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Accounting and Finance
- Accounting and Finance Double Major (BCom)
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
Get a sound understanding of accounting principles and financial markets.
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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.
- 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.
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.
- 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
- 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.
- Bank manager
- Business analyst
- Corporate finance analyst
- Credit analyst
- Economic analyst
- Financial manager
- Investment banker
- Tax agent
- Tax consultant
- Finance and investment
- Private business
- Resources and renewables
What you'll learn
- Refer to Course Learning Outcome 1 of the B-COMRCE.
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
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- Last updated on: October 24, 2021