Master of Accounting

Master of Accounting

Why study Master of Accounting at ANU

The Master of Accounting is taught by leading academics with a focus on important contemporary issues for business practitioners in industry and government. The program allows students to develop accounting skills and critical thinking through the combination of strong research-led education and work-integrated learning opportunities.

The Master of Accounting is suitable for both students with limited or no prior accounting training as well as accounting professionals looking to upskill and expand their expertise. 

Students undertaking the Master of Accounting degree will be able to choose a specialisation in Analytics for Accounting or Sustainability and Accounting.

Analytics for Accounting

This specialisation will allow students to:

  • develop accounting and critical-thinking skills that are highly valued by employers
  • understand contemporary challenges and techniques relevant to analytics in accounting
  • analyse complex accounting data and issues
  • evaluate and apply data analytics to accounting decision making.

This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

BUSN6051 Accounting Analytics

BUSN8066 Data Analytics in Contemporary Accounting

BUSN7036 Financial Statement Analysis

BUSN8067 Forensic Accounting

Sustainability and Accounting

This specialisation will allow students to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of current issues and developments in accounting, and reporting for sustainability and corporate governance
  • critically analyse broader issues of corporate sustainability, governance and reporting
  • apply relevant theoretical concepts in the context of corporate sustainability accounting and reporting
  • formulate logical arguments to reach well-considered accounting conclusions.

This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

BUSN7005 Contemporary Issues in Accounting 

BUSN7017 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, Accountability and Reporting 

BUSN8045 Corporate Governance

BUSN8068 Accounting for Sustainability


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.

The Master of Accounting is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and The Association of International Accountants. For more information see Professional organisations and accreditation.

Length: 2 years full-time

CRICOS #: 050800J

UAC code: 830200 (Accounting)

Semester intake: 1 or 2

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Work integrated learning

The ANU Tax Clinic is a unique internship opportunity through which accounting students provide clients with information and guidance under the supervision of experienced tax practitioners.

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.