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What will I learn?

Accounting prepares you for a career across borders. Acknowledged as ‘the language of business’, accounting is spoken by all organisations – big and small – all government agencies and departments, and all not-for-profit institutions around the globe. A major in Accounting will offer you a variety of career paths in the private and public sector, public accounting firms, small business and self-employment.

Accounting is essential for monitoring and guiding business operations to enable managers to gain an accurate and up-to-date picture of the financial health of their organisations.

Our Accounting major focuses on the preparation, interpretation and communication of accounting information that is essential for effective decision-making within an organisation. You can choose to undertake focused study in financial or management accounting, or complete a more generalised program of study covering a range of accounting subjects in greater depth.

Get practical

Accounting students build practical, industry based experience through units that involve workshops, team exercises and group projects. For example, auditing students will work on a case study with senior staff members from Ernst and Young who lead training in the classroom based on current examples.

Career Pathways

The Accounting major offers a variety of career paths in the private and public sector, public accounting firms, small business and self-employment. Professional accountants are employed as company directors, board members, chief executive officers and partners in business.

Further Study

After completing the Accounting major, you can pursue further studies at honours level or undertake a master’s degree such as the Master of Commerce or (after appropriate work experience) the Master of Business Administration.

Career Opportunities

Chief Executive

Company Secretary

Corporate General Manager

Corporate Treasurer

Credit and Loans Officer

General Manager

Managing Director

Actuary

Accountant

Which department am I in?

Business School

CRICOS

068916E

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,675.00 (16,87,294) per year
AUD $122,700 total course fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

The University of Western Australia (UWA)

35 Stirling Highway,

CRAWLEY,

Western Australia,

6009, PERTH, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,675.00 (16,87,294) per year
AUD $122,700 total course fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

UWA Albany Centre

35 Stirling Terrace,

ALBANY,

Western Australia,

6330, ALBANY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete GCE A-level Minimum grade E in Knowledge & Inquiry; Minimum grade C in General Paper. Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules); PTE - An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. TOEFL - Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section.

For international students

Entry requirements may vary from country to country. Students are required to complete an international academic qualification equivalent to Australian High School (or equivalent).

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules); International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) - English A1 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English A2 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English B at HL - Minimum score 5; PTE - An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. TOEFL - Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About The University of Western Australia (UWA)

UWA is the only Western Australian university ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide.

  • World-top 100 university - QS World University Rankings 2021
  • 5-stars for teaching quality (Good Universities Guide 2020)
  • A proud member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight
  • 11 subject areas in world’s top 50 QS Rankings 2020