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CQ91 - Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Business

Overview

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Business course combines CQUniversity's two premier business courses, and is designed to allow students to combine studies in commerce related fields such as accounting, finance and property management with business management fields such as human resources management, information systems management and marketing. Students have a very broad range of possible fields of study in this course and a very wide range of career opportunities exist for graduates.

The course is professionally accredited with a number of professional bodies and depending on the major selected, completion of the course meets the education requirements for membership of professional organisations such as CPA Australia, ICA Australia, the Association of Taxation and Management Accountants, the Australian Institute of Management – details of membership pathways can be found in the More Details section. The strong professional focus of the degree ensures that upon completion of their course graduates receive not just an academic qualification, but recognition of their skills and knowledge by the peak professional bodies in their chosen field.

Career Information

The program provides students with a very broad range of career options in accounting, financial services and business management. Students have a considerable amount of flexibility in the selection of majors including marketing, management, human resource management, information systems and supply chain management, meaning students can access a wide variety of career opportunities depending on their chosen major(s).

Course Details
Duration 4 years full-time or 8 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 192
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Undergraduate Dual Degree
Qualification (post nominal) BBAcct/BBus
AQF Level Level 7: Bachelor Degree

Admission Codes

Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 3 - 2022

Melbourne
Online

Term 2 - 2022

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 1 - 2022

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 3 - 2021

Melbourne
Online

Term 2 - 2021

Online

Term 1 - 2021

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 3 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online

Term 2 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 1 - 2020

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 2 - 2019

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2019

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2018

Not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2018

Not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2018

Not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2017

Not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2017

Not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2017

Not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2016

Not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2016

Not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2016

Not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2015

Not all business majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2015

Students wishing to study the financial planning major in the Bachelor of Accounting will only be able to study financial planning courses via distance education. Also, not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2015

Students wishing to study the financial planning major in the Bachelor of Accounting will only be able to study financial planning courses via distance education. Also, not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2014

Not all business majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2014

Not all business majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2014

Not all business majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney
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International Availability

Term 3 - 2022

Melbourne
Online

Term 2 - 2022

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 1 - 2022

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 3 - 2021

Melbourne
Online

Term 2 - 2021

Online

Term 1 - 2021

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 3 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online

Term 2 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 1 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 2 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2018

Not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2018

Not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2018

Not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2017

Not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2017

Not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2017

Not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2016

Not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2016

Not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2016

Not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2015

Not all business majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2015

Students wishing to study the financial planning major in the Bachelor of Accounting will only be able to study financial planning courses via distance education. Also, not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2015

Students wishing to study the financial planning major in the Bachelor of Accounting will only be able to study financial planning courses via distance education. Also, not all majors in the Bachelor of Business are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2014

Not all business majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2014

Not all business majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2014

Not all business majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Scores
Rank Threshold SR 60 | ATAR 60
Entry Requirements
Domestic students
Prerequisites - nil
International students

International students should visit www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information including English language requirements.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

Domestic Students: English and Maths

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards CG01 - Diploma of Business Studies
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous and Current Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2021 81
2020 192
2019 202
2018 177
2017 212
Inherent Requirements
There are Inherent Requirements (IRs) that you need to be aware of, and fulfil, to achieve the core learning outcomes of the units and course. IRs are the essential capabilities, knowledge, behaviours and skills that are needed to complete a unit or course.

Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.

If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting accessibility@cqu.edu.au. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.

Ethical Behaviour

Examples are:

  • Complying with academic and non-academic misconduct policies and procedures such as CQUniversity’s Student Charter, Student Misconduct Policy and Student Behavioural Misconduct Procedures, and Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
  • Demonstrating honesty and integrity in academic and professional practice.
  • Critically reflecting on ethical dilemmas and issues and take responsibility for ethically correct decisions and/or ensuring awareness of applicable ethical thinking and behaviour.
Behavioural Stability

Examples are:

  • Being reflective with personal behaviours in relation to professional performance and be positive and receptive to processing constructive feedback or criticism from peers, supervisors, and/or lecturers.
  • Successfully processing and coping with your own emotions and behaviour when dealing with individuals or peers in educational and professional environments.
Legal Compliance

