Bachelor of Business (Professional Accountancy)Career
Graduates gain employment in public accounting practices, supporting staff teams in areas such as auditing, taxation, management consulting, business services and receivership.Others are recruited into commercial and government organisations in treasury, internal audit, strategic business planning, financial reporting and management accounting roles.
In third year you will undertake a compulsory (full-time) industry placement through the Cooperative Education program where you will integrate work experience and networking with your learning activities at RMIT.
In addition you will undertake specialist accounting work-integrated learning courses such as Financial Accounting Theory and Performance Analysis and Simulations which may involve interaction and feedback from industry, the community, clients and/or practitioners.
In addition to the expertise provided by the College of Business an Industry Advisory Board, industry and professional representatives actively participate in the Program Advisory Committee, which ensures that links with industry standards and international business practice remain current.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
There are good job prospects both pre- and post-graduation. The Department of Education forecasts that employment prospects for accountants to 2019 is expected to grow strongly.
Professional recognition and accreditation
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has recognised the program and awarded credit for modules in their ACA qualification.
Graduates wishing to undertake the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Chartered Accountancy qualification are eligible to apply for Credit for Prior Learning and may receive credit for Certificate Level modules.
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) has accredited the program and awarded credit for modules in the CIMA Qualification Program.
Graduates are also eligible to apply for entry and receive exemptions into the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification program.
Graduates of the program may be eligible for associate membership and entry into the Australian professional bodies’ qualification programs, subject to completion of required courses.