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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.

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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.

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.

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.

Year 12 entry

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

VCE Pre-requisites

  • Applicants must meet the associated minimum ATAR score
  • Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL

If you are applying as an international student, please view the English Language Requirements.

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Career & Learning

Career opportunities

  • Accountant

    Prepare financial statements and income tax returns for clients.

  • Finance Manager

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

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

  • Financial Information for Decision Making (ACC10007)
  • Financial Information Systems (ACC10008)
  • Management Accounting for Planning and Control (ACC20007)
  • Company Accounting (ACC20013)
  • Taxation (ACC30005)
  • Accounting Theory (ACC30008)
  • Analysis for Competitive Advantage (ACC30009)
  • Auditing (ACC30010)
  • Industry Consulting Project (BUS30009)
  • Advanced Innovative Business Practice (BUS30024:)
  • Learning and Communicating for Innovative Business Practice (COM10011)
  • Economic Principles (ECO10004)
  • Financial Statistics (FIN10002)
  • Financial Management (FIN20014)
  • Introduction to Business Information Systems (INF10003)
  • Law of Commerce (LAW20019:)
  • Introduction to Management (MGT10001)
  • Fundamentals of Marketing (MKT10007)
  • Electives
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I chose Swinburne Online because Swinburne had a good reputation ... and I could study from a remote location.

Beth, Swinburne Online graduate

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