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  • 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 2017 & 2018 February, July
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • QUT Business School
Course contact Student Business Services (SBS) Admissions:
CRICOS code 009038B
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  • 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


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.


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. We review fees annually.

2018: CSP $10800 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

2017: CSP $10600 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may 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


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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