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Study accounting, commerce and finance


Choose a career that adds up

If you’re good with numbers, love solving problems and always pay attention to the details, a degree in accounting, commerce and finance is for you. USC’s practical programs give you the financial knowledge you’ll need to make an impact in a changing business world. You’ll graduate with high-level analytical skills and a strong foundation in management, communication and ethics – core business skills that are in demand across industries.

Why study at USC?

Looking for a pathway to the high-flying finance, banking or investment sectors? Specialise in accounting or financial planning, or expand your job horizons with a double degree. An optional 96-hour internship will get you ready for the workplace. Whether you want to start your own business, work one-on-one with clients or find a seat in the boardroom – your career begins right here.

Cash in on industry demand

In Australia, employment opportunities in the accounting and financial service industries are expected to increase by around 10 per cent by 2020. At USC you’ll develop the specialised skills you need to achieve your career goals as an accountant, financial planner, investor, economist, stockbroker or more.

* Source: Australian Government Department of Employment - Employment Outlook to November 2020

Make your degree count

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

The three-year Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) prepares you to work as an accountant in any industry. You’ll complete specialised accounting courses and units in financial management, business consulting and financial advising. You can also take on an optional 96-hour internship. When you graduate, you’ll qualify for associate membership with CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and Institute of Public Accountants.

Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning)

Financial planners help people maximise their money and create a secure financial future. If you’re interested in the financial sector but want to work with people (not just numbers), this is the program for you. With a Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning), you’ll be able to work as a financial planner and have a pathway to higher qualifications. Complete a double major in financial planning and accounting or add a second major from another business area.

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

Already completed a business or commerce degree? Take a closer look at an issue or topic you’re passionate about with the one-year Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) program. You’ll work closely with a supervisor to design a research project that will help shape the future of finance. You’ll also develop the advanced problem solving, critical analysis and communication skills employers are looking for.

Double your career choices

Double degree in Business

Accounting and finance graduates who understand the commercial world are in high demand. Give yourself an advantage in a competitive job market with a double degree in Business. With a Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) or Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning), you’ll earn two degrees in just four years and graduate with your choice of business specialisation, such as international business, management or marketing.

Double degree in Law

Make an impact in the high-powered commercial world with a combined Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) or Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning). You’ll gain skills and knowledge from across the business, finance and legal sectors and learn how to integrate them with practical experience. When you graduate, you’ll have two relevant industry qualifications and a world of professional opportunities.

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