Successful completion of the Bachelor of Accounting and Information Systems requires students to complete units of study to the value of 400 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated.
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Course learning outcomes
The aim of the Bachelor of Accounting and Information Systems is to prepare highly capable graduates to meet industry requirements as accounting and information systems specialists, particularly in future management and leadership roles. These graduates would have the capacity to adapt to a variety of workplace conditions and the opportunities to develop other qualities that are highly sought after by employers. It is anticipated that graduates will be recognised by both the accounting professional bodies and the ACS for professional membership.
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- demonstrate a substantial and coherent knowledge of the underlying theoretical principles and concepts within the field of accounting and management of IS/IT and the application of those principles in a range of practices
- apply critical thinking, reflection and judgment in the selection and application of the appropriate accounting and IS/IT related concepts, frameworks and/or methods as part of the process to identify and propose solutions to organisational problems
- demonstrate an ability to undertake and evaluate research from a variety of sources in order to make judgments to solve a range of problems that arise in business contexts
- approach and analyse problems from multiple point of views, design and/or source alternative innovative solutions based on soundly articulated business requirements, and make appropriate choices and recommendations
- communicate and articulate clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge, arguments and innovative ideas appropriate for the problem context, the stakeholders, and the organisational environment through a variety of communication media
- demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of the professional and ethical issues, dilemmas, and considerations pertaining to accounting and IS/IT in various environments
- work in a self-reliant, independent and responsible manner, show leadership and take initiative where appropriate particularly in a collaborative and diverse team environment.
Graduates may pursue careers in a variety of roles including, among others: accounting, business and systems analysis, internal audit, advisory services, project management, business analytics, risk advisory and technology consulting roles with large professional services firms, enterprise systems consultancy, forensic accounting, banking, IS/IT consultancy, and with experience, as an IT director and chief information officer.
The Bachelor of Accounting and Information Systems is a professionally accredited course. Graduates are eligible to apply for membership of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). The course also has provisional accreditation with the Australian Computer Society (ACS), with graduates additionally being eligible to apply for membership with the ACS.