Accounting is the method of evaluating and reporting the financial health of businesses and individuals. In studying the accounting major sequence, you’ll learn to analyse, research and make informed recommendations about a broad range of accounting problems and issues. You’ll also become proficient in internationally-recognised accounting principles, practices and techniques and apply them to a variety of situations. You’ll prepare for a rewarding career as a professional accountant, tax professional, business advisor or manager.

Choose accounting and you’ll be given the skills, knowledge and accreditations you need to embark on a career that can provide value to almost any kind of organisation or business – regardless of whether the wider economic outlook is a boom, bust, bull market, or recession.


Graduates with an accounting major and the accounting accreditation minor are eligible for membership with CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the Institute of Public Accountants.

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Career opportunities

Our accounting and finance graduates have pursued careers as:

  • accountants
  • tax professionals
  • auditors
  • data analysts
  • financial advisers
  • financial planners
  • investment analysts
  • financial assurance managers
  • compliance managers
  • business advisors

Industry partnerships

We enjoy deep industry connections with many well-known organisations across Australia. Here are just a few of our host partners for business: 

  • Brisbane Paralympic Football Program 
  • Highered Global Talent Search and Virtual Global Careers Fair
  • Impact for Women
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Completion requirements

A Major consists of 80 cp. 

Complete exactly 80 credit points from the following:

  • ACCT210Accounting Foundations10 CP
  • ACCT207Financial Accounting10 CP
  • ACCT209Corporate Accounting10 CP
  • ACCT300Auditing10 CP
  • ACCT303Strategic Management Accounting10 CP
  • LEGL101Introduction to Business Law: Legal Frameworks for Businesses10 CP
  • LEGL201Company Law: Directors and Corporate Regulation10 CP
  • STAT207Business Data Analysis10 CP

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