Master of Applied Accounting

Study Area


Study Level



The Australian National University



Course Detail



Intake Time

February & July

Standard Duration

1 Year

About the Course

The Master of Applied Accounting is a one year program for graduates who wish to equip themselves with essential accounting knowledge and skills, integrated with critical analysis and business research capabilities, that are fundamental to decision making in industry, government and private practice and highly valued by employers. The program is designed for graduates with prior studies in business or economics disciplines and provides them with a strong knowledge base in the core accounting areas and a choice of capstone courses. Students with prior accounting studies can also choose to study advanced accounting courses, including specialist elective courses in public sector accounting, tax and auditing. Students seeking CPA Australia or Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand accreditation are referred to the Master of Professional Accounting or Master of Accounting.


Average Score

GPA 5.0/7.0


An overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0

Background Requirements


The Australian National University

Institute Ranking

#31 in QS World University Rankings 2021, #1 in Australia

Program Ranking

#5 in Australia for Accounting and Finance, #40 in the world. *QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020