BP254 - Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)

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RMIT program code: BP254
Plan name: Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)
Plan code: BP254
Campus: City Campus
Credit points per semester:
Full time: 48
Part time: 24
CRICOS code: 063095M

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2018 Enrolment Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:

  Year One of Program
 
AND  Year Two of Program
 
AND  Year Three of Program
 

The Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) degree requires completion of 24 x 12 credit point units of study, which includes 8 business common core courses, 8 Accountancy major courses and 8 flexible courses.

8 flexible courses allow you to undertake one of the following three options:

 

  • Option A: Complete a second major in a business discipline comprising 8 courses (or 96 credit points). The second major will be identified on your transcript of results. OR
  • Option B: Complete a minor in a business discipline comprising 4 courses (or 48 credit points), and a second minor comprising 4 courses (or 48 credit points) from a business or another discipline. OR
  • Option C: Complete a minor in a business discipline comprising 4 courses (or 48 credit points), and four (4) general electives. General Elective courses can be from any discipline area within RMIT University. 

 

If you choose Option B or Option C you MUST complete a full Business minor.

You must ensure that you satisfy the academic requirements of your program. 

 

Program Changes

The Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) has a new program structure effective from Semester 1 2018. The Program Transition/Progession map can be viewed here.

This will assist you with keeping track of your progress throughout your studies. Please download the Program Transition/Progression Map, which is an easy-to-use Excel tool, from your Enrolment Program Structure (EPS) to ensure you have the most up-to-date version.

 

Majors, Minors and University Electives:

  • Information about Student Elective courses at RMIT is available on the Student Electives web page.
  • You may also consider undertaking one of the following options to enrich your student experience: 

 

Professional Membership

If you wish to be eligible for membership of the following professional accounting bodies you must ensure you complete the following courses:

1) CPA Australia

All core courses (common core and major) plus:

  • LAW2453 Taxation 1 (Required for all students commencing 1 January 2018 and strongly recommended to students  who started prior to 2018)*
  • LAW2450 Company Law (Required)

*Note: If you have completed Company Law prior to Semester 1 2018 you do not need to complete Taxation 1 as part of your major but it is highly recommended that you complete it as an elective for entering the CPA qualification program.

 

2) Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand &

3) Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) &

4) Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

All core courses (common core and major) plus:

  • LAW2453 Taxation 1 (Required)
  • LAW2450 Company Law (Required)
  • ACCT1056 Auditing 1 (Required)

 

We strongly recommend that you complete all courses listed above to maximise your career opportunities and to ensure you are eligible for membership of a range of professional accounting bodies.

 

Note: You will not be able to complete a second major if you wish for professional membership.

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Year One of Program

You will study seven of your business common core courses and one of your Accountancy major courses in the first year.
 

It is highly recommended that you repeat any failed course(s) in the next available semester.

 

Please note that ISYS2056 Business Computing 1 is changing course title.

  • In Semester 1 2018, it is called ISYS2056 Business Computing 1.
  • From Semester 2 2018 on, it is called ISYS2056 Business Information Systems.

Complete the following Eight (8) Core Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Accounting in Organisations and Society12ACCT1046City Campus21812267
Macroeconomics 112ECON1010City Campus20752053
Business Information Systems12ISYS2056City Campus22612220
Business Statistics 112ECON1030City Campus20772056
Prices and Markets12YesECON1020City Campus20762055
Introduction to Management12BUSM4176City Campus11211121
Marketing Principles12MKTG1025City Campus20992076
Financial Accounting and Analysis12YesACCT2033City Campus22042277
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

It is highly recommended that you repeat any failed course(s) in the next available semester.

 

Majors, Minors and University Electives:

  • Information about Student Elective courses at RMIT is available on the Student Electives web page.
  • You may also consider undertaking one of the following options to enrich your student experience: 

Complete the following Four (4) Courses Core Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Commercial Law12LAW2442City Campus11811206
Management Accounting and Business12YesACCT1060City Campus21852270
Financial Accountability and Reporting12YesACCT1048City Campus21822268
Cost Analysis and Organisational Decisions12YesACCT1064City Campus21872271
AND

Complete Two (2) Courses from a Business Discipline minor.

Business Discipline Minors
AND
{

Option 1: Complete Two (2) Courses from a Business Discipline or Other Discipline minor.

