Qualification Level

Undergraduate

Duration

3 years full time or equivalent part time

Start Date

March, July, November

Units

24

Bachelor of Business with a Major in Accounting and Financial Planning

Our Bachelor of Business with a Major in Accounting and Financial Planning 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 Financial Planning will prepare you for a varied career in the accounting and financial planning industry, including financial management, retirement planning and financial planning. You’ll learn about commercial and personal accounting as well as the theoretical components of business, finance and commerce law.

This course is accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), Certified Practicing Accounts Australia (CPAA) and the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB).

Graduates with an Accounting and Financial Planning Major may be eligible to apply for membership of CPA Australia (CPAA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) or the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

Career opportunities

Financial Planner

Guide individuals and businesses though through making budgets, savings and investment decisions. 

Business Analyst

Be involved in the design and modification of business or IT systems and help businesses grow.

Entrepreneur

Lead your own company by innovating and implementing new ideas across your business.

Finance Specialist

Help your clients grow their wealth through investment and targeted growth.

Public Relations Specialist

Help businesses communicate their goals and agenda successfully.

Learning at Swinburne Online

Designed by professionals for professionals

The Bachelor of Business with a Major in Accounting and Financial Planning 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.

Support and assistance

Everyone has questions from time to time. That’s why we have a dedicated team of tutors and support staff on-call to help you, seven days a week. So whether you need help with analysing financial statements or have a technical issue, there’s always someone you can talk to.

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.

Applicants without a formal qualification but with significant and relevant work experience and appropriate English language skills will be considered if they can demonstrate that they can undertake the course with a reasonable prospect of success.

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

The full Course Information Set and Whole of Institution Set are available for reference.

Courses are only available to Australian and New Zealand citizens, permanent residents and humanitarian visa holders.