Accounting information systems

Accounting information systems (AIS) combines traditional accounting practices with information technology resources.

AIS is a computer-based method for tracking and reporting accounting activity which can be used internally by management or externally by investors, creditors and authorities.

Accountants are finance and information specialists, and the major decision-makers in a wide range of organisations.

Accounting Information Systems is studied through Deakin's Bachelor of Commerce - an internationally recognised and EPAS accredited business degree.  Deakin is the only Australian university with an EPAS accredited Bachelor of Commerce.

When you undertake an Accounting Information Systems major, you learn about the relationship between accounting and financial data, as well as the technology that supports that data. You will also gain a deeper understanding of the accounting systems used when designing and implementing business systems, and develop an understanding of the information produced by accounting systems.

Ryan D'Souza

Ryan D'souza
Master of Professional Accounting 

'Truly, a degree in accounting leaves you with so many exciting options to choose from.'


AIS professionals work for consulting firms, corporations, insurance companies, finance firms, government agencies and public accounting firms, among other types of companies.

Graduates are highly sought after with this distinct area of specialisation.

Career options for graduates with an AIS major can include:

AccountantSystems auditor
AnalystAIS consultant
Financial auditorChief financial officer
Postgraduate degrees
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

Why study at Deakin?

Leading Australia with international recognition  

Deakin's Bachelor of Commerce is internationally recognised and EPAS accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). EPAS is an international quality benchmark for business programs worldwide. Deakin is the only Australian university with EPAS accreditation for its Bachelor of Commerce.

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Study abroad

Gain a competitive edge with an international study experience, and earn credit towards your degree.

The Faculty of Business and Law offers a number of unique study tours throughout the year to destinations such as India, Chile, USA, China and Europe. Or consider one of the many study abroad opportunities offered by Deakin.

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Work Integrated Learning

The Faculty of Business and Law's Work Integrated Learning program gives you the opportunity to  enhance your job prospects with real world experience and while gaining credit towards your degree. 

Work Integrated Learning covers business internships, community-based volunteering, work-based learning, team-based learning, industry-based learning and international study opportunities.  Find out more.

Undergraduate and Postgraduate information booklets

UG Course Guide

2016 Undergraduate Course Guide

(PDF, 3.7 MB)

Undergraduate Business

(PDF, 3.7 MB)
2016 PG Course Guide

2016 Postgraduate Course Guide

(PDF, 3.2 MB)

Postgraduate Business and Law

(PDF, 1.7 MB)
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