Bachelor of Business With a Major in Accounting

Swinburne Online
Swinburne Online
  • Awarded by

    Swinburne Online

  • 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

  • Career Outcomes

    Accountant | Business Manager | Business Analyst | Finance Officer | View all

Last modified: 01 Feb 2018

In a Nutshell

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.

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

  • What You'll Need to Get In


    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
  • Subject Breakdown

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    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.

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  • Why Swinburne Online?

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    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 This Course Take You?

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.

Wondering where a career in business could take you? Potential job outcomes may include: Manager, Team Leader, Small Business Owner, Operations Manager, Business Development Manager, Business Consultant, Business Analyst, Entrepreneur.

Let's Talk Price

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, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider 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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