24 months
44470 AUD/year
26680 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Commerce (Advanced) program at the Australian National University provides an advanced level of study in one or more accounting disciplines and requires the completion of research preparation coursework, and a research thesis in an accounting discipline. 


The Commerce (Advanced) program at the Australian National University is taught by research active academic staff. 

Students are exposed to professional and scholarly academic research in accounting, enhancing their academic competence. Students will also acquire research skills in accounting and will demonstrate the ability to undertake independent research.

    Learning Outcomes 

  • Integrate advanced theoretical and technical accounting knowledge in a business context, including issues in accounting research and research methods in accounting.
  • Exercise independent judgement 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.
  • Critically apply advanced theoretical, technical accounting knowledge and research-based skills to evaluate emerging and advanced accounting problems, and to conduct a research-based project.
  • Justify and communicate accounting ideas and theoretical issues to both specialists and non-specialists.

Career Options

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We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting
  • Financial Statements and Reporting
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Commercial Law 
  • Analysis of Financial Reporting
  • Seminar in Research Method in Commerce 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 093294M 

  • Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent in a cognate discipline with a minimum GPA of 6.0/7.0

Cognate Disciplines

  • Accounting; Economics; Finance

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    44470 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 44470 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    26680 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26680 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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