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Got a head for numbers and a sense of adventure?
Pick and choose your industry—everything from fashion to automotive. Your analytical skills, strategic thinking, problem solving, critical judgment, research skills, numerical sense, computer skills and communication ability are in demand.
Accountants are crucial to securing the financial viability of every business, government department, not-for-profit organisation and sporting club. There's never been a better time to kick-start a career in accounting.
Use your degree to help companies operate. Influence management and investment decisions. Measure, interpret and communicate information that is vital to ensure companies are operating within the law and with a future focus. Be vital to helping companies grow.
Study accounting and business law at Griffith
Study your way
Get ahead of the game by starting your accounting career sooner. Griffith’s two year program at Logan lets you graduate a year ahead of your peers. You can also fast-track your degree at Gold Coast and Nathan campuses by studying over three trimesters, or study fewer subjects each trimester giving you more time for work and other commitments.
Gain experience and build on your classroom knowledge through an accounting internship, community internship or global mobility internship. Under the guidance of an industry supervisor, you’ll work on a project for a professional or not-for-profit organisation.
Recognised by industry
Learn from experienced industry professionals and leading researchers who can help you build your skills. Depending on the courses you complete you can graduate with a degree accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and CPA Australia. Add a taxation minor and you’re on your way to becoming a Registered Tax Agent.
Develop a unique skill set
A double major adds breadth to your skill set. You can choose a second major from the Bachelor of Commerce, focusing your skills in this area, or combine your accounting knowledge with a major from the Bachelor of Business. Expand your knowledge further and gain an edge in the employment market with a double degree. You’ll graduate with two degrees-in less time than it would take to complete them separately-and be ready to pursue a career in either specialisation.
Griffith Business School is rated 5-stars for Educational Experience and Teaching Quality in Business and Management by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.
Commerce graduate Alex Noon considered a wide range of possible careers before he realised that the world of accountancy was for him. He enrolled to study accounting and finance at Griffith Business School and has not looked back.
At university he seized the opportunities brought by membership of the Griffith Honours College and when Griffith's work-integrated-learning program led him to city firm McGrathNicol's summer vacation program he got the chance for some hands-on industry experience. This led to a part-time job while he completed his degree, followed by a full-time position on graduation.
'My studies gave me that base understanding of the industry and what was going to be required of me,' Alex says.
|Bachelor of Commerce||Nathan||14|
|Bachelor of Commerce||Gold Coast||14|
|Bachelor of Commerce||Logan||14|
|Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)||Gold Coast
|Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management||Gold Coast
|Master of Accounting||Nathan|
|Master of Professional Accounting||Nathan|
Expand your qualifications and your career options with our range of double degrees. As a double degree graduate, you’ll have a special skill set that will help you stand out with future employers.
|Double Degrees||Campus||OP rank|
|Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Commerce||Nathan||14|
|Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Commerce||Gold Coast||14|
|Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Asian Studies||Nathan||14|
|Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of International Business||Gold Coast||14|
|Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of International Business||Nathan||14|
|Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Commerce||Nathan|
|Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Commerce||Gold Coast|
|Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Commerce||Nathan||8|
|Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Commerce||Gold Coast||8|
It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.
Accountants are in high demand and there are a wide range of occupations and industries you can choose from including chartered accounting firms, government organisations, banking and financial services, not-for-profit organisations, management consultancies and medium to large enterprises in all industry sectors. You'll have the opportunity to specialise in a variety of areas like auditing and assurance, taxation, advisory services, financial accounting, management accounting and internal auditing.
November 14, 2017
MBA students excel at Global Business Challenge finals
Monday 30 October — Saturday 17 February
Our third trimester starts on Monday 30 October. Trimester 3 examinations run from Saturday 10 to Saturday 17 February 2018.
Learn more about studying in Trimester 3.
Wednesday 22 November
Postgraduate Information Evening - Gold Coast
Join Griffith University for a postgraduate information evening and talk to our staff and students about how a postgraduate degree can help you achieve your career goals.
Saturday 16 December — Friday 22 December
Know Your Options
Chat online with our expert study advisers after you have received your entry score, to discuss your study options. Find out about pathways, entry requirements and program options, plus what you can do if your score was higher or lower than expected.