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

You will undertake a foundation year that covers all core disciplines of business, giving you a solid understanding of issues facing organisations today. Students will then continue their studies at four of the University of Wollongong’s global locations: Wollongong, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore. As industry engagement is an integral component of this degree, students will complete internships with one of our program sponsors.

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

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4 years full-time or part-time equivalent


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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.

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 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. 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.


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.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.


This program is not available to international applicants.

Admission 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 2019.

Applicant background

2019 intake

2019 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)


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 2019

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 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

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

Key Dates




2021 Autumn


Orientation: 23 - 25 February 2021
Session: 1 March – 24 June 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 30 September 2020 (early bird), 17 December 2020 (final). Late applications may be considered.
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 17 December 2020. 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:

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 for a Finance major and 198 for an Accountancy major including:

  • 54cp of core Bachelor of Commerce subjects
  • 6cp of internship subjects
  • 48cp Accountancy or Finance major
  • 48cp of Honours subjects 
  • plus elective subjects to attain the required aggregate

Please note students must complete all three internship 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. 

Candidates for this degree will be required to maintain a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of a least 75 ach year to continue in the program.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
ACCY111 Accounting Fundamentals In Society 6
COMM101 Principles of Responsible Business 6
COMM121 Statistics for Business 6
ECON100 Economic Essentials for Business 6
FIN 111 Introductory Principles of Finance 6
MARK101 Marketing Principles 6
ACCY112 Accounting In Organisations 6
Internship Subjects
COMM191 Introductory Global Internship 0
COMM293 Global Internship 0
COMM393 Advanced Global Internship 6
Plus ONE capstone Subjects
COMM331 Integrative Business Capstone 6
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

UOW Business students experience a modern curriculum that does not merely teach business theory, but applies it to everyday business contexts. We develop professionals, managers and business leaders with critical thinking skills who will succeed in their chosen fields.

You have the opportunity to gain practical, real-world experience and make professional connections that will help launch your career, including the opportunity to participate in our Business Internship program, which could see you partnered with industry leaders such as KPMG, Mercer, NAB and Accor Hotels. 

The Faculty of Business is a signatory to the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME), a global initiative of the United Nations. The PRME endorses institutions that champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership. 

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