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Master of Accounting

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Business and Economics

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  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
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  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.

Program Requirements

Degree Structure

The program requires completion of 96 units consisting of 60 units of 10 core courses and 36 units of 6 elective courses. This program does not include a thesis component.

Core Courses (60 units)

These core courses deal with the development of accounting skills and are the courses required by the Australian professional accounting bodies.

BUSN7008 Financial Statements and Reporting

INFS7040 E-Commerce for Managers

BUSN7031 Management Accounting and Cost Analysis

BUSN7057 Business Association Law

BUSN7050 Corporate Accounting

BUSN7005 Contemporary Issues in Accounting

FINM7006 Foundations of Finance*

BUSN7052 Commercial Law

STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance

ECON8069 Business Economics

Elective Courses (36 units)

Elective courses to the value of 36 units of credit are to be chosen from the current postgraduate courses offered within the College of Business and Economics. Students are advised to include the courses BUSN7054 Auditing and Assurance Services and BUSN7021 Taxation Law as electives if they intend to join an Australian professional accounting body.

Working Rules

Working Rules for this program are available here

Domestic Tuition Fees (DTF)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$31,593.45

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to current and future students to assist with the cost of their studies. The University is committed to enabling all students, regardless of their background, to achieve their best at ANU and realise their potential. 

Eligibility 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.

The Master of Accounting allows students to develop accounting skills and the ability to undertake independent research and critical thinking.

For students with limited or no prior accounting training, the program offers conversion courses that allows them to meet the education entry requirements of the Australian accounting professional bodies while assuming little or no existing background or knowledge of accounting on the part of those enrolled.

Students with prior accounting studies may apply for the program, but may be required to take more advanced accounting courses if they continue to study the same area as their undergraduate major.

Commonwealth Supported Places

The ANU College of Business and Economics offers a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for Australian students in graduate programs. For further information, please read the general information.

Admission Requirements

Students who already fully satisfy the educational entry requirements of the Australian professional accounting bodies (CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia) are not eligible to enrol in the Master of Accounting program. Such students should consider other postgraduate coursework programs offered by the College of Business and Economics.

Admission requirements for non-accounting graduates

1. Applicants will be required to hold a Bachelor degree with a non-accounting major from an Australian university or equivalent. Performance in the last two years of the degree is required to be at an average of 65% or better by ANU standards (or equivalent).

2. Students who fail to meet the academic entry requirements at (1) above may be considered for entry if they are able to demonstrate at least one year of full-time relevant work experience which was undertaken after graduation frm their degree. The suitability of the students to enter the program will be at the discretion of the Dean.

3. Students entering the program are assumed to have an understanding of mathematics including calculus and algebra. Students who do not possess this assumed knowledge should undertake a mathematcis bridging program either at an institution or through self study.

Admission requirements for overseas trained accountants

Before applying to the ANU, intending students should have an assessment of their qualifications completed by either CPA Australia or the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. This assessment should be included with the application for the program.

1. Applicants must hold a Bachelor degree with an accounting major or an equivalent qualification from a non-Australian institution of equivalent standing to an Australian University. In general, performance in the last two years of the degree must be at an average of 65% by ANU standards or equivalent.

2. Students who fail to meet the academic entry requirements at (1) above may be considered for entry if they are able to demonstrate at least one year of full-time relevant work experience that was undertaken after graduation from their degree. The suitability of the students to enter the program is at the discretion of the Dean.

3. Students entering the program are assumed to have an understanding of mathematics including calculus and algebra. Students who do not possess this assumed knowledge should undertake a mathematics bridging program either at an institution or through self study.

4. Entry to the Master of Accounting program is not available to students who already meet the educational entry requirements of the Australian accounting professional bodies.

Career Options

ANU provides you with more choice for your entrance score by offering the new Flexible Double Degree program.

The ANU Flexible Double Degree lets you build skills for your chosen career without forfeiting your passion.  It's your choice to build a double degree partnership that suits your head and your heart.http://students.anu.edu.au/applications/

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The Master of Accounting allows students to develop accounting skills and the ability to undertake independent research and critical thinking.

For students with limited or no prior accounting training, the program offers conversion courses that allows them to meet the education entry requirements of the Australian accounting professional bodies while assuming little or no existing background or knowledge of accounting on the part of those enrolled.

Students with prior accounting studies may apply for the program, but may be required to take more advanced accounting courses if they continue to study the same area as their undergraduate major.

Single degree

  • This degree requires a total of 96 units (16 courses)
  • 10 core courses (60 units)
  • 6 elective courses (36 units)

About this degree

The program requires completion of 96 units consisting of 60 units of 10 core courses and 36 units of 6 elective courses. This program does not include a thesis component and does not have a progression requirement.

Enrolment Status

You will study 4 course per semester (total of 24 units) and complete the program in two year as a full time student. It is possible for domestic students to enrol in fewer courses per semester (part time), but it will take longer to complete your program. If you are an international student, you must be enrolled full time at all times in 4 courses (24 units) each semester.

Electives

Elective courses are to be chosen from the current postgraduate courses offered within the College of Business and Economics. You can enrol in any courses that you like, provided you meet prerequisite requirements.

Students are advised to include the courses BUSN7054 Auditing and Assurance Services and BUSN7021 Taxation Law as electives if they intend to join an Australian professional accounting body.



Study Options

Master of Accounting

Coursework

Study Options

Year 1 48 units BUSN7008 Financial Statements and Reporting 6 units BUSN7052 Commercial Law 6 units STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance 6 units INFS7040 Electronic Commerce for Managers 6 units
BUSN7031 Management Accounting and Cost Analysis 6 units BUSN7057 Business Association Law 6 units FINM7006 Foundations of Finance 6 units BUSN7050 Corporate Accounting 6 units

Academic Advice

Before applying for any credit or exemption towards the program, students (except the ANU students) should include an assessment of their qualification completed by either CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia or the Institute of Public Accountants.

Students who have a Bachelor of Accounting or a major in accounting (including those who completed BUSN1001 and BUSN1002 at ANU) or hold a CPA, CA or ACCA membership are exempted from BUSN7008. They are required to take an advanced accounting course between BUSN7000-BUSN7999.

If after reading through these guidelines you are unsure about your which courses to enrol in, you can come to an academic advice session at Melville Hall during Orientation week.




Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Contact info.cbe@anu.edu.au

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