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Got a head for numbers and a sense of adventure?

Pick and choose your industry—everything from fashion to automotive. Your analytical skills, strategic thinking, problem solving, critical judgment, research skills, numerical sense, computer skills and communication ability are in demand.

Accountants are crucial to securing the financial viability of every business, government department, not-for-profit organisation and sporting club. There's never been a better time to kick-start a career in accounting.

Use your degree to help companies operate. Influence management and investment decisions. Measure, interpret and communicate information that is vital to ensure companies are operating within the law and with a future focus. Be vital to helping companies grow.

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I’m ready for the future of business

Meet Caitlene Hillman, Griffith business student and AFR top 100 future leader. International opportunities during her degree have given her first-hand experience of current trends, ensuring she’s job ready for the future of business.

Study your way

Get ahead of the game by starting your accounting career sooner. Griffith’s two year program at Logan lets you graduate a year ahead of your peers. You can also fast-track your degree at Gold Coast and Nathan campuses by studying over three trimesters, or study fewer subjects each trimester giving you more time for work and other commitments.

Get work-ready

Gain experience and build on your classroom knowledge through an accounting internship, community internship or global mobility internship. Under the guidance of an industry supervisor, you’ll work on a project for a professional or not-for-profit organisation.

Recognised by industry

Learn from experienced industry professionals and leading researchers who can help you build your skills. Depending on the courses you complete you can graduate with a degree accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and CPA Australia. Add a taxation minor and you’re on your way to becoming a Registered Tax Agent.

Develop a unique skill set

A double major adds breadth to your skill set. You can choose a second major from the Bachelor of Commerce, focusing your skills in this area, or combine your accounting knowledge with a major from the Bachelor of Business. Expand your knowledge further and gain an edge in the employment market with a double degree. You’ll graduate with two degrees-in less time than it would take to complete them separately-and be ready to pursue a career in either specialisation.

5-Star Rated

Griffith Business School is rated 5-stars for Educational Experience and Teaching Quality in Business and Management by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

Alex Noon

Commerce graduate Alex Noon considered a wide range of possible careers before he realised that the world of accountancy was for him. He enrolled to study accounting and finance at Griffith Business School and has not looked back.

At university he seized the opportunities brought by membership of the Griffith Honours College and when Griffith's work-integrated-learning program led him to city firm McGrathNicol's summer vacation program he got the chance for some hands-on industry experience. This led to a part-time job while he completed his degree, followed by a full-time position on graduation.

'My studies gave me that base understanding of the industry and what was going to be required of me,' Alex says.

Alex Noon

Study options

It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.

Become a researcher

If you are considering ongoing research study, Griffith Business School has a number of disciplines where you can specialise by studying a PHD.

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Unsure if you meet the entry requirements?

If you don’t meet the criteria for your degree, you can still come to Griffith. Our admission pathway options can help you improve your selection rank, upgrade to your preferred degree or satisfy subject prerequisites.

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Scholarships

BusinessPLUS scholarships

We offer three new BusinessPLUS scholarship categories this year, which seek to reward potential as well as excellence - so it’s worthwhile investigating whether you might qualify to receive one. Scholarships can cover tuition fees, education and living expenses. You can apply if you are coming straight from year 12, or if you have left high school and are applying to start an undergraduate university degree. They add to over 600 scholarships available at Griffith. You can also apply for multiple scholarships with just one application; we’ll match you with the Griffith University scholarship you are eligible for and it's free.

What is BusinessPLUS?

When you study Business at Griffith you get more than just a high-quality degree. You get the BusinessPLUS advantage. BusinessPLUS is a program designed to give Griffith business school students the skills and networks they will later rely on in the workplace. Open to any Griffith Business School student, the program caters for beginners as well as those who have more advanced skills. BusinessPLUS combines skills based, career management training with opportunities for internships, our mentoring program and industry engagement projects that introduce you to the business networks you’ll rely on later.

BusinessPLUS Academic Excellence Scholarships

Valued between $15,000 - $20,000, OP 1-8

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BusinessPLUS Transition Scholarships

Valued between $7,500 - $10,000, OP 9-14

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BusinessPLUS First Peoples Scholarships

Valued between $15,000 - $20,000, open to first peoples

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Applications open

Applications are open for a full MBA scholarship.

Career outcomes

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in-demand professional

Accountants are in high demand and there are a wide range of occupations and industries you can choose from including chartered accounting firms, government organisations, banking and financial services, not-for-profit organisations, management consultancies and medium to large enterprises in all industry sectors. You'll have the opportunity to specialise in a variety of areas like auditing and assurance, taxation, advisory services, financial accounting, management accounting and internal auditing.

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Monday 9 September — Tuesday 10 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

If you’re considering further study, get the right advice and information you need at our September Mature Student Open Evenings. No matter whether you're returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help.

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Thursday 12 September — Thursday 12 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

If you’re considering further study, get the right advice and information you need at our September Mature Student Open Evenings. No matter whether you're returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help.

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Monday 23 September — Friday 4 October

Q&A Sessions

Do you have questions about studying at Griffith? Book a personalised 30-minute Q&A session with one of our expert study advisers to get advice about your study options, available scholarships and support services.

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Monday 21 October — Friday 25 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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Tuesday 29 October — Thursday 31 October

Application Support Nights

Need help with your university application? Receive personalised advice and assistance from one of our expert study advisers to start and/or complete your university application.

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Monday 16 December — Thursday 19 December

Explore your options

If your OP or ATAR result changes your direction, chat online with our expert study advisers to explore your study options. Find out about admissions pathways, entry requirements and changing your preferences.

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