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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 - BBus RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,476 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,560 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Accountancy - BAcc Massey University, New Zealand

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,397 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,400 NZD

    Start date
    November, February, July
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    Accountancy - BAcc University of Mississippi, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,776 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,776 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Accountancy - BSBA Auburn University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    32,220 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,220 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Accountancy (Tempe Campus) - BAcc Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    31,199 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,200 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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Associate in accounting

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    Accounting - AB South 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
    January, April, June, September
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    Accounting - ASc Laney College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,949 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Accounting - ASc San Jose City College, USA
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    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,137 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,138 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Accounting - AASc St. Charles Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    5,519 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 5,520 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Accounting - ASc Santa Monica College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,047 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,048 USD

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

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    Business Administration: Financial Services (Penticton Campus) - Dip Okanagan College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,563 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,440 CAD

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

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    6,828 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,500 AUD

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

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,168 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Financial Services - UGDip College of the Rockies, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    20 months
    Annual tuition fee
    10,022 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,700 CAD

    Start date
    January, April, September
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    Post-Baccalaureate in Accounting - UGDip Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,403 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,853 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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Certificate in accounting

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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
    January, August
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    Accounting - Cert/Cert (Arts) St. Charles Community College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    5,519 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 5,520 USD

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

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,949 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

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

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,949 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Accounting - Cert Berkeley City College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,949 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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Pathway in accounting

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

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,068 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,700 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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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
    19,991 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,900 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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Accounting graduate programs

Master's in accounting

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    Accountancy - MSc California State University, East Bay, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    17 months
    Annual tuition fee
    18,120 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,120 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Accountancy and Data Analytics - MADA University of Mississippi, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    27,281 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 27,282 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Accountancy - MAcc University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,548 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,548 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Accountancy - MAcc California State University, San Bernardino, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,643 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,644 USD

    Start date
    January
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    Accountancy - MBA DePaul University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    34,559 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,560 USD

    Start date
    January, March, September
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Doctorate in accounting

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    Accountancy - PhD RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,476 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,560 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Accounting - PhD University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    4,062 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,099 NZD

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

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,390 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,780 GBP

    Start date
    November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October
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    Accounting and Financial Management - PhD University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,312 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,500 GBP

    Start date
    February, October
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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
    13,168 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Accounting - PGDip Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    15,739 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,000 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Business - Accounting (Co-op) - OCDip Fanshawe College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    14 months
    Annual tuition fee
    11,720 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,022 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Business Accounting - OCDip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,093 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,531 CAD

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

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    17,397 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,400 NZD

    Start date
    November, 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
    23,999 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,000 USD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Professional Accounting - PGCert RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    12,486 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,200 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Professional Accounting - PGCert Sheridan College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    15,374 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,016 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Professional Accounting Practice - PGCert Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    17,987 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,588 CAD

    Start date
    January
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    Strategic Management – Accounting - PGCert Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    12,093 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,531 CAD

    Start date
    January, July, September
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Pathway in accounting

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    Accounting & Finance Pre-Master's - PGP Kingston University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    10,610 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
    14,798 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,250 GBP

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

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    3 months
    Annual tuition fee
    21,779 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,500 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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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.