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  • #22 in the world Accounting and finance [1]
  • #1 in Australia Graduate employability [2]
  • #15 in Asia-Pacific Top 20 business schools [3]
  • Top 50 Universities worldwide [4]
  • 68,000+ Business School alumni worldwide
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Study accounting

Gain the skills needed for a future-proof career in accounting
Learn to interpret and inform organisations about their financial position and performance (often referred to as the ‘language of business’). Gain technical and non-technical accounting skills and future-proof your career.

Our accounting programs will introduce you to the broad organisational, regulatory, market and technological contexts in which accountants operate.

Learning will be future-focused, develop the practical and analytical skills that will allow you to interpret and inform organisations about their financial position.

Gain the skills you need to succeed in a world of globalisation and automation.

Why study accounting with us?

  • You will be prepared for practice. Not only as a technical expert, but you will also gain sought after skills such as leadership and communication.
  • Direct access to our industry partners such as Delloite, EY and PwC.
  • Learn from a diverse range of world leading academics.
  • Become accredited at major domestic and international professional accounting bodies.
  • Access our dedicated Careers and Employability Office for specialised services that will help you achieve your career aspirations.
  • Gain workplace experiences while you complete your degree with a wide variety of opportunities available in Australia and overseas.

Where can accounting take you?

Studying accounting at the Business School will help you develop capabilities for a broad range of careers. Opening the door to professions in which the ability to understand and interpret financial information is essential.

Our graduates have gone on to work at AMP, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, PwC, Microsoft, Huawei, Vodaphone and eHealth.

There are many employment opportunities for accounting graduates across a range of industries, many of our graduates go on to work in:

  • finance, banking and insurance
  • business and consulting
  • manufacturing
  • medicine, health and community services
  • construction and engineering
  • media, advertising, marketing, public relations and event management
  • telecommunication s and technology
  • property and real estate
  • law and legal services.

How can I study accounting?

Whether you are just starting out, looking for a career change, or wanting to become an accredited professional accountant, we offer a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs to meet your needs.

Professional Accounting Program

You can choose to study the Professional Accounting Program in the Bachelor of Commerce or the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Advanced Studies, which will allow you to apply for professional accreditation.

Download the Professional Accounting Accreditation Guide (pdf, 201KB) for more detailed information.

Accounting major or minor

An accounting major or minor will provide you with a solid understanding of accounting practice in business, a valuable skill once in the workforce. However, this will not cover the core competencies that you require to apply for professional accreditation.

You can choose to study a major or minor in accounting in these courses:

Undertake advanced coursework and complete a research thesis by completing honours. 

Visit our honours page for more information.

The most direct way to become a fully accredited accountant is through the professional accounting programs:

Accounting is also available as a specialisation in:

Download the Professional Accounting Accreditation Guide (pdf, 201KB) for more detailed information.

Undertake intensive research training across the range of Business School research areas.

To find a potential supervisor visit Research Supervisor Connect or learn more about postgraduate research.

Jessie Hu

Jessie Hu
Master of Professional Accounting
“I chose the University of Sydney Business School for its international reputation and connections to industry. I have completed internships in Singapore and Hong Kong, worked on a consulting project in Nepal through the Community Placement Program, and participated in the Deloitte NEXT Innovation Program.”
Discover our Master of Professional Accounting

Muhammad Rehan Rana

Muhammad Rehan Rana
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
“One of the reasons I decided to study at the Business School is the flexibility. I have a wide variety of majors to choose from and I can also combine subjects from other faculties and schools with the Bachelor of Commerce.”
Discover our Bachelor of Commerce
1, 2. QS (2018)
3. Financial Times (2017)
4. QS (2018), THE (2018)