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What will I learn?

This is a globally competitive degree respected for its quality and relevance to industry.

As a graduate, you will be eligible for membership with leading industry bodies such as CPA Australia, and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

As a student, you'll benefit from our strong links with the accounting profession and professional industry bodies, as well as gain practical skills with computer simulation software using state-of-the-art technologies. You'll also have the opportunity to participate in a study tour learning about business practices, as well as political and cultural influences in other regions.

3+1 Pathway to Masters

Want to gain a postgraduate degree with just one extra year of study? You can package the Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) with the Master of Finance (Financial Planning) degree and graduate with two qualifications in just four years with our 3+1 Pathway to Masters program. This unique offering allows you to fast-track your studies, develop greater expertise and broaden your career opportunities. You will study a three-year bachelor degree and a one year master’s degree (typically two years) in four years by using your undergraduate electives.

Careers to consider:

  • Auditor/Risk consultant
  • Business adviser
  • Forensic accountant
  • Insolvency and reconstruction adviser
  • Management accountant
  • Practicing accountant
  • Tax accountant/Corporate tax consultant

What you'll learn:

You will start with core courses in business. These will give you a solid grounding in important areas including accounting and quantitative methods for business; business law, finance, business intelligence and data management; and economics and marketing principles.

You’ll then branch out into your accounting specialisation, learning cutting edge knowledge and skills in:

  • financial and management accounting
  • taxation and company law
  • auditing
  • sustainability accounting
  • global and contemporary accounting issues
  • strategic financial analysis

Pathway:

There are pathways you can follow to study this degree, including:

SAIBT Diploma of Business - if you complete this two year Diploma, you can apply to enter the 2nd year of this degree.

Which department am I in?

UniSA Business

CRICOS

080917C

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,300.00 (18,48,060) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 August 2022, 27 February 2023, 7 August 2023

Venue

City West Campus

North Terrace,

ADELAIDE,

South Australia,

5000, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 program. The SAT scoring system has changed. Upon application old scores will be converted if required. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic: Overall 6.0 (with 6.0 in Reading and Writing); TOEFL iBT score of 60 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 550 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 169; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 50 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE4.

For international students

Applicants are required to meet one of the following criteria with a competitive result, and demonstrate that they fulfil any prerequisite requirements and essential requirements for admission:

Recent secondary education:

Meet any prerequisite requirements with a minimum grade of C- or equivalent and

Complete secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE, or

Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points

or

Higher education study

Complete or partly complete a recognized higher education program at a recognized higher education institution

or

Complete at least four Open Universities Australia (OUA) courses at undergraduate level or above

OR

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Complete an award from a registered training organization at Certificate IV or above

or

Work and life experience

Complete a UniSA Foundation Studies program or equivalent, or

Hold completed secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE obtained more than 2 years in the past

English language requirements:

IELTS score of 6.0; TOEFL iBT score of 60 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 550 with TWE of 4.5; iBT score of 60 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 169; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 50 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE4.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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