Accounting studies will equip you to understand the financial structure of an organisation, and produce and analyse financial information.
The University of Melbourne is ranked 2nd in Australia and 14th globally for Accounting & Finance in the 2017 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.
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Search our database of Academic Staff with expertise in Accounting, research students, honorary and visiting academics.
Our Research Centres
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.
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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Motivated by a desire to solve real-world problems, Professor Ian Gow recently joined the University of Melbourne to head the new Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation (MCCGR). The former Harvard Business School academic talks about his return to Australia and his plans for the future.
New to the Faculty, Senior Accounting Lecturer Mario Schabus tells us why he's passionate about corporate governance and ultra-marathons, and what his students can expect to learn about strategic cost management in 2018.
Tyler Nguyen started out studying international affairs in Vietnam. During his first year, he studied Introductory Microeconomics and then experienced the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), like so many of us, by late 2008. The more he studied, the more he realised the importance of understanding how a business operates and developing sound knowledge of financial markets and the economy.
As China’s air pollution levels hit hazardous new highs, the University of Melbourne Accounting Department’s Naomi Soderstrom joined forces with researchers in Australia and China to investigate the economic impact of environmental regulations.
Australian Accounting Hall of Fame
The Australian Accounting Hall of Fame seeks to identify and recognise individuals whose achievements, both alone and in combination with others, have been significant and whose impact on the discipline of Accounting has been profound.