Almost everyone practises accounting in one form or another on a daily basis.
Accounting is part of measuring, communicating, and interpreting financial activity. Whether you are preparing a household budget, balancing your cheque book, preparing your income tax return, or running a large corporation you are working with accounting concepts and accounting information.
The government, cities, boards of trustees and businesses all use accounting as a basis for controlling their resources and measuring their accomplishments. Everyone needs some knowledge of accounting if they are to act intelligently in meeting the challenges of our society.
Several distinct subject areas are taught within the Department of Accountancy and Finance: financial accounting, management accounting, financial management, business law, taxation and auditing. All levels of study include coverage of financial accounting and management accounting.
There is a growing recognition of the value of higher qualifications. More able students are therefore encouraged to do an Honours degree. Students are invited to join the competitive entry Honours programme on the basis of first year results, or in some cases after their second or third year, and follow three further years of concentrated study. Many other Accounting students continue past a Bachelor of Commerce degree to a Postgraduate Diploma or a Master's degree.
- Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
- Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (BCom(Hons))
- Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom)
- Master of Commerce (MCom)
- Master of Professional Accounting (MProfAcct)
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
See the full list of Accounting (ACCT) papers.
Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) majoring in Accounting
BSNS 112 Interpreting Business Data
BSNS 114 Financial Decision Making
BSNS 115 Accounting and Information Systems
ACCT 102 Principles of Accounting
Grades of at least C+ are needed in order to proceed to 200-level ACCT papers.
ACCT 211 Financial Accounting and Reporting
ACCT 222 Cost and Management Accounting
ACCT 233 Fundamentals of Accounting for Financial Decisions
126 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above. Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Commerce.
Every programme must include BSNS 111-115. At least three of these papers must be passed before enrolling in any 200-level Commerce paper, and all must be passed before enrolling in any 300-level Commerce paper. For single-degree BCom students, all five must be attempted in the first year of study or equivalent.
STAT 110 or STAT 115 will be accepted as an alternative to BSNS 112 as a required paper or as part of the major subject requirements or as a prerequisite when:
Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (BCom(Hons)) in Accounting
* Students who have previously completed ACFI 359 or an acceptable research methods papers from another university may substitute an additional paper from ACCT 401-499, BSNS 401 for ACFI 459.
Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom) in Accounting
Additional 300-level papers may be required of students who have not majored in Accounting for a BCom degree.
Master of Commerce (MCom) in Accounting
Master of Professional Accounting (MProfAcct)
ACCT 403 Advanced Financial Accounting
ACCT 406 Accounting Information Systems
ACCT 409 Advanced Management Accounting
ACCT 421 Financial Accounting
ACCT 422 Management Accounting
ACCT 423 Finance
ACCT 429 Commercial Law
ACTP 411 Auditing Practice
ACTP 412 Taxation Practice
BSNS 401 The Environment of Business and Economics
ACCT 501 Applied Project
Minor Subject Requirements
Accounting as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, or BASc degree
Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) degree
ACCT 102 Accounting and Information Systems
BSNS 115 Understanding Accounting
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