Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Master of Accounting allows students to develop accounting skills and the ability to undertake independent research and critical thinking. For students with limited or no prior accounting training, the program offers conversion courses that allow them to meet the education entry requirements of the Australian accounting professional bodies. Students who need to complete additional courses to gain Australian accounting accreditation can also do this as part of the program. Students with prior accounting studies will take more advanced accounting courses, and have the opportunity to undertake more substantial research projects. 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. With continuing high global demand for qualified accountants, graduates of the program have a wide range of career opportunities in accounting firms, government departments, banking and finance organisations, corporations and other related accounting fields.
Standard entry requirements
A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0 / 7.0.
Applicants with a Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (1 semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (1 year) of credit.
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If students are seeking exemptions because they completed accounting courses at an Australian University, they are required to provide an academic transcript and a table which matches the courses that they completed, with CPA or CA accredited courses if 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. The College will not be able to grant any exemptions without receiving the CPA or CA assessment of qualifications. Please note ANU only accept notarised or translated outlines with the university seal or translated outlines by NAATI (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters).