Professional Accounting

Australian National University

Master On Campus
18 months
44470 AUD/year
26680 AUD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Professional Accounting program at the Australian National University allows graduates to develop skills in accounting and the ability to analyse accounting-related issues. The program allows students with prior studies in cognate disciplines to specialise in accounting and meet the education entry requirements for the Australian accounting professional bodies. 


The Professional Accounting program at the Australian National University is taught by research active academic staff. 

Students are exposed to professional and scholarly accounting development and research.  

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.

    Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate advanced theoretical and technical accounting knowledge in a business context, including an understanding of developments in accounting and accounting research.
  • Exercise judgement under minimal supervision to analyse and provide possible solutions to emerging and advanced accounting problems in complex contexts.
  • Critically apply advanced theoretical and technical accounting knowledge and skills to evaluate complex accounting problems in professional and research contexts.
  • Justify and communicate accounting advice and ideas to both specialists and non-specialists.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting
  • Financial Statements and Reporting
  • Management Accounting and Cost Analysis
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Commercial Law
  • Business Association Law
  • Business Economics
  • Foundations of Finance
  • Accounting Information Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
Start practicing IELTS today!
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
More about PTE Academic

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 050799G

  • At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry. 
  • A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0, with courses in at least one cognate area.
  • Or an ANU Graduate Certificate of Accounting with a minimum GPA of 4.5/7.0

Tuition Fee

  • International

    44470 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 44470 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    26680 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26680 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.


  • ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.
  • Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Fresh content

Updated in the last 6 months

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Our partners

Professional Accounting
Australian National University


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!