- Accounting 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.
Become a qualified accountant, capable of working in dynamic business environments around the world.
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 this major, you will gain a sound foundation in accounting, auditing, taxation and relevant areas of business law and financial management, and be able to apply this 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.
Complement your major:
Due to accreditation requirements, this major comprises 12 core units, which is more than most other commerce majors. As such, you can only complete an Accounting major with either:
- one minor and two elective units, OR
- six electives, OR
- a second major from the prescribed list below:
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.
- 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.
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.
- 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
You may be eligible for admission to the ACCA Accelerate program, the CA program of the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand, and the CPA Program of CPA Australia.
- Business analyst
- Chief Financial Officer
- Company secretary
- Insolvency consultant
- Internal auditor
- Tax agent
- Finance and investment
- Resources and renewables
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
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:
Tel: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
Please view the Bachelor of Commerce degree for indicative fees.
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- Curtin course code: MJRU-ACCNT
- Last updated on: January 24, 2020