- Length 2 year full-time
- Minimum 96 Units
- Academic plan 7414XMACCT
- CRICOS code 050800J
- UAC code
The Master of Accounting allows students to develop accounting skills and critical thinking. Students with limited or no prior accounting training can undertake courses that allow them to meet the entry requirements of the Australian accounting professional bodies. Students who need additional courses to gain entry to Australian professional bodies can also complete this as part of the program. Students with prior accounting studies will take more advanced accounting courses.
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.
Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.
The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.
Graduates who have successfully completed the Master of Accounting will have the skills and knowledge to:
1. Integrate contemporary, and advanced theoretical and technical accounting knowledge in a business context.
2. Understand and synthesise a broad range of accounting issues through the lens of accounting and business research.
3. Exercise judgement under minimal supervision to analyse and provide possible solutions to emerging and advanced accounting problems in complex contexts using where appropriate social, ethical, economic, regulatory, sustainability, governance and/or global perspectives.
4. Critically apply advanced theoretical and technical accounting knowledge and skills to evaluate a range of emerging and advanced accounting problems in professional and research contexts.
5. Justify and communicate accounting advice and ideas to both specialists and non-specialists.
Further Information**Please note students who are commencing in Semester 2, 2017 are required to take BUSN7021 Taxation Law in their program to meet the CPA accreditation requirements, in addition to other accredited courses, if they wish to meet the CPA accreditation requirements.
Students in the Master of Accounting may be able to undertake 6 units as an internship. Internships are offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2 and selection is on a competitive basis. More information about the internship program can be found on the College website: https://www.cbe.anu.edu.au/students/student-information/internship-program/
Course credit for prior study:
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).
A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0
Or an ANU Graduate Certificate of Accounting with a minimum GPA of 4.5/7.0
Accounting, Actuarial studies, Business, Business information systems, Computing science, Economics, Finance, International business, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Statistics.
English language Requirements
All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students
Assessment of qualifications
Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met.
Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au
ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications
Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.
Application for course credit
Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units (one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Bachelor degree with Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units (one year) of credit.
- Annual indicative fee for domestic students
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- 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.
The Master of Accounting requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:
24 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:
A minimum of 36 units from completion of courses from the following list:
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
BUSN7051 Accounting Analytics
BUSN7052 Commercial Law
INFS7004 Accounting Information Systems
A minimum of 24 units from completion of courses from the following list:
A maximum of 12 units from completion of courses from the following list:
|Year 1 48 units||BUSN7008 Financial Statements and Reporting 6 units||FINM7006 Applied Foundations of Finance 6 units||STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance 6 units||BUSN7052 Commercial Law 6 units|
|BUSN7031 Management Accounting and Cost Analysis 6 units||BUSN7050 Corporate Accounting 6 units||BUSN7057 Business Association Law 6 units||ECON8069 Business Economics 6 units|
|Year 2||BUSN7005 Contemporary Issues in Accounting 6 units||BUSN7049 Corporate Financial Reporting 6 units||Two from BUSN7045 BUSN7006 BUSN7036 BUSN7051|
|INFS7004 Accounting Information Systems 6 units||BUSN7054 Auditing and Assurance Services 6 units||BUSN7021 Taxation Law 6 units||One from BUSN7017 BUSN7051 BUSN7045 BUSN8003|
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
-BUSN7008, STAT7055, FINM7006, ECON8069, INFS7004, BUSN7050, BUSN7052, BUSN7005, BUSN7031, BUSN7057, BUSN7021 and BUSN7054.
It is possible to enrol in less than 24 units per semester but it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must always be enrolled full-time in 24 units each semester.You are encouraged to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester. You will be able to change your enrolment in courses up until Monday of week 2 of each semester without penalty.
Master of Accounting2-year Coursework
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.
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