Why study accounting?

Accounting provides information for decision making. Almost every business and organisation needs accountants to measure performance and provide information for decisions.

Complementary majors


Many students choose to do a double major programme because it your breadth of knowledge and your employability. Popular combinations with Accounting include:

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What are the career paths?


Become an accountant or auditor in a chartered accountancy practice, industry, or the public sector. Or work as a business consultant or financial manager in a manufacturing, service or consultancy organisation.

For information about professional accountancy requirements is available at Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and CPA Australia.

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Programmes available


You can study accounting in the following programmes:

Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
A BCom can be studied as a single or double major programme. You can also study a Bachelor of Commerce can be taken as part of a conjoint degree programme where you study for two degrees concurrently.

Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)
The BCom (Hons) is one year of full-time postgraduate study following the Bachelor of Commerce degree. Entry is subject to selection and based on your grade point average in third year courses in your chosen major.

Master of Commerce (MCom)
The MCom degree is the equivalent of a one and a half year full-time programme and can be completed in the 12-15 months. Following two semesters of coursework students complete a short dissertation.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
To be considered for entry into the PhD programme you will need to have completed either a BCom (Hons) or MCom in the same discipline with superior grades.