Honours in accounting

AccountingWhy study Honours in accounting?

Undertaking Honours in Accounting gives you the opportunity to pursue a year-long program of study (two years part-time) which combines coursework and research in a specialised area of knowledge. The advanced analytical, research and communication skills you will gain as a result of completing honours are highly sought after by employers and will be advantageous when seeking work in a competitive job market.

Career opportunities

Accounting and business skills are highly sought after by employers. A Bachelor of Accounting gives you multiple points of entry into the professional workforce. Build a career in the finance, mining and resources, manufacturing and education sectors. Work in auditing, costing, investigative accounting, taxation, financial planning, strategic management and management consulting. Many company directors and managers began their careers as accounting graduates, and accountants continue to play a key role in organisational strategy and management.

Our focus at La Trobe is much broader than the potential of employment in the private sector. La Trobe University’s Bachelor of Accounting offers a minor in public sector accounting that prepares graduates for careers in the high demand areas of government, councils and non-government organisations (NGO).

Visit our Career Development Centre website and start planning your career.

Course information

Local students

Structure

The Honours program requires a year of full-time study (two years of part-time) following completion of the Bachelor of Accounting degree.

Students complete a course work component and a research component in the form of a thesis. The program consists of 120 credit points the equivalent of eight subjects.

CourseworkStudents will be required to complete four coursework subjects.

ThesisStudents will be required to complete an 18,000 word thesis under the direct supervision of an academic staff member.

In completing your thesis you will work closely with your supervisor, drawing on their knowledge and experience. Supervision will be somewhat directive at the outset, but will become less so as your thesis proceeds.

Approval of a research topic is subject to the availability of a supervisor in the designated discipline area.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements are successful completion of a bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting. Students must also have a B (70%) or better average in at least six second-and-third-year accounting subjects. Students must complete all requirements of their undergraduate degree to be eligible for entry into Honours.

Scholarships

The Department of Accounting annually awards $5000 scholarships to three students who have demonstrated high performance in their undergraduate studies. Students do not need to submit a separate application to be considered for one of these scholarships.
Please note: The committee reserves the right not to award any scholarships in any given year. Honours students can also apply for Honours year grants.
Please refer to the Department of Accounting’s Honours Year Handbook for more information.

How to apply

Applicants are required to apply online. La Trobe University students do not need to provide a copy of their academic transcripts.

Students applying from other Australian Universities need to apply online and provide a certified copy of their academic transcripts.

Any queries should be sent to Jodie Kennedy, Honours and Research Administrator – Department of Accounting.

Contact details

Academic questions:

Dr Xu-dong Ji
Department of Accounting
Honours Co-ordinator
T: 9479 3061
E: x.ji@latrobe.edu.au

Administrative questions:

Jodie Kennedy
Department of Accounting
Honours and Research Administrator
T: 9479 1764
E: jodie.kennedy@latrobe.edu.au

More information

For more information please read La Trobe’s Department of Accounting Honours Handbook [PDF 190KB]
DOC version [496KB].

International students

Structure

The Honours program requires a year of full-time study (two years of part-time) following completion of the Bachelor of Accounting degree.

Students complete a course work component and a research component in the form of a thesis. The program consists of 120 credit points the equivalent of eight subjects.

CourseworkStudents will be required to complete four coursework subjects.

ThesisStudents will be required to complete an 18,000 word thesis under the direct supervision of an academic staff member.

In completing your thesis you will work closely with your supervisor, drawing on their knowledge and experience. Supervision will be somewhat directive at the outset, but will become less so as your thesis proceeds.

Approval of a research topic is subject to the availability of a supervisor in the designated discipline area.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements are successful completion of a bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting. Students must also have a B (70%) or better average in at least six second-and-third-year accounting subjects. Students must complete all requirements of their undergraduate degree to be eligible for entry into Honours.

Scholarships

The Department of Accounting annually awards $5000 scholarships to three students who have demonstrated high performance in their undergraduate studies. Students do not need to submit a separate application to be considered for one of these scholarships.

Please note: The committee reserves the right not to award any scholarships in any given year. Honours students can also apply for Honours year grants.
Please refer to the Department of Accounting’s Honours Year Handbook for more information.

How to apply

International Students can apply directly through La Trobe International.

Any queries should be sent to Jodie Kennedy, Honours and Research Administrator – Department of Accounting.

Contact details

Academic questions:

Dr Xu-dong Ji
Department of Accounting
Honours Co-ordinator
T: 9479 3061
E: x.ji@latrobe.edu.au

Administrative questions:

Jodie Kennedy
Department of Accounting
Honours and Research Administrator
T: 9479 1764
E: jodie.kennedy@latrobe.edu.au

More information

For more information please read La Trobe’s Department of Accounting Honours Handbook [PDF 190KB]
DOC version [496KB].

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