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).
Majors for Bachelor of Arts:Climate and Social JusticeCriminologyEthics and TechnologyIndigenous StudiesPerspectives on Globalisation Politics, Power and TechnologyProfessional and Creative Writing Screen Studies and Popular Culture
Majors for Bachelor of Business:AccountingAccounting and FinanceAccounting and Financial Planning Business AdministrationBusiness Analytics and AnalysisEntrepreneurship and InnovationFinanceFinancial PlanningHuman Resource ManagementLogistics and Supply Chain ManagementManagementMarketingSports Management
With a double degree in a Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Business you’ll be set to become a well-rounded businessperson who understands what’s good for the world.
Build your business, management, and operations knowledge so you’re ready to make your mark on the business world. Then go deeper, hone your critical thinking and communication skill set as you explore key global social, economic and cultural issues impacting the operation of contemporary society.
With this combination of degrees - you'll be rich in transferable skills essential for the future workforce. You’ll learn how to become an entrepreneurial thinker and innovator and find a wealth of diverse career opportunities across corporations, government and not-for-profits, to small business and startups.
Build up your résumé with real industry experience with our Work Integrated Learning programs, guaranteed on all our bachelor degrees including placements, internships or industry-linked projects.
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Swinburne students work with ACMI
Swinburne’s Bachelor of Arts students created new experiences called Constellations for the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) visitors as part of its $40 million transformation.
The Constellation is a large-scale, data-driven exhibit that connects visitors to films, TV series, artworks and video games outside ACMI.
As ACMI’s Major Academic Partner, Swinburne supports the Swinburne Studio – an available to hire multi-purpose function space – home for ACMI’s many diverse festivals and events, as well as a programming collaboration space between the two organisations.
Swinburne business degrees are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. The alumni of AACSB accredited business schools are among the world’s most influential leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs impacting business, government, and non-profit sectors. Only five per cent of business schools worldwide are AACSB accredited.
Begin your path to Chartered Financial Analyst®
Swinburne's Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Business (Professional) with major in Finance together with Master of Finance incorporates at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and emphasises CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
Students of these programs have a head start to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and selected students of these programs may receive CFA scholarships.
HR Professional Recognition
Swinburne's Bachelor of Business with a major in Human Resource Management has met the criteria for course accreditation and is currently accredited by the Australian HR Institute (AHRI).
Accreditation is reviewed every three years by the AHRI National Accreditation Committee.
Students applying for this course can be assured that the quality of core units map onto the AHRI Model of Excellence for HR Practitioners and Academics, a recognised benchmark of HR best practice and standards.
At Swinburne scholarships are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students.