Business Discipline Minors
Other Discipline Minors
OR

Option 2: Select Two (2) courses from any:

Other Discipline Minors
}
 
AND

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Year Three of Program

Transition rules effective from Semester 1 2018 for continuing students

1) If you have completed LAW2450 Company Law and LAW2453 Taxation 1, there is no impact on your program structure.

 

2) If you have completed LAW2450 Company Law but not LAW2453 Taxation 1, it is strongly recommended you take the core course LAW2453 Taxation 1 (as an elective).

You may take LAW2450 Company Law as an Advanced Accountancy minor, or an elective, if you choose.

Please note:

  • From 2018, students must take LAW2453 Taxation 1 if they wish to seek professional accreditation from professional accounting bodies in Australia.
  • If you have completed Company Law prior to Semester 1 2018 you do not need to complete Taxation 1 as part of your major but it is highly recommended that you complete it to ensure you are eligible for membership of a range of professional accounting bodies.

 

3) If you have not completed LAW2450 Company Law but you have completed LAW2453 Taxation 1, LAW2453 Taxation 1 will be treated as a major core course.

You may take LAW2450 Company Law as a an Advanced Accountancy minor, or an elective, if you choose.

Please note

  • From 2018, students must take LAW2453 Taxation 1 if they wish to seek professional accreditation from professional accounting bodies in Australia.
  • If you have completed Company Law prior to Semester 1 2018 you do not need to complete Taxation 1 as part of your major but it is highly recommended that you complete it to ensure you are eligible for membership of a range of professional accounting bodies.

 

4) If you have not completed either LAW2450 Company Law or LAW 2453 Taxation 1, you must take the core course LAW2453 Taxation 1.

You may take LAW2450 Company Law as an Advanced Accountancy minor, or an elective, if you choose.

Please note

  • From 2018, students must take LAW2453 Taxation 1 if they wish to seek professional accreditation from professional accounting bodies in Australia.
  • If you have completed Company Law prior to Semester 1 2018 you do not need to complete Taxation 1 as part of your major but it is highly recommended that you complete it to ensure you are eligible for membership of a range of professional accounting bodies.

 

Note: ACCT1028 Performance Analysis and Simulations is a capstone course and should be completed in your final semester.

Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Accounting, Behaviour and Organisations12YesACCT1014City Campus21532140
Financial Accounting Theory12YesACCT1077City Campus21902272
Taxation 112YesLAW2453City Campus23322298
Performance Analysis and Simulations12YesACCT1028City Campus21802266
AND

Complete Two (2) Courses from a Business Discipline minor.

Business Discipline Minors
AND
{

Option 1: Complete Two (2) Courses from a Business Discipline or Other Discipline minor.

Business Discipline Minors
Other Discipline Minors
OR

Option 2: Select Two (2) courses from any:

University Elective
}
 

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Contact details and related links

Program structure enquiries

Contact Details

Business Central via RMIT Connect or Text BC80 to 0477 444 555 to join the queue at Business Central, Building 80, Level 7, 445 Swanston Street.

 

Enrolment Load

The maximum standard enrolment load per semester is 48 credit points. You will only be permitted to exceed the standard approved program enrolment load if it is your final semester.

 

Credit and Pathways

If you have completed an RMIT College of Business Vocational Education program and you are continuing your studies into an RMIT College of Business Higher Education program, you will be eligible to receive advanced standing for approved courses. Please refer to the College of Business Advanced Standing webpage for more information.

If you have other previous learning or experience, you can apply for credit to count toward your RMIT program. Please read the information provided on the Apply for Credit web page.

 

Timetabling

Please go to the Class timetables web page to access timetabling information.

 

Material fees

Some courses and programs have material fees (fees for field trips, goods or services) associated with them. In most cases these charges are not compulsory, but are levied by the teaching school for materials they purchase on your behalf for use in your studies. Go to the Material Fees web page to check the material fees for your program and courses.

Enrolment

For more information about enrolment at RMIT University, please go to the Enrolment home page.

*Semester 1 classes generally commence in February and Semester 2 classes generally commence in July. Please contact your school for more information about specific class start days.

Policies

For more information about other RMIT University policies, please go to the Policies web site.

Student Electives

University Electives are available to Undergraduate students, and in selected Postgraduate programs.

Information about University Elective courses at RMIT is available on the University Electives web site.

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