Program Objectives and Program Outcomes


Updated on: 29 March 2021

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The major is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of, and competencies in, accounting and associated fields of auditing, taxation, business law and financial management. It equips graduates for a professional accounting career in commerce, industry, government or public practice.

A graduate of this course can:

1. Apply principles of accounting, economics, information systems, statistic, law and behavioural science as they relate to reporting business activity

2. Critically analyse issues in collection, recording and reporting of economic activity; develop accounting information systems giving cost effective decision useful information

3. Locate, extract and critically appraise decision useful information related to economic activity from sources within an organisation and from external sources

4. Relate the significance of commercial events and issues to the business and investing community using effectively structured financial communication and appropriate language

5. Use electronic resources to effectively interrogate databases, analyse data, collect information and communicate

6. Take responsibility for self-directed learning and the development of a career long attitude of continuing professional development

7. Recognise the global nature of accounting by applying international financial reporting standards and appreciate the information requirements of a global financial system

8. Demonstrate an understanding that cultural practices and differences impact commercial practices and interpersonal relations

9. Apply an ethical approach to analysing and reporting commercial activities, advising clients, demonstrate leadership and the ability to delegate tasks to ensure timely outcomes. Work independently to achieve agreed outcomes

Finance and Economics


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This major is designed for students who are interested in pursuing careers in finance, broadly defined to include corporate finance, financial institutions, financial markets and various branches of the financial services industry.


A graduate of this course can:

1. Understand, apply and analyse financial knowledge and issues and their impacts on national and international financial markets

2. Identify structures and formulate issues and apply appropriate skills to solve capital market problems

3. Collect and analyse empirical data and conceptual information and be able to synthesis into appropriate frameworks for analysis of financial issues