Undergraduate degree Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.3 years full-time.
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Start datesSemester 2 (19 Jul 2021), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (19 Jul 2021), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (19 Jul 2021), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Trimester 2 (10 May 2021), Trimester 3 (6 Sep 2021), Semester 2 (19 Jul 2021), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (19 Jul 2021), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (19 Jul 2021), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (19 Jul 2021), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (19 Jul 2021), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (19 Jul 2021), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022),
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Program Code40029
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Entry requirements

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

Accounting Major

Accountants measure and analyse not only what is happening within the organisation in which they work, but also the broader financial environment.

A major in accounting will prepare you to assess the financial validity and future of organisations, as well as its investments, acquisitions, taxation, opportunities and threats. Accounting students provide the management of an organisation with the tools necessary to make sound financial decisions.

Our Bachelor of Commerce Accounting major is designed to provide accreditation with the major professional bodies in accounting, including the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

In the first year of your accounting major, you will study the key concepts and principles of economics, accounting, management, decision making and law. In your courses you will also consider how this applies to commercial operations within the context of the current financial environment.

In second year, you will continue to learn skills in accounting, studying courses in areas including: company accounting; financial accounting; and management accounting.

Third year of the accounting major will see you deepen your knowledge of theory through courses in taxation, auditing and assurance. The major is structured to allow you to focus on combinations that most suit your study interests and career plans.

Suitable for commerce students with:

  • An interest in using accounting models to advise decision makers within an organisation.
  • Goals to shape organisational growth through the analysis of financial capability and cost determination.
  • A commitment to learning through problem solving, and examining the roles of various systems which affect financial practices.

What do you learn in the accounting major?

This commerce major contains a variety of courses to help you learn about accounting theory and practice.

  • Accounting Theory: Foundation and theoretical accounting courses will prepare you with the necessary frameworks to inform your practical exercises.
  • Taxation: You will study taxation law in regards to individual and organisational income tax. As part of your taxation courses, you’ll learn how to conduct a tax assessment and communicate technical information to relevant stakeholders.
  • Auditing and Assurance: This component of your major will see you develop the skills and knowledge to conduct an independent audit, in order to present recommendations to decision makers in an organisational context.

Which degrees include this major?

The Bachelor of Business and any associated degree program allow you to study the Governance, Policy and Political Economy major:

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