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Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    3 years full time or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates!

  • Awarded by:

    Murdoch University

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What you'll learn

About this course

Gone are the days of punching numbers into a ledger or sliding beads on an abacus: modern business management relies critically on the work of skilled accounting graduates. With a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Murdoch University, you'll set yourself up to help guide strategic business decisions, lead best practice in your workplace and ensure that businesses prepare for the future.

You'll study maths, economics, business law, management, governance, finance and accounting processes, giving you a solid foundation from which to analyse the cash flow and financial position of a business - enabling you to help make important strategic decisions and guide the future of your business.

You'll delve deep into business operations, learning how businesses really work, with a focus on efficiency and good decision making - getting you ready for rewarding, challenging work across a variety of industries. You'll be needing more than a calculator with this business degree!


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Completed Australian senior secondary studies with an ATAR equal to or above this year's admission cut-off; OR
  • Achieved a multiple choice score of 135 or above in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT); OR
  • Completed a recognised post-secondary course; OR
  • Completed approved university preparation (foundation) studies; OR
  • Completed at least one year of study at a recognised tertiary or higher education institution; OR
  • Completed 2 units at an Australian university or through Open Universities Australia

If you don't meet any of these academic entry requirements, Murdoch University offers several pathways, including the FlexiTrack university preparation program, to help you qualify for this course.

All students must satisfy Murdoch University's minimum English requirements by demonstrating competency in the English Language.

Areas of study

In this accounting course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Academic skills for business
  • Transforming business
  • Foundational mathematics for business
  • Foundations of management and governance
  • Foundations of economics
  • Foundations of accounting
  • Foundations of business law
  • Research skills unit
  • Understanding business research: an introductory approach
  • Technology and accounting processes
  • Corporate finance
  • Management accounting
  • Empirical research methods for business OR
  • Applying mixed methods research to business
  • Company law
  • Contemporary financial accounting
  • Accounting theory and accountability

Plus your choice of general elective units.

In order to qualify for admission to membership of the professional accounting bodies (CPA Australia, ICAA and the IPA), students must complete the following two units, which can be taken in lieu of two general elective units:

  • Taxation
  • Auditing

You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.

One of the top 500 universities in the world (2016-2017 Times Higher Education World University Rankings), Murdoch University has a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Across its campuses in Australia, Dubai and Singapore, Murdoch offers over 200 undergraduate and postgraduate courses spanning a broad range of disciplines, including veterinary science, Information Technology, law, business, psychology and counterterrorism. Murdoch University is part of the Innovative Research Universities network, a group of universities that advises the Australian government on higher education policy.
Murdoch University is committed to providing tailored support to all its students in order to help them meet their educational objectives. It provides a wide range of dedicated services, including career and employment assistance, counselling, disability support, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs and study advice. In addition, students have access to a wide range of services including mentoring for first-year students and bespoke programs to support learners who are elite athletes, international students, LGBTIQ students or reservists in the Australian Defence Force.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Murdoch University.

After you've completed this course, you'll have the opportunity to seek employment in a rage of roles across many industries.

Once you graduate, you'll also gain professional recognition from CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

Curious about where a career in accounting could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Accountant
  • Business Manager
  • Financial Planner
  • Analyst
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Consultant

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for a HECS-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you choose to study in that year.

Murdoch University also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.

You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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