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Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) - MGB301

Course Code: MGB301
Course Version: 1
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): School of Business
UAC Code: 361227
CRICOS Code: 095927M
Lowest Selection Rank: NEW
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Make your accounting career a commercial success

The aim of this course is to produce business professionals who are equipped to solve problems in a multi-disciplinary business environment. The worlds of commerce and accounting will be explored in the context of wider social, legal, economic and political environments. You’ll gain a solid base of understanding across commerce, which is essential in a wide range of careers, plus you’ll complete a series of carefully integrated units in financial accounting, management accounting, auditing and finance.

This flexible and versatile degree allows you to tailor the course to meet your own personal interests. You’ll graduate as an impressive accounting professional with a solid background in commerce, and will be qualified to undertake study programs with both the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand and CPA Australia.

Study a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) at UC and you will:

  • evaluate and synthesise the concepts and theories acquired in accounting
  • exercise critical thinking skills when dealing with ambiguous and incomplete information
  • identify and obtain relevant information for decision making and providing advice to stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds
  • utilise discipline-specific technologies to analyse complex problems in a variety of contexts
  • communicate clear, coherent and independent knowledge and ideas to a variety of stakeholders, addressing a diverse range of business/commerce problems
  • develop the capacity to exercise initiative and professional judgement in an ethically and socially responsible manner
  • engage in a range of authentic, Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities to reflect on and improve professional practice in areas of communication, judgement and cross-cultural teamwork.

Work Integrated Learning

The Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) sees academics and industry working together to develop a range of diverse WIL opportunities for students, including internships, work placements, industry projects, competitions, exhibitions, study tours, virtual real-world learning experiences and more.

The faculty runs a three-week ‘pre-internship preparation program’ where students learn essential employment skills and interview techniques. The program culminates in a series of interviews hosted by Canberra-based accounting firms, with successful candidates going on to secure internships. Previous students have undertaken internships and cadetships with organisations including International IDEA, Legal Aid ACT, eChoice, Boyce Chartered Accountants, Maxim Chartered Accountants and Chartered Accountants ANZ (CAANZ).

The course concludes with a capstone project, which aims to integrate what you’ve learned throughout your degree and prepare you for the transition to either successful future employment or further studies.

Career opportunities

  • Accountant
  • Accounts officer
  • Auditor
  • Tax accountant
  • Financial accountant
  • Management accountant
  • Chief financial officer
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial controller

Course-specific information

Students should note the assumed knowledge requirements for individual majors and minors when choosing a program of study.

This course is accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ).

High-achieving students can enrol in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) program.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students:
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students:
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
In person, Student Centre Building 1 (take a BGL Faculty course advice ticket) or Email bglstudent@canberra.edu.au

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry

Assumed Knowledge

It is recommended that students have Mathematics T/Mathematic Applications (ACT) or Mathematics (NSW) and English (major) (ACT) or English Advanced (NSW), or their equivalents. International students need to meet the English language requirements of the University of Canberra. Students should note the assumed knowledge requirements for individual majors and minors when choosing a program of study.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2019 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2019 UC - Global Business College of Australia, Melbourne Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2020 UC - Global Business College of Australia, Melbourne Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Global Business College of Australia, Melbourne Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Global Business College of Australia, Melbourne Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Credit Arrangements

Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.

Course Requirements

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If your course contains an open elective component of 12 credit points or more you may like to complete a breadth major or minor. For a list of breadth majors and minors follow this link. Other majors may also be available so seek course advice if you want more information.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) BCom (Acc)

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $31,500
2020 CSP $32,300

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Professional Accreditation

This program is accredited by CPA Australia and CAANZ.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Evaluate and synthesize concepts and theories acquired in accounting. 1.1 UC graduates are professional: employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills.
Exercise critical thinking skills when dealing with ambiguous and incomplete information. 3.3 UC graduates are lifelong learners: adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
Identify and obtain relevant information for decision making and providing advice to stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds. 2.5 UC graduates are global citizens: make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.
Utilise discipline-specific technologies to analyse complex problems in a variety of contexts. 1.3 UC graduates are professional: use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems.
Communicate a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of stakeholders, addressing a diverse range of business/commerce problems 1.2 UC graduates are professional: communicate effectively.
Develop the capacity to exercise initiative and professional judgement, in an ethically and socially responsible manner. 2.6 UC graduates are global citizens: behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
Engage in a range of authentic, work-integrated learning opportunities to reflect on and improve professional practice in areas of communication, judgement, cross-cultural teamwork. 2.4 UC graduates are global citizens: communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings.

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) course.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • 2019->UC - Global Business College of Australia, Melbourne-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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