Bachelor of Commerce – Professional Accounting with the degree of Bachelor of Laws

Macquarie University

Accountants specialist number crunchers speak the language of business and are therefore key contributors to a business' success. Law specialists expert communicators, researchers and logical thinkers have a strong sense of justice and perform as responsible professionals in the community. This double degree will provide you with both a legal and commercial understanding of business and trade, making you highly eligible for employment in all areas of commerce, industry and government. KEY FEATURES You'll gain essential accounting and reporting knowledge, as well as a range of business-related skills in assurance and audit, commercial law, economics, financial management, information systems and statistics. The professional accounting sequence meets the tertiary education requirements of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). You'll develop a sound understanding of legal doctrine as well as an awareness of the role of law in society and a developed sense of social responsibility. You'll have opportunities to get real-world experience with leading Australian organisations. Upon graduation, you'll be entitled to admission for professional practice in law in New South Wales subject to completion of a recognised course in Practical Legal Training, which you'll be qualified for after you complete this course. ACCREDITATION The Bachelor of Commerce - Professional Accounting is recognised as satisfying tertiary educational requirements for entry into Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia's CPA program, the Chartered Accountant Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) CA program and the Institute of Practising Accountants (IPA) PNA program. The Macquarie Bachelor of Laws is accredited with professional bodies regulating the admission of law graduates to legal practice and provides appropriate qualification for admission to practice as a lawyer throughout Australia. In addition to completing a law program at an accredited institution, the profession requires all law graduates to complete a period of practical legal training including further study, continuing professional development units and supervised experience in a legal practice, before being admitted to practice as a barrister or solicitor. This typically takes six months to one year to complete, and involves options to study full-time, part-time and online. To be qualified as an Australian Legal Practitioner in New South Wales, a solicitor or barrister also requires a Practising Certificate issued by the Councils of the Law Society of New South Wales or the New South Wales Bar Association respectively. Similar bodies and systems of accreditation exist in other states. Further information about this can be gained from the Legal Profession Admission Board. SUITABLE FOR If you are interested in a career in accounting or law and enjoy learning about business, finance and management. Career Opportunities A Macquarie course can set your dream career in motion. PROFESSIONS accountant auditor chartered accountant financial analyst financial policy adviser forensic accountant futures trader government adviser in-house, public or private practice legal practitioner (barrister or solicitor) investment manager management consultant merchant banker public practice accountant stockbroker strategic business adviser taxation and superannuation consultant EMPLOYERS accounting and consulting firms boutique law firms business analyst firms community legal centres environmental organisations financial institutions forensic accounting firms government organisation health services including hospitals large national and international legal firms media organisations merchant banks trade unions the judiciary SALARY GUIDE The Graduate Careers Australia Graduate SalariesReport 2015indicates thatthe median starting salary for bachelor degree graduates aged less than 25 and in their first full-time employment was $54,000. Please see http://www.graduatecareers.com.au/research/researchreports/graduatesalaries/ for further detail on specificdegrees.

At a Glance

Course level Undergraduate
CRICOS Code 094123M
Institution Name Macquarie University
Campus Location North Ryde
Institution Type University
Course Duration 5.5 years
Course University Macquarie University

About Macquarie University

Established in 1964, Macquarie University began as a bold experiment in higher education. Built to break from traditions: to be distinctive, progressive, and to be transformational. Today our pioneering history continues to be a source of inspiration as we celebrate our place among the best and brightest minds.

 

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Led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor S Bruce Dowton, Macquarie is home to five faculties. The fifth and newest – Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences – was formed in 2014. We are also home to some of Australia’s most exceptional facilities – hubs of innovation that unite our students, researchers, academics and partners to achieve extraordinary things.The Macquarie story,Our commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples,Strategy and initiatives Governance,Faculties and departments,Offices and units Job opportunities Our campus Campus services and facilities News and events Contacts and maps.

 

 

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