Discover the accounting or finance course for you

Explore and analyse the financial aspects of markets and organisations guided by leading professionals across accounting and finance. Challenge yourself with dynamic course content and get practical, real-world experience. Not sure what course you want to study? We’ve got you covered, explore our disciplines within accounting and finance.


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.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

Join the #1 Victorian university for course satisfaction

You can confidently choose Deakin. Our accounting and finance courses are recognised by industry, recommended by your peers and will make you a highly sought-after graduate.

Disciplines within accounting and finance

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Explore our accounting and finance courses and find out more about life at Deakin. Get more inspiration for your future career in a major growth sector.

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Choose an accounting or finance degree that will get you work ready

Equipped with professional recognition and hands-on work experience, our accounting and finance graduates have embarked on a wide variety of careers. Study at Deakin and be rewarded with new skills that will give you an edge in the job market.

Accounting at Deakin 

Join a booming profession with pathways to management and leadership. You’ll 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 at Deakin 

Finance is undergoing a digital revolution that’s 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 career that’s ready for the future.

Top professional roles in accounting and finance

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. Get ahead with Deakin – we’ll help you build your network within the community and industry.

  • 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.

Professional recognition

We'll prepare you to become professionally recognised. 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 Advice Association Australia (FAAA).


  • CFA program, CFA Institute.

Graduate with an employment advantage

Deakin Business School holds both AACSB and EQUIS accreditations, meaning we are globally recognised and internationally benchmarked. As one of the top 3 business schools in Victoria, a Deakin qualification in accounting and finance will distinguish you from your peers.


Top 1% worldwide for accounting and finance


Industry experts shape every Deakin course


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Top 1% of universities worldwide


#1 Victorian uni for educational experience


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The lecturers made the unit material pertinent by relating their personal and professional experiences to the teachings. Finance is a very dynamic field, and the lecturers and teachings of the course demonstrated the latest developments.

Komel Sultan

Master of International Finance, Senior Associate, Global Capital Markets, Commonwealth Bank

World-class teaching experiences

With roles available in a range of industries, Deakin's real-world focus will give you the edge for a successful career in finance or accounting.

High-tech facilities

Our teaching spaces include the cutting-edge Deakin Trading Room. Get hands-on trading experience with a model of an interbank trading floor and gain real-world insights into the foreign-exchange market.

Learn in the real world

Get your career off to the best start through work-integrated learning – you’ll develop professional networks and gain hands-on skills and expertise while earning credit towards your degree at the same time.

Industry connections

Our close ties with industry, government departments, professional associations and other educational providers mean that you get courses matched to current industry best practice.

International experience

Connect with the world through study tours, short-term partner programs and international internships. Join a corporate finance study tour to Hanoi or take a short-term program at a business school in Europe, the UK, North or South America.


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Got a question about our accounting or finance courses? Our course advisers are available to speak to you about your study options and how we can help you further your career.

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