part of your degree, you could reduce your course duration.

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Explore our postgrad courses

Curtin University offers a wide range of postgraduate business degrees which can give you the skills you need to move up the career ladder, specialise in a particular area, or take your career in an exciting new direction.

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Direct entry master options available

QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey

Direct entry master options available

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