Examples are:

  • Applying appropriate legal principles and disclosure requirements in preparing financial reports.
  • Complying with the policies and practices of the accounting organisation and/or the business you work in.
  • Knowing, understanding and complying with the laws of the Sovereign State in which you reside, work and/or study.
  • Complying with the requirements for registration with the Accounting Professional and Ethical Standards Board (APESB).
  • Complying with the requirements for student registration with organisations such as the Australian Institute of Management, the Australian Marketing Institute, the Australian Human Resources Institute and the like.
Communication Skills (Verbal, Non-verbal, Written and Technology)

Examples are:

  • Verbally communicating in the English language with accuracy, appropriateness and effectiveness.
  • Actively participating in discussion activities related to the course.
  • Using language that is appropriate to the context of the individual, group or workplace.
  • Establishing rapport with others in the study and practice of business and responding appropriately to peers, teaching staff, clients, supervisors and other professionals.
  • Using appropriate facial expressions: eye contact, being mindful of space, time boundaries, a range of body movements and gestures.
  • Recognising and interpreting non-verbal cues of others and responding appropriately during activities related to the course, as well as during professional placement.
  • Being aware of culturally-based differences in non-verbal communications, to ensure effective, culturally appropriate interpersonal communications.
  • Competently and appropriately producing written assessment work in a logical, coherent manner, and with correct grammar and punctuation to the required academic standards.
  • Expressing complex and detailed information and knowledge in logical and legible essays and reports that clearly communicate the intended message, and do so in a timely manner, meeting appropriate professional standards.
  • Accurately conveying and documenting information in a written form that meets legal and professional practice requirements.
Cognitive Abilities (Knowledge and Cognitive Skills, Literacy and Numeracy)

Examples are:

  • Conceptualising and using appropriate knowledge in response to academic assessment items.
  • Applying theoretical knowledge, research evidence, policies and procedures in academic and professional practice.
  • Constructing written text proficiently, in English, using appropriate vocabulary and conventions of speech, including being able to paraphrase, summarise and reference in accordance with appropriate academic conventions.
  • Competently reading, writing and accurately interpreting information to convey language effectively in educational and professional settings.
  • Producing accurate, concise and clear accounting and/or business documentation which meets legal requirements.
  • Demonstrating accurate calculation and interpretation of complex accounting transactions involving numeracy skills.
  • Demonstrating the capacity to undertake complex financial analysis of accounting reports, including the use of Excel spreadsheet software.
  • Demonstrating effective use of numeracy skills to perform a range of business functions.
  • Applying numeracy skills to interpret and solve a range of mathematical and data-related problems associated with a range of accounting and/or business practices.
Relational Skills

Examples are:

  • Communicate effectively with a variety of clients, using a range of communication skills and tools.
  • Work effectively with your fellow students.
Reflective Skills

Examples include:

  • Demonstrating an understanding of how theory as well as personal, social and cultural experiences relate to practice or personal or professional knowledge.
  • Discovering and challenging own underlying assumptions.
  • Making connections between personal and work experiences and what is being learnt.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Abilities

Examples are:

