Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance
The Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses with a focus on the commercial aspects of business.
Explore our courses
AccountingAccounting courses aren’t just about crunching numbers. Explore your options to learn accounting skills and achieve an accounting certification
EconomicsEconomics is vital to business success, and advances in tech and innovation means it’s more exciting than ever. Learn more about our economics courses.
FinanceBecome a crucial decision-maker with a world-class finance degree. Learn finance and you’ll have the skills to think strategically – and make a difference.
Accounting graduates may be eligible for membership with CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, CIMA and the Institute of Public Accountants.
Finance graduates may be eligible for membership with the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and the Stockbrokers Association of Australia.
The Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance has a strong research culture that includes international collaboration, competitive grants and high-quality publications.
Our research covers areas as diverse as accounting, auditing and accountability, business and management, banking finance and investment, and applied economics.
The Swinburne Accounting, Economics and Finance (AEF) group has conducted an active and successful series of research seminars on a wide variety of topics for staffs and PhD students since 2014. AEF conducts about ten research seminars per year (one research seminar every month, except December and January) and invites external staff in the field of Accounting, Economics and Finance to present their recent or ongoing projects.
We invite both established researchers and innovative early career colleagues to present their research at the seminars. The series hosts presenters from other universities in Australia and overseas.
The monthly research seminars run from February to November from 11.30am to 1pm and consist of a formal research presentation followed by an open forum style discussion with audience questions. For more information about AEF research seminars, contact our research seminar coordinator Dr Sarod Khandaker.
Mary DunkleyChair, Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance
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