Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Accounting (Extended))
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- Semester 3 (November)
- 24 units
- 3 years or part-time equivalent
Program Information Set
The Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Accounting (Extended)) is available from Semester 1, 2018.
More than just numbers
Accountancy is not just about numbers anymore, it is integral to the success of many modern businesses. The fast moving and diverse nature of business operations means accountants are involved in exciting and dynamic decisions on a daily basis and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders. Modern accountants also have up to date knowledge and experience of contemporary accounting information systems.
USQ’s Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Accounting (Extended)) provides a unique extension to the Accounting major. An extra four units of study will give you an advanced understanding of financial reporting and company operations. Successfully completing these courses will provide you with insights and knowledge that will enhance your preparation for the CPA or CAANZ professional examinations. In addition you will also be eligible for membership of the Tax Practitioners Board.
Accounting (Extended) major graduates will meet the educational entrance requirements of CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). This provides Associate membership of CPA Australia, eligibility to study the CPA Australia professional exams and eligibility to study the CAANZ professional exams.
Successful completion of the Accounting (Extended) major can qualify students for exemptions from the Fundamental level (9 papers) of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams.
Accounting (Extended) major students who complete a Finance minor will meet the educational entrance requirements of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia).
Graduates of the Accounting (Extended) major will be eligible to apply for membership to the Tax Practitioners Board.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 10944|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 19040|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
- Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent
- Assumed knowledge: Mathematics A (4, SA).
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
How to apply
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
- Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July.
- Semester 3, 2018 - applications close Monday 5 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 19 November.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.