Bachelor of Commerce

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Details of major sequences

Accounting^ - unit set code MJ-M30001

Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online)

Accountants are information specialists. They provide information, which is the only means of summarising the activities and worth of an organisation in a manageable form, as the basis for all review, decision and action throughout virtually every layer of business and government.  An honours year is available upon completion of this major sequence.

Professional recognition
Graduates who complete the accounting major sequence plus specified finance and commercial law units will be eligible to apply for admission to the CA Program of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), the CPA Program of CPA Australia, the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

To check your eligibility for entry to the CA Program of the CAANZ click here.

To check your eligibility for entry to the CPA Program of CPA Australia click here.

To check your eligibility for entry to the IPA Program of the Institute of Public Accountants click here.

Career opportunities
You may find employment in accounting positions in the business community, industry, commerce, the service sector or private practice, or work in management consulting, the financial services sector or with government bodies.

MAA103Accounting for Decision Making

MAA261Financial Accounting

MAA262Management Accounting

MAA363Corporate Accounting

MAA310Accounting and Society

MAA350Professional Ethics and Governance


Students should consult with their course adviser regarding the units required for professional recognition.
For intending Accounting Honours students MAA302 and MAA303 are strongly recommended units and should be taken as electives.

The eligibility of students for membership of any of the accounting accrediting bodies is subject to meeting the requirements of that body and that Deakin makes no representations that individuals will meet those requirements.

^ M300 Bachelor of Commerce is the recommended pathway to qualify for membership of professional organisations. 

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