Top 1% worldwide for accounting and finance


Top 1% of universities worldwide


Top 3 business school in Victoria


Globally accredited with AACSB and EQUIS


Award-winning university career service 


Industry experts shape every Deakin course


Find an accounting and finance degree

Deakin Business School is ranked in the top 3 in the state of Victoria, Australia. Our accounting and finance programs are internationally recognised and well-respected, so you can graduate confident and ready for a global career.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Looking for an accounting or finance degree that will prepare you for the workplace?


Join a booming profession with pathways to management and leadership. You will learn to assess the financial position of individuals and organisations, advise on business decisions and manage complex reporting. Upon graduation you can become eligible for recognition with Australian and international professional bodies.


Finance is undergoing a digital revolution that is creating new products, services and opportunities. Understand markets, assets, investments and the impact of technology. Unlock your ability to make key financial management decisions and build a future-proof career.

Pathways to Deakin

Pathways to Deakin

Study on campus in Australia with local students at Deakin College and earn a guaranteed pathway to Deakin University. Based on campus, Deakin College provides a supportive and smooth pathway to a world-class degree at Deakin University. For example, successfully complete the Diploma of Commerce and transition to the Bachelor of Commerce at Deakin, where you can major in accounting or finance, among many other options.

Professional recognition

Deakin Business School holds both AACSB and EQUIS accreditations, meaning we are globally recognised and internationally benchmarked. After graduation you can apply for these key professional programs (depending on course and units taken):


  • CA Program, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
  • Associate membership for the CPA Program, CPA Australia
  • IPA Program, Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) (exemptions may apply)
  • Financial Planning Association (FPA).


  • CFA program, CFA Institute.

Top professional roles in accounting and finance

Study accounting and finance at Deakin and graduate ready for a career in a growing industry. Finance and insurance services roles are projected to increase by 6.3% or 33,220 new jobs by 2026 according to Australian Government employment projections.

  • 17,900 new jobs for accountants
  • 13,000 new jobs for financial brokers and dealers, and investment advisers
  • 8500 new jobs for finance managers
  • 7700 new jobs for auditors, company secretaries and corporate treasurers.

Graduate with an employment advantage

Study an accounting and finance degree at Deakin and put yourself ahead of the pack. We are the #3 business school in the Australian state of Victoria and in the top 1% of universities worldwide for accounting and finance.

Being able to explore different areas of commerce during my first year before deciding what to specialise in enabled me to explore all my possible career moves. The student-centred support meant I was also welcomed into the Deakin community before enrolling.

Shraddha, Mauritius

Bachelor of Commerce

World-class teaching 

Our industry-shaped courses and practical, real-world approach to learning prepares you to be adaptable across the jobs of the future.

Hands-on experience while you study

Deakin’s work-integrated learning programs give you experience in workplace settings to enhance your employability and confidence in your skillset. Deakin offers several flexible programs, including work placements and internships, as well as domestic and international study experiences.

Cutting-edge learning facilities

Gain valuable experience during your degree in our high-tech facilities, including the Deakin Trading Room. A working model of an interbank trading floor, you can put your skills to the test and get real-world insights into the foreign-exchange market.

Wide network of industry connections

Our close ties with industry, government departments, professional associations and other educational providers means you get courses matched to current industry best practice. Working closely with our partners allows you to build a professional network during your degree, setting you apart when you graduate.

Why study in Australia?

Why study in Australia?

Safe, welcoming and diverse, Australia is one of the most popular destinations for students around the world. Discover what it’s like to live and study in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

#1 Victorian university for student support

Coming to Australia to study can be the adventure of a lifetime. From orientation and welcome sessions to academic support and social activities, we are here to support you every step of the way.

Cost of studying in Australia

Make your dream of studying at university in Australia a reality. Learn how university fees work, how to calculate and pay your fees and discover international scholarship opportunities.


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Get help or contact Deakin

Our friendly advisers are available to speak to you one-on-one about your study options, support services for international students and how we can help you study at Deakin in Australia.

Phone: +61 3 9918 9188

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