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C09062v1 Bachelor of Accounting (Honours)

Award(s): Bachelor of Accounting (Honours) (BAcc(Hons))
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: City campus

Notes

This course is not offered to international students.


Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Applications
Credit recognition
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Other information

Overview

The Bachelor of Accounting (Honours) provides an opportunity for advanced study in the disciplinary area of accounting. The course provides the ideal foundation for students who plan to pursue a challenging career in applied research in business and related professions, or who plan to undertake doctoral research studies in accounting.

The course provides an opportunity to undertake an honours degree in accounting tailored to the needs of students who have completed the Bachelor of Accounting program at UTS. The Bachelor of Accounting (Honours) program involves satisfactory completion of four foundational coursework subjects offered in first session. In second session, students undertake a thesis subject focusing on the academic needs of students enrolled in the program. This involves students producing a professionally oriented thesis where the objective is to undertake an original piece of research with an applied, professionally relevant focus. However, the scope of the thesis is flexible and it remains possible for students to undertake a more theoretical and rigorous thesis meeting all the educational objectives of the thesis subject should they wish to do so.

Course aims

The degree seeks to provide students with the knowledge, competencies and values necessary for a fulfilling career with enhanced opportunities for progression.

Career options

Career options are broad and include positions both in professional accounting along with opportunities in the finance industry. The training provided means candidates are well suited to positions in either the private or public sectors. The course also provides candidates with ideal training for various consulting roles.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Test theoretical underpinnings of business models in a sound research context
2.1 Independently construct ideas to address business issues
3.1 Convey information clearly and fluently, in a high quality format appropriate for their audience
3.2 Use oral communication appropriately to convey information clearly and fluently
4.1 Demonstrate awareness of conflicting ethical demands which occur when conducting research within business environments
5.1 Apply appropriate research methods necessary to address business problems

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline at an appropriate level.

For this course, applicants must have completed the UTS Bachelor of Accounting, or an equivalent accounting industry-sponsored cooperative education degree, with an overall credit average mark of 70 (or equivalent for non-UTS students).

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Applications

Credit recognition

Subject exemptions do not apply to this course.

Course duration and attendance

The honours degree comprises one year of intensive full-time study or, in approved cases, two years of part-time study.

Course structure

The Bachelor of Accounting (Honours) comprises 48 credit points of study. It involves satisfactory completion of four foundational coursework subjects offered in first session. In second session, students undertake a thesis subject where they produce a professionally oriented thesis with the objective of undertaking an original piece of research with an applied, professionally relevant focus.

Course completion requirements

22901 Accounting Research and Consulting Skills 6cp
22902 Financial Reporting, Capital Markets and Disclosure 6cp
22903 Contemporary Issues in Management Accounting Research 6cp
22908 Current Issues in Corporate Governance and Assurance 6cp
22991 Thesis in Accounting (BAcc) 24cp
Total 48cp

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Business School on:

telephone +61 2 9514 3660
email business@uts.edu.au