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Bachelor of Business (Accounting) ( CRICOS Code 026830C )

CRICOS Code 026830C

Accounting is at the core of every organisation, ensuring its financial viability. JCU has trained hundreds of qualified accountants and is strongly supported by the local accounting profession. Foundation subjects are complemented by specialist topics in, for example, business modelling, financial management, auditing, law of business organisations, taxation, contemporary issues in accounting and performance management and control.

Key Features

  • This major is professionally accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA) and Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA) Australia.
  • Accounting skills are always in demand.

Course Subjects

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Note: To be eligible for accreditation with Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA Australia) and/or the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA) students must complete the following subjects in addition to the units comprising the major:

BX2019:03 Business Information Systems
BX2112:03 Law of Business Organisations
BX3112:03 Taxation

This imposes constraints on students who select Accounting as their primary major. They are unable to complete a second major.

Career Outcomes

Accountants are in demand around Australia and across the world. The profession is dynamic, with new roles evolving including e-commerce and environmental accounting. Employment options in the public and private sectors include: public accounting practice, financial and management accounting, systems accountant, financial officer, chief executive officer, financial analyst, management consulting, stockbroker, merchant banker, financial institutional manager, policy advisor, taxation and financial planning, and corporate bankruptcy, insolvency and recovery. Accountants often move to executive-level positions.