Bachelor of Accounting/ Bachelor of Applied Innovation

with a major in Accounting – Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning

BB-ACCAIN Double degree Hawthorn Send me a link to this course

Selected major: Accounting

In this Accounting major you’ll learn how to deliver insights that drive business outcomes while appreciating how the pursuit of profit and purpose are the foundations of future, sustainable businesses. 

Gain an appreciation of what theories and methods develop your practical skills and use accounting technologies to evaluate, analyse and communicate financial information.  

The major will prepare you for career opportunities in business advisory, company accounting, management accounting, financial management, financial information systems, tax and auditing.

Graduates with an Accounting major may be eligible to apply for membership of CPA Australia (CPAA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) or the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). 

To be eligible for the CPA program you must also complete unit LAW20019 Law of Commerce.

Students seeking membership with overseas professional accounting bodies may need to complete additional units.  

If you are interested in accounting, you may also wish to consider Swinburne’s Bachelor of Accounting, or Bachelor of Accounting and Business Information Technology (Professional).

Develop the fundamental skills essential to evaluating, analysing and communicating the financial position of an organisation or individual with a Swinburne Bachelor of Accounting. Then take your studies to the next level and set yourself apart in the job market, by combining your qualification with a Swinburne Bachelor of Applied Innovation.

This double degree – unique to Swinburne – enables you to build skills and knowledge in your preferred field while growing your abilities to develop transformative solutions to the complex challenges your sector faces today and tomorrow.

You’ll learn the core areas of financial accounting, management accounting, finance, tax and auditing, economics and company law, and build skills in communication, presentation, critical analysis and group work.

On top of this, the Bachelor of Applied Innovation provides the analytical and strategic thinking, human understanding and future-focused problem-solving that supports business growth. Work on real-world problems with students from other disciplines, grow your creative confidence and hone your leadership potential. Work toward a better future shaped by innovative ideas - all in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment led by specialist academic teams.

Bring your passion for accounting to life in commerce, industry, public sector, finance or business roles, or leverage your newfound ability to transform businesses and society. You’ll do this as an innovation consultant, innovation lead, change analyst or transformation lead – just to name a few of the many opportunities available to you upon graduation.

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Start dates

Hawthorn campus

  • Semester 1 - 28 February 2022
  • Semester 2 - 1 August 2022

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4 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Full-time, Part-time