• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Master the core skills and knowledge for business, management and operations with a Bachelor of Business: Accounting and Financial Planning Major from Swinburne Online.
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This Bachelor of Business: Accounting and Financial Planning Major from Swinburne Online will set you up for a career in the accounting and financial planning industry, including financial management, retirement planning or financial planning.

You’ll learn about commercial and personal accounting as well as the theory of business, finance and commerce law.

What you will learn

  • Financial accounting

Generate logical solutions to finance problems that are fit for purpose and be aware of the impact of financial decisions on businesses.

  • Company accounting

Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to solve financial accounting problems.

  • Finance law

Evaluate legal issues in financial relationships between banks, consumers and regulators.

  • Ethical client relationships

Analyse and evaluate financial dilemmas and propose ethical solutions.

  • Investment planning

Construct and defend a multi - asset portfolio that meets client’s objectives and constraints.

  • Retirement and estate planning

Develop strategies and recommendations on superannuation and retirement planning based on clients’ requirements.

Career opportunities

  • Financial Planner

    Develop financial strategies for individuals or organisations and assist clients with complex decision to protect and grow their wealth.

  • Business Analyst

    Analyzes an organisation or business domain and documents its business, processes or systems.

  • Entrepreneur

Lead your own company by innovating and implementing new ideas across your business.

  • Finance Specialist

Help your clients grow their wealth through investment and targeted growth.

  • Public Relations Officer

Develop and implement communication strategies to promote information about an organisation ot the public.


This course is accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), Certified Practicing Accounts (CPA) Australia and is approved by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 years full time or equivalent part time

  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Information Systems
  • Management Accounting for Planning and Control
  • Company Accounting
  • Taxation
  • Accounting Theory
  • Auditing
  • Industry Consulting Project
  • Advanced Innovative Business Practice
  • Learning and Communicating for Innovative Business Practice
  • Economic Principles

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements


Non-Year 12 entry

  • Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply.
  • Students admitted to the course with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this course may be eligible for academic credit.

Year 12 entry

  • Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21952 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21952 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    33465 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33465 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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