• Offered by Research School of Accounting
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Business
  • Areas of interest Accounting
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Sorin Daniliuc
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2023
    Second Semester 2023
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The course provides an overview of the importance and use of data analytics in accounting. It focuses on how data analytics impact financial and management accounting, auditing and tax; and introduces a series of techniques and tools for analysing large amounts of data available to answer fundamental accounting questions and for business to create value. It is designed to give students the opportunity to develop an analytical mindset. Specifically, students will be able to identify relevant accounting and business questions, scrub and prepare data, understand the effects that the quality of the underlying data has on its ability to address business questions. Students will also be able to perform enhanced financial analysis through manipulation of accounting data and prepare data visualization reports to summarise the outputs in an accessible way for each varied decision maker and their specific needs. These skills are highly desirable for the accountant looking toward the future where the business environment is increasingly data driven.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe in detail the purpose and importance of accounting analytics and how it can create value in contemporary business contexts.
  2. Explain the limitations and ethical considerations regarding the use of data analytics.
  3. Apply the IMPACT model and how it can be used to address most accounting issues.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in using multiple techniques and tools to manage data and perform analyses.
  5. Develop the ability to communicate findings through text, tables and visualizations.
  6. Evaluate and apply data analytics to financial accounting and managerial accounting, auditing and tax to analyse patterns, anomalies and insights useful for decision making.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Research-based project (50) [LO 2,3,4,5,6]
  2. A combination of exams, assignments, quizzes, presentations and other assessments as appropriate (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]

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Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 10 hours a week to completing the work. This will include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average (including non-teaching weeks) on course, reading, writing and assignment work.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed BUSN7008.

Prescribed Texts

Information about the prescribed textbook (if any) will be made available via the Class Summary.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
2023 $4560 Standard Rate
2023 $3600 Grandfathered Rate*

*continuing students in nominated programs only. See fee website

International fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $5820
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4248 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person View

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7324 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person View

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