single degree

Master of Accounting

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Business and Economics

MACCT
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Accounting
  • Academic contact
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Accounting
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Master of Accounting requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

24 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

BUSN7008 Financial Statements and Reporting

ECON8069 Business Economics

FINM7006 Applied Foundations of Finance

STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance

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:

BUSN7005 Contemporary Issues in Accounting

BUSN7021 Taxation Law

BUSN7049 Corporate Financial Reporting

BUSN7054 Auditing and Assurance Services

BUSN7057 Business Association Law

BUSN8003 Advanced Managerial Decision Making

A maximum of 12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

BUSN8007 Analysis of Financial Reporting

BUSN8801 Commerce Research Report

CBEA6070 ANU College of Business and Economics Internship Project

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Study Options

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

Admission Requirements

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. 


Applicants must present 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 


Cognate Disciplines

Accounting, Actuarial studies, Business, Business information systems, Computing science, Economics, Finance, International business, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Statistics.


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. 


Academic achievement & English language proficiency

The minimum academic requirement for full entry and enrolment is a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0 or 4.5/7.0 (as applicable). 


However, 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.


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

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.


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. 

Cognate Disciplines

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
$47,880.00

Scholarships

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.

 

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

  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.

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirements is currently not available for this program

Further Information

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).

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.



Enrolment Status

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.

Study Options

Master of Accounting

2-year Coursework

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.

Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Contact info.cbe@anu.edu.au

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