Accounting schools in Australia are ranked amongst the world's best! The School of Accounting at UNSW is ranked No. 1 in the world for research. Following are some of the best ranked institutions for the subject:

University of New South Wales:

- UNSW Australian School of Business is has the highest median starting salaries for first degree accounting graduates in Australia ( Good Universities Guide 2009).

- Accounting research was ranked Number One out of 1087 institutions worldwide in the June 2007 edition of the international journal Accounting and Finance.

- It offers the degrees of Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Economics with specialisation in Accounting.

Australian National University (ANU):

- It is the highest-ranked university in Australia with independent international studies placing the disciplines of economics, finance and accounting in the top rank of all Australian universities (Times of London Higher Education Supplement 2004).

- ANU Accounting is ranked in Top 10 in Asia-Pacific and 4th in Australia (Ranking Research Productivity in Accounting for Asia-Pacifi c Universities. Chan, K.C., Chen C.R. and Cheng, L.T.W., Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 24: 47-64, 2005).

Monash University:

- The Department of Accounting and Finance is the largest at Monash, and is also Australia's largest provider of accounting, banking and finance tertiary teaching.

- Monash MBA was the only Australian MBA program ranked in the world top 50 in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s ranking survey.

Macquarie University:

- A recent ranking of the top 5 journals in accounting research placed Macquarie in the top 3 Universities nationally.

- It offers the Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting program which leads to professional membership of CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA). The Postgraduate Diploma/Master of Accounting course allows those with a bachelor degree in any discipline to gain a respected postgraduate academic qualifications in accounting as well as achieving Australian CPA or Chartered Accountant status.

Griffith University:

- Its Accounting research has been ranked 7th (out of 37 universities) in Australia and in the top 100 in the world. The ranking, published in the Accounting and Finance, was based on the top 24 accounting journals internationally and ranked Griffith 72nd out of more than 1000 institutions in the world.

- The Griffith Business School is accredited by the AACSB International — less than 5% of business schools worldwide have earned the achievement.

- It offers the Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting - Accelerated) which can be completed in 2 years full-time (By completing three semesters per year) or 4 years part-time study.

* Suggested Reading: Australian Top MBA Rankings

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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