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Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 10.9 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 12.6 k / Year(s)  
501–600 place StudyQA ranking:6444 Duration:3 years

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Social and environmental issues are reshaping businesses around the globe, making sustainable business practice a major part of the way they operate. In a world first, USQ has developed a bachelor-level accounting degree designed around the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the international standard for business sustainability reporting. In an age of carbon taxes, and cap and trade schemes, this program provides you with the knowledge to transition businesses into the low carbon global economy.

Through the degree you will gain the skills to manage the technical aspects of the economic, social and environmental impacts of business activities – the Triple Bottom Line (TBL).

The accounting courses provide a knowledge-base in financial accounting, management accounting, business law and finance. The sustainable business courses provide the knowledge and skills you require to meet the needs of organisations to strategically manage and report their environmental and social impacts on the community, as well as provide them with an understanding of the principles and practices associated with carbon accounting and carbon tax/emissions trading systems.

In addition, the degree provides you with the necessary broad-based administrative and management skills required by organisations to compete in the global economic environment.

Entry requirements

  • Year 12 English (4 SA) or equivalent
  • Maths A (4 SA) or equivalent is assumed

English Language Requirements

Domestic and international students from a non-English speaking background are required to satisfy English Language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

OP/Rank

The 2014 OP/Rank for this program is: 16/64

International entry requirements

English Language Requirements

Domestic and international students from a non-English speaking background are required to satisfy English Language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Pre-requisites

Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent from a recognised institution. Find your country's level of qualificationand minimum entry requirements for this program.

  • A-level Mathematics or equivalent is assumed

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

Career outcomes

With your degree, you’ll have the power to strategically manage and report the environmental and social impacts of major companies and make a difference in the world as a carbon accountant, public accountant, chartered accountant, investment advisor or forensic accountant and work anywhere from major companies to small private businesses, in banks, building societies and the Government.

Professional accreditation

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Accounting and Sustainable Business program, you will meet the educational entrance requirements of CPA Australia and Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA). This provides Associate membership of CPA Australia, eligibility to study the CPA Australia professional exams and eligibility to study the ICAA professional exams.

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