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Accounting and Business Law Double Major

Bachelor of Commerce - BCom(Curtin) - MJDU-ACBLW

Curtin Business School

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Gain insight into legal matters associated with the accounting profession. Discover the processes by which law is created, changed and applied to business and government. In this double major you’ll consider the impact of the law on various accounting scenarios, and gain skills and understanding in accounting, auditing and taxation. You’ll obtain significant knowledge of torts, property, trusts and trade practices which will prepare you for a specialised accounting career.

During your first year of the Bachelor of Commerce you’ll complete common core units which will provide an introduction to the various aspects of business. You do not need to make a final decision on a single or combined major until your second semester.
 

High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Tax Agent/Consultant
  • Auditor
  • Business Analyst
  • Tax Advisor
  • Treasurer
  • Compliance Officer
  • Contract Manager
  • Legal Administrator

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Professional recognition

This course enables you to apply for admission to the CA program of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICCA) and/or the CPA Australia program.

Credit for previous study

If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact Curtin Business School to discuss eligibility for recognition of prior learning.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

How this course will make you industry ready

You’ll use extensive case study material to engage with real life business law environments so you’ll be ready to use what you have learnt when you graduate.

Our partnerships with major organisations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, KPMG, RSM Bird Cameron and Rio Tinto, give you the experience of an accounting degree from a real-world perspective. Through our networks you may even land a job before you graduate.
 

Units

Current students: Please refer to the Handbook's full course structure when enrolling.

Credits needed to graduate: 600

Core units Hrs/Wk Credit
Year 1 Semester 2
Applied Contract Law 3.0 25.0
Year 2 Semester 1
Business and Company Law 3.0 25.0
Company Law for Business 3.0 25.0
Financial Accounting 3.0 25.0
Management Accounting 3.0 25.0
Practical Employment Law 3.0 25.0
Year 2 Semester 2
Corporate Accounting 3.0 25.0
Introduction to Finance Principles 3.0 25.0
Introduction to Property Law for Business 3.0 25.0
Practical Consumer and Competition Law 3.0 25.0
Year 3 Semester 1
Accounting Systems 3.0 25.0
Auditing 3.0 25.0
Business Intellectual Property 3.0 25.0
Tort Liability for Business 3.0 25.0
Year 3 Semester 2
Accounting Theory and Analysis 3.0 25.0
Introduction to Australian Tax Law 3.0 25.0
Management Control Systems 3.0 25.0
Taxation Planning 3.0 25.0

See Courses Handbook for full course structure

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Entry requirements:

Indicative TER (ATAR)*: 70
STAT entry*: Written English and either verbal or quantitative
*What are Indicative TER (ATAR) and STAT Entry?

Indicative TER (ATAR)

This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.

STAT entry

The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Mature age entry:

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Essential WACE courses:

English, English Literature or English as an Additional Language/Dialect

Desirable WACE courses:

Applicable Mathematics or Discrete Mathematics

2011 essential subjects:

At least English 2A/2B, Literature 2A/2B or English as an Additional Language/Dialect 2A/2B

2011 desirable subjects:

Mathematics 2C/2D

Where:

Bentley, Malaysia, Mauritius, Sarawak or Sydney
This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus or mixed on- and off-campus

Duration:

3 years full-time

Fees (indicative first year only):

Year Student type Cost
2015 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)?
A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
$10,080*

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Other notes:

Regional campuses may offer the common first year units only.

 

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2014 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India/Pakistan 65%
Sri Lanka 6

Minimum academic entry requirements


Course prerequisites

Mathematics is desirable.

Where:

Bentley, Malaysia, Mauritius, Sarawak or Sydney
This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

3 years full-time

Fees for 2014:

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

Other notes:

Regional campuses may offer the common first year units only.

2015 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
HKDSE 15
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India/Pakistan 65%
Sri Lanka 6

Minimum academic entry requirements


Where:

Bentley, Malaysia, Mauritius, Sarawak or Sydney
This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

3 years full-time

Fees for 2015:

International onshore - fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $13,400
Indicative year 1 fee $26,800
Total indicative course fee $83,700
Indicative essential incidental course fee $0

*The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International's offshore site.

Other notes:

Regional campuses may offer the common first year units only.

CRICOS: 013905G
This page was last updated on 25 August 2014

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