Undergraduate

Accounting

Do you love the idea of balance, business and working with numbers? Learn how to solve problems, negotiate and become a trusted and respected decision-maker in any industry.

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Murdoch code

MJ-ACCA

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Selection rank

70

CRICOS code

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Five-star rating

For Learner Engagement and Student Support for Accounting, Business and Management. 1

Global top 100

Ranked in the top 100 universities in the world under 50 years of age. 2

Top 20%

Ranked in the top 20% of universities in Australia for teaching quality. 3

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Overview

Accounting is essential to every industry – from your favourite products and platforms to your favourite sports teams and causes. This degree will give you the professional and creative skills you need to shape business interactions in a creative, well-informed and ethical way.

You’ll learn to identify business opportunities, analyse problems and put solutions in place. You’ll explore how to make decisions related to buying and selling shares, lending or borrowing money, and providing goods for cash or on credit.

You’ll also learn to interpret accounting standards, auditing standards and Australian taxation acts, as you gain new skills in financial statement analysis, forecasting and budgeting, negotiation, ethical decision-making and problem-solving.

6 reasons to study Accounting at Murdoch

  • Get qualified for a career where your skills will always be in demand regardless of what the economy is doing. There is a strong growth outlook for accountants in the future*.
    *Source: Australian Government's Department of Jobs of Small Business 2019
  • Have access to the tools you’ll use in the real world. You’ll get hands on experience using a practical software package that will help you practice bookkeeping and learn how to prepare taxation.
  • Work with real organisations on real projects, and complete internships through our work integrated learning program. Some of our students have interned with local governments, Myer and RAC Arena.
  • Study two majors in three years and graduate with two specialisations, further enhancing your career prospects.
  • Explore careers anywhere in the world, as Bachelor of Business is a globally-recognised degree.
  • Prepare to work for any organisation – or for yourself – as you learn to identify business opportunities, analyse problems and implement solutions that stretch across all industries.

What you'll learn

Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:

  • management accounting
  • technology and accounting processes
  • corporate finance
  • taxation
  • company law.

Your future career

This degree could be your first step towards becoming a high-level manager, leader, executive or entrepreneur. You could work with professional accounting firms, in government departments, major or emerging brands or in not-for-profit organisations.

Careers could include:

  • Accountant including Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA)
  • Auditor or Bookkeeper
  • Financial Analyst or Planner
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Credit Manager.

According to the Australian Government’s Department of Jobs of Small Business 2018, Australian Jobs 2018, the number of opportunities for accountants and related roles is expected to grow in the next five years.

Many of our students go on to become graduate accountants at one of the Big 4 firms (EY, PWC, Deloitte and KPMG)

Other recent graduates have been accepted into graduate programs at large oil, gas and mining companies.

Professional recognition

Students can satisfy the entry requirements for admission to membership of the professional accounting bodies when this major is taken in combination with the Professional Accounting Minor. These include Associate membership of CPA Australia, direct entry into the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand Programme, and Associate membership of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

For more details about this course, please download our information pack.

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You can apply to start studying at the following times.
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Murdoch University Dubai, UAE Trimester 1 Trimester 1
Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
Murdoch Semester 1 Semester 1
Semester 2 Semester 2
Kaplan Higher Education Institute and Kaplan Higher Education Academy, Singapore Trimester 1 Trimester 1
Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
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Entry requirements

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English Requirements

You must be able to meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which may include the successful completion of a variety of English proficiency tests.

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Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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