Bachelor of Business

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

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Selected major: Accounting and Financial Planning

Note: This Major is 16 units (200 Credit Points) If you select this Major you cannot do any Electives/Minors

Widen your career options with this major in accounting and financial planning.

You’ll gain necessary skills and use accounting technologies to evaluate, analyse and communicate financial information to deliver insights that drive business outcomes.

You’ll also develop the knowledge to help clients manage their money well now and plan for a more secure financial future with coverage of topics such as investment, taxation, insurance, retirement and estate planning.

In addition to the technical skills, you’ll learn life skills so you can connect with clients and manage their businesses and finances with confidence.

This major meets the educational requirements of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) and is approved by the Financial Advisers Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA).

It is accredited by the Financial Planning Education Council (FPEC); the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ); CPA Australia; and the Tax Practitioner Board (TPB).

From the outset, Swinburne’s Bachelor of Business challenges you to be innovative, to make a positive social impact and, to be clear on how you can contribute as an individual and as part of a team in government, for-profit and for-purpose businesses.

Select a major area of specialisation and combine it with your core business studies to become an entrepreneurial thinker and business innovator.

Build up your CV with real industry experience while you study through our Work Integrated Learning programs, which are a guaranteed part of all our bachelor degrees and can include placements, internships or industry-linked projects

In this degree’s Industry Consulting Project (BUS30009), one of our industry partners will put forward a real problem. Finding solutions will require you to put what you’ve learned into practice. You’ll team up with other students to analyse the issue and propose solutions back to your client.

Advanced Business Practice (BUS30024) teaches you to tackle problems and opportunities with holistic thinking. In this unit, you’ll work as part of a multidisciplinary team to find innovative, creative, and practical business solutions, that also consider ethical business practices and sustainability goals.

Business double degree options

You can also study Business in a double degree with Arts, Aviation Management, Business Information Systems, Design, Engineering, Health Science, Laws, or Media and Communication.

Interested in business, you may like to explore our other business courses.

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Start dates

Hawthorn campus

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

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3 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Full-time, Part-time

VTAC codes

  • 3400235103 (IFP)
  • 3400235101 (CSP)