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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

The Master of Accounting requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

24 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

BUSN7008 Financial Statements and Reporting

ECON8069 Business Economics

FINM7006 Foundations of Finance

STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance

A minimum of 24 units from completion of courses from the following list:

BUSN7005 Contemporary Issues in Accounting

BUSN7006 Public Sector Accounting and Reporting

BUSN7017 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, Accountability and Reporting

BUSN7031 Management Accounting and Cost Analysis

BUSN7036 Financial Statement Analysis

BUSN7045 Corporate Governance

BUSN7050 Corporate Accounting

BUSN7052 Commercial Law

A maximum of 48 units from completion of courses from the following list:

BUSN7021 Taxation Law

BUSN7054 Auditing and Assurance Services

BUSN7057 Business Association Law

BUSN8007 Analysis of Financial Reporting

BUSN8013 Seminar in Research Method in Commerce

BUSN8016 Taxation Concepts and Issues

BUSN8018 Qualitative Research Methods

BUSN8056 Advanced Auditing and Assurance Services

BUSN8110 Foundations of Management Accounting Research

BUSN8801 Commerce Research Report

BUSN8802 Master Research Project (Commerce)

BUSN8803 Master Sub-Thesis (Commerce)

BUSN8804 Master Sub-Thesis (Commerce)

INFS7004 Accounting Information Systems

INFS7040 Electronic Commerce for Managers

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 65%.

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

Applicants with a Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (1 semester) of credit.

Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (1 year) of credit.

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$27,312.00

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$34,800.00

Scholarships

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.

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 allow them to meet the education entry requirements of the Australian accounting professional bodies. Students who need to complete additional courses to gain Australian accounting accreditation can also do this as part of the program. Students with prior accounting studies will take more advanced accounting courses, and have the opportunity to undertake more substantial research projects.

The program is taught by research active academic staff. Students are exposed to professional and scholarly academic accounting research, enhancing their academic and professional competence.

With continuing high global demand for qualified accountants, graduates of the program have a wide range of career opportunities in accounting firms, government departments, banking and finance organisations, corporations and other related accounting fields.

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/

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Exercise judgement under supervision to analyse and solve accounting problems in diverse contexts using social, ethical, economic, regulatory and global perspectives
  2. Integrate 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
  3. Critically apply theoretical and technical accounting knowledge and skills to evaluate complex accounting problems in professional and research context
  4. Justify and communicate accounting advice and ideas in diverse collaborative contexts involving both accountants and non-accountants
  5. Seek and reflect on performance feedback to identify and action learning opportunities and self-improvements and initiate this process for others

Further Information

If you are seeking exemptions as a student who completed accounting courses at an Australian University, you are required to provide your academic transcript and a table which matches the courses that you completed, with CPA or CA accredited courses if you are seeking exemptions.

Students who completed accounting courses or a Bachelor of Accounting degree at an overseas University are required to provide a copy of assessment letter by CPA or CA if they are seeking exemptions. Please note College will not be able to grant any exemptions without receiving CPA or CA's assessment of your qualifications.

Please note we only accept notarised or translated outlines with the university seal or translated outlines by NAATI (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters).

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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.


Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Contact info.cbe@anu.edu.au

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