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Accounting

Honours

Completing Honours with a specialisation in Accounting has a range of benefits. Program graduates make significant contributions to firms working in accounting, finance and management. 

The Honours Program is a full-time year of study commencing in semester one. The program has two components, course work and a thesis. Students develop the coursework and thesis research expertise, analytical problem-solving skills, and written and oral communication abilities.

Honours students study three coursework units comprising a compulsory unit in research foundations and methods and two specialisation electives. Depending on the specialisation of the student, coursework may be completed in semester one or across both semester one and two.

The thesis is a 20,000-word research-based dissertation on a topic in which the student has a strong intellectual interest. The research should identify an area for investigation which makes a relevant contribution to and extends the body of knowledge in the student's chosen domain. The quality of the research design, development of research question, application of appropriate methodologies and interpretation of findings, as well as the student's ability to effectively communicate this research are assessed in the thesis. Students will work on their thesis across their candidature in the program.

About honours in Accounting

Completing Honours with a specialisation in Accounting has a range of benefits. Program graduates make significant contributions to firms working in accounting, finance and management. To discuss current research areas in Accounting, contact the Discipline of Accounting honours coordinator Dr Neal Arthur.

The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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