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:
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