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Overview

  • Graduates who complete the accountancy major and the professional accounting extension* meet the academic component of requirements for membership of CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, and enrolment in their respective professional programs.

  • Graduates are also eligible for exemptions in the qualifying program for membership of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

  • Students who complete specified units under the Regulation and Tax Extension* will meet the academic entry requirements for registration as a Tax Agent with the Tax Practitioners Board.

  • Graduates who complete only the accountancy major will need to do additional units to meet these professional requirements.

  • Build experience and first-hand knowledge through your final-year Capstone Project.

* available at Gardens Point campus only

QTAC course code413021 Gardens Point; 463021 Caboolture
QUT course code BS05
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 3 years full-time
Start month 2014 February, July, November
Note: Conditions apply for International students wishing to commence study in November. Contact bus@qut.edu.au for more information.
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
Faculty
  • QUT Business School
Course contact Enquire
CRICOS code003491G
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

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Details

Why choose this course?

If guiding financial activities in the world of business sounds like an interesting challenge, then accountancy is the right career for you.
 
In fact, an accounting qualification is the ideal platform for success in any business career. The accountancy major together with the professional accounting extension* prepares students for professional accreditation in one of the most respected business professions.

In this course you will develop accounting discipline knowledge, critical and analytical thinking, and problem-solving and communication skills. Discipline units focus on financial and management accounting requirements, specialised applications in company accounting, audit and assurance, tax and company regulation. Key accounting concepts and knowledge, problem solving skills, and critical and analytical thinking are developed throughout the entire major as students learn about contemporary issues facing modern businesses.

With further studies you can learn more about issues facing modern businesses such as superannuation and wealth management, and forensics.

Our Pitcher Partners Seminar Series provides a feel for corporate life, with experienced practitioners talking about real client cases in a chartered accountancy environment.

You will integrate all of your knowledge in the final-year capstone project. In this simulation, you act as a professional consultant and solve unstructured problems similar to those you will encounter in your career, gaining hands-on experience working in teams to research issues and develop practical solutions.

Accounting is an interesting and in-demand profession. Accredited accountants are highly employable and enjoy the benefits of an interesting profession recognised throughout the world.

Career outcomes

Knowledge in professional accounting (the accountancy major plus the professional accounting extension*) will set you up for a career in any accounting firm, large or small. Accountants work in commerce and industry, public or chartered accounting firms, government organisations or as individual practitioners. Many chief executive officers have an accountancy degree. Explore financial accounting options in a range of industries, work for national or international organisations, or launch your career in the growth area of superannuation.

Our graduates work in positions such as:

• business analyst
• business risk and governance consultant
• certified practising accountant
• chartered accountant
• chartered tax adviser
• chief financial officer
• financial advisor/analyst
• financial planner
• financial project manager
• forensic accountant
• investment manager
• stockbroker
• wealth management consultant.

Professional accountants are in increasing demand nationally and internationally by organisations throughout commercial, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Professional recognition

Graduates who complete the accountancy major and the professional accounting extension* meet the academic component of requirements for membership of CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA), the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), and enrolment in their respective professional programs. Graduates are also eligible for exemptions in the qualifying program for membership of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Graduates who complete only the accountancy major will need to do additional units to meet these professional requirements.

Students who complete specified units under the regulation and tax extension* will meet the academic entry requirements for registration as a Tax Agent with the Tax Practitioners Board.

* available at Gardens Point Campus only

Research pathways

Bachelor of Business (Honours) option

High-achieving students who wish to take further studies may enrol in BS63 Bachelor of Business (Honours).

Course combinations

Extend your Accountancy major with additional accounting units, or combine it with studies in professional accounting, regulation and tax, forensics, superannuation and wealth management, quantitative economics or finance.

Your other accounting option is to gain specialist knowledge by studying the regulation and tax extension* or superannuation and wealth management minor* - preparing you for a career in tax and financial planning for individuals.

Specialising with a forensics minor* enables you to work in various areas such as business valuations, insurance claims, corporate fraud investigation and prevention, commercial dispute resolution, cybercrime and litigation defence services. Forensics is an exciting profession and a new growth area in accounting with more firms providing these specialised services.

Units

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

Your degree at a glance

Year 1

Academically, you will build a base of broad business knowledge through the core units, covering all areas of business from finance and economics through to marketing and electronic business. Generic skills in all areas will enhance your understanding of how businesses operate within the commercial and legal environment. Start your accountancy major in second semester with a focus on financial reporting and disclosure.

Year 2

You will learn how to interpret financial information and reports and gain skills in using this information for business decision making. Practical experience in using software such as MYOB and Accounting Information Systems Cycles will complement your theoretical knowledge in corporate reporting and product costing. You can start to build your professional networks and find out more about the corporate world that awaits you at boardroom seminars. You’ll also start to shape your career with the selection of a second study area.

Year 3

You will draw on the knowledge gained through your major to solve real-world accounting problems such as preparing a tax return or analysing the financial statements of a client business. You’ll also investigate how auditors report on the financial statements of companies, individuals and trusts. For the best chance of a top job to launch your career, attend graduate recruitment events on campus or take a work placement with one of our industry partners.

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirements

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Guide to entry cut-offs

OP

  • Gardens Point 8
  • Caboolture 15

Rank

  • Gardens Point 84
  • Caboolture 67

Subject pre-requisites

  • English

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies. The Accountancy major requires 4 SA in Maths A, B or C.

Minimum English language requirements

Students must meet the English proficiency requirements.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
speaking6.0
writing6.0
reading6.0
listening6.0
overall6.5

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We offer courses to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we'll recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

You can complete an IELTS test at our Kelvin Grove campus.

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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.

2014: $12,300 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Scholarships and financial support

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

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How to apply for Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)

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