Become a qualified accountant
Start your career in finance by becoming a qualified accountant. Professionally accredited by CPA Australia and taught by qualified accountants, 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), Certified Practicing Accounts (CPA) Australia.
Analyse the financial activities and maintain the growth targets of a business.
Prepare financial statements and income tax returns for clients.
Manage the production of statutory accounts, balance sheet reconciliation and budget control.
Provide financial, compliance and strategic support to a business.
Learning at Swinburne Online
Designed by accountants,
The Bachelor of Business With a Major in Accounting is an internationally recognised qualification from a university ranked among the top 3% in the world. Taught by industry professionals, the course has been designed specifically to meet the requirements of Australia’s professional accounting bodies. You will graduate with an industry standard qualification, which will open doors to business opportunities both in Australia and overseas.
A community of thinkers
At Swinburne Online, you will form part of an online community of switched-on business students. You’ll learn from practicing accounting professionals, gain insights into areas of business you may not be familiar with, and form a valuable industry network. The connections you make could lead to your next career, or business venture.
A unique learning experience
You shouldn’t have to put your life on hold to study, so we have created a degree that can fit around it. By studying an accounting degree online, you can work to your own schedule and you’ll learn from industry professionals in a purpose-built online environment. Here you will work on real accounts, and develop practical skills and techniques you can apply in a range of industries.
What you will learn
Record and analyse business activities with an understanding of the accounting cycle and its systems.
Evaluate business performance using accounting systems.
Use financial statements to guide investment decisions.
Implement rules and define strategies in a corporate accounting environment.
Develop expertise in analytics and problem solving.
Support and assistance
- ACC10007 Financial Information for Decision Making
- ACC10008 Financial Information Systems
- ACC20007 Management Accounting for Planning and Control
- ACC20013 Company Accounting
- ACC30005 Taxation
- ACC30008 Accounting Theory
- ACC30009 Analysis for Competitive Advantage
- ACC30010 Auditing
- BUS30009 Industry Consulting Project
- BUS30024: Advanced Innovative Business Practice
- COM10011: Learning and Communicating for Innovative Business Practice
- ECO10004: Economic Principles
- FIN10002 Financial Statistics
- FIN20014 Financial Management
- INF10003 Introduction to Business Information Systems
- LAW20019: Law of Commerce
- MGT10001 Introduction to Management
- MKT10007 Fundamentals of Marketing
- Electives 6 elective units
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.
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. Read our Applying and Enrolling FAQs
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.
- 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