With responsibility for managing an organisation’s financial records and activities, accounting can be a varied and fulfilling career. Qualified accountants can seek work around the globe, using their specialist skills within the financial departments of businesses, government and many other organisations.
The School of Accounting at Curtin Business School offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the accounting study area, as well as an undergraduate program in accounting technologies. These programs are designed to provide our graduates with qualifications that are industry-relevant and in demand.
Accounting graduates apply a range of skills and expertise to form the pivotal management of many organisations. A degree in accounting can prepare you for a dynamic financial career, both in Australia and overseas. Professionally recognised by Australian industry bodies, our degrees are also recognised internationally, so you can take your qualification with you almost anywhere in the world.
With the continuing evolution of accounting education, we’re placing ever greater emphasis on helping students to develop transferable business skills, through presentations, teamwork, and communication. This gives you the opportunity to better equip yourself for the exciting and diverse possibilities within today’s accounting profession.
In addition to our key courses, the school offers a range of double majors and cross-disciplinary courses, providing you with the opportunity to gain a dual qualification by combining complementary disciplines. Our valuable connections with partner institutions in numerous countries including Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and China also allow us to offer a range of twinning programs.
Research is another of our main priorities and our applied approach ensures our research activity is relevant to contemporary business practices. We also undertake research on behalf of industry and government, contributing to the accounting field of knowledge and to current public and policy debate.
Through our strong connections with leading industry bodies and other relevant organisations, a number of our courses involve a professional placement or internship component.
You’ll undertake projects for real clients and gain the opportunity to engage with industry while you’re still studying, meaning you’ll be ready to hit the ground running upon graduation.
The school’s links with industry are further strengthened by a number of business leaders in the field who comprise our advisory board. The board helps to keep us informed of the latest advancements in government and industry, and we regularly revise and update our courses to reflect these developments.
Our industry-connected approach to learning also means you’ll be eligible to apply for entrance to relevant professional industry bodies upon graduation.
The School of Accounting is committed to ensuring you’ll be industry-ready upon graduation. By studying accounting at CBS, you’ll graduate with the educational requirements needed to apply for membership to the following professional associations:
- CPA Australia
- Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand
- Institute of Public Accounts (IPA)
Membership to these organisations will provide you with a wide range of benefits, from guaranteeing your expertise and providing international recognition, to widening your professional opportunities and network.
We are the only university in Western Australia with CPA Australia tuition provider status.