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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

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Course outline



Qualified accountants are in demand around the world, meeting financial needs in dynamic business environments.

In this major you will gain a sound foundation in accounting, auditing, taxation and relevant areas of business law and financial management, and be able to apply this knowledge across a range of accounting contexts.

You’ll learn how to develop and communicate information relating to the financial performance of organisations, and use your accounting knowledge to support business decision-making.

You will graduate with a qualification that is recognised internationally.

This major comprises 12 core units (due to accreditation requirements), which is more units than most other commerce majors; as such, you can only complete an Accounting major with either:

This major sits within the Bachelor of Commerce degree. You can also study this major as part of an Arts and Commerce, Engineering and Commerce, or Laws and Commerce double degree.

What jobs can the Accounting lead to?


  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Business analyst
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Company secretary
  • Insolvency consultant
  • Internal auditor
  • Tax agent
  • Treasurer.


  • Accounting
  • Finance and investment
  • Government
  • Law
  • Resources and renewables.

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

Work experience

WA’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry offers business internships to Curtin students who’ve completed at least 200 credits of their commerce course.

High national ranking

Curtin Business School tops the rankings for business schools in Western Australia in the Eduniversal 'Palmes of Excellence' league (2022), and is #1 in Australia's 4 Palmes' league as a "top business school with significant international influence".

Internationally accredited

Curtin Business School is recognised as an elite global business school, through accreditation by EQUIS and AACSB and through our EFMD Accredited MBA.

Professional recognition

This major is recognised by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

It is accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand; CPA Australia; and the Institute of Public Accountants.

Graduates may be eligible for admission to the ACCA Accelerate program, the CA program of the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand, and the CPA Program of CPA Australia. 

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)

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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: 1 March 2024

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