  • Competently using a desktop operating system such as Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X.
  • Competently using productivity software such as Microsoft Office.
  • Preparing accounting entries and/or reports using accounting specific ICT.
  • Using accounting specific software programs and also Excel spreadsheet software to process and present information relevant to accounting.
  • Competently using the internet for a range of study and business related activities.
  • Operating associated electronic technologies such as (but not limited to) digital scanners, copiers, cameras and video cameras, a table computer or a mobile phone in the professional business environment.
Core Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Human Resource Management Learning Outcomes
  • 1. explain the coherent body of knowledge, and the underlying principles and concepts, fundamental to, and in the broader context of, accounting and the management of human resources in organisations.
  • 2. apply critical thinking, evaluation, and problem solving skills in the integration and application of theoretical and technical knowledge within the context of accounting and human resource management practice and/or scholarship
  • 3. communicate effectively, with justification, in collaborative contexts with professionals and non-professionals.
  • 4. exercise professional judgement and identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of accounting and human resource management contexts.
  • 5. evaluate information, synthesise relevant issues and undertake research in accounting and human resource management and other contexts
  • 6. learn and work independently and collaboratively and reflect upon feedback to identify and enact self improvements.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Information Systems Learning Outcomes
  • 1. explain the coherent body of knowledge, and the underlying principles and concepts, fundamental to, and in the broader context of, the design and management of organisational information systems and the accounting discipline.
  • 2. apply critical thinking, evaluation, and problem solving skills in the integration and application of theoretical and technical knowledge within the context of the accounting discipline and information systems practice and/or scholarship.
  • 3. communicate effectively, with justification, in collaborative contexts with professionals and non-professionals
  • 4. exercise professional judgement and identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of accounting discipline and information systems management contexts.
  • 5. evaluate information, synthesise relevant issues and undertake research in accounting, information systems and other contexts.
  • 6. learn and work independently and collaboratively and reflect upon feedback to identify and enact self improvements.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Management Learning Outcomes
  • 1. explain the coherent body of knowledge, and the underlying principles and concepts, fundamental to, and in the broader context of, accounting and organisational management.
  • 2. apply critical thinking, evaluation, and problem solving skills in the integration and application of theoretical and technical knowledge within the context of accounting and organisational management practice and/or scholarship.
  • 3. communicate effectively, with justification, in collaborative contexts with professionals and non-professionals.
  • 4. exercise professional judgement and identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of accounting and organisational management contexts.
  • 5. evaluate information, synthesise relevant issues and undertake research in accounting, management and other contexts.
  • 6. learn and work independently and collaboratively and reflect upon feedback to identify and enact self improvements.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Marketing Learning Outcomes
  • 1. explain the coherent body of knowledge, and the underlying principles and concepts, fundamental to, and in the broader context of, accounting and marketing.
  • 2. apply critical thinking, evaluation, and problem solving skills in the integration and applications of theoretical and technical knowledge within the context of accounting and marketing practice and/or scholarship.
  • 3. communicate effectively, with justification, in collaborative contexts with professionals and non-professionals.
  • 4. exercise professional judgement and identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of accounting and marketing contexts.
  • 5. evaluate information, synthesise relevant issues and undertake research in accounting and marketing and other contexts.
  • 6. learn and work independently and collaboratively and reflect upon feedback to identify and enact self improvements.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Property Learning Outcomes
  • 1. explain the coherent body of knowledge, and the underlying principles and concepts, fundamental to, and in the broader context of the accounting discipline and property management.
  • 2. apply critical thinking, evaluation, and problem solving skills in the integration and application of theoretical and technical knowledge within the context of accounting and property management practice and/or scholarship.
  • 3. communicate effectively, with justification, in collaborative contexts with professionals and non-professionals.
  • 4. exercise professional judgement and identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of accounting and property contexts.
  • 5. evaluate information, synthesise relevant issues and undertake research in accounting, property management and other contexts.
  • 6. learn and work independently and collaboratively and reflect upon feedback to identify and enact self improvements.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Public Relations Learning Outcomes
  • 1. explain the coherent body of knowledge, and the underlying principles and concepts, fundamental to, and in the broader context of, the accounting disciplines, public relations and corporate communication.
  • 2. apply critical thinking, evaluation, and problem solving skills in the integration and application of theoretical and technical knowledge within the context of accounting and public relations practice and/or scholarship.
  • 3. communicate effectively, with justification, in collaborative contexts with professionals and non-professionals.
  • 4. exercise professional judgement and identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of accounting and public relations contexts.
  • 5. evaluate information, synthesise relevant issues and undertake research in accounting, public relations and other contexts.
  • 6. learn and work independently and collaboratively and reflect upon feedback to identify and enact self improvements.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Supply Chain Management Learning Outcomes
  • 1. explain the coherent body of knowledge, and the underlying principles and concepts, fundamental to, and in the broader context of, accounting, operations, supply chain and logistics management.
  • 2. apply critical thinking, evaluation, and problem solving skills in the integration and application of theoretical and technical knowledge within the context of the accounting disciplines and supply chain management practice and/or scholarship.
  • 3. communicate effectively, with justification, in collaborative contexts with professionals and non-professionals.
  • 4. exercise professional judgement and identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of accounting and supply chain management contexts.
  • 5. evaluate information, synthesise relevant issues and undertake research in accounting, supply chain management and other contexts.
  • 6. learn and work independently and collaboratively and reflect upon feedback to identify and enact self improvements.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete electives
Number of units: 21 Total credit points: 126

