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Undergraduate major

Become a qualified accountant, capable of working in dynamic business environments around the world.

Course outline
  • Qualification
    Accounting Major
  • Credit


Course outline

Select your preferred degree

This course belongs to multiple degrees. Select the single degree or double degree below to see the application deadlines.

Course outline

What can I do with a degree in Accounting

Work in an industry you love

Every business needs an accountant, giving you the opportunity to work in an industry you’re passionate about.

Strong job growth

Job growth in Australia for Accountants is strong, with a 9.2% projected increase by 2026. (2024)

Work anywhere in the world

Accountants operate in a digitised world. This means you could find remote work for companies all over the world.




Every business in every industry needs the services of an accountant. After all, accountants are the ones responsible for knowing how to handle one of the most crucial aspects of business: money.

In this major you’ll study the International Accounting Standards and how to implement them. You’ll learn how to undertake cost analyses and forecasting, and how to analyse and report on financial statements.

You’ll master your skills in learning environments that simulate working in industry. You’ll also have access to industry professionals through guest speakers and panel presentations.

In your final year you’ll apply your skills through a capstone experience, such as an internship or study tour. This valuable opportunity will enable you to further your practical skills and business knowledge at a local, national or international level.

Our graduates have found work across a wide range of industries, from fashion to mining to finance. And our accreditation with CAANZ and CPA Australia means that when you register as a Chartered Accountant or a Certified Practising Accountant, your qualification will be recognised worldwide – leaving you to just negotiate your role and salary.

Did you know?

Accounting extends well beyond the numbers. Did you know that accountants help businesses make ethical choices? Climate Change Accountants integrate environmental strategies, such as those outlined in the Paris Agreement, into their practices. Their ability to quantify sustainability data helps businesses make socially and environmentally responsible decisions.

Parent degrees

This major is offered through the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Commerce (Advanced).

Study combinations

Our Accounting major has several defined study combinations that you can chose from. These defined options ensure you will complete the necessary units required for accreditation.

You can study our Accounting major in combination with:

Double degrees

You can also study Accounting under the following double degrees:


What jobs can the Accounting course lead to?

  • Certified public accountant (CPA)
  • Chartered accountant (CA)
  • Corporate or government accountant
  • Environmental, social and governance accountant
  • Non-profit accountant

What jobs can an Accounting double major lead to?

What you'll learn

  • Apply principles of accounting and analytics as they relate to the communicating business activity, GC1, GC3, GC6
  • Analyse issues surrounding the development of accounting systems, incorporating state-of-the-art tools in database use and technologies, to support collection, aggregation, and presentation of relevant information, GC1, GC2, GC6
  • Identify, analyse and communicate multi-source accounting information to inform business functions, GC1, GC3, GC6
  • Analyse the consequences of globalisation on business models, risks, ethics and compliance in facilitating business decision-making, GC1, GC4
  • Understand and encapsulate intercultural awareness in decision-making in the workplace of the future, GC4, GC5

Why study Accounting

An elite business school

Study at an elite global business school accredited by EQUIS, the leading quality review system for business and management schools, and AACSB, an organisation dedicated to creating the next generation of great leaders.

Connected to industry

You’ll work on industry projects, solve real-world problems, engage with industry professionals (and potential employers!) and gain work experience for your resume.

Recognised worldwide

Our course is accredited with ICAANZ and CPA Australia. This means that when you register as a Chartered Accountant or a Certified Practising Accountant, your qualification will be recognised worldwide.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and CPA Australia. It is recognised by the Institute of Public Accountants, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

I chose to study Accounting at Curtin because I think it’s a solid major that will provide me with a stable career. The things I love most about studying at Curtin Business School are the great lecturers, tutors and staff. They’re mentors as well as friends and you can always learn a lot from them.

Declan Chen
Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Please view the Bachelor of Commerce degree for indicative fees.

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  • Curtin course code: MJRU-ACCNT
  • Last updated on: 18 July 2024

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