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Accounting and Business Law

Undergraduate Major

MJDU-ACCBL

Major
Accounting and Business Law Double Major (BCom)
Credit
450

Outline

Gain insight into legal matters associated with the accounting profession.

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Declan Chen

I chose to study Accounting at Curtin because I think it’s a solid major that will provide me with a stable career. The things I love most about studying at Curtin Business School are the great lecturers, tutors and staff. They’re mentors as well as friends and you can always learn a lot from them.

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You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

Gain insight into legal matters associated with the accounting profession. Discover the processes by which law is created, changed and applied to business and government. In this double major you’ll consider the impact of the law on various accounting scenarios, and gain skills and understanding in accounting, auditing and taxation. You’ll obtain significant knowledge of torts, property, trusts and trade practices which will prepare you for a specialised accounting career.

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

  • Attend employer presentations. In the past, organisations have included Google, Coca-Cola Amatil, EY and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to attend several CPA events, including professional connection mentoring days, employability boot camps and career information sessions.
  • Knowledge in areas of business law can give you a competitive edge in a rapidly changing marketplace.
  • The course content is industry-focused, allowing you to apply your knowledge to case studies and practical scenarios.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia has partnered with Curtin to offer internships to students who have completed 200 credits or more of their commerce degree. These internships will give you credit towards your degree, increase your industry experience and put you in direct contact with leading professionals.

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.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by:

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants 
  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand 
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants 
  • CPA Australia 
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales 
  • Institute of Public Accountants

IMA endorses the Management Accounting curriculum of the course

Career information

Careers

  • Accountant
  • Administrator
  • Auditor
  • Business analyst
  • Compliance officer
  • Contract manager
  • Law clerk
  • Legal administrator
  • Settlement agent
  • Tax agent
  • Tax consultant
  • Treasurer

Industries

  • Accounting
  • Banking and finance
  • Finance and investment
  • Government
  • Human resources
  • Law
  • Media and marketing
  • Property
  • Resources and renewables

What you'll learn

  • Refer to Course Learning Outcomes of the B-COMRCE

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 at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

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:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: +61 8 9266 5888

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Fees & charges

Please view the degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

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Help
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  • Curtin course code: MJDU-ACCBL
  • Last updated on: September 18, 2020