Professional Accreditation for Accounting Major
The Bachelor of Business Accounting satisfies the educational membership requirements for Charted Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA), CPA Australia (CPA) and The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).
Further information is available from CA, CPA and IPA.
Accreditation with Australian Qualification Framework
All KOI courses qualify under the Australian Qualification Framework, a national policy that is recognised both in Australia and internationally, which regulates qualifications under the Australian education and training system. This means that KOI is identified as providing its students with recognised quality education for the courses on offer.
The Course Overview – can be used to view the course structure and sequence in which subjects should be studied. All subjects named in the Course Overviews are core subjects and must be studied to satisfy the requirements of the particular award.
The first two trimesters of the Bachelor of Business (Accounting) represent the core subjects of their respective Diplomas, and provide the underpinning knowledge and skills needed to successfully attempt the higher level subjects in the remaining trimesters.
The subjects in shaded boxes must be studied in the order they are presented as they provide pre-requisite knowledge for other subjects. The remaining subjects (core and elective) have a recommended trimester, but may be studied in other available trimester slots to suit individual student preferences, provided pre-requisites have been completed.
Students may choose any elective subjects from the list following the Course Overview, provided the subject is offered in the trimester they wish to study it and they have met the relevant pre-requisites.
Bachelor of Business (Accounting) (CRICOS 070366A)
(incorporating Diploma of Accounting)
The Bachelor of Business (Accounting) offers a broad understanding of the concepts and practices of accounting, supported by related areas in finance, law, economics, marketing, information systems, management and statistics. The course focuses on preparing students for accounting careers in the modern business environment, specifically preparing students for management roles in the accounting industry. It aims to equip students with decision-making and critical analysis skills required in a professional accountancy practice, as well as a variety of functional areas within business. There is a particular emphasis on the development of professional and personal skills which underpin success in accounting.
The course requires students to study a total of 24 subjects over 6 trimesters. It contains 20 core subjects and 4 electives providing students with an in-depth understanding of accountancy practices, and an appreciation of other business related disciplines. In addition to the solid core of accounting subjects, including legislation related to accounting practices and an appreciation of ethical practice, students can also study a selection of related business, management and finance subjects designed to provide broad understanding of the total challenges faced by accountants and their clients.
POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS
Graduates of the Bachelor in Business (Accounting) may find entry level employment as an Accountant, Business Analyst, Auditor, Financial Advisor and Taxation Consultant among other career paths.
PATHWAY TO FURTHER STUDIES
Graduates of the Bachelor in Business (Accounting) satisfy the educational membership requirements for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), CPA Australia (CPA) and The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Graduates are also eligible to apply for admission into a number of postgraduate qualifications in Australia and overseas.
The table in the pop-up window here gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at KOI. It provides data on students that commenced Bachelor in Business (Accounting) study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available, including those admitted through all offer rounds, across all Australian campuses, and international students studying in Australia.
General admission criteria apply to the course.
|BUS100||Professional Communication Skills
(Replaces BUS100 Business Study Skills and BUS106A Intro to Business A)
|ACC100||Introduction to Accounting|
|BUS104||Introduction to Marketing (co-req BUS100)|
|ECO100||Introduction to Economics|
|MGT100||Introduction to Management
(Replaces BUS106B Intro to Business B)
|ACC101||Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACC100)|
|BUS101||Introduction to Business Law|
Subjects in the first and second trimester MUST be completed first unless an exemption has been granted.
|ACC200||Introduction to Management Accounting (ACC100)|
|ACC201||Financial Accounting (ACC100, ACC101)|
|FIN200||Corporate Financial Management (ACC100)|
|MGT200||Organisational Behaviour (BUS100, MGT100)|
|ACC202||Management Accounting (ACC100, ACC101)|
|ACC203||Accounting Information Systems (ACC100, ACC101, ACC201)|
|BUS200||Law of Business Organisations (BUS101)|
|ACC204||Corporate Accounting and Reporting (ACC100, ACC101, ACC201)|
|ACC301||Tax Law (BUS101, BUS102)|
|ACC303||Contemporary Issues in Accounting (ACC100, ACC101, ACC200, ACC201, ACC202. ACC204)
(replaces ACC302 Advanced Accounting)
|ACC300||Auditing and Assurance Services (ACC100, ACC101, ACC201)|
|BUS303||Business Project (Last trimester only)|
Electives: Provided pre-requisites have been met, and the subject is offered in the trimester, students may choose any electives from the list below. (Pre-requisite shown in brackets.)
BUS300 Business Ethics and Sustainability (BUS100, MGT100)
BUS302 Entrepreneurship (BUS104)
BUS304 Consumer Behaviour (BUS104)
FIN201 Investment Management (FIN200)
FIN203 Banking and Finance (FIN200) (replaces FIN202 Financial Institutions)
MGT300 Logistics Management (BUS100, MGT100)
MGT301 Change Management (MGT200)
MGT201 Cross Cultural Management (MGT100)
MGT202 The Learning Organisation (MGT200)
MGT302 Strategic Management (MGT200)