Accounting

Complex global markets and reporting requirements mean that never before has accounting been a more dynamic and exciting profession. Accountants are finance and information specialists who inform business decision making within a wide range of organisations.

Businesses and individuals rely on accountants to assess their financial situation, prepare reports and give advice on financial dealings. Accountants contribute to informed business decisions in a wide range of organisations that frequently rely on their skills.

The role of an accountant has undergone a fundamental shift towards a wide-ranging advisory role. Career opportunities are now available in other vocations including working as financial planners, investment advisers, market analysts, tax consultants, advisers in mergers and acquisitions, in corporate recovery and insolvency, treasury banking, e-commerce or information technology.

Nick Howard

Nick Howard
Bachelor of Commerce 

'Commerce opens a lot of doors so its a great choice for those without a specific goal.'

 


What can you study?


Undergraduate accounting

You can get a head-start with Deakin's accredited Bachelor of Commerce - an internationally recognised and accredited business degree. The program will allow students to develop systematic knowledge and understanding of the accounting discipline. The applied focus ensures students are prepared for the pathway to becoming a professionally qualified accountant.

Postgraduate accounting

Deakin also offers pathways to professional accounting qualifications for graduates of any discipline. Our postgraduate accounting courses such as the Master of Professional Accounting and the Master International Accounting cater for students who require a full professional accounting qualification. For graduates seeking knowledge in accounting and related fields to complement their overall management knowledge and expertise, Deakin offers specialisations in accounting in the MBA and Master of Commerce.


 

Opportunities 

Accountants are finance and information specialists, and the major decision-makers in a wide range of organisations. Accounting graduates may find careers in, for example:

Government and semi-government organisations Public accounting practices
Government departments (e.g. taxation department) Small and large corporation
Not-for-profit organisation

Graduating with an accounting specialisation from Deakin will open the door to many employment opportunities and a huge variety of business careers.


Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
Bachelor of Arts - Chinese/Bachelor of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Commerce /Bachelor of Information SystemsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of LawsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of ScienceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion/Bachelor of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Postgraduate degrees
Graduate Certificate of Professional AccountingCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Professional AccountingCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Accounting and International FinanceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Business AdministrationCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Business Administration (International)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of International AccountingCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Professional AccountingCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students

 

Professional accounting accreditation

Selecting the correct combination of units in one of our professionally accredited courses provides an opportunity to be eligible to apply for admission to the:

Students should consult with a course adviser to identify the units required by each professional body, and also consult with the professional body. Eligibility may depend on work-place experience.

Associate Membership for the CPA Program CPA Australia

Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Australia


Why study at Deakin?

As part of your study, you can undertake a study tour and travel to the financial capitals of the world, and gain credit towards your degree. Find out more

Deakin Business School's Work Integrated Learning program gives you the opportunity to enhance your job prospects with real world experience, while gaining credit towards your degree. Work Integrated Learning covers business internships, community-based volunteering, work-based learning, team-based learning and industry-based learning. Find out more.


 

The benefits of student societies

Joining a student society can help you:

  • to adjust to university life
  • make new friends
  • provide career information
  • help with study advice

Watch our video and listen to our students talk about the benefits of student society membership.


Undergraduate and Postgraduate information booklets

UG Course Guide

2016 Undergraduate Course Guide

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(PDF, 3.7 MB)
Business

Undergraduate Business

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(PDF, 3.7 MB)
2016 PG Course Guide

2016 Postgraduate Course Guide

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(PDF, 3.2 MB)

Postgraduate Business and Law

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(PDF, 1.7 MB)
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