Accounting Specialisation - Bachelor of Business (Honours)

Through the Accounting specialisation in the Bachelor of Business (Honours) you can advance your understanding of financial accounting, management accounting, auditing, tax and accounting information systems.

In just one year of postgraduate study, you explore an accounting topic of your interest and will be guided by research-active academics who are known as experts in the field of accounting.

AUT's Accounting department is recognised by the Association of Chartered Accountants (ACCA), Certified Practising Accountant Australia (CPA Australia), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Accounting department



This is part of the Bachelor of Business (Honours).

To graduate with a Bachelor of Business (Honours), you must complete 120 points from:

  • Specialisation courses
  • Research methods course(s)
  • A dissertation

This structure ensures that you can critically analyse and evaluate the research and professional literature, and begin your postgraduate study in accounting with an appreciation of the current issues and controversies in the field. You also design and complete a piece of supervised research related to accounting.

Specialisation courses

These advanced-level courses cover the latest research and theories in accounting, and help you prepare for your independent research thesis or dissertation.

Accounting courses

Research methods courses

The research methods courses explore philosophical issues related to the design of research and the research process. They include training in research methods to prepare students to conduct methodologically rigorous research.

Research (Honours) dissertation

This piece of supervised research contributes to the body of knowledge in your chosen business and economics discipline. You should consult your academic supervisor about your dissertation topic and proposed research.

The class of honours awarded in the programme depends on your grade.

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

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