Aug 7 2017

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) #bachelor #of #accounting #degree


No new admissions into this program for 2017.

Future students interested in this degree for 2016 and onwards, please visit Bachelor of Commerce

The Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) is designed for students who wish to gain their professional accounting qualifications. The practice of accounting comprises financial accounting and management accounting. Financial accounting is focused on external reporting and auditing functions. Management accounting is concerned with providing information for planning and controlling decisions within organisations.

No new admissions into this program for 2017.

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Not offered to international students.

No new admissions into this program for 2017.

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These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

Career Readiness

Students who specialise in accounting may join the accounting profession in all areas of commerce and industry. Admission to CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) requires the completion of an accredited degree, practical experience and courses of study organised by the professional accounting associations. A Bachelor of Commerce is recognised as a fully accredited degree by both CPA and ICAA. Career prospects are available in specialised fields as tax, audit, management accounting, computerised accounting and finance.

The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

Graduate Attributes

The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.

  1. Deep discipline knowledge
  2. Critical thinking and problem solving
  3. Teamwork and communication skills
  4. Career and leadership readiness
  5. Intercultural and ethical competency
  6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

Industry Placement

Work Placement: [Can include]

Professional Accreditation

The University’s business programs have been awarded international accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than 5% of the world’s business schools.

This means the University of Adelaide’s Business Degrees are recognised internationally for their high quality.

Upon completion of Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) students will be eligible to apply for associate membership of either the Chartered Accountants program (Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia) or the Certified Practicing Accountants program (CPA Australia). To achieve full professional membership both bodies require an additional program of study and a stipulated length of work experience.

Potential careers

Manager / Business Management, Finance Manager, Financial Adviser, Financial Services Officer, Taxation Officer, Forensic Accountant, Accountant, Auditor

A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences .

All students commence in the Bachelor of Commerce and complete the first year of the program before choosing to specialise. The first year provides students with the foundation necessary for a commerce graduate and includes core courses in accounting, economics and business data analysis. In the second and third years, students choose courses to specialise.

The accounting specialisation is designed for students who wish to gain professional accounting qualifications. There are fifteen courses within the academic plan that are compulsory for an accounting qualification.

Academic Program Rules

The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University’s academic program rules.

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