Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
CRICOS Course Code: 072490C
The Bachelor of Business (Accounting) aims to produce graduates who will communicate effectively and perceptively within a business environment, produce innovative solutions to problems, and apply investigative skills to a range of complex challenges faced in a business context. Furthermore, graduates will develop a thorough understanding of the core principles of business and accounting, giving them the skills required to perform a variety of accounting based roles in the corporate sector. Undertaking the Bachelor of Business (Accounting) at CIC Higher Education will give students a strong foundation in accounting principles and essential business skills. Graduates of the program will be well prepared to enter the accounting and/or business world in a pre-management and management capacity.
The estimated annual enrolment into the Bachelor of Business (Accounting) is 450 students.
On successful completion of this course, students are awarded the Bachelor of Business (Accounting). The course meets the Australian Qualifications Framework specifications for a Level 7 bachelor degree.
Professional Accreditation and Recognition
The Bachelor of Business (Accounting) is accredited by the Chartered Accountants Australia, New Zealand (CAANZ), CPA Australia and IPA (Institute of Public Accountants). The course is also recognised by ACCA (Association of Chartered Accountants) for exemption of ACCA F1-F9 papers upon completion of the degree.
Students may be able to shorten the length of this course through qualifications obtained from other formal studies. AQF qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by other education providers may be recognised by CIC Higher Education. Students who wish to apply for Advanced Standing should contact the College for information on eligibility.
Professional & Community Engagement
Business and accounting professionals are invited as guest speakers at various lectures. Guest speakers add value in the practical aspect of the course work. These speakers will also assist students to understand industry roles and responsibilities.
Industry relevant material
The practical laboratory components of the course incorporate material that is specifically relevant for the accounting industry. In the laboratories students gain experience with statistical packages including MYOB and Xero; they also gain experience with other computer programs such as MS Excel.
The course emphasises an innovative and independent-minded approach to business education as the key to competitiveness in the dynamic global accounting profession. In this way, students will gain benefits from the broad range of circumstances and life experiences of their fellow students.
Students gain key skills and significant experience in collaborative learning and gain theoretical knowledge in the underpinnings of business. They also gain key skills in research, using both online and library materials. All of these factors will help graduates of the Bachelor of Business (Accounting) to be lifelong learners.
Mode of Delivery
The course is offered on a full-time basis. Delivery of the course is on-campus. Units are delivered in a lecture and tutorial format.
The Bachelor of Business (Accounting) is a three – year course, delivered over twelve six-week teaching terms (the equivalent of six semesters) on a full-time basis. There are five intakes per year, in January, March, May, August and October.
To meet the requirements for graduation, all students must successfully complete 24 units.
Four core units:
Four Core units:
Six core units:
First year – four elective units comprising:
- two x 100 or 200 coded electives, and
- two x 100, 200, 300 or 400 coded electives.
Second year – three elective units comprising:
- two x 100, 200, 300 or 400 coded electives, and
- two x 300 or 400 coded elective.
Third year – three elective units comprising of:
- two x 500 or 600 coded electives.
The types of assessment permitted at CIC may include the following:
- Closed or open-book examinations
- Written essays, case studies or business reports/proposals or projects
- Oral presentations or oral examinations
- Multiple choice or true/false tests, quizzes or examinations
- Peer assessment & group based work
- Industry based assessments.
Other types of assessment may be allowed at CIC following approval by the Dean.
Please refer to our Assessment Policy for further information.
Graduates will be well placed to begin a career in a variety of accounting based roles. Due to the strong management accountant units in this degree, future corporate positions may be possible.
Opportunities for Further Study
Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Business (Accounting) can apply to study a number of postgraduate qualifications in Australia and abroad.
The Bachelor of Business (Accounting) aims to produce graduates who will learn accounting, communicate effectively and perceptively within a business environment, produce innovative solutions to problems, and apply investigative skills to a range of complex challenges faced in a business context.
This course incorporates core knowledge in Business and Accounting. It is a program that is accredited by the professional accounting bodies, the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA) and CPA Australia.
The course comprises a major sequence of 14 core Units ensuring depth of knowledge in the discipline. Breadth of knowledge is obtained through the choice of 10 elective Units.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Business (Accounting) will:
• Think creatively with an ability to critically evaluate concepts and ideas and generate effective and innovative solutions
• Possess depth in accounting knowledge to a professional standard and display the capacity and strategies to independently engage with the process of continuous learning
• Have developed skills to apply logic and rationale to analyse complex issues and to creatively solve problems through intelligent decision making
• Possess the ability to communicate effectively in ways appropriate to the discipline, audience and purpose
Application of Knowledge and Skills
Graduates of a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills:
• Through their capacity for technical awareness and adaptability combined with their ability to research, synthesize and communicate relevant information.
• Through a strong foundation in accounting principles including ethical practice with the ability to draw on this knowledge and apply it in a professional environment.
• To effectively contribute to the profession as an individual or as part of a group with the poise, behaviour and ethical standing expected by the industry.
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|Workplace Skills and Values|
|Information Literacy and Analysis and Problem-solving Skills|
Please refer to the Graduate Attributes Policy for further details.
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