Learn about the financial structure of organisations and how to produce, analyse and audit financial information. By developing your knowledge of business strategy, issues and processes you will understand effective cost and performance management practices. You’ll learn to appreciate risk and have the skills for sound decision making.

Your major structure

In your first and second year, you will complete accounting major prerequisite subjects, breadth subjects as well as subjects required for accreditation as an accountant.

In your final year, you will complete a mix of major subjects and commerce electives plus the last of the three subjects required for accreditation.


You will need to start taking accounting subjects in your first year to fulfil your accounting membership requirements. These will vary, but usually include Corporate LawPrinciples of Business Law and Taxation Law 1. Full membership requirements may include relevant work experience and/or further study.

Breadth studies

The Melbourne curriculum allows you to incorporate breadth subjects into your degree. This gives you the chance to explore subjects or disciplines outside of commerce and accounting.

Use breadth to explore creative interests or topics you have always been curious about; or complement your accounting major and career development with a language, communication skills or technological expertise.

If you follow a breadth track you may even qualify for graduate study in a field that’s very different from your major. Or if you already have a professional graduate program in mind, such as the Juris Doctor (Law) or Master of Engineering, you can use your breadth to develop your knowledge and meet prerequisites from day one.

double majors

Students have the option to do a double major – which takes less time than a double degree - by combining any two of Accounting, Economics, Finance, Marketing, and Management.