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Bachelor of Accounting

A single three year undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Business and Economics

BACC
  • Length 3 year full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements
  • Field of Education
    • Accounting - general
  • Length 3 year full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements
  • Field of Education
    • Accounting - general

The Bachelor of Accounting is designed to develop your knowledge and skills in reporting, analysing and managing financial resources in business and government entities. In addition to meeting the education requirements for membership of the Australian accounting professional bodies, the degree offers flexibility for you to study in related disciplines of your interest, including finance, business information systems, management, marketing, international business and corporate sustainability.

You will be equipped with the ability to critically analyse emerging accounting issues, and be inspired by the professional and scholarly accounting research that provides you with insights into issues underlying the accounting numbers, thus fostering your academic and professional competence. Gaining these academic and professional attributes will enhance your accounting career opportunities, or pursuance of advanced accounting studies.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with the Bachelor of Accounting will be able to:

  1. Judgement - Exercise judgement under supervision to solve routine accounting problems in straightforward contexts using social, ethical, economic, regulatory and global perspectives
  2. Knowledge - Integrate theoretical and technical accounting knowledge which includes a selection of auditing and assurance, finance, economics, quantitative methods, information systems, commercial law, corporation law and taxation law
  3. Application Skills - Critically apply theoretical and technical accounting knowledge and skills to solve routine accounting problems
  4. Communication and Teamwork - Justify and communicate accounting advice and ideas in straightforward collaborative contexts involving both accountants and non-accountants
  5. Self Management - Reflect on performance feedback to identify and action learning opportunities and self-improvements

Further Information

Students wishing to qualify for membership of CPA Australia must enrol in BUSN2101 Law of Business Entities and INFS2005 Accounting Information Systems.  BUSN3002 Auditing and BUSN3014 Principles of Taxation Law are optional, but students are strongly advised to complete these two courses. Students who do not complete these courses at university must complete them in the CPA program in order to advance to CPA Australia.


Students wishing to qualify for membership of The Institute of Chartered Accountants must enrol in BUSN3002 Auditing, BUSN3014 Principles of Taxation Law and BUSN2101 Law of Business Entities


Electives: 

Students have 48 units of electives in a single degree program. Electives can be selected from CBE or other Colleges. No more than 10 courses at 1000 level.

Students wish to undertake an out of college elective may contact the relevant College directly.

Student Responsibility:

It is the student's responsibility to select electives in such a way that:

  • they satisfy prerequisites for the corresponding course/s.
  • they conform to the rules set out in Programs and Courses or if unsure seek advice from the CBE office.
It is the student's responsibility to select the courses appropriate for his/her program.

FDD with Law (ALLB):

Due to incompatibilities between BUSN1101 and LAWS1204 students will need to replace BUSN1101 with a CBE List 1 Elective. 
Due to incompatibilities between BUSN2101 and LAWS2203 students will need to study INFS2005 and BUSN2036
If a you wish to study BUSN3014 and do not wish to study LAWS4221, you will meet the prerequisites by studying LAWS1204.

Admission Requirements

Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis. Admission to undergraduate degrees is based on meeting the ATAR requirement or an equivalent rank derived from the following qualifications:

• An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent; OR
• A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate or international equivalent; OR
• At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution or international equivalent; OR
• An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.

Click HERE for further information about domestic admission.

Prerequisites

None. But assumed knowledge is:-
ACT: Mathematical Methods (Major)
NSW: Mathematics
QLD: Mathematics B
SA/NT: Mathematical Studies
TAS: Mathematics Methods
VIC: Mathematical Methods (CAS)
WA: Mathematics 3C/3D
IB: Mathematics (SL)


The table below is a guide to the entry level required for domestic applicants. Exact entry level will be set at time of offer.

Domestic applicant entry requirements

Queensland Band equivalents are a guide only - selection is made on a UAI equivalent that is not available to students.

International applicant entry requirements

International applicants may view further information on admissions requirements at Entry Requirements for International Undergraduate Applicants

The University reserves the right to alter or discontinue its programs as required.

