Course Description

Accounting is essential to every industry – from your favourite products and platforms to your favourite sports teams and causes. This degree will give you the professional and creative skills you need to shape business interactions in a creative, well-informed and ethical way.
You’ll learn to identify business opportunities, analyse problems and put solutions in place. You’ll explore how to make decisions related to buying and selling shares, lending or borrowing money, and providing goods for cash or on credit.
You’ll also learn to interpret accounting standards, auditing standards and Australian taxation acts, as you gain new skills in financial statement analysis, forecasting and budgeting, negotiation, ethical decision-making and problem-solving.
6 reasons to study Accounting

Get qualified for a career where your skills will always be in demand regardless of what the economy is doing. There is a strong growth outlook for accountants in the future*.

*Source: Australian Government’s Department of Jobs of Small Business 2018, Australian Jobs 2018
Have access to the tools you’ll use in the real world. You’ll get hands on experience using a practical software package that will help you practice bookkeeping and learn how to prepare taxation.
Work with real organisations on real projects, and complete internships through our work integrated learning program. Some of our students have interned with local governments, Myer and RAC Arena.
Study two majors in three years and graduate with two specialisations, further enhancing your career prospects.
Explore careers anywhere in the world, as Bachelor of Business is a globally-recognised degree.
Prepare to work for any organisation – or for yourself – as you learn to identify business opportunities, analyse problems and implement solutions that stretch across all industries.

Some of the things you’ll learn

management accounting
technology and accounting processes
corporate finance
company law.


3 years full time, 3 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Business & Management undergraduate courses at Murdoch University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 58.2% (national average 57.5%)
Improved skills: 75.9% (national average 79.0%)
Overall satisfaction: 73.5% (national average 78.3%)

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

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Business & Management undergraduate courses at Murdoch University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 65.9% (national average 74.8%)
Studying full time: 10.1% (national average 11.4%)
Median full time salary: $55,000 (national average $55,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Murdoch University Code: B1367

Entry Requirements

Selection Rank: 70