Bachelor of Business (Professional Accountancy)Program details
By studying accounting you will understand how and why key business decisions are made, and how to have input into those decisions.
How you will learn
Through RMIT University’s online learning portal, myRMIT, you will be able to view online resources and learning activities created by lecturers, access course materials via Blackboard, collaborate with lecturers and fellow students, and access your student email account.
Educational software, the Learning Hub, resources and printers are accessible on campus via the RMIT wireless network using your own laptop, tablet or smart phone or via computer facilities on-campus. You will be able to access the same software from home using myDesktop.
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Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral presentations, group projects, research projects and practical assignments.
Completing a global mobility program can help you to stand out in the job market.
In most cases you can gain credit points towards your studies while experiencing another culture and teaching style overseas.
Global mobility options available for this program include:
- Study tours
- First Year Study Tour
- Student exchange
- RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP)
- Global Entrepreneurship and Internship Program (GEIP).
Find out more about international opportunities in the College of Business.
The program consists of 28 taught courses including core business and accounting courses, work-integrated learning courses, flexible courses, a one-year compulsory industry placement and a business design project. The business design project in final year consolidates this practical experience, theory and your problem-solving skills.
Flexible courses can be selected from a business minor that is different from your major area of study, or a minor from another discipline, or from student electives.
In order to meet the requirements for membership of the professional accounting bodies in Australia you should undertake specified accounting courses.
You will do 7 of the compulsory common business core courses plus 1 accounting major course.
You will study the final compulsory common business core course, and focus on your major by completing 4 core accounting courses and 2 compulsory specialist accounting courses.
These specialist courses include Taxation 1 and Auditing 1 which must be successfully completed in order to meet the requirements for admission for membership of professional accounting bodies in Australia.
The third year involves a compulsory industry placement as part of the Cooperative Education program.
After completing your industry placement, you will return for your final year of study. You will complete courses in your accounting major area of study, flexible courses, and the Business Design Project courses - capstone courses that bring together your theoretical learning from the first two years and your supervised work placement.
In the Business Design Project courses you'll need to produce a brief that outlines a current or potential business issue. You must then reflect on theory, test creative solutions, communicate the issue; and demonstrate your ability to analyse and problem-solve in a coherent manner.
Business minors include:
- behavioural business
- business analysis
- economics and finance
- financial planning
- human resource management
- human resource practice
- information systems
- international business
- IS security and risk management
- logistics and supply chain management
Other minors (PDF 144KB 9p) can be chosen from many disciplines offered across RMIT.
When planning your studies, you are advised to check which elective and minor courses are offered each year.
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