HONOURS SUBJECT AREA
The Accounting major provides capability and credibility across a broad spectrum of careers. It opens the door to many other markets and professions where the ability to understand and interpret financial information is the key capability. You will be provided with the opportunity to develop strong technical, analytical and problem solving skills, while keeping abreast of contemporary issues in accounting practice. A feature of Sydney's program is that it takes an analytical perspective of how accounting is practised and how it should be practised. These and other questions are explored in an atmosphere that encourages a sense of enquiry.
The honours year
The honours program offered by the Discipline of Accounting offers a number of benefits to graduates of three-year accounting programs who wish to make a significant contribution in a future career in accounting, finance or management. Features of the honours program include: an emphasis on problem identification, problem solving and critical thinking; development of analytical, report-writing and presentation skills; close interaction with research staff within the discipline and a limited number of other elite students; the choice to pursue your interest within a semi-structured program.
Workload and assessment
The honours program in Accounting comprises four 12 credit point units of study (ACCT 4101 Honours A, ACCT 4102 Honours B, ACCT 4103 Honours C and ACCT 4104 Honours D) and the development of a thesis.
The Discipline of Accounting currently offers an Honours Preparation Program for third year students. The preparation program will be run over the full year, with 3 credit points per semester. This program is designed for exceptional students and will provide an avenue for them to pursue advanced studies in financial and management accounting. The program is not a prerequisite to Accounting honours, however students intending to undertake honours are encouraged to enrol in the preparation program.