Study accounting in the Bachelor of Business degree. Accounting is a dynamic career, delivering multifaceted business analysis, and contributing to the strategic development of business, public sector and not-for-profit organisations.
Accountants must be excellent communicators and strongly analytical, as well as having the required technical skills specific to the vocation. They must relate to people from all walks of life, as they’re frequently called upon to explain concepts and strategies to those outside the financial sphere. The changing nature of accounting software packages means that accountants need to have well-developed technical skills. These broad-based skills mean that accounting graduates can start successful careers in a huge variety of roles.
This is part of the Bachelor of Business.
You complete four core papers - refer to the Bachelor of Business overview.
Bachelor of Business
You also choose minor or elective papers depending on your chosen minor(s).
You gain an understanding of international regulations and practices, and how accounting supports management decision-making.
The capstone project is the final part of your degree and takes place in your final semester. You can choose to work in an organisation of your choice, start your own venture or complete an applied project, bringing together your learning and gaining valuable experience.
Recent placements included:
The outcomes for graduates of this major are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.
Current students looking for specific requirements for business majors should refer to Blackboard.
Find out more about industry trends, job descriptions and what employers may be looking for.
AUT accounting programmes are accredited by the following professional bodies. Visit the organisations' websites for membership information and opportunities.
CA ANZ and CPA Australia hold regular information sessions and networking events at AUT.
Graduates are eligible to register for ACCA membership. Bachelor of Business graduates may be exempt from up to 9 of the 14 ACCA examinations.
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) website
To become a chartered accountant and gain admission into CA ANZ you need to complete a three-year programme of academic study.
Graduates majoring in accounting are exempt from 12 CIMA exams for the CIMA Professional Qualification and the global professional designation of Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) website
Graduates are eligible to apply for CPA Australia (Certified Practising Accountants) membership, provided core curriculum subjects are completed to meet academic requirements.
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.