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.
This major comprises 12 core units (due to accreditation requirements), which is more units than most other commerce majors; as such, you can only complete an Accounting major with either:
- one specialisation and two elective units OR
- six electives, OR
- a second major from this list:
This major sits within the Bachelor of Commerce degree. You can also study this major as part of an Arts and Commerce, Engineering and Commerce, or Laws and Commerce double degree.
What jobs can the Accounting Major (BCom) lead to?
- Business analyst
- Chief Financial Officer
- Company secretary
- Insolvency consultant
- Internal auditor
- Tax agent
- Finance and investment
- Resources and renewables.
What you'll learn
- identify, analyse and communicate relevant economic information from a variety of sources to inform business functions
- gain an understanding of globalisation and rapid evolution of business models and processes
- develop intercultural awareness and emotional intelligence to function effectively in the workplace of the future
- apply an ethical approach to business decision-making
- apply principles of accounting, economics, information communication and technology (ICT) systems, statistic, law and behavioural science as they relate to reporting business activity
- critically analyse issues surrounding the development of accounting ICT systems, incorporating state-of-the-art tools in databases and other technologies, to support collection, aggregation, and presentation of relevant information