Accounting and Finance

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

MoHE approval code: JPT/BPP(R2/344/6/0459) 10/25

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.

Finance

The field of finance can take you anywhere in the world and to many careers. You can work in corporate finance for big business, for well-known financial institutions, or in financial markets in Australia and overseas.

Financial planners help people to make smart decisions with their money. They take time to understand each client’s goal and objectives. They formulate a financial plan, monitor progress and help their clients maintain a budget. If you enjoy working with people and want to help others progress financially, this could be the industry for you.

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Minimum English language entry requirements

ENGLISH QUALIFICATION SCORE
International English
Language Testing System
(IELTS)
Overall 6.0
(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) 15
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

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)

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
  • Finance Officer, Finance Manager, Fund Manager, Forex Trader, Stock Broker, Investment Banker, Financial Analyst, Investment Analyst, Financial Planner, Financial Consultant, Private Banker, Research Analyst, Compliance Officer and etc.
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is one of the highest paid jobs in Malaysia
Accounting and Finance (Semester 1 & 2, 2023 Intake)

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

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2
Analytics for Decision Making
Accounting – The Fundamentals of Business
• Pre-requisite(s) : Financial Decision Making OR Accounting – The Language of Business
Quantitative Techniques for Business
Introductory Economics

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 3
Cost Analysis for Decision Making
• Pre-requisite(s) : The Fundamentals of Business OR Financial Decision Making OR Accounting – The Language of Business
Company Law for Business
Applied Contract Law
Introduction to Finance Principles

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 4
Business Processes and Internal Controls
• Pre-requisite(s) : Accounting – The Fundamentals of Business OR Financial Decision Making OR Accounting – The Language of Business
Accounting for Corporations
• Pre-requisite(s) :  Accounting – The Fundamentals of Business OR Financial Accounting
Introduction to Financial Instruments and Markets
• Pre-requisite(s) : Introduction to Financial Principles
Introduction to Australian Taxation Law

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 5
Auditing, Assurance and Risk Assessment
• Pre-requisite(s) : Accounting for Corporations OR Financial Reporting
Accounting, Behaviour and Control
• Pre-requisite(s) : Cost Analysis for Decision Making
Corporate Finance
Pre-requisite(s) : Business Analysis for Investment OR Introduction to Finance Principles
Portfolio Management
• P
re-requisite(s) : Business Analysis for Investment OR Introduction to Finance Principles

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 6
Complex Corporate Issues
• Pre-requisite(s) : Accounting for Corporations
International Finance
• Pre-requisite(s) : Business Analysis for Investment OR Introduction to Finance Principles
Introduction to Derivative Securities
• Pre-requisite(s) : Business Analysis for Investment OR Introduction to Finance Principles
Business Internship OR Enhancing Your Business Mind OR Interactive Study Tour
• Pre-requisite(s) : Successful completion of 300 credit points

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

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