Where will this take me?


You can look forward to a rewarding career in a variety of organisations and industries such as capital and risk management, consultancy, financial institutions, government, health insurance, investment banking, management and superannuation funds.

Career outcomes

Your first job could see you as a:

  • Business analyst
  • Company auditor
  • Financial accountant
  • Forensic accountant
  • Market analyst

In 5-10 years, you’ll progress to roles such as:

  • Senior Consultant
  • Manager
  • Senior Accountant
  • Senior Auditor

And in 15-20 years you could be a successful:

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Partner
  • Director
Professional Accreditation

Commerce graduates with a major in accounting are eligible to apply for associate membership of:

Each body has individual requirements that must be met to obtain full membership.

Graduate pathways from this major


The Accounting major leads to a range of professional specialisation pathways, in or outside of your discipline, that will prepare you for a wide range of professions.

Some of our business and economics focused graduate study options include:


Honours is an optional fourth year of study that gives you the opportunity to draw together your undergraduate studies and focus on an exciting piece of original research thesis and complete advanced level subjects. Honours can prepare you for employment or graduate research.

  • Offered in Accounting, Actuarial Studies, Economics and Finance majors.
Doctoral Programs

If you’re interested in a pathway to academia or becoming an industry expert in accounting, you can undertake further study at Melbourne Business School.

They offer a Doctoral Program in Accounting which involves 2-year Master of Commerce + 3-year PhD research.


Sankitha Samaraweera