ATAR:
86
QLD Band:
8
International Baccalaureate:
31

Bonus Points

The National Access Scheme 2014

ANU offers bonus points for nationally strategic senior secondary subjects, and in recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. 

Bonus points are applied to all applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedule, and no more than 10 points (maximum 5 academic points and maximum 5 equity points) will be awarded.

Bonus points do not apply to programs with an ATAR cutoff of 98 or higher.

Bonus Points are only awarded to domestic applicants applying for admission through UAC who have not previously attempted tertiary study.

How to apply

Academic Bonus Points: senior secondary students do not need to apply for ANU academic bonus points. They are automatically added in accordance with the schedule.

Educational Access Scheme: senior secondary students do not need to apply if their school is part of the Priority School Funding Program or Country Areas Program. All other applicants should refer to http://www.uac.edu.au/eas/  for more information.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$39,024.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Accounting requires completion of 144 units, of which:

A maximum of 60 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses

The 144 units must include:

24 units from completion of minor in Business and Economics Essentials

36 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

BUSN1002 Accounting Processes and Systems

BUSN1101 Introduction to Commercial Law

FINM1001 Foundations of Finance

BUSN2011 Management Accounting

BUSN2015 Company Accounting

BUSN3001 Accounting Theory

12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

BUSN2101 Law of Business Entities

BUSN2036 Financial Statement Analysis

INFS2005 Accounting Information Systems

18 units from completion of courses from the following list:

BUSN3002 Auditing

BUSN3003 Advanced Management Accounting

BUSN3006 Public Sector Accounting

BUSN3008 Financial Reporting by Corporations

BUSN3014 Principles of Tax Law

BUSN3017 Corporate Social Responsibility, Accountability and Reporting

6 units from completion of courses on List 1 of the ANU College of Business and Economics

48 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

The minor in Business and Economics Essentials will not be listed on transcripts for students completing the Bachelor of Accounting.

For majors and minors offered by the ANU College of Business and Economics, students may count a course towards multiple majors and minors. If a minor is a subset of all stated courses and/or prerequisites for a major, then completion of the major overrides completion of the minor, and only the major is regarded as having been completed.

Minors

Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective majorminor or specialisation.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units BUSN1001 Business Reporting and Analysis 6 units ECON1101 Microeconomics 1 6 units STAT1008 Quantitative Research Methods 6 units FINM1001 Foundations of Finance 6 units
BUSN1002 Accounting Processes and Systems 6 units ECON1102 Macroeconomics 1 6 units BUSN1101 Introduction to Commercial Law 6 units CBE Elective 6 units
Year 2 48 units BUSN2015 Company Accounting 6 units 2000 level Accounting course 6 units Elective course 6 units Elective course 6 units
BUSN2011 Management Accounting 6 units 2000 level Accounting course 6 units Elective course 6 units Elective course 6 units
Year 3 48 units BUSN3001 Accounting Theory 6 units 3000 level Accounting course 6 units Elective course 6 units Elective course 6 units
3000 level Accounting course 6 units 3000 level Accounting course 6 units Elective course 6 units Elective course 6 units

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The Bachelor of Accounting is designed to develop your knowledge and skills in reporting, analysing and managing financial resources in business and government entities. In addition to meeting the education requirements for membership of the Australian accounting professional bodies, the degree offers flexibility for you to study in related disciplines of your interest, including finance, business information systems, management, marketing, international business and corporate sustainability.

Single degree

  • This degree requires 144 units
  • A maximum of 60 units of 1000 level courses
  • 15 compulsory courses
  • 9 electives (of which 1 must be CBE List 1 elective courses)

Commencing Semester 1:
Semester 1 

  • BUSN1001 Business Reporting and Analysis - 6 units
  • ECON1101 Microeconomics 1 - 6 units
  • STAT1008 Quantitative Research Methods - 6 units
  • FINM1001 Foundations of Finance- 6 units
Semester 2 
  • ECON1102 Macroeconomics 1- 6 units
  • BUSN1002 Accounting Processes & Systems - 6 units
  • BUSN1101 Introduction to Commercial Law - 6 units
  • List 1 Elective Course - 6 units

