Postgraduate programs

Postgraduate programs

The ANU College of Business and Economics offers students a superior research-led educational experience. The College’s internationally regarded graduate coursework degrees incorporate all of the College’s strengths and also provide flexible study options.

Our Master programs provide options for both students wishing to enter a new field of study, and those who want to build on their bachelor studies to further their knowledge to an advanced level and the possibility of PhD study.

For those wishing to get an introduction to a new field without committing to a full Master degree there are Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma programs. In both cases, students wishing to continue their studies can articulate into the relevant Master programs.


With continuing high global demand for qualified accountants, our accounting programs will provide graduates a wide range of career opportunities in accounting firms, government departments, banking and finance organisations, corporations and other related accounting fields.

Actuarial studies and statistics

The closely aligned disciplines of actuarial studies and statistics present excellent opportunities for careers in a wide range of workplaces. Qualified actuaries and statisticians are in high demand around the world and can command high salaries.

Graduate study in actuarial studies and statistics provides options both for those with prior study in the disciplines and those seeking to move into a new field.

Business and management

We offer nine graduate programs designed for students wanting to prepare for the next level of leadership, enhance their management skills, or take on the challenges of entrepreneurship.

These programs are professionally orientated, evidence-based courses of study, delivered through intimate, interactive seminars and tutorials. Some courses are available online.

Business information systems

Business information systems play an increasingly critical role at every level (strategic, management and operational) in modern firms, all governments and many other organisations.

This creates a need for personnel who have the combination of business and technological skills required to successfully understand, define, acquire, develop and manage such systems.  These skills are ever more important and in demand, especially in the dynamic worlds of electronic commerce, business and government.


ANU has long been recognised as one of the leading centres in the world for economics research and education. (ANU was ranked 26 in the world for Economics in the 2015 QS University rankings by subject)

Many leading professional economists, public servants, politicians and academics have undertaken graduate study in economics at ANU, in particular in the Master of Economics, one of the longest standing, and most highly respected postgraduate degrees in Australia.


Graduate study in finance will provide students with a comprehensive foundation in the core skills and knowledge relevant to many different areas of the financial world, including corporate finance, financial management, stock broking, investments, portfolio management, and international finance.