Key Program - Accounting

Western Sydney University Key Program Code: KT2000.1

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

Related Courses

2739.2 Bachelor of Business and Commerce
2739.5 Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses: YES, but restrictions apply.

This key program is accredited with CPA, ICAA and IPA subject to completion of specified electives. This key program provides students with an in-depth knowledge of accounting, supported by knowledge of associated disciplines of law, economics, finance and statistics. Please note: This Key Program will be available at the Bankstown Campus from 2011.


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Key Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points which includes compulsory units plus units associated with a particular business discipline (together making up the Key Program) and free elective units as outlined in the structure below. Students must complete a minimum of 60 credit points within their Key Program at Level 3; for some Key Programs this may include a combination of core units and elective units.


Students seeking accreditation with the Australian professional accounting bodies should complete the following three units as part of their electives.

200183 Law of Business Organisations
200187 Taxation Law
200488 Corporate Financial Management

Year 1

Autumn session

200083 Marketing Principles
200101 Accounting Information for Managers
200336 Business Academic Skills
200525 Principles of Economics

Spring session

200184 Introduction to Business Law
200111 Financial Accounting Applications
200571 Management Dynamics

Choose one of

200032 Statistics for Business
200052 Introduction to Economic Methods

Year 2

Autumn session

200116 Management Accounting Fundamentals
200536 Intermediate Financial Accounting

Choose one of

200488 Corporate Financial Management

Or one elective

Choose one of

200183 Law of Business Organisations

Or one elective

Spring session

200108 Contemporary Management Accounting
200534 Accounting Information Systems
200109 Corporate Accounting Systems

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

200535 Auditing and Assurance Services

And two electives

Choose one of

200187 Taxation Law

Or one elective

Spring session

200267 Advanced Accounting

Engaged Learning Unit

200118 The Accountant as a Consultant

And two electives

Major and Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved major (80 credit points) or sub-major (40 credit points).

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