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Bachelor of Businesswith a Major in Accounting and Financial Planning

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Course guide

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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

Master the core skills and knowledge for business, management and operations with a Bachelor of Business with a Major in Accounting and Financial Planning.

This degree will set you up for a career in the accounting and financial planning industry, including financial management, retirement planning or financial planning.

You’ll learn about commercial and personal accounting as well as the theory of business, finance and commerce law.

This course is accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and Certified Practising Accounts (CPA) Australia, and is approved by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA).

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 opportunities
  • What you will learn
  • Financial Planner

    Develop financial strategies for individuals or organisations and assist clients with complex decision to protect and grow their wealth.

  • Business Analyst

    Analyses an organisation or business domain and documents its business, processes or systems.

  • 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 Officer

    Develop and implement communication strategies to promote information about an organisation to the public.

  • Financial accounting

    Generate logical solutions to finance problems that are fit for purpose and be aware of the impact of financial decisions on businesses.

  • Company accounting

    Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to solve financial accounting problems.

  • Finance law

    Evaluate legal issues in financial relationships between banks, consumers and regulators.

  • Ethical client relationships

    Analyse and evaluate financial dilemmas and propose ethical solutions.

  • Investment planning

    Construct and defend a multi - asset portfolio that meets client’s objectives and constraints.

  • Retirement and estate planning

    Develop strategies and recommendations on superannuation and retirement planning based on clients’ requirements.

Course Units

  • Financial Information Systems (ACC10008)
  • Management Accounting for Planning and Control (ACC20007)
  • Company Accounting (ACC20013)
  • Taxation (ACC30005)
  • Accounting Theory (ACC30008)
  • 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)
  • Principles of Financial Planning (FIN10003)
  • Financial Management (FIN20014)
  • Ethics and Client Relationships (FIN20015)
  • Investment and Financial Planning Project (FIN30017)
  • Management of Personal Financial Risk (FIN30018)
  • Retirement and Estate Planning (FIN30019)
  • Introduction to Business Information Systems (INF10003)
  • Introduction to Business Law (LAW10004)
  • Law of Commerce (LAW20019:)
  • Finance Law (LAW30002)
  • Introduction to Management (MGT10001)
  • Fundamentals of Marketing (MKT10007)
  • Electives
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How online study works

  • Support with choosing the right course for your career goals

  • One-to-one contact with dedicated tutors to guide your learning

  • A team of Student Advisors for support, 7 days a week across extended hours

  • You'll graduate with the exact same degree as an on-campus student

Your study journey

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We know your day doesn’t always begin at 9am and finish at 5pm, so we’ve extended our support hours to ensure you can get the answers you need when you want them. Our dedicated team of tutors and support staff are on-call to help you, seven days a week.

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