The School aims to be recognised as the leading Australian business school in the accounting and financial planning disciplines.
The School’s mission is evidenced by the provision of high quality academic programs which, not only are responsive to the needs of the accounting and financial planning professions, but also provide leadership in innovative thinking pertinent in creating strategic directions for the professions in the public interests.
In achieving its overall aim, the School actively develops an effective student-centred learning environment through strategies in flexible delivery, quality teaching, and continuous student support. The School also focuses on innovative teaching areas and establishes its international reputation by continuously recognising global perspectives and addressing contemporary issues in the accounting and financial planning professions. These foci are evidenced in the development of programs in corporate governance, compliance and assurance, areas in international accounting, financial planning and wealth management. The School offers high standard educational programs in Melbourne, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia and online.
Development of staff expertise and reputation involves the promotion of relevant research activities, fostering closer relationships with the profession, industry and commerce, and encouraging regular communications and interactions with other universities and institutions on a global basis.
Our staff are active in conducting applied research in accounting, and are well regarded in the provision of consultancy and training services such as financial planning, audit reviews, public sector accounting issues, international accounting development and environmental projects. The School supports an extensive range of staff development programs and participates in high quality professional development initiatives.
Our financial planning discipline is led by Associate Professor Abdullahi Dahir Ahmed, Associate Professor in Wealth Management as well as Dr Daniel Richards, Senior Lecturer in Wealth Management, both of whom are active researchers in the area. Mr Ashley McAuliffe, Industry Fellow in Wealth Management, brings an invaluable knowledge of current industry practices and industry connections. The School is well positioned to offer two undergraduate financial planning degrees with an unrivalled blend of academic excellence, industry relevance, and insight from leading professionals that will give students a rewarding experience throughout their studies. RMIT proudly offers Australia’s only Financial Planning/Accounting double degree which prepares graduates for successful careers in business, financial and wealth management and professional advisory services.