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Overview

  • Study dynamic and contemporary issues in accountancy, including advertising, banking and finance, economics, human resource management, international business, management, marketing or public relations.
  • Work with a supervisor to integrate what you’ve learnt in your degree to complete a thesis in your field of study.
  • Complete in 2 semesters full-time or 4 semesters part-time.
QUT course code BS63
Attendance Part-time or Full-time
Course duration 1 year full-time
2 years part-time
Start month 2015 & 2016 February, July
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
Faculty
  • QUT Business School
Course contact Student Business Services (SBS) Admissions:
CRICOS code 009038B
Careers
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Risk and Governance Consultant
  • Certified Practicing Accountant
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Corporate Secretary
  • Financial Advisor/Analyst
  • Financial Controller
  • Financial Planner and Wealth Management Consultant
  • Financial Project Manager
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Funds Manager
  • Investment Manager
  • Property Development
  • Stockbroker

Details

The Bachelor of Business (Honours) provides high-achieving undergraduate students with analytical, theoretical and empirical skills that differentiate them from other graduates. It gives you the chance to integrate the practical and conceptual knowledge gained through your degree.

As an honours graduate, you can clearly demonstrate an ability to undertake rigorous independent research.

Units

Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Business (Honours) (Accountancy)

The course is designed for total immersion in academic study for a full-time year. Therefore undertaking the honours course part-time is generally discouraged. Not all schools permit mid-year entry. The structure of the course is such that the coursework units in the first semester logically precede the research thesis, which is largely completed in the second semester.

Study areas

Study an in-depth project in:

  • regulation
  • accounting, accountability and performance
  • corporate governance
  • behavioural governance
  • superannuation and wealth management
  • forensics, fraud and risk management
  • accounting education
  • social enterprise
  • philanthropy
  • fundraising.

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Entry requirements

A completed bachelor or coursework masters degree that includes a major in the area of intended study or a qualification deemed equivalent. Students must have achieved a grade point average (GPA) of 5.5 or better on a 7-point scale in the relevant degree or other qualifications and experience which is considered by the Executive Dean, QUT Business School to qualify for admission. 

Applicants are required to nominate a supervisor and topic before submitting a formal application. Normally applications will be successful only if a supervisor and topic are well matched. The Business School does not guarantee supervision capacity for all topics. Applicants should ensure that there is a genuine fit with the potential supervisor’s research interests by looking at the interests of the researchers within the relevant school as stated on the Business School website. The Research Coordinator within each school can also assist with this process. 

To assist applicants to find an appropriate supervisor, applicants should: 

  1. Identify supervisor’s research interests by looking at the interests of the researchers as described on the Business School website; 
  2. Contact the HDR Admissions Officer within the QUT Business School. This contact should include a transcript of academic records, the topic area which they wish to study, the school in which they wish to undertake their research, and if known, the name of a potential supervisor. The information will be passed onto the nominated school or supervisor. 

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.

The recent federal budget has proposed a number of changes to the funding of higher education which, if implemented, will impact upon costs to Commonwealth supported students from 1 January 2016. Eligible students will still be able to use HECS-HELP (Higher Education Loan Program) to defer payment. It is important to note that the changes are proposals only, subject to the passage of Commonwealth legislation. QUT will be in a position to consider fees for 2016 and beyond once the legislation has been through the houses of parliament. Proposed changes to tuition fees.

2016: CSP rates will be available from 1 October 2015 (subject to annual review)

2015: CSP $5,100 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You'll need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

More information on the SSAF

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

Find out if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan

Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

These scholarships are available for this course:

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments

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How to apply for Bachelor of Business (Honours) (Accountancy)

You apply directly to QUT for all our postgraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you have:

  1. Checked important dates
  2. Checked you meet the entry requirements
  3. Checked course costs and if you're eligible for financial support
  4. Found a supervisor
  5. Discussed your options and developed your topic
  6. Written your research proposal
  7. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
  8. Collected supporting documents (see application form)

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

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