Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting


So forget the boring bean counter label – as a business accountant you could find yourself at the cutting edge of decision-making, whether you are helping small businesses manage growth, or in the big businesses arena managing large-scale acquisitions or divestments.

Get into the real nuts and bolts of how a business works

Learn how businesses really work and what it takes to make a successful organisation by examining the efficiency and effectiveness of operations through to how to evaluate employee performance.

You will also learn how to use accounting to assist you make crucial capital investment decisions for purposes including the acquisition or sale of shares, lending of money and provision of goods on credit.

Make your first good business decision by studying with Murdoch

Our courses can be tailored to fit your needs:

Choose to study full-time, part-time or even remotely.
Complete your degree as a double major or double degree by combining it with other related business units.

You will also benefit from our small class sizes, deliberately limited to ensure you receive high quality, dedicated teaching.

On graduating you will also gain professional recognition by CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

Entry Requirements

School leavers

Students applying to Murdoch University on the basis of their completed secondary school studies need to achieve the following:

WA Certificate of Education (WACE), achieved at high school graduation, or its equivalent
A scaled mark of 50 or more in English, Literature, or English as an Additional Language or Dialect (all Stage 2 or 3), or equivalent English competency
An Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) between 60.00 – 64.99 (indicative)

Non school leavers

A number of admissions pathways are available to non-school leavers. A combination of the following types of qualifications may be assessed to determine your eligibility:

  • High school results
  • Previous university study, minimum of 2 units successfully completed
  • TAFE/VET qualifications, Cert IV or higher
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) score of 140 in Written English and 135 in Multiple Choice or, for results prior to 2010, a score of 145 in both sections
  • Murdoch Institute of Technology, or other equivalent university preparation courses
  • Equity based programs
  • Work experience and a personal statement

In assessing your qualifications we will look at your marks and how recently you completed your studies. We suggest you also submit a short personal statement, outlining your experience and its relevance to this course.

Find out more about the admissions pathways available to non school leavers.

Students applying for Semester 1 (February commencement) should apply through the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC), who coordinate Semester 1 applications on behalf of the four public universities in WA.