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Bachelor of Business with 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

  • Estimated Fees

    $32,262

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.

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.

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

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Overview of the course

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).

  • Career opportunities
  • Learning outcomes
  • Financial Planner

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

  • Business Analyst

    Analyzes 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 ot 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.

Why study with Swinburne Online?

  • Internationally recognised qualification

  • Ranked among the top 2% worldwide

  • Learn from industry professionals

  • Graduate with an industry standard qualification

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