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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.

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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

Accounting study abroad programs

Accounting undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in accounting

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    Accounting - BComm University of Saskatchewan, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    27,030 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 36,826 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, July, September
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    Accounting & Business - BA Hope College, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    39,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 39,000 USD

    Start date
    January
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    Accounting - BBA Algoma University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,679 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,000 CAD

    Start date
    May, September
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    Accounting - BBA Walsh University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    34,230 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,230 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Accounting - BBus Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,654 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,890 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
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Associate in accounting

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    Accounting and Business Technology - AASc Elyon College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,920 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,920 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about AAS Degree Accounting and Business Technology
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    Accounting - AASc Midwestern Career College, USA
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    20 months
    Annual tuition fee
    8,400 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,400 USD

    Start date
    August, January, May
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    Accounting - ASc Indiana Wesleyan University, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    31,168 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,168 USD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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    Accounting - AA Berkeley City College, 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
    Show program overview about Accounting
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    Accounting - AASc College of Southern Nevada, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,200 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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Diploma in accounting

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    Accounting - OCDip Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,041 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,406 CAD

    Start date
    May
    Show program overview about Accounting
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    Accounting - Dip Langara College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,047 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,138 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
    Show program overview about Accounting
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    Accounting - Dip Vancouver Community College, Canada
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,179 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,318 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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    Accounting and Financial Management - Dip College of the North Atlantic, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,964 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,488 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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    Accounting and Finance - Dip Online Business School, UK
    • Online

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    3,321 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 2,600 GBP

    Start date
    August, September, October, November, December, February, March, April, May, June, July
    Show program overview about Accounting and Finance (Level 4 & 5)

Certificate in accounting

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    Accounting - Cert Berkeley City 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 - AA/Cert Merritt College, USA

    Program type
    Associate/Undergraduate certificate
    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 - Cert Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    14,805 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,171 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Accounting
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    Accounting - Cert Santiago Canyon College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,992 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,992 USD

    Start date
    August, February, June
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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
    Show program overview about Accounting

Pathway in accounting

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    Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance (Accelerated International Foundation Year leading to Economics with a Professional Placement Year BSc - Econ) - UGP Cardiff University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    22,357 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,500 GBP

    Start date
    March
    Show program overview about Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance, Accelerated International Foundation Year
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    Business, Economics, Accounting and Real Estate (Foundation leading to Finance and Real Estate MA) - UGP University of Aberdeen, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    21,143 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,550 GBP

    Start date
    September, November, January
    Show program overview about Business, Economics, Accounting & Real Estate, Foundation
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    Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance - UGP Durham University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    31,810 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,900 GBP

    Start date
    September, November, January
    Show program overview about Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance (International Foundation Year)
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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
    25,231 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,750 GBP

    Start date
    September, November, January
    Show program overview about Finance and Accounting - International Year One
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    International Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance (International Foundation Year leading to Accounting and Finance BSc - Hons) - UGP Kingston University London, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    18,524 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,500 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about International Foundation Year (IFY) - International Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance

Accounting graduate programs

Master's in accounting

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    Accounting - MSc American University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    34,596 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,596 USD

    Start date
    January, September
    Show program overview about Accounting
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    Accounting - MAcc Carleton University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    16 months
    Annual tuition fee
    23,515 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,037 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Accounting
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    Accounting - MAcc Florida Atlantic University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,792 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,792 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
    Show program overview about Accounting
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    Accounting - MBus Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    20,541 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 33,330 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
    Show program overview about Accounting
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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
    4,375 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
    21,590 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,900 GBP

    Start date
    September, January, April
    Show program overview about Accounting and Finance
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    Accounting and Finance (OGAF) - PhD Abertay University, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,566 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,750 GBP

    Start date
    October, February, June
    Show program overview about Accounting and Finance (OGAF)

Diploma in accounting

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    Accounting - PGDip Selkirk College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,327 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,070 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
    Show program overview about Accounting
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    Accounting - PGDip Langara College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,577 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,860 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
    Show program overview about Accounting (Post-Degree)
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    Accounting - PGDip Ulster University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    9 months
    Annual tuition fee
    21,833 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,090 GBP

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Accounting - PgDip (Belfast campus)
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    Accounting and Finance - MSc/PGDip University of the West of England - UWE Bristol, UK

    Program type
    Master's/Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    21,398 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,750 GBP

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Accounting and Finance
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    Business Administration: Accounting - PGDip North Island College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,690 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,565 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
    Show program overview about Business Administration Post Graduate Diploma - Accounting

Certificate in accounting

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    Accounting: Professional Practice - PGCert Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    20,648 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,131 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Accounting, Professional Practice
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    Accounting and Financial Decision Making - GradCert Northeastern University, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    21,060 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,060 USD

    Start date
    January, September
    Show program overview about Graduate Certificate in Accounting and Financial Decision Making
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    Business Administration: Accounting - GradCert University of the West, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    12,546 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,546 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
    Show program overview about GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
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    Marketing Management: Financial Services - OCGCert (with placement) George Brown College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    13,046 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,774 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
    Show program overview about Marketing Management – Financial Services (Postgraduate) (B406)

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.