Bachelor of Commerce Global (Honours) – Accounting

Course summary

The Bachelor of Commerce Global (Honours) majoring in Accountancy is a unique degree offering the country’s best and brightest students the opportunity to gain a truly global study experience and real-world professional skills.

Accountancy is about providing reliable, timely and accurate information for decision makers, especially for economic decisions. Whether working for a multinational company, a government agency or in public practice, accountants play a pivotal role in advising senior management on the financial performance and direction of the organisation.

This degree

After completion of a foundation year at the Wollongong campus covering the core disciplines of business, you will study advanced accountancy topics. You will then undertake your second year of study at three of the University of Wollongong’s global locations – PSB Academy in Singapore, CCCU in Hong Kong and UOW in Dubai. The third year and fourth, and final year of honours study, will be completed at the Wollongong campus. Industry engagement is an integral component of this degree with the opportunity to undertake an internship each year for the first three years of the degree.

What you will study

Topics include financial reporting, auditing, management, accounting and information systems in accounting. You will learn about financial accounting in its organisational, social and political contexts as well as study relevant law subjects (including taxation law and law of business organisations) to be eligible for associate membership of professional accounting bodies. You will also complete an honours thesis and have the opportunity to undertake multiple internships over the course of your studies.


Course information

Study area

Business

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

384

ATAR-SR

95

IB Score

36-37

Duration

4 years full-time

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

UAC Code

753620

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

Recent Secondary Education Admission Criteria These criteria may be used to gain admission to this course for students who are currently in year 12 or have recently completed their secondary education.

Recent secondary education students can gain admission to this course via non-ATAR or ATAR-based options.

NON-ATAR ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options students may be admitted on the basis of criteria other than ATAR.

Non-ATAR admissions at UOW take an individual approach to understanding potential for academic success. Each student is assessed based on key qualities across academic readiness, motivation & passion, planning & persistence, and communication & collaboration.

Early Admission

Students may be admitted to this course via Early Admission (where year 12 students are assessed on a combination of their results so far, and a personal interview with UOW staff).

Students with results indicated below will gain an Early Admissions interview for this course.

ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options, students may be admitted on the basis of ATAR or ATAR plus additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

Guaranteed entry selection ranks

The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 95 or an IB of 36-37. This includes the effect of adjustment factors.

Adjustment factors

Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. These adjustments used to be called ‘bonus points’. Find out more about UOW's adjustment factors.

Other Admission Criteria

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

WORK & LIFE EXPERIENCE Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Economics and Finance students who have passed all subjects and have a WAM of 80 at the end of their first session (Autumn), will be eligible to apply for entry into the degree. Applicants will be required to submit a one page written application and undertake an interview.

FEES

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This program is not available to international applicants.


CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Economics and Finance students who have passed all subjects and have a WAM of 80 at the end of their first session (Autumn), will be eligible to apply for entry into the degree. Applicants will be required to submit a one page written application and undertake an interview.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2017.

Applicant background

2017 intake

2017 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2017

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2019 Autumn

Wollongong

Enrolment and Orientation: 26 - 28 February 2019
Session: 4 March – 27 June 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 28 September 2018. Late applications will not be considered.
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 26 October 2018. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

CLO Description
1 Demonstrate advanced theoretical and technical business knowledge in real world business and cultural contexts.
2 Communicate oral and written skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
3 Research, reflect and critically analyse business and organisational theoretical concepts and issues in local, national and international contexts.
4 Exercise critical thinking and responsible judgement in developing new understanding.
5 Demonstrate accountability and responsibility for their own learning.
6 Work effectively with others on shared goals in a variety of international settings and context

Course Structure

To qualify for award of the degree of Bachelor of Commerce Global (Honours) a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 192 credit points including:

  • 54cp of core Bachelor of Commerce subjects
  • 6cp of internship subjects
  • 48cp Accountancy or Finance major
  • 48cp of Honours subjects 

In addition to the 54 cps of core subjects, 6 cp of internship subjects and 48 cp for the Accountancy major an additional 18 cps of specified LAW subjects are required for professional accreditation. A further 6cps 300-level LAW subject is required to complete a Business Law minor. See Accountancy table below for subjects required to be taken.

No more than 72 credit points of 100 level subjects shall be completed.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
Core
ACCY111 Accounting Fundamentals in Society 6
COMM101 Principles in Responsible Business 6
COMM121 Statistics for Business 6
ECON100 Economic Essentials for Business  6
FIN111 Introductory Principles of Finance
(*Finance students only to undertake in year 1)
6
MARK101 Marketing Principles 6
ACCY112 Accounting in Organisations 6
COMM191 Introductory Global Internship 0
COMM292 Global Internship 6
COMM392 Advanced Global Internship 0
Plus one capstone subject
COMM331 Integrative Business Capstone 6

