Accountancy is crucial as it provides updates on the financial health of the company. It advises the company of the progress and threatening problems that need to be addressed. A Bachelor of Accounting degree can lead to a wide range of careers. While typically such graduates become accountants or auditors (internal or otherwise), there are many opportunities. The accountant designation itself breaks down into several types: public accountant, management/corporate accountant, government accountant, chartered accountants (can be in private or public practice), forensic accountant and CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant).
If you’re looking to pursue a career as an accountant and gain membership with a professional accreditation body such as CPA, you might consider completing an undergraduate degree majoring in accounting. However, some grads choose to add to the effort and earn a master’s degree. There are also additional optional certifications for accountants, including CA (Chartered Accountant) or ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants). As for careers other than accountant or auditor for graduates of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, some require additional certification (academic and/or professional).
The top 10 universities in Australia for accounting and finance degree
Below we have summarised the Top 10 Universities to study accounting degrees which also includes some of the more affordable and good quality degree programs available. The highest ranked of these schools are the University of New South Wales (11th in the world rankings), the University of Melbourne (14rd in the world rankings) and the University of Sydney(20th in the world rankings).
|1.||The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)||11|
|2.||The University of Melbourne||14|
|3.||The University of Sydney||20|
|4.||The Australian National University (ANU)||23|
|6.||The University of Queensland (UQ)||39|
|8.||The University of Adelaide||51-100|
|9.||The University of Western Australia (UWA)||51-100|
|10.||University of Technology Sydney (UTS)||51-100|
|12.||Queensland University of Technology (QUT)||101-150|
|14.||University South Australia (UniSA)||101-150|
|16.||La Trobe University||151-200|
|17.||University of Wollongong||151-200|
Where to study Accounting courses in Australia? (Undergraduates/Degree Studies)
The following list of Accounting-related degrees continues our series of “Affordable Universities” for various Bachelor of degree programs. This includes bachelor’s degrees that are either strictly in Accounting, including Minors in Accounting or a related area of study, as well any suitable bachelor’s program which either leads to a career as an accountant, auditor or one of the alternate careers listed above — amongst others.
|University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)||NSW||$39,360|
|Australian National University||CAN||$39,024|
|University of Sydney||NSW||$38,500|
|University of Melbourne||VIC||$36,832|
|University of Queensland||QLD||$36,336|
|University of Western Australia||WA||$36,000|
|University of Adelaide||SA||$35,500|
|University of Technology Sydney||NSW||$31,560|
|University of Canberra||CAN||$30,450|
|Curtin University||NSW, WA||$30,000|
|University of Wollongong||NSW||$28,716|
|University of South Australia||SA||$28,400|
|Queensland University of Technology||WA, QLD||$27,867|
|Edith Cowan University||WA||$27,700|
|University of Tasmania||TAS||$27,600|
|University of South Queensland||QLD||$27,040|
|James Cook University||QLD||$27,500|
|La Trobe University||NSW||$27,000|
|Swinburne University of Technology||VIC||$26,900|
|University of Newcastle||NSW||$26,600|
|University of Western Sydney||NSW||$25,480|
|University of New England||NSW||$25,000|
|The University of North Dame||WA||$24,714|
|Federation University Australia||VIC||$24,700|
|Australian Catholic University||QLD, VIC, NSW||$24,512|
|Central Queensland University (CQU)||QLD||$23,760|
|Charles Sturt University||NSW||$22,800|
|University of Sunshine Coast||QLD||$22,400|
|Southern Cross University||VIC||$20,560|
|Charles Darwin University||DAR||$20,440|
|Kaplan Business School||SA, QLD, NSW, VIC||$15,600|
The program costs listed above are provided as a general guide for international students only. They have been sourced from the publicly available information or individual universities. In relying on the list below potential students should be aware:
- The program costs were sourced in October 2017 for students commencing in 2018 but may change in the future at each school’s discretion;
- Where schools have not provided annual program fees of 2018, we applied annual program fees of 2017 instead.
- Program costs for local students may be different; and
- While all care has been taken to ensure their accuracy please consult your school on your full fee liability before commencing your application.
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