What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Accounting allows students to develop skills that are fundamental to evaluating, analysing and communicating the financial position of an organisation or individual. The course is designed to prepare individuals in the core areas of financial accounting, management accounting, finance, tax and auditing, in addition to economics and commercial law.

Students with studies in accounting find rewarding work in industry, commerce, the public sector, the financial industry or business consulting and public accounting.

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Accounting requires students to complete units of study to the value of 300 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated.

Major in Accounting

8 units (100 credit points)

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. Students seeking professional accreditation must complete additional units.

Course learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

define and integrate theoretical principles applicable to accounting and apply those principles in a range of practices
systematically review and critically evaluate research from a variety of sources in order to make informed judgements on options for innovatively solving a range of problems that arise in business contexts
formulate creative solutions that are fit for purpose and demonstrate cognisance of the impact of business decisions on the triple bottom line
coherently articulate a line of reasoning demonstrating cultural sensitivity and apply a framework to analyse and offer solutions to ethical dilemmas
communicate a range of business arguments by evaluating and implementing alternative communication strategies as appropriate to the audience
build on and continuously develop the intellectual independence to be critical and reflective learners, cognisant of new technologies
work collaboratively in diverse groups.

Career opportunities

This course prepares graduates for careers in the accounting, investment and finance industries. Graduates may find employment with small or large companies worldwide, including private practices, government-owned entities and banks. Possible roles include graduate accountant, account manager, auditor, fund accounting officer, taxation agent, merchant banker, corporate treasurer, investment banker and financial adviser.

International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.

Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business and Law

CRICOS

088381K

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,360.00 (US$ 21,422) per year

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

Start date

3 August 2020

Venue

Swinburne University of Technology

Hawthorn Campus,

John Street,

HAWTHORN,

Victoria,

3122, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Australian year 12. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic Module) - Overall 6.0 No individual band below 6.0; TOEFL iBT - 75 (Reading no less than 18, Writing no less than 20); PTE Academic - 50 (no communicative skill less than 50).

For international students

Entry requirements may vary from country to country. Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to High School

Satisfactory completion of one of the following for full time students:

  • Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 65%, all skills 65%
  • minimum IELTS overall band of 6.0 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 75 with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20
  • Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 50 (no communicative skills less than 50)
  • any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.

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Pathways options

Offered by this university

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Offered by other partners

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  • MCI Institute
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