At UC, we give you the tools to be your best.

When you study a Bachelor of Accounting, your in-depth discipline knowledge is amplified by foundational and up-to-date technical capabilities.

You’ll graduate as an agile, skilled and experienced professional, ready to launch right into a successful career.

Through mixing theoretical knowledge with interdisciplinary real-world learning experiences, you’ll develop professional networks, gain real-world experience, and give yourself an edge by building expertise in critical thinking, communication, cross-cultural awareness and teamwork.

Following your Bachelor’s, you’ll be in an excellent position to undertake professional study programs with both the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand and CPA Australia.


Top 2%

of all universities

The University of Canberra has been named in the top 2% of universities worldwide

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019


for accounting graduate starting salaries

UC's Accounting study areas rated 5-stars for starting salary

Good Universities Guide 2019


for graduate employment

UC’s graduate employment rate is 89%, which is above the national average, and higher than all the Go8 universities

2018 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) report


Accounting is full of fascinating challenges that require a unique and valuable skill set. As an Accounting student, you’ll learn from world-class professionals, gaining industry-standard skills and unique insights into your chosen field.

You will:

  • Understand the concepts and theories acquired in accounting
  • Gain on-the-ground training through Work Integrated Learning and sharpen your ability to provide advice to stakeholders from diverse backgrounds
  • Learn how to use discipline-specific technologies to analyse complex problems, and communicate your work to stakeholders
  • Exercise initiative and professional judgement in an ethically and socially responsible manner

Be part of our community


Meet other students passionate about accounting, share study advice for your classes, meet professionals, keep up to date with job opportunities, and have fun with new friends.


Make friends, share study advice, and learn where economics can take you. Market your skills to potential employers across different sectors, from consulting and banking to parliament.

International Faculty Led Programs

Travel overseas with your classmates and lecturers to gain international perspectives and gain course credit.

Meet your teachers

Dr Harun Harun


Dr Harun Harun

Assistant Professor Harun’s research focuses on accounting and auditing in the public sector, accounting changes in developing economies, intellectual capital, and public administration. He is a strong researcher in these fields and has received research grants to investigate public sector reform and corruption in emerging economies (funded by ANU Indonesia Project and DFAT) and how the finance and accounting professions can support small enterprise in ASEAN member nations (funded by the ASEAN Federation of Accountants).

Dr Harun’s teaching philosophy is to prepare his students for their professional careers through meaningful classroom interactions and research led teaching.

Dr David Carter


Dr David Carter

With a professional background in law as a barrister, David’s work is internationally recognised in examining how accounting, law and politics interact. By focusing on particular techniques in accounting and law, David questions the impact of accounting and law on daily life. This means David asks whether businesses should be involved in valuing your life in business decision making and the impact of governments using similar techniques.

David has received funding from Brazil, United Kingdom, Asia and New Zealand to support his work and has a deep interest in questions of social justice and the role of organisations and government in communities.

Mark Hughes

Commerce and Accounting

Mark Hughes

Mark is the Programme Director of our Accounting and Commerce Programmes. He has introduced a number of innovative teaching strategies, designed to place students in situations where they develop their technical and professional skills.

Mark also recently led a research project, funded by the Commonwealth Government, to create a program designed to enhance students’ professional skills and has been acknowledged with numerous teaching awards. The program was developed with strong input from practicing accountants and led to a number of internships being offered to participants. This program has been incorporated into the commerce and accounting programs.

Mark currently has two major research interests; the first of which is accounting education, particularly ways to enhance students’ skills. The second research interest relates to the ways accounting standards can be manipulated.


When you study at UC, you benefit from well-connected academics who are leaders in their field and committed to using their contacts to your advantage. Academics and industry work together to develop exciting professional opportunities for Accounting students, including internships, work placements and industry projects.

As an Accounting student, you have the unique option to participate in a three-week ‘pre-internship preparation program’ to learn essential employment skills and interview techniques. The program culminates in a series of interviews hosted by Canberra-based accounting firms, with successful candidates going on to secure internships.

Previous accounting students have undertaken internships and cadetships with organisations including International IDEA, Legal Aid ACT, eChoice, Boyce Chartered Accountants, Maxim Chartered Accountants and Chartered Accountants ANZ (CAANZ).

The degree concludes with a capstone project, which integrates what you’ve learned throughout your degree and prepares you for the transition to either successful future employment or further studies.

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