Course Description

Note: this course was withdrawn as a course available for entry in 2019 on 24th September 2018.

This course develops your knowledge and research skills in an accounting or finance area of your choosing. You will acquire knowledge of research principles and techniques, develop advanced analysis and problem solving skills, gain experience in research project management, and develop effective research communication skills.

Key areas of study include:

advanced research methods
data analysis for advanced research
research readings
research proposal development.

The course is both challenging and rewarding, designed to give you the specialised knowledge and advanced skills to conduct important research projects in your chosen field.


1 year full time, 2 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Business & Management undergraduate courses at Charles Darwin University (CDU) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 55.0% (national average 57.5%)
Improved skills: 86.3% (national average 79.0%)
Overall satisfaction: 75.0% (national average 78.3%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Charles Darwin University (CDU). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Business & Management undergraduate courses at Charles Darwin University (CDU) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 84.2% (national average 74.8%)
Studying full time: 6.3% (national average 11.4%)
Median full time salary: $69,000 (national average $55,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Charles Darwin University (CDU) Code: VACCH1

Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements
Successful completion of a recognised Bachelor degree or equivalent in an accounting or finance related field with at least a credit average, including completion of credit level or above of undergraduate units or equivalent in the proposed field of Honours study.

Additional Admission Requirements
Applicants must contact the College on (08) 8946 8803 or email business@cdu. edu. au to discuss a potential project and supervision prior to submitting an application.
English Language Requirements
All HE applicants are required to demonstrate the minimum English language proficiency requirements for their chosen course of study.