Specialisation

Major - Accounting

Western Sydney University Major Code: MT2020.1

Status: CONTINUING
This version of the specialisation is available only to continuing or completing students.


Related Courses

2786.1 Bachelor of Business

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO


The Accounting major equips you with the expert skills to create a career as an accounting specialist. You will be prepared to succeed in a range of roles in accounting practices, and also in both public and private enterprises. In this major you will develop in-depth knowledge of accounting, supported by knowledge of law, economics, and finance. Accounting major units focus on the fundamentals of financial and management accounting, as well as accounting information and corporate systems. If you are seeking professional accreditation, you will also undertake specialised units in taxation and audit and assurance. The core units in the Bachelor of Business will provide you a foundation of business knowledge and develop your skills in innovation, career planning, and numeracy. The Accounting major builds on this knowledge and skills in an applied discipline based context. Accountants are in high global demand by enterprises in corporate, public, and not-for-profit sectors. The Bachelor of Business (Accounting) is accredited with and satisfies the pre-admission educational requirements for membership of CPA Australia (CPA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Completion of this degree will allow students to claim a number of exemptions from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in obtaining the CIMA Professional Qualification.


Location

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Bankstown Campus Internal Course Advice
Campbelltown Campus Internal Course Advice
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Major Structure

Students must successfully complete 80 credit points including all of the core Units listed below.

Units in the Accounting Major

200101 Accounting Information for Managers
200111 Financial Accounting Applications
200116 Management Accounting Fundamentals
200536 Intermediate Financial Accounting
200534 Accounting Information Systems
200109 Corporate Accounting Systems
200267 Advanced Accounting
200535 Auditing and Assurance Services

Accreditation units

Students seeking accreditation with the Australian professional accounting bodies must complete the following four units as part of their elective pool:

200183 Law of Business Organisations
200187 Taxation Law
200488 Corporate Financial Management
200108 Contemporary Management Accounting

Note: Students must also complete the Bachelor of Business core units, the Accounting Major as well as a numeracy unit (either 200032 Statistics for Business or 200052 Introduction to Economic Methods) and the Enterprise Engaged Unit 200118 The Accountant as a Consultant to be eligible to apply for professional recognition.

Professional units for Careers in Money

Students planning to progress to the major in Accounting are advised to take the following four units to satisfy the requirements for their professional core:

200914 Working in Professions
200917 Innovation, Enterprise and Society
200118 The Accountant as a Consultant

Choose one of

200032 Statistics for Business
200052 Introduction to Economic Methods

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Business with a major in Accounting requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

200910 Financing Enterprises
200909 Enterprise Law
200101 Accounting Information for Managers

Choose one of

200032 Statistics for Business
200052 Introduction to Economic Methods

Spring session

200912 Enterprise Leadership
200111 Financial Accounting Applications
200911 Enterprise Innovation and Markets

And one elective

This may include the Accreditation elective unit below

200488 Corporate Financial Management

Year 2

Autumn session

200116 Management Accounting Fundamentals
200536 Intermediate Financial Accounting
200914 Working in Professions
200534 Accounting Information Systems

Spring session

200109 Corporate Accounting Systems
200917 Innovation, Enterprise and Society

And two electives

These may include the Accreditation elective units below

200108 Contemporary Management Accounting
200183 Law of Business Organisations

Year 3

Autumn session

200535 Auditing and Assurance Services
200267 Advanced Accounting

And two electives

These may include the Accreditation elective unit below

200187 Taxation Law

Spring session

Enterprise Engaged Unit:

200118 The Accountant as a Consultant

And three electives

Part-time

To be advised

Summer Pathway

To be advised



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