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Masters in Accounting

Accountancy is often referred to as the universal language of business: along with finance, this field is uniquely positioned to touch many aspects of business. Companies and organizations are increasingly relying on qualified accountants to drive their profit margins and help them understand the nuanced dynamics of financial success, while governments and policy makers are looking to accountants to help combat issues like climate change through solutions such as ‘cap and trade’ and carbon taxes.

Whether you want to hone your fluency in the language of accounting or you’re looking to undertake a career change, a Masters in Accounting could be for you.

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Key Skills

Common skills gained with a Masters in Accounting include:

  • Understanding of standard accounting practices, principles, regulations and industry
  • Enhanced numerical and quantitative skills and techniques
  • Knowledge of qualitative research methodology
  • Knowledge of business
  • High level accounting skills
  • Understanding of ethical, legal and social responsibility in business, including accountability
  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Ability to analyze complex data sets
  • Ability to make financial decisions
  • Ability to work in a team, both in leadership and collaborative roles
  • Ability to approach issues from multiple perspectives
  • Ability to tactfully deal with sensitive information
  • Project management skills
  • Logical decision-making and strategic and creative thinking abilities
  • Time management and self-reliance
  • Clear and concise oral and written communication skills, aimed towards financial and non-financial audiences
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