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Undergraduate subject


27 October 2023

Accounting analyses and manages key financial information for a range of clients, including taxation, cost management, and risk assessment.





Accountants assess and report on the performance of organisations, and inform decisions about pricing, costs, systems and processes, investments, organisational strategy, and management. They also check if relevant rules and laws have been followed and ensure that the information is reliable and up-to-date.

At UC, you will learn about accounting, auditing, tax rules and practices, and the role accountants play in many contexts including public, private, environmental, and political.



What will my study involve?

  • Learn about important issues such as business ethics and corporate social responsibility, data analytics, cryptocurrencies, and the increasing challenges of globalisation.
  • By taking specific courses, you can qualify for provisional membership with professional bodies such as Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), CPA Australia, and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), or other international organisations, which means you can become a certified, chartered accountant.
  • You can minor in Accounting in a large number of bachelor’s degrees to add accounting and financial knowledge to your studies.




Accounting major

For the major in the Bachelor of Commerce, complete the following courses:




For those interested in provisional membership with professional accounting bodies, such as Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), CPA Australia, and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), you will need to include specific courses in your degree in addition to the other Accounting major requirements. Contact a Student Advisor for more information.

For the complete three-year Bachelor of Commerce Accounting major degree plan, see Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School website.


Accounting minor

For the minor in the Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Digital Screen, Health Sciences, Product Design, Science, Social and Environmental Sustainability, Sport, or Youth and Community Leadership, complete the following courses:





Career opportunities

This subject provides a solid foundation for a successful professional career in areas such as consulting, taxation, auditing, organisational control and management, investments, and financial management.

Career pathways could include:

  • chartered accountant
  • auditing and assurance
  • chief executive officer
  • forensic accounting.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Accounting.


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