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Gain the skills needed for a future-proof career in accounting
Learn to interpret and communicate financial information with a mastery of the 'language of business'. Future-proof your career with a foundation of technical accounting skills and the soft skills employers value.

Our accounting courses 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.

Accounting course options

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.

Download the Professional Accounting Accreditation Guide (pdf, 201KB) for detailed information about professional accreditation through our accounting courses.

Professional Accounting Program

You can choose to study the Professional Accounting Program, which will allow you to apply for professional accreditation, in the:

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, you will need to complete the Professional Accounting Program to acquire the core competences that you require to apply for professional accreditation.

You can choose to study a major or minor in Accounting in:

Master of Professional Accounting and Business Performance

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

Master of Commerce

Accounting is also available as a specialisation in:

Accounting units of study are available in:

Undertake intensive research through one of our higher degree programs:

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, Vodafone 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
  • law and legal services
  • media, advertising, marketing, public relations and event management
  • telecommunications and technology
  • property and real estate

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.”
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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.”
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