- Length 3 years full-time
- Minimum 144 Units
- Which applies to me?
- Academic plan BACCT
- CRICOS code 079653K
- UAC code
The Bachelor of Accounting is designed to develop your knowledge and skills in reporting, analysing and managing financial resources in business and government entities. In addition to meeting the education requirements for membership of the Australian accounting professional bodies, the degree offers flexibility for you to study in related disciplines of your interest, including finance, business information systems, management, marketing, international business and corporate sustainability.
You will be equipped with the ability to critically analyse emerging accounting issues, and be inspired by the professional and scholarly accounting research that provides you with insights into issues underlying the accounting numbers, thus fostering your academic and professional competence. Gaining these academic and professional attributes will enhance your accounting career opportunities, or pursuance of advanced accounting studies.
Students who graduate with the Bachelor of Accounting will be able to:
- Judgement - Exercise judgement under supervision to solve routine accounting problems in straightforward contexts using social, ethical, economic, regulatory and global perspectives
- Knowledge - Integrate theoretical and technical accounting knowledge which includes a selection of auditing and assurance, finance, economics, quantitative methods, information systems, commercial law, corporation law and taxation law
- Application Skills - Critically apply theoretical and technical accounting knowledge and skills to solve routine accounting problems
- Communication and Teamwork - Justify and communicate accounting advice and ideas in straightforward collaborative contexts involving both accountants and non-accountants
- Self Management - Reflect on performance feedback to identify and action learning opportunities and self-improvements
Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis. Admission to undergraduate degrees is based on meeting the ATAR requirement or an equivalent rank derived from the following qualifications:
• An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent; OR
• A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate or international equivalent; OR
• At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution or international equivalent; OR
• An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.
Click HERE for further information about domestic admission.
The table below is a guide to the entry level required for domestic applicants. Exact entry level will be set at time of offer.
- QLD Band:
- International Baccalaureate:
Domestic applicant entry requirements
Queensland Band equivalents are a guide only - selection is made on a UAI equivalent that is not available to students.
International applicant entry requirements
International applicants may view further information on admissions requirements at Entry Requirements for International Undergraduate Applicants
The University reserves the right to alter or discontinue its programs as required.
None. But assumed knowledge is:-
ACT: Mathematical Methods (Major)
QLD: Mathematics B
SA/NT: Mathematical Studies
TAS: Mathematics Methods
VIC: Mathematical Methods (CAS)
WA: Mathematics 3C/3D
IB: Mathematics (SL)
The National Access Scheme 2014
ANU offers bonus points for nationally strategic senior secondary subjects, and in recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies.
Bonus points are applied to all applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedule, and no more than 10 points (maximum 5 academic points and maximum 5 equity points) will be awarded.
Bonus points do not apply to programs with an ATAR cutoff of 98 or higher.
Bonus Points are only awarded to domestic applicants applying for admission through UAC who have not previously attempted tertiary study.
How to apply
Academic Bonus Points: senior secondary students do not need to apply for ANU academic bonus points. They are automatically added in accordance with the schedule.
Educational Access Scheme: senior secondary students do not need to apply if their school is part of the Priority School Funding Program or Country Areas Program. All other applicants should refer to http://www.uac.edu.au/eas/ for more information.
The Bachelor of Accounting requires completion of 144 units, of which:
A maximum of 60 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses
The 144 units must include:
24 units from completion of minor in Business and Economics Essentials
36 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:
BUSN1002 Accounting Processes and Systems
BUSN1101 Introduction to Commercial Law
FINM1001 Foundations of Finance
BUSN2011 Management Accounting
BUSN2015 Company Accounting
BUSN3001 Accounting Theory
12 units from completion of courses from the following list:
BUSN2101 Law of Business Entities
BUSN2036 Financial Statement Analysis
INFS2005 Accounting Information Systems
18 units from completion of courses from the following list:
BUSN3003 Advanced Management Accounting
BUSN3006 Public Sector Accounting
BUSN3008 Financial Reporting by Corporations
BUSN3014 Principles of Tax Law
BUSN3017 Corporate Social Responsibility, Accountability and Reporting
6 units from completion of courses on List 1 of the ANU College of Business and Economics
48 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU
The minor in Business and Economics Essentials will not be listed on transcripts for students completing the Bachelor of Accounting.
For majors and minors offered by the ANU College of Business and Economics, students may count a course towards multiple majors and minors. If a minor is a subset of all stated courses and/or prerequisites for a major, then completion of the major overrides completion of the minor, and only the major is regarded as having been completed.
|Year 1 48 units||BUSN1001 Business Reporting and Analysis 6 units||ECON1101 Microeconomics 1 6 units||STAT1008 Quantitative Research Methods 6 units||FINM1001 Foundations of Finance 6 units|
|BUSN1002 Accounting Processes and Systems 6 units||ECON1102 Macroeconomics 1 6 units||BUSN1101 Introduction to Commercial Law 6 units||CBE Elective 6 units|
|Year 2 48 units||BUSN2015 Company Accounting 6 units||2000 level Accounting course 6 units||Elective course 6 units||Elective course 6 units|
|BUSN2011 Management Accounting 6 units||2000 level Accounting course 6 units||Elective course 6 units||Elective course 6 units|
|Year 3 48 units||BUSN3001 Accounting Theory 6 units||3000 level Accounting course 6 units||Elective course 6 units||Elective course 6 units|
|3000 level Accounting course 6 units||3000 level Accounting course 6 units||Elective course 6 units||Elective course 6 units|
- 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.
Students wishing to qualify for membership of CPA
Australia must enrol in BUSN2101
Law of Business Entities and INFS2005
Accounting Information Systems. BUSN3002 Auditing and BUSN3014 Principles of Taxation Law are optional, but
students are strongly advised to complete these two courses. Students who do
not complete these courses at university must complete them in the CPA program
in order to advance to CPA Australia.
Students wishing to qualify for membership of The Institute of Chartered Accountants must enrol in BUSN3002 Auditing, BUSN3014 Principles of Taxation Law and BUSN2101 Law of Business Entities
Students have 48 units of electives in a single degree program. Electives can be selected from CBE or other Colleges. No more than 10 courses at 1000 level.
Students wish to undertake an out of college elective may contact the relevant College directly.
It is the student's responsibility to select electives in such a way that:
- they satisfy prerequisites for the corresponding course/s.
- they conform to the rules set out in Programs and Courses or if unsure seek advice from the CBE office.