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  • Length 2 years full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
Admission requirements
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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 accounting background, 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)

About this degree

The program requires completion of 96 units. Students who are seeking a CPA or a CA associate membership are required to complete the following (if they have not done any accounting courses in their previous studies):
-BUSN7008, STAT7055, FINM7006, ECON8069, INFS7040, BUSN7050, BUSN7052, BUSN7005, BUSN7031, BUSN7057, BUSN7021 and BUSN7054.

This program provides an option to undertake a research unit (6-24 units), upon approval by the School. 

Enrolment Status

If you are an international student, you are required to undertake 4 courses per semester (total of 24 units) and you will be able to complete the program in two years. If you are a domestic student, you will have 7 years to complete this degree.

Study Options

Master of Accounting

2-year Coursework

Study Options

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

Academic Advice

Before applying for any exemptions 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. If you are eligible for exemptions, you will need to substitute courses that you get exemptions with CBE electives. Please note students will not receive any credit unless they are a full CPA or a CA.

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.

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