Accounting and Finance
Define your career
Define your career with an accredited degree through the Accounting and Finance department at the world-renowned UWA Business School. Our flexible and comprehensive courses will provide you with an accredited degree through leading industry bodies and an enhanced education pathway preparing our students for a career in the global business world.
UWA’s strong connections with industry leaders and global research collaborations provide students and graduates with a critical edge now and throughout their career. Our corporate partners influence our course structures and teaching practises to stay at the forefront of industry trends and developments. We examine changing practises within employer requirements from recent graduates to ensure these are incorporated into the student journey.
UWA is ranked in the world’s top 100 for Accounting and Finance in the 2018 QS World University Rankings. We are a leader in providing innovative education and a strong emphasis on developing research within the field, to not only stay ahead of industry development but also influence developments.
A degree in Accounting and Finance can provide with endless industry possibilities in a range of positions. Our graduates follow career paths in the private and public sector, public accounting firms, small business and self-employment. Professional accountants are employed as company directors, board members, chief executive officers and partners in business.
Why study Accounting and Finance?
Work in any industry, field or organisation
Experience the global economy, with access to business opportunities around the world
Research in the Business School’s Accounting and Finance department places emphasis on developing competencies to deal with challenging questions and engaging in research that contributes original findings and insights to the field.
The Rosemarie Nathanson Financial Markets Trading Room
The Rosemarie Nathanson Financial Markets Trading Room represents a state-of-the-art trading and analysis centre for students.Read more about The Rosemarie Nathanson Financial Markets Trading Room
Researchers and teachers
Our researchers and teaching staff are committed to creating a strong learning environment for accounting and finance students, and developing leading research in key areas of interest.
Professor Jac Birt
Professor Jac Birt is the Head of the Accounting and Finance department within the UWA Business School. She holds research interests in contemporary accounting issues.Read more
Dr Zhangxin (Frank) Liu
Dr Zhangxin (Frank) Liu is a UWA finance lecturer and researcher, specialising in the exploitation of market sentiment from financial derivatives markets.Read more
Banks beware a currency revolution
The rapid uptake of Wechat and Alipay in China showed what Australian financial markets could face in the near future, NYU professor of finance and business transformation, David Yermack, told an audience at The University of Western Australia last night.Read more
Bill Shorten will throw out planned income tax cuts
Professor of Finance at UWA, Raymond da Silva Rosa provides commentary on the Coalition's changes to the tax system.Read more
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