Bachelor of Commerce (Major: Accounting)
School of Business, Sydney Campus
Give yourself the competitive edge with our Bachelor of Commerce (Major: Accounting). The program provides a thorough grounding in the basics of business and economics alongside more specific skills in the area of accounting and finance. The degree is endorsed by the National Institute of Accountants and accredited by CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia.
Why study this degree?
As key players in business and finance, accountants are increasingly required to take on leadership
roles and champion new technology, accounting concepts and strategies. Our Bachelor of
Commerce with a Major in Accounting offers individual learning and small class sizes to ensure that you
are fully prepared to enter the workforce.
With regular guest speakers and field trips, this program provides a total immersion in the business
world. Highlights include field trips, visiting guest speakers and our much-admired “embedded
internship” system which allows students to gain valuable working experience – and useful contacts
– in an industry or business sector of their choice. In the past, many of our students have gone on to
work for the same company after graduation.
Often called a “global passport”, your Accounting qualification from The University of Notre Dame
Australia will open doors in a variety of industries across the public, private and not-for-profit
sectors both within Australia and across the globe.
- Logos I
- Logos II
- Logos III
- Accounting for Business
- Business Communication
- Business Information Technology
- Business Law
- Principles of Management
- Principles of Marketing
- Quantitative Methods for Business
Years Two and Three
- Financial Accounting A
- Financial Accounting B
- Managerial Accounting
- Managerial Finance
- Managerial Accounting and Control
- Accounting for Corporate Entities
- Accounting Theory
- Company Law
- Business Internship
Choose two of the following courses for Years Two and Three:
- Principles of Finance
- Financial Markets and Instruments
- Microeconomic Theory and Policy
- Macroeconomic Theory and Policy
- History of Austrian Economics
- The Economics of Financial Crises
- Financial Analysis and Valuation
Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.
You will have the opportunity to complete part of your degree at one of our partner institutions
through our exchange program. Get in touch with the Study Abroad Office to find out more about
studying in Asia, Europe and North America.
You will learn from academics who are industry leaders and, through our practicum placements and
internship programs, you will gain real professional experience and make valuable contacts with
Academic requirements for this program are outlined below. In addition, to be eligible for admission, all applicants need to satisfy minimum requirements outlined at admission requirements. These include those relating to age and English Language Proficiency. We also consider your application more broadly – your non-academic achievements (such as any previous leadership roles, volunteering, work, church and/or community involvement) as well as personal qualities - your aspirations and interests and your capacity to complete your chosen program.
Applicants with recent Secondary Education:
- HSC Performance Band Results with a Band 4 in English and a minimum average of Band 4s in HSC Category A Courses (or interstate equivalent). Applicants must be eligible for an ATAR or OP.
- Minimum International Baccalaureate (IB) score of 25.
Applicants with Higher Education Study
- Other university studies completed at undergraduate level or higher. Programs in Arts & Sciences and Business require a minimum of 2 successfully completed subjects. Programs in Education, Nursing, and Philosophy & Theology require a minimum of 4 successfully completed subjects; or
- Successful completion of the Notre Dame Tertiary Pathway Program or of another Enabling Program at a level deemed sufficient by the University.
Applicants who have successfully completed subjects at another University, which are relevant to the selected program of study, may be eligible for Advanced Standing.
Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
- Completed AQF Certificate IV or higher in a relevant discipline, from an accredited provider such as TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
Applicants to the School of Education require a completed AQF Diploma or higher in a relevant discipline.
Applicants with Work and Life Experience
Applicants with relevant work and life experience who left secondary education more than two years ago and have not undertaken VET or higher education study since then may seek admission on the basis of:
- Their experience. ‘Experience’ could include a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as Mature Age entry, relevant professional experience, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study. Evidence must be provided as to the type and duration or employment (minimum of two years) in a relevant industry. The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) may be required.
- STAT – Scores of 150 in the Multiple Choice and Written English sections are required.
- Higher School Certificate (HSC) (or equivalent) results if these have been completed within the last 5 years.
This Program has the following loan scheme(s) available for eligible students:
The FEE-HELP loan scheme assists eligible fee-paying students with the payment of all, or part, of their tuition fees, not including additional study costs such as accommodation or textbooks. Your FEE-HELP debt will be indexed each year in line with the Consumer Price Index.
The following careers are open to graduates of this program:
- Banking and finance
- General business
- Private consulting
- Not-for-profit organisations