Major overview


Accounting is the ‘language of business’, informing management decision-making and the allocation of resources. It provides the tools to measure and express firm performance and valuation.

Professional accountants operate in an increasingly complex and sophisticated field and are valued in every industry. Because they act as strategic advisers and business partners, they must understand business issues and processes and have the skills necessary for sound decision-making.

Accounting leads to a career path with countless possibilities – you can work in a variety of roles, in any sector, in countries across the globe.


Melbourne is known for the quality of its accounting program and strong graduate employability outcomes. The Accounting major offers a direct path to becoming a qualified accountant.

You’ll learn how to produce and interpret financial information and improve resource allocation.