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CQ91 - Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Business

About Accounting/Business

CQU's Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Business double degree introduces students to the world of electronic commerce.

Students will develop an understanding of the conduct of commerce in a global economy serviced by information technology. Hone your analytical and problem-solving abilities, and become an effective communicator across a range of media.  Accounting and financial studies also prepare graduates for positions in developing or auditing of financial and other performance management systems.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Career Opportunities

Graduates with a double degree have access to other career possibilities outside their primary discipline and are highly attractive to potential employers.  Career options for graduates of the Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Business exist within accounting and financial management of an organisation or the technical development of systems in large of small business, Government or non-profit organisations in the industry of their choice.

Course Overview At A Glance

Program at a glance
Duration 4 years full-time, 8 years part-time 
Availability/Campus Contact Domestic - BDG; BNE; EMD(Year 1 only); FIJI; GDC; GLD(Year 1 only); MEL; MKY; ROK; SYD; External
International - BDG; BNE; FIJI; GDC; MEL; MKY; ROK; SYD; External
Courses/Units of Credit 32 courses/192 units of credit
Faculty Business and Law , Informatics and Communication
How to Apply QTAC
Entry Requirements
Professional Accreditation Graduates are eligible for membership of the CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Australian Computer Society Professional, however, these organisations accredit each campus specifically, so students should check the current status of accreditation for newly established locations. Graduates of this degree (either program) are eligible to join the Association of Taxation and Management Accountants (ATMA) at the Member level. For eligibility concerning membership of the Australian Computer Society refer to the ACS website http://www.acs.org.au
Residential School not applicable
Practicum/Work placement not applicable
Exit Awards not applicable
Interim Awards not applicable
Post Nominal BAcct/BBus 
Be What You Want To Be Phone: 13CQUni (132786); Enquire: Admissions
CRICOS Codes 020775J - QLD / 026270G - NSW / 034379F - VIC

Program Aims

This double degree program prepares graduates for the exciting world of e-Commerce, by taking students through the technical studies required for both the electronic and the commerce aspects. (See the CQU Glossary for definition of a double degree, available from http://glossary.cqu.edu.au/.) Traditional accounting and finance studies are integrated with an understanding of the conduct of commerce in a global economy serviced by information technology, preparing accounting graduates for cutting-edge positions in developing or auditing of financial and other performance management systems. At the same time, graduates are qualified in the technical aspects of these developments. This enables graduates to choose a career which focuses on the accounting and financial management of an organisation, or the technical development of systems, well informed by the uses made of those systems.

Students should consider the following points in selecting courses to be studied in a particular year, enabling them to structure their study program so prerequisite courses are completed prior to subsequent advanced level courses:

  • full-time students usually study a maximum of 4 courses per term;
  • part-time students usually study a maximum of 2 courses per term;
  • refer to the table of course availability for detailed information about term offered, internal and distance availablity and prerequisities.

The Faculty's undergraduate courses have some emphasis on developing the student's competencies and practical knowledge of the business applications of computing.

Internal students will spend time in the Faculty's computer facilities as part of their regular classes and distance students will need to ensure, when undertaking certain courses of study, they have a high level of access to adequate computer facilities.

Career options

Accountant, systems designer, or manager.

Program Structure

Students must complete a program of 32 courses as described below:
  • 8 compulsory courses
  • 10 accounting technical specialist courses
  • 12 informationa systems technical specialist courses
  • 2 elective courses

Courses Offered

8 compulsory courses:
Course Code Course Name
ACCT11059 Using Accounting for Decision Making
ECON11026 Principles of Economics
HRMT11010 Organisational Behaviour
COIS11011 Foundations of Business Computing
LAWS11030 Introductory and Contract Law
ACCT19083 Corporate Governance & Ethics
MGMT11164 Business Analysis & Communication
MATH11246 Quantitative Methods A
10 Accounting technical specialist courses:
Course Code Course Name
ACCT11057 Principles of Accounting
ACCT19060 Management Accounting
ACCT19061 Corporate Accounting
LAWS19032 Company & Association Law
ACCT19082 Financial Accounting Theory
ACCT19064 Auditing & Professional Practice
ACCT19066 Accounting Systems and Assurance
LAWS19031 Commercial Law
FINC19011 Business Finance
LAWS19033 Taxation Law and Practice A
12 Information Systems technical specialist courses:
(2 plans)
Course Code Course Name
COIS12036 Human-Computer Interaction
COIT11166 Systems Analysis and Design
COIT12167 Database Use and Design
ECOM13003 Electronic Commerce
MMST11001 Introduction to Multimedia
MMST11002 Web Design and Development
COIS12031 Software Design and Programming
COIS12041 Business Programming
COIS13013 Management Support Systems
COIS13034 Information Systems Management
COIT12168 Analysis and Specification
COIT12169 Systems Implementation
Plus 2 elective courses
selected from any 6 units of credit undergraduate course offered by CQU, subject to approval by the Dean.

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