Accounting and Finance

Learn to manage the generation and production use of money at all scales - from the individual right up to multinationals and governments.

Experience real financial trading

As a University of Adelaide accounting and finance student, you'll learn to use the same systems that practising finance professionals use, in our state-of-the-art Financial Markets Lab. Utilising the Lab's real-time connections to all major global finance markets, you will:

  • construct investment portfolios
  • stress-test their performance in specific market conditions
  • observe live market performance
  • monitor real-time financial news feeds, via the powerful Refinitiv Eikon database.

You'll graduate with the experience and confidence to immediately contribute in a professional finance environment.

Build the mindset to chart your own path

As Australia's #1 ranked university for entrepreneurship and engagement^, we will ensure virtually everything you do in your business studies builds your capacity to innovate and make things happen.

  • All our business degrees include an entrepreneurship course, to boost your personal development and professional growth.
  • All business degrees give you the flexibility to pursue areas of particular interest or passion.
  • You'll also have the opportunity to hone your new-venture-building skills in our eChallenge program, and ThincLab business incubators.
  • And you'll get the chance to gain priceless real-world experience through industry internships.

Career prospects

Employment growth for the majority of accounting and finance roles ranges broadly from moderate to strong.

  • Australia’s #1 uni for entrepreneurship and engagement^
  • AACSB-accredited
  • Ranked 101-150 globally in Accounting and Finance*

*QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2022
^Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities, 2017
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Finance and Economics

  1. We are ranked in the top 5% of business schools in the world, our Adelaide Business School accredited by the internationally renowned Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
  2. We are the only South Australian university with a dedicated School of Economics which includes our Bachelor of Economics, and our highly competitive Bachelor of Economics (Advanced).
  3. We are Australia's number one university for entrepreneurship education (Education and Training Journal, 2019) and offer the country's longest running incubator program, the Australian eChallenge.

Our Business and Economics students are given a range of opportunities to develop their personal brand and prepare for future careers throughout their degree. From Career Readiness Workshops where they explore their options and begin career planning, to overseas study programs where they get a chance to grow and experience new cultures. With our close connections to industry, they also get to participate in valuable internships with local, national and international organisations.