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.
- Financial analyst
- Financial consultant
- Investment analyst
- Financial manager
- Financial broker
- Chief financial officer
- Accounts officer
- Tax accountant
- Financial accountant
- Management accountant
- Financial controller
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.
This program is accredited by CPA Australia and CAANZ.
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
Information on admission closing dates can be found here.
Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.
English Language Requirements
Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0
Information for Fee Paying Students
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.
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- Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) (72 credit points)
Required - Must pass 72 credit points as follows
CM0005 Core Major in Commerce and Accounting (24 credit points)
Required - Must pass 18 credit points as follows
- 11009 - Business Decision Making - 3 cp, Level 1
- 11010 - Professional Orientation (Commerce) - 3 cp, Level 1
- 11165 - Quantitative Methods in Commerce - 3 cp, Level 1
- 11171 - Professional Evidence (Commerce) - 3 cp, Level 3
- 11174 - Introduction to Management - 3 cp, Level 1
- 11175 - Introduction to Economics - 3 cp, Level 1
Restricted Choice - Must pass 6 credit points from the following
- 9628 - International Business Study Tour - 3 cp, Level 2
- 10158 - Business, Government & Law Extended Internship - 6 cp, Level 3
- 10236 - Business, Government & Law Professional Internship - 12 cp, Level 3
- 11166 - BGL Internship (Commerce) - 3 cp, Level 3
- 11167 - BGL Internship (Business and Management) - 3 cp, Level 3
- 11168 - BGL Internship (Government and Policy) - 3 cp, Level 3
- 11169 - Organisational Communications, Culture and Change - 3 cp, Level 3
- 11170 - Business Communication - 3 cp, Level 2
- 11379 - Social Enterprise - 3 cp, Level 2
- 11572 - Accounting Internship Preparation - 3 cp, Level 2
- Unit 11572 Accounting Internship Preparation is only available to students undertaking an Accounting major.
- Credit Points: Students who want to do more than 6 credit points from this list may count them towards Open Electives.
- International Exchange: Students may also choose to undertake units at an international institution, subject to approval by the Program Director.
- Required - Must pass 18 credit points as follows
SM0032 Specialist Major in Accounting and Finance (48 credit points)
Required - Must pass 48 credit points as follows
- 11212 - Accounting Systems and Practices - 3 cp, Level 2
- 11213 - Management Accounting - 3 cp, Level 2
- 11214 - Corporate Accounting - 3 cp, Level 2
- 11215 - Business Finance - 3 cp, Level 2
- 11216 - Accounting and Decision Support Systems - 3 cp, Level 2
- 11217 - Contemporary Issues in Accounting - 3 cp, Level 3
- 11218 - Auditing - 3 cp, Level 3
- 11219 - Advanced Management Accounting - 3 cp, Level 3
- 11220 - Business Law - 3 cp, Level 2
- 11221 - Revenue Law - 3 cp, Level 3
- 11222 - Law of Business Associations - 3 cp, Level 3
- 11230 - Investments and Portfolio Analysis - 3 cp, Level 3
- 11231 - Risk Management in Financial Institutions - 3 cp, Level 2
- 11233 - International Finance - 3 cp, Level 3
- 11234 - Derivatives - 3 cp, Level 3
- 11326 - Financial Institutions and Markets - 3 cp, Level 2
- Required - Must pass 48 credit points as follows
- CM0005 Core Major in Commerce and Accounting (24 credit points)
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.
Standard 3 years full-time or equivalent. Maximum 10 years.
Unit Delivery Modes
Each unit within your course may be offered through various delivery modes like on campus, online, flexible and intensive modes. Check how each of your units are delivered in the Course Requirements section.
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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.
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