Table A - Accounting

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Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Honours in Accounting

Achievement of Honours in Accounting requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 48 credit points of 4000-level core units

Accounting major

Achievement of a major in Accounting requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iii) 12 credit points of 3000-level core units
(iv) 12 credit points of 3000-level selective units

Accounting minor

Achievement of a minor in Accounting requires 36 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iii) 12 credit points of 3000-level selective units

Units of study

The relevant units of study are listed below.

1000-level units of study

Core
BUSS1030
Accounting, Business and Society
6    N ACCT1001 or ACCT1002 or ACCT1003 or ACCT1004 or ACCT1005
Semester 1
Semester 2
ACCT1006
Accounting and Financial Management
6    P (BUSS1030 or ACCT1005) and HSC Mathematics
N ACCT1001 or ACCT1002 or ACCT1003 or ACCT1004
Semester 1
Semester 2

2000-level units of study

Core
ACCT2011
Financial Accounting A
6    P (ACCT1001 or ACCT1005 or BUSS1030) and (ACCT1002 or ACCT1006)
Semester 1
Semester 2
ACCT2012
Management Accounting A
6    P (ACCT1001 or ACCT1005 or BUSS1030) and (ACCT1002 or ACCT1006)
Semester 1
Semester 2

3000-level units of study

Core (major only)
ACCT3011
Financial Accounting B
6    P ACCT2011
Semester 1
Semester 2
ACCT3600
Accounting and Auditing in Practice
6    A ACCT3012. Students are expected to have an understanding of the key principles and rules of specified accounting standards, and be able to apply them in the context of business scenarios. Students are also expected to comprehend the form and content of published financial statements and be able to explain their function.
P completion of at least 120 credit points including ACCT2012 and ACCT3011
N ACCT3014


This unit should only be undertaken by students in their final semester of the Accounting major.
Semester 1
Semester 2
Selective (for major)
ACCT3012
Management Accounting B
6    P ACCT2012


Special Permission required for enrolment for students who have not successfully completed ACCT2012.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ACCT3013
Financial Statement Analysis
6    P ACCT2011
Semester 1
ACCT3031
International Corporate Governance
6    A CLAW2201
P ACCT2011
Semester 2
CLAW3201
Australian Taxation System
6    P CLAW1003 or CLAW2201 or CLAW2214
Semester 1
Semester 2
INFS3110
Accounting Information Systems
6    A INFS1000 or INFO1000 or INFO1003 or INFO1903
N INFS2001
Semester 2
Selective (for minor)
ACCT3011
Financial Accounting B
6    P ACCT2011
Semester 1
Semester 2
ACCT3012
Management Accounting B
6    P ACCT2012


Special Permission required for enrolment for students who have not successfully completed ACCT2012.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ACCT3013
Financial Statement Analysis
6    P ACCT2011
Semester 1
ACCT3031
International Corporate Governance
6    A CLAW2201
P ACCT2011
Semester 2

4000-level units of study

Core
BUSS4000
Honours in Business
   P BUSS4001 AND 2 x Honours coursework units in the specialisation area ((BUSS4112 and BUSS4113) or (BUSS4212 and BUSS4213) or (BUSS4312 and BUSS4313) or (BUSS4412 and BUSS4413) or (BUSS4512 and BUSS4513) or (BUSS4612 and BUSS4613) or (BUSS4712 and BUSS4713) or (BUSS4812 and BUSS4813)).
C BUSS4104

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS4001
Business Honours Research Methods
12    P Students must meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area
Semester 1
BUSS4104
Business Honours Thesis
24    P BUSS4001 + 2 x Honours coursework units in the specialisation area
C BUSS4000
Semester 2
BUSS4112
Accounting Honours A
6    P Students must meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area
C BUSS4001; BUSS4113
Semester 1
BUSS4113
Accounting Honours B
6    P Students must meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area
C BUSS4001; BUSS4112
Semester 1