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Accounting and Finance

Undergraduate Major

MJDU-ACCFN

Major
Accounting and Finance Double Major (BCom)
Credit
450

Outline

Get a sound understanding of accounting principles and financial markets.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).

Global education

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

Study accounting practice, business law, auditing, taxation and financial management. In this double major you’ll gain a broad understanding of the structure and operations of financial markets in Australia. You’ll learn about accounting principles, investment evaluation, and how to fund activities.

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.

The Finance major gives you a broad understanding of the structure and operations of financial markets. You’ll learn about investment evaluation and how to make decisions on funding activities and disbursement of profits. You’ll also examine the role of financial markets.

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, for accounting; and Gilkinson Investments, Lighthouse Capital, Barns Financial Services and St.George Bank, for finance.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to attend several CPA events, including professional connection mentoring days, employability boot camps and career information sessions.
  • Learn from staff who undertake practical research in areas such as energy economics, public economics and the economics of electronic commerce.
  • Use real case studies and examples to apply your learning and problem-solving skills.

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
    • FASEA
    • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales 
    • Institute of Public Accountants
  • IMA endorses the Management Accounting curriculum of the course
  • This course is recognised as a University Affiliation Program by the CFA Institute.
  • Students may be eligible for membership of the Economic Society of Australia (WA branch), Financial Services Institute of Australasia, and the Women in Finance Network.

Career information

Careers

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Bank manager
  • Business analyst
  • Consultant
  • Corporate finance analyst
  • Credit analyst
  • Econometrician
  • Economic analyst
  • Economist
  • Financial manager
  • Investment banker
  • Tax agent
  • Tax consultant
  • Treasurer 

Industries

  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Brokerage
  • Consultancy
  • Finance and investment
  • Government
  • Law
  • Private business
  • Resources and renewables

What you'll learn

  • Refer to Course Learning Outcome 1 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: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Please view the Bachelor of Commerce degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

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