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Accounting (BCom)

  • B1359BACHELOR OF COMMERCE

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Title Accounting (BCom)
Course Code B1359
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Business
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Qualification Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in Accounting
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Murdoch campus (external)
Description Accounting is an integral part of the management process in any organisation.
Accounting processes help to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of an
organisation's operations and performance. The information accountants produce
assists organisations to make informed decisions for a variety of purposes, including
acquiring or selling shares, lending money, and providing goods on credit.

Accounting also helps managers, owners and investors to look after the assets and
investments of an organisation. Capital investment and strategic decisions also use
data produced by the accounting process.
A fourth year of study is available in the form of an honours year.
A Murdoch Bachelor of Commerce graduate is future enabled with a global mindset. Murdoch's Commerce degree provides you with the knowledge and skills to succeed in an ever changing world. The degree is workplace-focused, enabling you to develop your critical thinking and creative problem solving skills by working on real organisational projects, learning from professionals and through a range of internship opportunities.

The Bachelor of Commerce offers ten majors across a broad range of industry. The course is flexible allowing students to choose up to two majors, a major and a two minors or a major, a minor and a range of electives. Majors include; accounting, banking, business law, finance, hospitality and tourism management, human resources management, international business, management, global business and politics, and marketing.

Students studying a BCom may be eligible to enrol in Murdoch University's MasterClass Program. MasterClass gives students the opportunity to complete a postgraduate qualification whilst studying for an undergraduate degree. To participate in the MasterClass Program students must have completed 1 year of a degree (24 credit points), and maintained a GPA of 3.0 or more (or equivalent). In addition, to the academic requirements students may be required to take part in a competitive selection process.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings As per normal undergraduate admission requirements.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Major Learning Outcomes MLO1: Demonstrate knowledge of Accounting
MLO2: Apply Accounting knowledge in practical contexts
MLO3: Exhibit effective communication and interpersonal skills
MLO4: Evaluate Accounting issues and problems and develop evidence-based
conclusions
MLO5: Demonstrate the capability to engage in lifelong learning
MLO6: Display the capability to think across cultures and contexts
MLO7: Integrate knowledge of ethical issues into professional practice
Course Learning Outcomes CLO1: Demonstrate knowledge of cognate discipline
CLO2: Apply discipline knowledge in practical contexts (e.g. workplace)
CLO3: Exhibit effective interpersonal skills appropriate to the context
CLO4: Evaluate issues and problems and structure evidence-based conclusions
CLO5: Employ learning strategies that demonstrate intentional learning
CLO6: Display the capability to think across contexts
CLO7: Integrate knowledge of ethical issues into professional practice
Employment Prospects The Accounting major is chosen by students interested in a career as a professionally qualified accountant. Graduates of this major can gain employment with professional accounting firms as an assistant accountant, in government, in other private sector firms, and in not-for-profit organisations. If students also successfully complete the Professional Accounting Units, they can apply for full professional membership with CPA and CAANZ.
Professional Recognition Students can satisfy the entry requirements for admission to membership of the professional accounting bodies when this major is taken in combination with the Professional Accounting Minor. These include Associate membership of CPA Australia, direct entry into the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand Programme, and Associate membership of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

Students who have been granted Advanced Standing must
discuss their enrolment and selection of units with the Academic Chair as their
Advanced Standing may affect their ability to satisfy the admission requirements to
the professional accounting bodies on completion of their degree.
Recommended Double Majors Banking; Business Law; Finance; Global Business and Politics; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Human Resources Management; International Business; Management; Marketing
Recommended Minors Professional Accounting
Professional Accreditation CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and
Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).
Excluded Double Majors Accounting
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 72 credit points

Where a course core unit is listed in a major structure, an elective unit may be required. Please contact your Student Advisor for further advice

Year 1 - 24 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

MSP100 Career Learning: Managing Your Career - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

Core Units - 15 credit points

BUS122 Business in Society - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BUS123 Management in a Global Environment - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BUS124 Global Marketing - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BUS163 Introduction to Accounting - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BUS171 Foundations of Economics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

Major Units - 3 credit points

Refer to Major structure

Options - 3 credit points

Major 2 /Co-Major /Minor /General Elective

Year 2 - 24 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

MSP200 Building Enterprise Skills - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

MSP201 Real World Learning - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external, SUM-external, W-external, Y-external

Core Unit - 3 credit points

BUS368 Cultures of Innovation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

Major Units - 6 credit points

Refer to Major structure

Options - 12 credit points

Major 2 /Co-Major /Minor /General Elective

Year 3 - 24 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

BUS399 Signature Experience - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

MSP201 Real World Learning - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external, SUM-external, W-external, Y-external

Major Units - 12 credit points

Refer to Major structure

Options - 9 credit points

Major 2 /Co-Major /Minor /General Elective

Major Structure - 24 credit points

Core Units - 24 credit points

BUS140 Introduction to Finance - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BUS171 Foundations of Economics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BUS163 Introduction to Accounting - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BSL165 Foundations of Business Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BUS285 Technology and Accounting Processes - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

BUS287 Management Accounting - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

BUS356 Contemporary Financial Accounting - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

BUS304 Accounting Theory and Accountability - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

B1359_ B Com_Marketing and Sustainable Development_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_ Finance and Management_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_ Human Resources Management and International Business_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_Accounting and Banking_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_Accounting and Business Law_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_Accounting and Finance_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_Accounting and Professional Accounting_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_Accounting_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_Banking and Business Law_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_Banking and Finance_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_Banking and Global Business and Politics_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_Banking and International Business_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_Banking and Management_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_Banking_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_Business Law_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_Finance and Business Law_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_Finance and Global Business and Politics_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_Finance and Human Resources Management_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_Finance and International Business.pdf

B1359_B Com_Finance and Marketing_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_Finance_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_Hospitality and Tourism Management and Business Law_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_Hospitality and Tourism Management and International Business_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_Hospitality and Tourism Management and Management_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_Hospitality and Tourism Management_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_Human Resources Management and Business Law_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_Human Resources Management and Management_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_Human Resources Management and Marketing_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_Human Resources Management_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_Human Resources and Management and Hospitality and Tourism Management_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_International Business and Business Law_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_International Business and International Aid and Development_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_International Business and Management_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_International Business and Marketing_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_International Business and Sustainable Development_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_International Business_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_Management and Business Law_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_Management and Global Politics and Policy_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_Management and International Aid and Development_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_Management and Marketing_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_Management and Sustainable Development_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_Management_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_Marketing and Business Law_S12020.pdf

B1359_B Com_Marketing_S12020.pdf

B1359_BCom_Banking and Hospitality and Tourism Management_S12020.pdf

B1359_BCom_Banking and Human Resources Management_S12020.pdf

B1359_BCom_Finance and Hospitality and Tourism Management_S12020.pdf

B1359_BCom_Global Business and Politics and Hospitality and Tourism Management_S12020.pdf

B1359_BCom_Global Business and Politics and Human Resources Management_S12020.pdf

B1359_BCom_Global Business and Politics and Management_S12020.pdf

B1359_BCom_Global Business and Politics and Marketing_S12020.pdf

B1359_BCom_Global Business and Politics and Sustainable Development_S12020.pdf

B1359_BCom_Global Business and Politics_S12020.pdf

B1359_Bcom_Banking and Marketing_S12020.pdf

B1359_Global Business and Politics and Business Law_S12020.pdf

B1359_Global Business and Politics and International Aid and Development_S12020.pdf

B1359_Global Business and Politics and International Business_S12020.pdf

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