Compulsory Core Units:

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ACCT11059 Accounting, Learning and Online Communication
ECON11026 Principles of Economics
HRMT11010 Organisational Behaviour
LAWS11030 Foundations of Business Law
MGMT11109 Introduction to Business
MGMT19128 Strategy and Change
MRKT11029 Marketing Fundamentals
STAT11048 Essential Statistics

Accounting Technical Specialist Units:

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ACCT11057 Principles of Accounting
ACCT19060 Management Accounting
ACCT19061 Advanced Financial Accounting
ACCT19062 Intermediate Financial Accounting
ACCT19064 Auditing & Professional Practice
ACCT19066 Accounting Systems and Assurance
ACCT19082 Financial Accounting Theory
ACCT19083 Corporate Governance & Ethics
ACCT19084 Financial Accounting
COIS11011 Foundations of Business Computing
FINC19011 Business Finance
LAWS19032 Company & Association Law
LAWS19033 Taxation Law and Practice A

One major (8 units) from the Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Business course majors can be selected from the following:

  • Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Information Systems
  • Property
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Public Relations

Note: When a unit in a major is also offered as a core unit in the degree, the student should choose an additional elective to comply with the overall degree rules requiring the completion of 32 units (192 units of credit).

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete electives
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete electives
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete electives
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete electives
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete electives
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete electives
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete electives
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete electives
Number of units: 3 Total credit points: 18

Electives

Electives can be chosen from the Bachelor of Business or other approved business units provided prerequisites and corequisites are met.

More Details

Campus Availability

Not all of the Bachelor of Business majors are available at all of the University's campuses. Depending on their campus and their intended majors, students may find that they are required to complete part of their studies via distance education.

Availability of business majors in 2013 is as follows:-

Marketing Rockhampton, Distance Education
Human Resource Management Mackay, Rockhampton, Distance Education
Management Rockhampton, Distance Education
Information Systems Rockhampton, Distance Education
Supply Chain Management Distance Education
Public Relations Rockhampton, Distance Education
Property Distance Education

Business Majors: Accreditation & Membership

Marketing graduates may be eligible for membership of the Australian Marketing Institute and the Australian Market and Social Research Society.

Management graduates may be eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Management.

The Information Systems major is acredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). The ACS accredits each campus individually; therefore students should check the current status of accreditation for newly established locations. For enquiries concerning eligibility or membership, please refer to the ACS official website http://www.acs.org.au/

The Supply Chain Management major is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). Graduates may apply for membership of CIPS.

Application for credit transfer

Exemption/credit transfer will only be granted where a student is able to demonstrate that they have completed and received a 'Pass' or above in tertiary studies equivalent in content, depth and rated units of credit to a Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Business course, and that such credit meets the requirements of the professional bodies that accredit the program. Students must contact the relevant professional bodies to determine whether the credit transfer/exemption they have requested and/or received will affect their application for membership.

Refer to the Credit Transfer website at http://www.cqu.edu.au/credittransfer for further details on the guidelines and application process.

Study Plans and Schedules

A recommended study schedule for this program can be obtained from your Student Advisor (Programs and Careers) by contacting http://programadvice.cqu.edu.au

Students may determine their own schedule based upon credit transfers and personal study requirements. It is important to note that full-time students usually enrol in 4 courses per term and part-time students usually enrol in 2 courses per term.

For Program Planners please refer to the Faculty of Arts, Business, Informatics and Education website located at http://www.cqu.edu.au/academic/hed/changes-and-planners.

Please note: students must check to see when and where a course is offered before enrolling. See the course availability in this handbook for details.