Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)Career
As part of the program you will undertake specialist accounting work-integrated learning courses like Cost Analysis and Applications and Performance Analysis and Simulations (each 12 credit points). In undertaking these courses you will interact and receive feedback from industry and/or community, clients and/or practitioners.
Other work-connected and industry-relevant options include:
- Working in a student team as part of the Fastrack Innovation Program. In this elective course you will work with mentors to develop and present a solution to a real problem. This form of fast-prototyping is designed to tap into fresh thinking from RMIT students.
- Business Internship electives where you take up a position for one or two days per week for one semester. These positions are normally unpaid and are designed to develop your soft skills and increase your overall employability upon graduation. The placement must be self-sourced.
In addition to the expertise provided by the College of Business 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.
Graduates gain employment in public accounting practices, supporting staff teams in areas like 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.
The Department of Education forecasts that employment prospects for accountants to 2019 is expected to grow strongly.
Professional recognition and accreditation
The Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) is recognised by the following professional or statutory bodies:
- The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has recognised the program and awarded credit for modules in their ACA qualification.
- The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has recognised the program and awarded credit for modules in their ACCA qualification.
- The Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC) has granted Accredited Degree status to the program and awarded credit for modules in the SAC Foundation Program.
- The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) has accredited the program and awarded credit for modules in the CIMA Qualification Program.
Industry and professional representatives actively participate in the Program Advisory Committee which ensures that links with industry standards and international business practice remain current.
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.
Graduates are also eligible to apply for membership of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).