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Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) - MGB305

Course Code: MGB305
Course Version: 1
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): School of Business
UAC Code: 361231
CRICOS Code: 096887F
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Become commercially minded with an accounting and finance degree

If your ambition is to be a fully qualified accountant with a particularly strong understanding of the finance industry’s institutional structures and products, then this is the degree for you.

You’ll study a wide range of subjects including accounting, corporations law, tax law, derivatives, risk management techniques and credit assessment, and will learn how to manage risks in financial services firms and price a range of financial instruments, such as shares and debentures. You’ll graduate ready to work either as an accountant in the finance industry, or as a financial analyst, providing investment advice based on reviewing the financial statements of potential investees.

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

  • evaluate the concepts and theories acquired in accounting and finance
  • 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 a clear, coherent and independent exposition of 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 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 and Finance) sees academics and industry working together to develop a range of diverse Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities for students, including internships, work placements, industry projects, competitions, exhibitions, study tours, virtual real-world learning experiences and more.

Through the WIL experiences across the course, you’ll acquire the necessary professional skills consistent with industry expectations for your future career in the worlds of accounting, finance and commerce. Previous accounting and finance students have undertaken internships and cadetships with organisations including International IDEA, Legal Aid ACT, eChoice, Boyce Chartered Accountants, the US Embassy, Maxim Chartered Accountants, National Australia Bank and Chartered Accountants ANZ (CAANZ).

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

Career opportunities

  • Accountant
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial consultant
  • Investment analyst
  • Financial manager
  • Financial broker
  • Chief financial officer
  • Accounts officer
  • Auditor
  • Tax accountant
  • Financial accountant
  • Management accountant
  • 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
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce 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 and Finance) BCom (Acc&Fin)

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 and finance. 1.1 UC graduates are professional: employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; and
3.3 UC graduates are lifelong learners: adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
Exercise critical thinking skills when dealing with ambiguous and incomplete information. 1.1 UC graduates are professional: employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; and
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. 1.3 UC graduates are professional: use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; and
2.3 UC graduates are global citizens: understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures.
Utilise discipline-specific technologies to analyse complex problems in a variety of contexts. 3.3 UC graduates are lifelong learners: adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
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. 2.5 UC graduates are global citizens: make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and
3.4 UC graduates are lifelong learners: evaluate and adopt new technology.
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;
3.1 UC graduates are lifelong learners: reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; and
3.2 UC graduates are lifelong learners: be self-aware.

Course Duration

Standard 3 years full-time or equivalent. Maximum 10 years.

Honours

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

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-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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