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  • Length 2 years full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
Admission requirements
Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling? Contact info.cbe@anu.edu.au
  • Mode of delivery
    • Internal

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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 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.


Single 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, INFS7004, BUSN7050, BUSN7052, BUSN7005, BUSN7031, BUSN7057, BUSN7021 and BUSN7054.



About this degree

This degree requires a total of 96 units (16 courses)






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.

2017 Study Plans



Study Options

Master of Accounting - Semester 2 commencement

Study plan - https://www.cbe.anu.edu.au/current-students/policies/enrolment/study-plans/master-of-accounting/

Study Options

Year 1
BUSN7008 Financial Statements and Reporting 6 units BUSN7052 Commercial Law 6 units FINM7006 Applied Foundations of Finance 6 units STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance 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 or the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. 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 still unsure about your which courses to enrol in, you can seek an academic advice during Orientation week and the first week of each semester, or contact your program convenor, Dr Rebecca Tan.

Please refer to the CBE Fast Track page:
https://www.cbe.anu.edu.au/fasttrack 

Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Contact info.cbe@anu.edu.au

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