single degree

Bachelor of Accounting (Honours)

A single one year undergraduate award offered by the ANU College of Business and Economics

  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HACCT
  • CRICOS code 086221J
  • Field of Education
    • Accounting
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HACCT
  • CRICOS code 086221J
  • Field of Education
    • Accounting

Program Requirements

This Honours plan requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of

48 units from completion of the Accounting Honours specialisation.


Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective majorminor or specialisation.

Admission Requirements

An AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree, or international equivalent, completed within the last two years:

  • that satisfies the requirements for the completion of an ANU accounting major or equivalent university study, and
  • with a weighted average mark equivalent to an ANU 70 per cent calculated from the 36 units (i.e. 0.75 EFTSL) of courses eligible for inclusion in an ANU accounting major or equivalent, excluding 1000-level courses (i.e. introductory undergraduate courses), with the highest marks.
  • and with the written approval of the Honours Convener.

The number of places available in the program may be limited by the Dean due to supervisory capacity, and admission to Honours is with the written approval of the Honours Convener.


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Adjustment Factors

Adjustment Factors do not apply to 1 year honours programs. They do not apply to this program.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

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Annual indicative fee for international students

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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.

Students who achieve excellent academic performance in their accounting studies will be eligible to join the Honours year.

The program extends undergraduate studies in financial accounting, management accounting, auditing and taxation. Students undertake advanced coursework and a research thesis. Classes are conducted in a seminar setting. Students will have the opportunity to interact with research active academic staff, engage in the analysis of advanced accounting issues, and develop critical thinking skills.

Students aspiring to the Honours program should consult the Honours Convenor in the Research School of Accounting and Business Information Systems for advice. Students from other universities can also apply for entry.

Career Options

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.

Learning Outcomes

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

JudgementExercise judgement under minimal supervision to solve emerging or advanced accounting problems in complex contexts using social, ethical, economic, regulatory and global perspectives
KnowledgeIntegrate advanced 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
Application SkillsCritically apply advanced theoretical and technical accounting knowledge and skills to solve emerging or advanced accounting problems
Communication and TeamworkJustify and communicate accounting advice and ideas in complex collaborative contexts involving both accountants and non-accountants
Self ManagementSeek and reflect on performance feedback to identify and action learning opportunities and self-improvements and initiate this process for others

Further Information

Application deadline: The Bachelor of Accounting (Honours) will be commencing in Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) each year.

    Deadline for S1 is 30th November (11:55pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time).
    Deadline for S2 is 31th  May (11:55pm Australian Eastern Time).

 Acceptance deadline: Applicants will be notified of the outcome for admission by
      S1:  7th January          
      S2:  10th July  

 If applicants are successful in receiving an offer, the acceptance deadlines are

    S1: 31st January
    S2: 13th July


Application materials
Applicants must provide complete documentation, including a certified or coloured copy of testamur and final transcript (except for ANU students). All of the documents are required by

    S1: 10th December
    S2:  3th July

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants will have to defer their applications to the next available term. International students (offshore) are recommended to apply for entry in Semester 1 (Feb), allowing enough time to apply for a visa to Australia.
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