About the School
The School is one of the three major divisions of the Faculty of Commerce and is responsible for the teaching and research in accounting and finance. We offer specialisations in both Accounting & Finance in the degrees offered by the Faculty at all levels - diplomas, bachelors and masters degrees and doctorates.
The School has forty five permanent staff members and several part-time tutors. Staff are not only academically well-qualified but have professional practice experience which they are able to incorporate into their teaching.
A student who graduates from a Bachelor of Commerce with an Accounting specialisation and includes certain electives can apply for provisional membership of the professional bodies - that is, our program is accredited by the CPAs and the ICAA. Our postgraduate programs are recognised internationally and our graduates pursue careers in public and private sector
The School of Accounting and Finance has developed research strengths in a number of areas. Our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program is the largest of all accounting departments in Australia. The School is regarded as one of the top institutions for alternative research frameworks and application of information technology to learning and teaching. Alternative research frameworks examine accounting in its broader political, economic and social framework. Such research goes beyond the traditional technical focus of accounting and finance.