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Accounting (BBus)

  • B1367BACHELOR OF BUSINESS

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Title Accounting (BBus)
Course Code B1367
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Business
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Mr John Murphy | Email: j.murphy@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 7515

Qualification Bachelor of Business (BBus) in Accounting
Duration 3 years available both full-time and part-time
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 Bachelor of Business provides a broad understanding of individual, organisational and societal issues. You will have the practical skills to identify business opportunities, analyse problems and implement solutions and you will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of business principles across key functional areas. You will have depth of knowledge in one or more business disciplines: accounting, banking, business law, finance, hospitality and tourism management, human resources management, international business, management and marketing.
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 (working with clients
in areas such as audit, taxation, and business services), 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; 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

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

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

Major Units - 6 credit points

Refer to Major structure - Major List below

Year 2 - 24 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

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

OR

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

Major Units - 9 credit points

Refer to Major structure - Major List below

Options - 12 credit points

Major 2/Co-major/Minor/General Electives

Year 3 - 24 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

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

OR

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

Major Units - 9 credit points

Refer to Major structure - Major List below

Options - 12 credit points

Major 2/Co-major/Minor/General Electives

Major List

Accounting Major
Banking Major
Business Law Major
Finance Major
Global Business and Politics Major
Hospitality and Tourism Management Major
Human Resources Management Major
International Business Major
Management Major
Marketing Major

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

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