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Bachelor of Businesswith a Major in Accounting

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  • Qualification

    Undergraduate

  • Duration

    3 years full-time or equivalent part-time

  • Units

    24

  • Start Date

    Mar, Jul, Nov

Overview of the course

Start your career in finance; become a qualified accountant. Our Bachelor of Business with a Major in Accounting will give you the skills you need to work in a broad range of financial roles. You’ll learn to evaluate, analyse and communicate the financial position of an organisation, and make critical business decisions as part of a strategic team.

This course is accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), and Certified Practising Accounts (CPA) Australia.

Please note: To be eligible for a CA/CPA students must complete the Law of Commerce (LAW20019) elective unit.

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What are the entry criteria?

Non-Year 12 entry

Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply.

Applicants without a formal qualification but with significant and relevant work experience and appropriate English language skills, or a suitable Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) result, will be considered if they can demonstrate that they can undertake the course with a reasonable prospect of success.

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The University may determine selection criteria and restrictions in respect of courses to apply in addition to these entry requirements.

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Year 12 entry

2022 Guaranteed Entry ATAR: 60

Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.

VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in English (or equivalent) or 30 in English (EAL).

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Credit arrangements

Credit transfer

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Speak to a Course Consultant about applying for credit.

Applicants who have completed a Diploma in a related discipline may be eligible for credit of up to 8 units; the equivalent of a third of the course. Students admitted to the course with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this course may be eligible for academic credit of up to 16 units.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit (advanced standing) towards their course in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Speak to a Course Consultant about applying for RPL.

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Diploma entry pathways

Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and provides advanced standing to the second.

Credit available may vary depending on the major selected within any given degree but in most instances you may receive up to 8 unit credits.

Our Course Consultants will step you through the process of entry and credit using previous study.

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Fees and scholarships

This course is offered to domestic and offshore international students. Depending on your citizenship, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place.

Domestic students also contribute to student services and amenities via an annual fee.

Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students. You may be eligible for Swinburne Scholarships.

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I chose Swinburne Online because Swinburne had a good reputation ... and I could study from a remote location.

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Career & Learning

Career opportunities

  • Accounts Officer

    Monitors and processes business payments and expenditure.

  • Accountant

    Prepare financial statements and income tax returns for clients.

  • Management Accountant

    Provide financial, compliance and strategic support to a business.

  • Financial Accountant

    Manage the production of statutory accounts, balance sheet reconciliation and budget control.

  • Finance Manager

    Plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the financial and accounting activities within an organisation.

  • Tax Analyst

    Evaluates company operating information and recommend strategies on tax.

What you will learn

  • Accounting Systems

    Record and analyse business activities with an understanding of the accounting cycle and its systems.

  • Business Systems

    Evaluate business performance using accounting systems.

  • Financial Statements

    Use financial statements to guide investment decisions.

  • Corporate Accounting

    Implement rules and define strategies in a corporate accounting environment.

  • Microeconomics

    Develop expertise in analytics and problem solving.

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Course Units

A total of 24 units are taken to complete the Bachelor of Business with a major in Accounting, including eight core business units, eight accounting major units and eight electives.

Core Business units

Learning and Communicating for Innovative Business Practice (COM10011)
Financial Information for Decision Making (ACC10007)
Economic Principles (ECO10004)
Introduction to Business Information Systems (INF10003)
Introduction to Management (MGT10001)
Fundamentals of Marketing (MKT10007)
Advanced Innovative Business Practice (BUS30024)
Industry Consulting Project (BUS30009)

Accounting major units

Financial Information Systems (ACC10008)
Management Accounting for Planning and Control (ACC20007)
Company Accounting (ACC20013)
Taxation (ACC30005)
Accounting Theory (ACC30008)
Auditing (ACC30010)
Financial Statistics (FIN10002)
Financial Management (FIN20014)

Recommended electives

Law of Commerce (LAW20019)
Big Data Management (INF20016)
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