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Accounting degrees abroad

Accounting and accountancy is one of the most important subjects in modern international business. Skilled accountants are at the heart of every successful business, so it’s no surprise that accounting is considered one of the secure and most rewarding careers you can pursue.

The study of accounting is all about the movement of money in and out of a business. It covers the measurement, processing and analysis of financial transactions, and how to display and present that information. It’s an ideal choice if you are highly organized, analytical and have a passion for numbers.

Choosing to study accounting abroad gives you a great opportunity to study at universities and accounting schools from all over the world. It means you’ll have a larger choice of programs, and you’ll be able to learn while experiencing a whole new culture and way of life.

Accounting program structure

The program content, curriculum and structure of accounting degrees can differ depending on the university you’re attending. Some programs include elements of finance, or combine the two subjects in a joint degree.

At undergraduate level you can study a BA or BSc - there is little difference between the two, but BSc degrees may have more focus on practical elements. In the US you can study for a Bachelor of Accounting, which you may need in order to work as an accountant.

Undergraduate degrees last between three and four years, depending on the country and whether the course includes an additional year abroad. Master’s degrees are also available, and will usually last between one and two years, and a PhD in accounting will take up to five years to complete.

There are topics and modules you can expect to study on any accounting program, including:

  • Financial reporting
  • Management accounting
  • Auditing theory and practice
  • Accounting information systems
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Business law
  • Principles of taxation

Types of accounting degrees

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Accounting study abroad programs

Accounting undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in accounting

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    Accountancy - BSc (Hons) Edge Hill University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,196 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,250 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Business: Accountancy - BBus Massey University, New Zealand

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,224 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,400 NZD

    Start date
    November, February, July
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    Accounting - BSc Long Island University Brooklyn, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    35,736 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 35,736 USD

    Start date
    September
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    Accounting - BComm (Hons) University of Auckland, New Zealand

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    22,935 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 38,258 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Accounting - BBA University of the Fraser Valley, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,915 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,900 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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Associate in accounting

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    Accounting - AASc Lane Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,500 USD

    Start date
    September, January, March
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    Accounting - AASc College of Southern Nevada, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,048 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,048 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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    Accounting - AA College of Alameda, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,740 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,740 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Accounting - AASc North Seattle College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,687 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,687 USD

    Start date
    September, January, April, June
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    Accounting - ASc Santa Monica College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,264 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,264 USD

    Start date
    August, January, February, June
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Diploma in accounting

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    Accounting - Dip Vancouver Community College, Canada
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    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,223 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,318 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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    Accounting (Post-Baccalaureate) - UGDip Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,463 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,853 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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    Business Administration: Financial Services (Penticton Campus) - Dip Okanagan College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,631 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,440 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Accounting - AdvDip RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    6,813 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,500 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Accounting - PBcDip Douglas College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,253 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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Certificate in accounting

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    Accounting - Cert College of Alameda, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    10,740 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,740 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Accounting - Cert Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    16,503 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,415 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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    Accounting - Cert Laney College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    10,740 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,740 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Accounting - Cert Cuesta College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    10,650 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,650 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Accounting - Cert Douglas College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    13,253 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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Pathway in accounting

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    Accelerated International Foundation Year: Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance - UGP Cardiff University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    21,708 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,500 GBP

    Start date
    March
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    Business Accounting with Finance (Foundation) - FD Leeds Beckett University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,513 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,700 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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    Finance and Accounting - International Year One - UGP University of Sussex, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    22,204 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,900 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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Accounting graduate programs

Master's in accounting

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    Accountancy: Managerial Accounting - MAcc Southern Utah University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,066 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,066 USD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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    Accounting - MAcc Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,536 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,536 USD

    Start date
    January, May
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    Accounting - MBA Campbellsville University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,122 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,122 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Accounting - MSc Long Island University Brooklyn, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,618 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,618 USD

    Start date
    September
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    Accounting - MSc Touro University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    22 months
    Annual tuition fee
    13,612 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,612 USD

    Start date
    September, January, June
    Show program overview about Accounting

Doctorate in accounting

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    Accounting - PhD University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    4,255 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,099 NZD

    Start date
    August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April, May, June, July
    Show program overview about Accounting
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    Accounting and Finance - PhD London South Bank University, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,093 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,780 GBP

    Start date
    September, October, November, January, February, March, April, May, June
    Show program overview about Accounting and Finance
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    Accounting and Financial Management - PhD University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,227 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,500 GBP

    Start date
    October, February
    Show program overview about Accounting and Financial Management
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    Oil and Gas Accounting and Finance (OGAF) - PhD Abertay University, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,537 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,750 GBP

    Start date
    October, February, June
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Diploma in accounting

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    Accounting Studies - GDip Douglas College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    13,253 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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    Accounting - PGDip Ulster University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,649 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,840 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Business Studies: Accounting - GradDip Massey University, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    18,224 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,400 NZD

    Start date
    November, February, July
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    Professional Accounting - PGDip Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,981 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 33,330 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
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Certificate in accounting

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    Accounting and Financial Decision Making - PGCert Northeastern University, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    24,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,000 USD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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    Professional Financial Services - OCGCert Fanshawe College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    11,723 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,922 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Professional Accounting - PGCert RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    12,459 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,200 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
    Show program overview about Professional Accounting
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    Professional Accounting - PGCert Central Queensland University, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    9,032 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,920 AUD

    Start date
    November, March, July
    Show program overview about Professional Accounting
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    Professional Accounting - PGCert Sheridan College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    15,473 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,016 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Professional Accounting

Pathway in accounting

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    Accounting & Finance - PGP Kingston University London, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    11,784 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,500 GBP

    Start date
    January, April
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    Accounting and Finance, Pre-Masters - PGP University of Surrey, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    16,436 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,250 GBP

    Start date
    September, February
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    Business Economics Accounting and Finance - PGP Durham University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    3 months
    Annual tuition fee
    24,189 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,500 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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Future accounting careers

Accounting is sometimes regarded as a vocational degree, with most graduates looking to become chartered accountants. However, there are several careers that are ideal for those with an accounting degree, including:

  • Accountant
  • Management accountant
  • Auditor
  • Tax adviser
  • Actuary
  • Insurance broker
  • Stockbroker

If you choose to become a chartered accountant you will need to make sure the program you choose is accredited by the relevant authority. You can choose to work as an accountant in practice, where you’ll work for several different clients, or in-house as an accountant for a business.