Students who achieve excellent academic performance in their accounting studies will be eligible to join the Honours year.
The program extends undergraduate studies in financial accounting, management accounting, auditing and taxation. Students undertake advanced coursework and a research thesis. Classes are conducted in a seminar setting. Students will have the opportunity to interact with research active academic staff, engage in the analysis of advanced accounting issues, and develop critical thinking skills.
Students aspiring to the Honours program should consult the Honours Convenor in the Research School of Accounting and Business Information Systems for advice. Students from other universities can also apply for entry.
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Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
|Judgement||Exercise judgement under minimal supervision to solve emerging or advanced accounting problems in complex contexts using social, ethical, economic, regulatory and global perspectives|
|Knowledge||Integrate advanced theoretical and technical accounting knowledge which includes a selection of issues in auditing and assurance, finance, economics, quantitative methods, information systems, commercial law, corporation law and taxation law, and with an understanding of issues in accounting development and accounting research|
|Application Skills||Critically apply advanced theoretical and technical accounting knowledge and skills to solve emerging or advanced accounting problems|
|Communication and Teamwork||Justify and communicate accounting advice and ideas in complex collaborative contexts involving both accountants and non-accountants|
|Self Management||Seek and reflect on performance feedback to identify and action learning opportunities and self-improvements and initiate this process for others|
An AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree, or international equivalent, completed within the last two years:
- that satisfies the requirements for the completion of an ANU accounting major or equivalent university study, and
- with a weighted average mark equivalent to an ANU 70 per cent calculated from the 36 units (i.e. 0.75 EFTSL) of courses eligible for inclusion in an ANU accounting major or equivalent, excluding 1000-level courses (i.e. introductory undergraduate courses), with the highest marks.
- and with the written approval of the Honours Convener.
The number of places available in the program may be limited by the Dean due to supervisory capacity, and admission to Honours is with the written approval of the Honours Convener.
Bonus points to do not apply to 1 year honours programs. They do not apply to this program.
Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.
Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.
For further information see the Scholarships website.
This Honours plan requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of
48 units from completion of the Accounting Honours specialisation.