Specialisation

Major - Accounting

Western Sydney University Major Code: MT2030.1

Status: CURRENT
This version of the specialisation is available to new and continuing students.


Related Courses

2786.2 Bachelor of Business
2786.3 Bachelor of Business
2787.2 Bachelor of Business (Advanced Business Leadership)
2788.2 Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws
2788.3 Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws
3738.2 Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology/Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
6037.1 Diploma in Business/Bachelor of Business
6037.2 Diploma in Business/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) (including online) 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

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Bankstown Campus Internal Course Advice
Campbelltown Campus Internal Course Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Internal Course Advice
Sydney City Campus Internal Neelam Goela
WSU Online Online Course Advice

Major Structure

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

Units in the Accounting Major

200972 Accounting in Context
200534 Accounting Information Systems
200974 Accounting Standards and Governance
200535 Auditing and Assurance Services
200109 Corporate Accounting Systems
200111 Financial Accounting Applications
200116 Management Accounting Fundamentals
200973 Techniques in Financial Accounting

Accreditation Units

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

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

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:

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

Choose one of

200052 Introduction to Economic Methods
200032 Statistics for Business

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
200972 Accounting in Context

Choose one of

200052 Introduction to Economic Methods
200032 Statistics for Business

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
200973 Techniques in Financial Accounting
200914 Working in Professions

And one elective

Spring session

200974 Accounting Standards and Governance
200917 Innovation, Enterprise and Society
200534 Accounting Information Systems

And one elective

This may include the Accreditation elective unit below

200183 Law of Business Organisations

Year 3

Autumn session

200109 Corporate Accounting Systems

And three electives

These may include the Accreditation elective units below

200108 Contemporary Management Accounting
200187 Taxation Law

Spring session

200535 Auditing and Assurance Services

Enterprise Engaged Unit:

200118 The Accountant as a Consultant

And two electives

Part-time

Year 1

Autumn session

200910 Financing Enterprises
200909 Enterprise Law

Spring session

200972 Accounting in Context

Choose one of

200052 Introduction to Economic Methods
200032 Statistics for Business

Year 2

Autumn session

200912 Enterprise Leadership
200911 Enterprise Innovation and Markets

Spring session

200111 Financial Accounting Applications
200914 Working in Professions

Year 3

Autumn session

200116 Management Accounting Fundamentals
200973 Techniques in Financial Accounting

Spring session

Two electives

These may include the two Accreditation elective units below

200488 Corporate Financial Management
200183 Law of Business Organisations

Year 4

Autumn session

200974 Accounting Standards and Governance
200917 Innovation, Enterprise and Society

Spring session

200534 Accounting Information Systems

And one elective

This may include the Accreditation elective unit below

200108 Contemporary Management Accounting

Year 5

Autumn session

200109 Corporate Accounting Systems

And one elective

This may include the Accreditation elective unit below

200187 Taxation Law

Spring session

Two electives

Year 6

Autumn session

200535 Auditing and Assurance Services

And one elective

Spring session

Enterprise Engaged Unit:

200118 The Accountant as a Consultant

And one elective



Western Sydney University Copyright © 2004-2016 ABN 53 014 069 881 CRICOS Provider No: 00917K Contact Us | Disclaimer | Emergency Help |