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Single Major


Bachelor of Commerce

This major is designed to prepare you for membership with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and CPA Australia.

Compulsory courses cover advanced topics from financial reporting and strategy, while electives look at accounting software, business analysis, commercial law, and taxation law. A semester-long industry placement (100 hours) will give you insight into the operations of a large business and the realities of organisational settings.

Graduates typically find careers as accountants or advisers in accounting firms, public and private corporations, management and consulting firms, small businesses, banks and other financial institutions, government departments and not-for-profit organisations.


1 in Queensland for business and management studies

QS World University Rankings 2020

5 in Australia for economics and business

U.S News Best Global Universities Rankings 2019

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Chartered accountant
  • Chartered management accountant
  • Chartered public finance accountant
  • Company secretary
  • Stockbroker
  • Forensic accountant
  • Auditor

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Auditing & Public Practice
  • Management Accounting
  • Corporations Law
  • Income Tax Law

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