Department of Finance and Accounting

Introduction

About the course

Bachelor of Accounting provides graduates with the ability to identify, critically analyse and exercise professional judgement for challenges that face all organisations in modern business environment using social, sustainable, ethical, economic, regulatory and global perspectives.

This degree is designed to produce work-ready graduates for a wide range of career opportunities. It gives graduates the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge to meet the rapidly changing nature of professional roles in accounting and finance sector.

Particularly, accountants are critical to every type of organisation – public, private, government, business and not-for-profit. As finance professionals, accountants are relied on to solve business problems and communicate relevant information in diverse environments.

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

1.   Integrate theoretical and technical accounting knowledge in a business context.

2.   Exercise critical thinking and judgement under supervision in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence to provide possible solutions to routine business problems in contexts.

3.   Critically apply theoretical and technical accounting knowledge and skills to provide possible solutions to routine accounting problems.

4.   Justify and communicate accounting advice and ideas to both specialists and non-specialists.

Career opportunities

This course prepares graduates for careers in the accounting, investment and finance industries. Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to manage their own accounting practice. They may also typically find employment in areas such as financial and business advisory services, tax, business consulting, business planning, business valuations, employee relations, estate and trust planning, forensic accounting and sustainability strategy development.