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Bachelor of Businesswith a Major in Accounting and Finance

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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

Our Bachelor of Business with a Major in Accounting and Finance will help students master the core skills and knowledge in the fields of business, management and operations in order to succeed in roles in modern organisations. A major in Accounting and Finance will help students gain the skills to analyse investments, source foreign exchange deals and analyse and communicate the financial situation of an organisation. Additionally, students learn about risk management and business investment.

This course is accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), Certified Practicing 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

  • Accounts Officer

    Monitors and processes business payments and expenditure.

  • Financial Analyst

    Analyses the economic conditions along with business financials to determine its performance and make recommendations for the future.

  • Tax Analyst

    Evaluates company operating information and recommend strategies on tax.

  • Management Accountant

    Provide financial, compliance and strategic support to a business.

  • Treasury roles

    Focuses on cash management, corporate finance and financial risk management within a business.

What you will learn

  • Financial management

    Examine the fundamentals of corporate finance.

  • Management accounting

    Apply management accounting techniques to solve a range of business problems.

  • Analysis for competitive advantage

    Examine the role of management accounting in supporting strategy development and implementation.

  • Banking operations

    Examine the development, regulation and deregulation of the Australian financial market, and how changes have corresponded to changes in economic thought.

  • International trade

    Apply theoretical concepts to current issues in international trade and finance analysis.

  • Management of investment portfolios

    Apply investment knowledge in allocating assets to a portfolio.

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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)
  • Macroeconomic Policy (ECO20004)
  • Financial Statistics (FIN10002)
  • Banking Operations and Governance (FIN20013)
  • Financial Management (FIN20014)
  • Financial Risk Management (FIN30014)
  • Management of Investment Portfolios (FIN30016)
  • International Trade and Investment (INB60003)
  • Introduction to Business Information Systems (INF10003)
  • Law of Commerce (LAW20019:)
  • Finance Law (LAW30002)
  • Introduction to Management (MGT10001)
  • Fundamentals of Marketing (MKT10007)
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Swinburne Online helped me reach my goals by providing me with the platform and tools I needed to succeed.

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