Major Study Areas

Accountancy

Overview

The Bachelor of Commerce Global (Honours) in Accountancy offers advanced accountancy topics including financial reporting, auditing and management accounting. You will learn about financial accounting in its organisational, social and political contexts as well as study relevant law subjects (including taxation law and law of business organisations) so as to be eligible for associate membership of professional accounting bodies. Students seeking professional accreditation must consult with the Course Director early in their studies.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
MARK343 International Marketing 6
ECON251 Industry and Trade in East Asia 6
ACCY200 Financial Accounting IIA 6
FIN111 Introductory Principles of Finance 6
MGNT110 Introduction to Management 6
ACCY201 Financial Accounting IIB 6
ACCY211 Management Accounting II 6
FIN222 Corporate Finance 6
ACCY305 Financial Accounting III 6
ACCY342 Auditing and Assurance Services 6
ACCY231 Information Systems in Accounting 6
ACCY312 Management Accouting III 6
LAW101 Law, Business and Society 6
LAW302 Law of Business Organisations 6
LAW315 Taxation Law 6
Any 300 Level Law subject 6
 

Professional Recognition 

A Bachelor of Commerce Global (Honours) Accountancy enables graduates to meet the educational requirements of a number of national and international professional registrations and memberships, depending on the subjects completed. For more information visit Professional Recognition.

Honours subjects in Accountancy 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
COMM480 Honours Research Proposal 6
ACCY401 Honours Research in Accounting 24
Plus three (3) six credit points 400 level subject From the Faculty of Business calendar as
advised by the research supervisors and approved by the Discipline Leader (Accounting)

Finance

Overview

Finance is about money and investments. People on their own and in partnerships, companies and other entities (including state and federal governments), have a common objective of profitable investment. What is a government-secured bond? What is a share? What are the reasons for investing in either...and when's the right time? These are some of the questions answered in the domain of finance.

You will study finance in depth, examining investment, financial markets, financial modelling and portfolio analysis. You will learn advanced statistical techniques for analysis and modelling, including the classical linear regression model, model diagnostics, univariate time series modelling and forecasting.

You’ll explore corporate finance, including financial strategies, security analysis and portfolio management. The course is both rigorous and practical, with an emphasis on applications and real world financial management. It will give you the theoretical knowledge and tools of business finance that are demanded by employers in all sections of the world economy.
 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
MARK343 International Marketing 6
ECON251 Industry and Trade in East Asia 6
ACCY200 Financial Accounting IIA 6
FIN222 Corporate Finance 6
MGNT110 Introduction to Management 6
FIN223 Investment Analysis 6
FIN226 Financial Markets and Institutions 6
FIN324 OR
FIN351
Financial Statement Analysis OR
International Finance
6
ECON339 Applied Financial Modelling 6
FIN323 Portfolio Analysis 6
  Elective subject 6
  Elective subject 6
FIN322 Advanced Corporate Finance 6
  Elective subject 6
  Elective subject 6

Honours subjects in Finance

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
COMM480 Honours Research Proposal 6
FIN401 Honours Research in Finance 24
Plus three (3) six credit points 400 level subject From the Faculty of Business calendar as
advised by the research supervisors and approved by the Discipline Leader (Finance)

Please click the subject codes in the above tables for information on sessions of offer for each subject at different locations.  For information regarding timetables, tutorials, and classes please visit the Timetables and Classes page.

 

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Accreditation & professional recognition

Graduates of the Bachelor of Commerce Global Honours (Accounting) are eligible for membership of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants ANZ, the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).


Why choose this course

Study at a world class institution
Join an institution ranked in the top two per cent of universities in the world and recognised as one of the best modern universities (QS World University Rankings 2018).

Study in three of the world’s global business hubs
As part of your second year, you will study at UOW’s teaching locations in Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai.

Guaranteed internships with high profile organisations
By completing multiple internships, you will gain real-world work experience with top-rated multinational firms – giving you the edge in a highly competitive global job market.

Significant financial support
UOW will fund your flight and accommodation expenses while studying at each UOW teaching location. In addition, by completing multiple internships, you will receive a total of $18,000 in industry sponsored travel grants to supplement your second year of study abroad.

Integrated Honours degree
Enhance your research and analytical skills through honours study creating an option to continue into an advanced research degree.

Academic mentorship
An Academic Course Director will be on hand to offer support and career guidance to Global Honours students. Local academic mentors and student buddies will also be available at each overseas teaching location.

Exceptional leadership skills
From your international experience you will emerge with a global perspective and strong cross-cultural communication and leadership skills highly valued by employers.

Unique professional development
A series of events and professional development opportunities will be integrated into your degree, preparing you for success in your chosen career, and for the next generation of leadership roles.

Career opportunities
  • Auditor
  • Banker
  • Analyst
  • Financial controller
  • Accountant
  • Policy advisor
  • Business adviser
  • OHS officer
  • HR manager consultant
  • Stock broker
  • Insurance broker
  • Fund manager
  • Exporter/importer
  • Public relations coordinator
  • Market researcher
  • Advertising executive
  • Brand/product manager
  • Event manager
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