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What will I learn?

What to expect

Cover key areas in accounting and finance while gaining valuable skills in strategy and leadership.

Apply your complementary knowledge in accounting and business administration to deliver creative solutions in your workplace. Develop your professional judgement with a strong understanding of two prominent disciplines.

Learn how to relate advanced accounting knowledge to business practices, including auditing, finance, economics, and commercial, corporation, and taxation law. Demonstrate your synthesis of knowledge with an applied research project.

Career Opportunities

JCU Accounting and Business Administration graduates have a valuable skillset and pursue leading careers in finance and business.

Graduates pursue careers in both accounting and business administration.

You could find employment in both the public and private sectors as an accountant or a manager with valuable insight into finance and economics.

Graduates benefit from accreditation with Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Professional accreditation status

This course is jointly accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). Students who complete the accredited award may join either or both of the professional accounting bodies (CPA Australia, and/or Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)). They must then complete the professional programs of whichever body they join plus their required number of years of professional experience in order to become full members of the accounting profession and practice as an accountant.

Which department am I in?

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,680.00 (18,32,427) per year

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

Application deadline

11 September 2022, 12 February 2023, 28 May 2023

More details

Start date

12 September 2022, 13 February 2023, 29 May 2023


Brisbane Campus

349 Queen Street,



4000, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in science with a minimum GPA of 5.5 (70%); or equivalent.

For international students

Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a business discipline other than accounting from this or another University; or

Other qualifications and/or experience recognised by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies as equivalent to the above. Business disciplines: marketing, management, commerce, human resource management, economics, tourism and hospitality, or other disciplines where students will have completed study relating to organisational behaviour, business, strategy, marketing, economics, communication and people management.

IELTS - 6.5 (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (internet based) - 86 (no component less than 21); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 58 (no component less than 54); C1 Advanced / C2 Proficiency: 176 (no component less than 169).

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


About James Cook University

James Cook University (JCU) is ranked among the top 2 per cent of universities in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2020.

  • Ranked in the top 300 universities in the world
  • Rated world-class or better in 83 per cent of research areas
  • Top 100 universities in the world for UN SDG
  • Rated 5 stars for employment, student support and skills