Accounting

Announcement

Nominations for the 2017 Australian Accounting Hall of Fame awards are now open. Nominations close 14 October 2016. Click here to find out more about the awards.

Overview

The University of Melbourne is ranked 1st in Australia and 12th globally for Accounting & Finance in the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Accounting in today’s business world is extremely sophisticated. An accountant is a strategic adviser and business partner who must have an in-depth understanding of business issues and processes, as well as the skills necessary for sound decision-making. Accounting studies will equip you to understand the financial structure of an organisation, and produce and analyse financial information.

The Department of Accounting's Centre for Accounting and Industry Partnerships CAIP is committed to building partnerships and enhancing collaboration between the University and the business sector by offering an environment that fosters rigorous research across the entire spectrum of accounting for both scholars and practitioners.

Events

The Department of Accounting hosts a variety of events throughout the year providing a platform for students, academics, industry professionals and accounting practitioners to engage in contemporary accounting issues.

What we teach

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Undergraduate

The accounting major is one of the most popular in the Bachelor of Commerce. It is ideal preparation for work as a professional accountant, and a great complement to other disciplines within the Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Specialisations

The Department of Accounting teaches into a number of specialist areas, to cater for the diverse interests of our students and researchers.

Honours

The Honours program provides a unique opportunity to undertake a challenging and rewarding year of additional study, to hone your applied analytical and problem solving skills, communication, presentation skills, and research skills.

Postgraduate

Visit the Melbourne Business School website to browse postgraduate study options in accounting.

Graduate Research

The PhD in Accounting includes a strong coursework component and offers the opportunity to gain entry into an academic or research career.

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Our Research

The Faculty of Business and Economics is home to a wide range of specialist research centres.  Our academics are active collaborators in multi-partner centres which bring together researchers and practitioners from a range of disciplines and industries.

Accreditation

Bachelor of Commerce graduates who complete the accounting major are eligible to apply for associate membership of the three professional accounting bodies: CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand or the Institute of Public Accountants. When choosing a professional body students are encouraged to research prospective employers and compare their preference with the stated aims of the the professional bodies.

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