Accounting Major

(CRICOS Course Code 0101271)

Program Aim

The Bachelor of Business – Accounting Major students will achieve a strong foundation skills and knowledge required to successfully enter the workforce as an accountant. Upon graduation, students are equipped with a specialist understanding of accounting and its associated business fields. This profession has seen a major shift in recent times, from a strictly financial focus of economic accountability to a more complex role within business organisations and management. The accounting profession has also expanded to include areas such as information systems.

Program Progression Rules

To complete the Bachelor of Business program, the student would need to complete 24 courses in the following order:

Single Major (Accounting)

  • 8 First year common core courses (100 Level)
  • 10 Courses in chosen Major – at least 5 out of 10 courses must be at 300 level
  • 4 Courses in chosen Minor – at least 2 out of 4 courses must be at 300 level
  • 2 Elective courses

Core Courses (Level 100 Courses)

Course Code Course Title Credit Points
BUSC101 Communication in Business 12
ACCT101 Foundations of Accounting 12
ECON101 Business Economics 12
ITIS101 IT and Business Processes 12
MKTG101 Marketing 12
MGMT101 Management 12
LAWS101 Fundamentals of Business Law 12
BUSS101 Business Statistics 12

Core Courses for Accounting Major

Course Code Course Title Credit Points
Level 200 ACCT201 Management Accounting 12
ACCT202 Financial Accounting 12
ACCT203 Corporate Accounting 12
FINC201 Fundamentals of Finance 12
BUSE201 Corporate Governance and Business Ethics 12
Level 300 ACCT301 Auditing 12
ACCT302 Management Control Systems 12
ACCT303 Accounting Systems 12
ACCT304 Taxation 12
ACCT305 Accounting Theory and Issues 12

Accounting Major

First Year (Semester One of Six)

BUSC101 Communication in Business
ACCT101 Foundations of Accounting
ECON101 Business Economics
ITIS101 IT and Business Processes

First Year (Semester Two of Six)

BUSC101 Marketing
MGMT101 Management
LAWS101 Fundamentals of Business Law
BUSS101 Business Statistics

Second Year (Semester Three of Six)

ACCT201 Management Accounting
ACCT202 Financial Accounting
Minor Course 1
Elective Course 1

Second Year (Semester Four of Six)

ACCT203 Corporate Accounting
FINC201 Fundamentals of Finance
BUSE201 Corporate Governance and Business Ethics
Minor Course 2

Third Year (Semester Five of Six)

ACCT301 Auditing
ACCT302 Management Control Systems
ACCT303 Accounting Systems
Minor Course 3

Third Year (Semester Six of Six)

ACCT304 Taxation
ACCT305 Accounting Theory and Issues
Minor Course 4
Elective Course 4

Bachelor of Business – Possible Minors

Accounting

ACCT201 Management Accounting 12
FINC201 Fundamentals of Finance 12
ACCT303 Accounting Systems 12
ACCT304 Taxation 12

Hospitality Management

HOST201 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management 12
HOST202 Hospitality Asset and Operations Management 12
HOST301 Hospitality and Tourism Marketing 12
HOST302 Services and Experience Management 12

Information Systems

ISBS201 Communications and Networks 12
ISBS202 Programming Concepts 12
ISBS301 Web Technologies 12
ISBS302 e-Business Solutions 12

Management

MGMT201 Organisational Behaviour 12
MGMT202 Cross Cultural Management 12
MGMT301 Strategic Management 12
MGMT302 Leadership and Change Management 12

Elective Courses

The students would be allowed to choose elective courses from the courses available/offered in Bachelor of Business at the Institute. Any available/offered courses could be chosen provided they are not part of the chosen Major or Minor

Double Major (Accounting)

  • 8 First year common core courses (100 Level)
  • 10 Courses in chosen Major – at least 5 out of 10 courses must be at 300 level
  • 8 Courses in second chosen Major – at least 4 out of 8 courses must be at 300 level

Double Major (other than Accounting*)

  • 8 First year common core courses (100 Level)
  • 8 Courses in first chosen Major – at least 4 out of 8 courses must be at 300 level
  • 8 Courses in second chosen Major – at least 4 out of 8 courses must be at 300 level

Note: Students who may like to choose double major option for their Bachelor of Business Program, are required to consult with the Campus Director & Dean or their nominee for approval. A double major with Accounting as one of the two majors, will require study and payment of tuition fees for two additional courses. That means, a  double major Bachelor of Business with Accounting will consist of 26 courses.

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