Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance
As the largest department in the Faculty of Business and Economics, we are home to a group of experts who publish world-class research and undertake high level scholarship activities both within Australia and internationally.
We encourage the development of innovative, groundbreaking research in investigative areas that will make an impact. Our expertise of this complex discipline ranges across financial and management accounting, international reporting, risk management, corporate governance, ethics, information systems, sustainability reporting, financial crime, taxation and business law. Continual engagement with renowned international scholars, government organisations and industry bodies as well as business in the private and not-for-profit sectors ensure we are at the forefront of emerging accounting knowledge. Visit our Areas of Expertise to find out more about our staff’s research interest.
Our world class programs are strongly supported by professional accounting bodies, accounting firms as well as large, small and international businesses. We facilitate student engagement in our programs through innovative learning and teaching tools, industry and employer presentations, interaction with students and scholarship activities; fostering continued relationships with industry partners.
Besides many other industry focused engagement, our CFO Forum is a series of events directed at business leaders to network and develop strategies and new ideas to address challenges in the business environment via closed discussions and presentations. It is your ticket to a conducive environment for engagement between business and academia, providing you with decisive business advice and governance updates.
CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), Association of Chartered Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) accept Macquarie University as an approved tertiary institution for their membership qualifications.
Our diverse undergraduate programs and specialised postgraduate programs with strong business, industry and professional relevance enables you to apply your knowledge in any number of dynamic industries.
We are committed to contributing to the advancement of the accounting profession. With changing needs in the market place our degrees offer combinations of accounting with finance, marketing, management, human resources or law via a variety of double majors and double degrees.
An Accounting major offers you the option of studying a set of broad, integrated units to orient you to business. The Business Information Systems major lets you combine information systems and business intelligence with accounting. Our programs prepare students to play a vital role in business.