The best Australian universities to study accounting in 2021
Accountants play an active role in the business world and can work in any industry or sector. The field covers many different workplaces, roles and specialisations and there is much call for skill in making deals, getting on with people and thinking in big strategic terms.
Studying accounting doesn’t necessarily mean choosing a Bachelor of Accounting. You might undertake a degree in business, commerce or economics with an accounting specialisation or a double degree pairing accounting with another field, such as law. However, if you want to qualify as an accountant you will need to complete accounting subjects in core areas.
Our 2021 ratings look at specific strengths of Australian universities, offering insight to support and guide your decision-making when choosing a university. You can view the rankings in terms of how each university performs overall, or you can narrow down by field of study and state.
There are 190 undergraduate degrees in accounting listed on our course search, and 138 postgraduate courses. We looked at which universities performed best in overall experience, full-time employment and teaching quality.
This rating looks at the proportion of students who were satisfied with the overall quality of their educational experience. Gold Coast’s Bond University takes the top spot with a satisfaction rate of 89.3%, while University of New England (UNE) in New South Wales placed second, scoring 86.3%.
This rating compares the employment rates of graduates of undergraduate degrees from different universities. It looks at the proportion of graduates who were employed full time four months after completing their course. Charles Sturt University was ranked as number one with a 90.3% employment rate. University of New England (UNE) was behind in second place with a score of 89.4%.
This rating looks at the proportion of students who were satisfied with the quality of teaching they experienced. It is based on students’ ratings of their overall educational experience; the quality of teaching they received; and the extent to which they felt lecturers and tutors actively engaged them in and demonstrated concern for learning, provided clear explanations of coursework and assessment, inspired them intellectually, seemed helpful and approachable and provided useful feedback on work, among various other factors. Bond University ranked first with a 91.7% satisfaction rate, and The University of Notre Dame placed second with 87.8%.
View all 2021 rankings for accounting — filter by level to view both undergraduate and postgraduate ratings.