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Bachelor of Business and Commerce Major Accounting (Extended)

Bachelor of Business and Commerce Major Accounting (Extended) (BBCM)
CRICOS: 092182E

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start date
  • February
  • July
  • November
Note: The November intake (Semester 3) is only available for domestic students at USQ Springfield or via online study.

Overview

  • 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 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. 

Professional accreditation

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.

Graduates of the Accounting (Extended) major will be eligible to apply for membership to the Tax Practitioners Board.

Accounting (Extended) major students who complete a Finance minor will meet the educational entrance requirements of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia).

Career outcomes

  • Graduate as a qualified accountant with the ability to pursue careers as diverse as a registered tax practitioner, public accountant, chartered accountant, commercial accountant, chief financial officer, chief executive officer, bank manager, business services manager, and government advisor.

Entry requirements

Starting uni in 2021?

If you want to start your studies in 2021, the format of subject pre-requisites will change slightly from previous years. ATAR will also replace OP for Queensland students who graduate from high school from 2020. Find out more about these changes to ensure you are prepared to apply.

Pre-requisites

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English
  • Mathematics A

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree 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.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 8
1 x 12-unit Accounting Extended major 12
1 x 4-unit minor
or
4 x approved courses
4
Total 24

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 22640
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 25600

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 092182E

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020
  • Semester 2, 2020 - Monday 13 July 2020
  • Semester 3, 2020 - Monday 16 November 2020.

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