Accounting and Entrepreneurship

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Entrepreneurship) – Double Major – BCom(Curtin)

MoHE approval code: JPT/BPP(R2/340/6/0108) 09/22

Accounting

Qualified accountants are in demand around the world to help businesses, government, organisations and individuals with finance management. An accounting qualification from Curtin is accepted internationally and can go anywhere with you.

You can develop expertise in areas such as auditing, taxation, insolvency, compliance, or accounting systems and technology. You can also develop skills in a number of other areas. If you graduate with a Curtin accounting qualification, you are eligible to join a range of professional accounting bodies operating in Australia.

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship can be found in many types of workplace. What they all have in common is ambition, an ability to think outside the square and the love of a personal challenge. Does this sound like you? If you want to pave your own way and bring your ideas to life rather that work for someone, you could be an entrepreneur in the making.

This course prepares students for careers in the management of small and medium retail, export or sales enterprises. It compromises a foundation in business studies, followed by two streams of units which address subject areas central to marketing, sales, entrepreneurship and SME management. This course has a practical emphasis and is guided by a philosophy of teaching which stresses interactivity, student participation and lifelong learning.

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Minimum English language entry requirements

ENGLISH QUALIFICATION SCORE
International English
Language Testing System
(IELTS)
Overall 6.5
(no individual band
below 6.0)
Test of English as a
Foreign Language (TOEFL)
79 (band minimum W-21,
L-13, R-13, S-18)
SPM 1119 English C
GCE ‘A’ Level E
GCE ‘O’ Level C

Cut-off scores

QUALIFICATIONS SCORE
GCE-A Level/ STPM/ (best of 3 subjects) 5
UEC (best of 5 selected subjects) 20
HKDSE 15
IB 24
Ontario Gr 60
ATAR (WACE/ SACE/ HSC/ VCE/ AUSMAT/ SAM/ MUFY) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India/ Pakistan 65%
Sri Lanka 5

Cut-off scores key:

GCE : General Certificate of Education
STPM : Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia
IB : International Baccalaureate
ATAR : Australian Tertiary Admission Rank – applicable to all Australian matriculation
HKDSE : Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education
India : Includes All India Senior School Certificate awarded by The Central Board of Secondary School Education (CBSE), Indian School Certificate (ISC) awarded by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), Higher School Certificate (HSC) awarded by one of the State Secondary School Boards. Certificates awarded by the CBSE and the CISCE are generally considered to represent a higher level of achievement than state certificates.
Sri Lanka : GCE ‘A’ level issued by the Department of Examinations

Score Conversion for Advanced level/GCE/GCSE:
Grades awarded from 2010 onwards: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
Grades awarded up to 2009: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
AS Levels equal half of that of an Advanced Level, e.g. 3 points for an A*, 2.5 points for an A (prior to 2010)

Subject Grades Conversion for STPM : A=5, A- =4, B+ =4, B=3, B- =2, C+ = 2, C=1
The following UEC subjects are included in the aggregate of best five subject:
• Mathematics • Advance Mathematics I • Advance Mathematics II • Biology • Chemistry • Physics • Business Studies • Bookkeeping and Accounts • Accounting
• Economics • History • Geography • Computing and Information Technology

Note: scores for individual prerequisites may be taken into consideration for assessment purposes.

Course Prerequisites

Mathematics desirable

• Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)
• Public Services Department (JPA)
• CPA Australia
• Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICCA)
• Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)
• Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK (CIMA)
• Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK (ACCA)
• Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA)

Diploma applications will be treated on case to case basis.

• Auditor, Professional Accountant, Company Secretary, Accountant, Tax Agent/Consultant, Auditor, Business Analyst, Tax Advisor, Treasurer
• Graduates can be associated with professional accounting bodies such as ACCA and CPA Australia
• Become entrepreneurs and set up own business
• Importer and Exporter, Management Consultant, Business Development Officer, Industrial Relations Officer, Human Resources Officer, Logistics Officer, Supply Chain Officer, Retail Manager and Business Planner

Accounting and Entrepreneurship

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1
Markets and Legal Frameworks
Financial Decision Making
Strategic Career Design
Communication, Culture and Indigenous Perspectives in Business

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2
Analytics for Decision Making
Introductory Economics
Applied Contract Law
Business and Sustainable Development

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 3
Financial Accounting
• Pre-requisite(s) : Financial Decision Making
Cost Analysis for Decision Making
• Pre-requisite(s) : Financial Decision Making
Introduction to Finance Principles
Small Business Planning

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 4
Company Law for Business
Entrepreneurship
Financial Reporting
• Pre-requisite(s) : Financial Accounting
Business Processes and Internal Controls
• Pre-requisite(s) : Financial Decision Making

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 5
Auditing, Assurance and Risk Assessment
• Pre-requisite(s) : Financial Reporting
Accounting, Behaviour and Control
• Pre-requisite(s) : Cost Analysis for Decision Making
Management of Innovation
Introduction to Australian Tax Law

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 6
Company Accounting
• Pre-requisite(s) : Financial Reporting
Small Business Growth
Managing Operations
Business Engagement OR Business Internship
• Pre-requisite(s) :Completion of second year of course (400 Credit): Students should be in their last year of study for their course.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

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