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Accounting and Business Information Systems

Undergraduate Major


Accounting and Business Information Systems Double Major (BCom)


Specialise in the development and use of computers and information systems for accounting purposes.

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Specialise in the development and use of computers and information systems for accounting purposes. You’ll be introduced to a wide range of accounting principles, and learn how to manage, plan, analyse and design the information technologies used in organisations.

In the Accounting major you will have a sound foundation in accounting, auditing, taxation and relevant areas of business law and financial management, and be able to apply to knowledge across a range of accounting contexts. You’ll learn how to develop and communicate information relating to the financial performance of organisations, and use your accounting knowledge to support business decision-making. In the Business Information Systems major you’ll learn how business information systems are selected, managed and applied to business problems. You’ll also learn how to analyse systems and manage projects.

This double major sits within the Bachelor of Commerce degree.

To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Commerce. Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia has partnered with Curtin Business School (CBS) to offer internships to students who have completed 200 credits or more of their business degree, these internships are for course credit and provide real-world exposure to our students.

These business internships will not only give students credit towards their degree, they will receive the industry experience and practical skills needed to achieve great things after graduation and give employers the opportunity to support and lend their expertise to the students, encouraging the future workforce, whilst being assisted to meet their business goals.

Industry engagement and internship opportunities

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

What you'll learn

  • apply the principles of audit to enable the student to manage a system and accurately report activities; perform assessment skills of accounting principles in relation to organisations in the current workplace
  • apply logical and rational processes to analyse and recommend best accounting and business information systems principles
  • develop interpretation of data and analyse statistics for innovative solutions
  • familiarise students with software, including Microsoft Access that is relevant to relational databases, and the manipulation and presentation of data for management reporting purposes
  • be able to construct and effectively respond to clients with a variety of solutions using professional proposals and other documents; prioritise tasks within activities and promote best practice management and good project management skills
  • able to apply international and domestic standards within the accounting professional discipline
  • create and enhance best work practices amongst individual and team techniques/skills

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:


Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Please view the Bachelor of Commerce degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

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  • The offering information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information. View courses information disclaimer.

  • Curtin course code: MJDU-ACCIS
  • Last updated on: September 24, 2019