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Bachelor of Business (Accounting) ( CRICOS Code 026830C )

CRICOS Code 026830C

Accounting is at the core of every organisation, ensuring its financial viability. JCU has trained hundreds of qualified accountants and is strongly supported by the local accounting profession. Foundation subjects are complemented by specialist topics in; business modelling, financial management, auditing, law of business organisations, taxation, contemporary issues in accounting, performance management and control.  JCU’s record of employability for accounting students is the second best result in Australia with only 15% of graduates still looking for full time work.*

*Graduate Careers Australia


  • This major is professionally accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA) and Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA) Australia.

Note: To be eligible for accreditation with Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA Australia) and/or the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA) students must complete the following subjects in addition to the units comprising the major:

BX2019:03 Business Information Systems
BX2112:03 Law of Business Organisations
BX3112:03 Taxation

This imposes constraints on students who select Accounting as their primary major. They are unable to complete a second major.


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Career Outcomes

Your career choices are huge when you graduate with a JCU Bachelor of Business in Accounting. Employment options in the public and private sector include:

  • public accounting practice
  • financial and management accounting
  • systems accountant
  • financial officer
  • chief executive officer
  • financial analyst
  • stockbroker
  • merchant banker
  • financial institution manager
  • policy advisor
  • taxation and financial planning