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 (CPA) Australia and is approved by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA).
Guide individuals and businesses though through making budgets, savings and investment decisions.
Be involved in the design and modification of business or IT systems and help businesses grow.
Lead your own company by innovating and implementing new ideas across your business.
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
- ACC10008 Financial Information Systems
- ACC20007 Management Accounting for Planning and Control
- ACC20013 Company Accounting
- ACC30005 Taxation
- ACC30008 Accounting Theory
- 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
- FIN10003 Principles of Financial Planning
- FIN20014 Financial Management
- FIN20015 Ethics and Client Relationships
- FIN30017 Investment Planning
- FIN30018 Management of Personal Financial Risk
- FIN30019 Retirement and Estate Planning
- INF10003 Introduction to Business Information Systems
- LAW10004 Introduction to Business Law
- LAW20019: Law of Commerce
- LAW30002 Finance Law
- MGT10001 Introduction to Management
- MKT10007 Fundamentals of Marketing
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
Courses are only available to Australian and New Zealand citizens, permanent residents and humanitarian visa holders.