Commencing Semester 2:
Semester 2 

  • ECON1101 Microeconomics 1 - 6 units
  • BUSN1001 Business Reporting and Analysis - 6 units
  • STAT1008 Quantitative Research Methods - 6 units
  • BUSN1101 Introduction to Commercial Law - 6 units

Double degree

  • This degree requires 96 units of CBE courses
  • A maximum of 48 units of 1000 level CBE courses
  • 15 compulsory courses
  • 1 CBE List 1 elective courses

Commencing Semester 1:
Semester 1 

  • BUSN1001 Business Reporting and Analysis - 6 units
  • ECON1101 Microeconomics 1 - 6 units

Semester 2 

  • STAT1008 Quantitative Research Methods - 6 units
  • ECON1102 Macroeconomics 1- 6 units


Commencing Semester 2:
Semester 2 

  • BUSN1001 Business Reporting and Analysis - 6 units
  • ECON1101 Microeconomics 1 - 6 units

About this degree

Single degree
In a Bachelor of Accounting single degree program you will study a total of 144 units.  Typically you will take 4 courses per semester (total of 24 units) as a full time student giving you a total of 24 courses across your whole degree. You will need to complete a minimum of 16 CBE courses (96 units) but will also get to choose 8 courses (48 units) from other ANU Colleges.  You can try a range of courses or take a major or minor in a non-CBE subject, the choice is yours.

Double degree
In a Bachelor of Accounting double degree program you will study a total of 16 courses (96 units).  Typically you will take 4 courses per semester (total of 24 units) as a full time student giving you a total of 16 courses (96 units) across your whole degree.  However, for each semester you are likely to take 2 courses from your Accounting degree and then 2 courses from the other half of you degree - still a total of 4 courses a semester.



Enrolment Status

It is possible to enrol in fewer courses per semester but it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must always be enrolled full-time in 24 units each semester.


Important things to keep in mind when choosing your 1000-level courses

When you enrol for the first time you will study ‘1000-level’ courses. These courses have ‘1’ as the first number in their course code, such as ECON1101.



Please also note that:

  • You need to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester.
  • You cannot study more than four courses (24 units) per semester, eight for the year.
  • You may take 1000-level courses later in your program.   But remember you can’t count more than ten 1000-level courses (60 units) in total towards your single degree.
  • You can change your enrolment in courses up until the end of week 2 of each semester without penalty.

Electives

You can use your electives to enrol in any courses that you like, provided you meet prerequisite requirements.

  • Remember that you can choose up to 8 courses from another ANU College if you are undertaking the single Bachelor of accounting degree.
  • If you are in a double degree, your electives must be CBE courses.
  • Don't forget the maximum number of 1000 level courses is 10 in single degree.




Study Options

Bachelor of Accounting

This is a typical study plan for the first year of a student undertaking a Bachelor of Accounting degree

Study Options

Year 1 48 units BUSN1001 Business Reporting and Analysis 6 units ECON1101 Microeconomics 1 6 units STAT1008 Quantitative Research Methods 6 units FINM1001 Foundations of Finance 6 units
BUSN1002 Accounting Processes and Systems 6 units ECON1102 Macroeconomics 1 6 units BUSN1101 Introduction to Commercial Law 6 units CBE Elective 6 units

Bachelor of Accounting - Double Degree

This is a typical study pattern for the first year of a student undertaking a Bachelor of Accounting with another degree, such as the Bachelor of Arts (degree B).

Study Options

Year 1 48 units BUSN1001 Business Reporting and Analysis 6 units ECON1101 Microeconomics 1 6 units Degree B Course 6 units Degree B Course 6 units
STAT1008 Quantitative Research Methods 6 units ECON1102 Macroeconomics 1 6 units Degree B Course 6 units Degree B Course 6 units

Disciplines

For further information on specific discipline you can:


Academic Advice

If after reading through these guidelines you are unsure about your which courses to enrol in, you can email info.cbe@anu.edu.au

If you are seeking status (credit) from previous study at another university you will need to submit a copy of your official transcript, detailed course outlines and a completed credit application form to info.cbe@anu.edu.au

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