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Bachelor of Business With a Major in Accounting

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available

  • Duration:

    3 years full-time or equivalent part-time

  • Start date:

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates

  • Awarded by:

    Swinburne Online (RTO 3059)

  • Career Outcomes:

    Accountant | Human Resources Officer | Business Manager | Entrepreneur | View all

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Course Rundown

Here's why Ed chose to study accounting with Swinburne Online.

About this course

Swinburne's Bachelor of Business with a Major in Accounting is professionally accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and CPA Australia.

You will learn from industry experts, developing innovative approaches to accounting and business decision-making through sustainable and socially responsible practice.

Develop skills that are fundamental to evaluating, analysing and communicating the financial position of an organisation or individual. Become prepared in the areas of financial information systems, management accounting, company accounting, financial management, tax and auditing.

Whether you're looking for a career in tax accounting, account management or as a financial accountant by the time you graduate you'll have the confidence to apply your knowledge in the workplace.


Applicants must meet the following entry requirements to enrol in this course:

  • Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), or its equivalent, including units 3 and 4 in English with a minimum score of 25, and meeting the associated minimum ATAR score; OR
  • Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification; OR
  • Significant and relevant work experience

Areas of study

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

  • Accounting theory
  • Analysis for competitive advantage
  • Auditing
  • Company accounting
  • Company law
  • Contemporary issues in entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Financial information for decision making
  • Financial information systems
  • Financial management
  • Financial statistics
  • Industry consulting project
  • Integrative business practice
  • Introduction to business law
  • Introduction to management
  • Learning and communicating online
  • Macroeconomics
  • Management accounting for planning and control
  • Microeconomics
  • Taxation

Students will also need to complete 5 elective units.

Swinburne Online With strong links to industry and a focus on practical skills, Swinburne gives students an edge in the competitive job market. Placing in the prestigious QS Graduate Employability Rankings, Swinburne shapes graduates who are confident and competent in meeting the challenges of a fast-changing world. Over 100 years, Swinburne has educated more than 150,000 graduates in areas ranging from science, technology and engineering through health, education and business to media, design and innovation. Swinburne Online has drawn on more than 20 years’ experience in the online tertiary education space to help over 9,600 students graduate with an industry-recognised qualification.
As a Swinburne Online student you’ll have access to a range of support options to help you get the most out of your learning. A dedicated team of Student Advisors are available seven days a week to answer your questions – academic, technical or administrative. You’ll also be assigned an eLearning advisor who will be your academic point of contact for the duration of your course.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Bachelor of Business With a Major in Accounting from Swinburne University of Technology.

Graduates can follow in the footsteps of former Swinburne business and management students who've gone on to work for National Australia Bank, ANZ, Ernst and Young, and Deloitte. Future careers can be found in core areas such as financial accounting, management accounting, finance, tax and auditing, in addition to economics and commercial law.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive a government study loan through HECS-HELP.

Swinburne Online also offers a number of scholarships and grants as a means of promoting equality, recognising excellence, and alleviating financial hardship. Enquire now for more information.

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 $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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