Bachelor of Accounting


Why study Accounting at ANU

The Bachelor of Accounting is designed to develop your knowledge and skills in reporting, analysing and managing financial resources in business and government entities. In addition to meeting the education requirements for membership of the Australian accounting professional bodies, the degree offers flexibility for you to study in related disciplines of your interest, including finance, business information systems, management, marketing, international business and corporate sustainability.

You will be equipped with the ability to critically analyse emerging accounting issues, and be inspired by the professional and scholarly accounting research that provides you with insights into issues underlying the accounting numbers, thus fostering your academic and professional competence. Gaining these academic and professional attributes will enhance your accounting career opportunities, or pursuance of advanced accounting studies.


Students in the Bachelor of Accounting program will undertake a sequence of courses that meets tertiary education requirements for direct entry into the professional streams of all accounting bodies in Australia.

Students wishing to discuss their course sequence should contact the College office for details or refer to the Professional organisations & accreditation page.

Length: 3 years full-time

CRICOS #: 079653K

UAC code: 133503

Semester intake: 1 or 2

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Career options

Accountants are an important component of business life and are constantly in demand. With continuing high global demand for qualified accountants, graduates of the Bachelor of Accounting have a wide range of opportunities working in the public and private sectors.

Some of the roles available to a qualified accountant are: business risk analyst, financial officer, auditor, tax accountant, budget or management accountant, consultant and systems accountant.

Accounting graduates from ANU have secured roles in large accounting firms, government departments, banking and finance organisations, and large corporations.

How to apply

If you’ve decided to apply to the ANU College of Business and Economics, then you've made a great choice. Here you can follow a step-by-step guide to lead you through the application process.

Careers services and internships

Have access to our innovative and engaged Careers and Student Employability team. Our Career Consultants are ready to help you successfully navigate the professional landscape and achieve employment success in the global market.

Scholarship opportunities

We offer a wide range of scholarships to future students to assist with the cost of their studies. There are also funding support opportunities offered by the Australian and overseas governments, and other industry partners and affiliates, that you can take advantage of.

Life on campus

Our students widely report that one of the best things about studying at ANU is the on-campus experience. Our strong focus on residential living has helped build a vibrant and diverse community, where you can find like-minded peers and make lifelong friends.


ANU offers more homes to students on campus than any other Australian university, and a residential experience that's second-to-none.