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Accounting

Undergraduate Major

MJRU-ACCNT

Major
Accounting Major (BCom)
Credit
450

Outline

Become a qualified accountant, capable of working in dynamic business environments around the world.

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Professional recognition

Professionally accredited by ACCA, CAANZ, CIMA, CPA Australia, ICAEW, IMA and IPA.

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).

Qualified accountants are in demand around the world, meeting financial needs in dynamic business environments.

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.

You will graduate with a qualification that is recognised internationally.

Due to accreditation requirements, the Accounting major is comprised of 12 core units (which is more than other majors). As such, students can complete an Accounting major with either:

This 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

  • This major is accredited by the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand, CPA Australia, the Institute of Public Accountants, the Institute of Management Accountants, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has had excellent recognition by major chartered accounting firms.

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

How this course will make you industry ready

Our partnerships with major organisations can give you the experience of an accounting degree from an industry perspective.

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

Those completing accounting will be eligible to apply for admission to the CA program of the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand, the CPA Program of CPA Australia, as well as the ACCA Accelerate program.

Career information

  • Cost and Systems Accountants
  • Company Secretary
  • Forensic Accountant/Auditor
  • Group Financial Controller
  • Strategic Financial and Management Accountant
  • Accountant (General)
  • Audit Officer
  • Internal Auditor
  • Company Secretary
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Business Analyst
  • Insolvency Consultant
  • Taxation Accountant

What you'll learn

  • apply principles of accounting, economics, information systems, statistic, law and behavioural science as they relate to reporting business activity
  • critically analyse issues in collection, recording and reporting of economic activity; develop accounting information systems giving cost effective decision useful information
  • locate, extract and critically appraise decision useful information related to economic activity from sources within an organisation and from external sources
  • relate the significance of commercial events and issues to the business and investing community using effectively structured financial communication and appropriate language
  • use electronic resources to effectively interrogate databases, analyse data, collect information and communicate
  • take responsibility for self-directed learning and the development of a career long attitude of continuing professional development
  • recognise the global nature of accounting by applying international financial reporting standards and appreciate the information requirements of a global financial system
  • demonstrate an understanding that cultural practices and differences impact commercial practices and interpersonal relations
  • apply an ethical approach to analysing and reporting commercial activities, advising clients, demonstrate leadership and the ability to delegate tasks to ensure timely outcomes. Work independently to achieve agreed outcomes

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:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au

Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Please view the Bachelor of Commerce degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

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

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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: MJRU-ACCNT
  • Last updated on: December 11, 2019