- Length 2 year full-time
- Minimum 96 Units
- Academic plan 7414XMACCT
- Post Nominal MAcc
- CRICOS code 050800J
- UAC code
Mode of delivery
- In Person
Field of Education
- Academic contact
The Master of Accounting requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:
42 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:
BUSN7008 Financial Statements and Reporting
BUSN7031 Management Accounting and Cost Analysis
BUSN7050 Corporate Accounting
BUSN7052 Commercial Law
ECON8069 Business Economics
FINM7006 Applied Foundations of Finance
STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance
A minimum of 30 units from completion of courses from the following list:
BUSN7005 Contemporary Issues in Accounting
BUSN7006 Public Sector Accounting and Reporting
BUSN7021 Taxation Law
BUSN7036 Financial Statement Analysis
BUSN7049 Corporate Financial Reporting
BUSN7054 Auditing and Assurance Services
BUSN7057 Business Association Law
BUSN8003 Advanced Managerial Decision Making
INFS7004 Accounting Information Systems
A maximum of 24 units from completion of courses from the following list:
BUSN6051 Accounting Analytics
BUSN7017 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, Accountability and Reporting
BUSN8007 Analysis of Financial Reporting
BUSN8045 Corporate Governance
BUSN8066 Data Analytics in Contemporary Accounting
BUSN8067 Forensic Accounting
BUSN8068 Accounting for Sustainability
BUSN8801 Commerce Research Report
CBEA6070 ANU College of Business and Economics Internship Project
24 units from completion of one of the following specialisations:
Capstone Courses[BUSN7017, BUSN7036, BUSN8801, BUSN8066, BUSN8045]
|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|
Applicants must present one of the following:
- A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0
- An ANU Graduate Certificate of Accounting with a minimum GPA of 4.5/7.0
The GPA for a Bachelor program will be calculated from (i) a completed Bachelor degree using all grades and/or (ii) a completed Bachelor degree using all grades other than those from the last semester (or equivalent study period) of the Bachelor degree. The higher of the two calculations will be used as the basis for admission.
Ranking and English Language proficiency: At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry. In line with the University's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors. Applicants will first be ranked on a GPA ('GPA1') that is calculated using all but the last semester (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes. If required, ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of:
- a GPA ('GPA2') calculated on the penultimate and antepenultimate semesters (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes; and/or
- demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency
Prior to enrolment in this ANU program, all students who gain entry will have their Bachelor degree reassessed, to confirm minimum requirements were met.
Further information: English language admission requirements and post-admission support
Diversity factors: As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.
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.
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.
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.
Applications 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.
Accounting, Actuarial studies, Business, Business information systems, Computing science, Economics, Finance, International business, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Statistics.
Domestic Tuition Fees (DTF)
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees
All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)
The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.
For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments
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 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.
ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.
We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.
- Integrate contemporary, and advanced theoretical and technical accounting knowledge in a business context.
- Understand and synthesise a broad range of accounting issues through the lens of accounting and business research.
- 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.
- 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.
- Justify and communicate accounting advice and ideas to both specialists and non-specialists.
Information on inherent requirements is currently not available for this program
Students are allowed to substitute BUSN6003 Advanced Management Accounting for BUSN8003 Advanced Managerial Decision Making and BUSN6008 Financial Reporting By Corporations for BUSN7049 Corporate Financial Reporting in 2023.
Course credit for prior study:
If you are seeking credit/exemptions as a student who has completed accounting courses at an Australian University, you are required to provide your academic transcript and also attach a CPA or CA ANZ equivalency table which shows the accredited courses completed at that Australian Unviersity. Information and application form is available from the CBE Credit/Exemption Procedure website.
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 ANZ if they are seeking credit/exemptions. Please note that the College will not be able to assess any credit/exemptions without receiving CPA or CA ANZ'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).
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
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 ANZ if they are seeking credit/exemptions. Please note that the College will not be able to assess any credit/exemptions without receiving CPA or CA ANZ's assessment of your qualifications.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.