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Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

Course code: 0550 ~ Course abbreviation: BA/BBus(Acc) ~ Total credit points required: 192 ~ 4 years full-time, 8 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Arts

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Caulfield)

Course description

This double degree course allows students to qualify with both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degrees. The Bachelor of Arts is a general, flexible degree which allows students to match academic interests with career aspirations to create a personalised course progression. Studying humanities will develop general knowledge and specific intellectual skills relating to human thought and relations, such as the way we communicate or how the past has affected the present. Social science analyses and explains societies and the relationships of individuals within those societies.

The Bachelor of Business (Accounting) component of this double degree is designed to enable graduates to pursue careers in professional accounting and a wide range of business fields. The Business component blends a conceptual framework with practical applications and covers basic discipline material through to more specialised accounting strand requirements.

Course objectives

This course provides specialist skills in accounting and general skills in business management, combined with the broad teaching and learning objectives of the Bachelor of Arts degree. Graduates will be well equipped to seek employment in both private and public sector enterprises.

Course structure

Students must complete 96 points in the Bachelor of Arts component and 96 points in the Bachelor of Business (Accounting) component.

Areas of study

For information on arts majors and minors, refer to the `Areas of study' section on the Arts faculty website at

Course requirements

Arts component

(a) an arts discipline major (48 points)

(b) an arts discipline minor (24 points)

(c) an additional arts discipline first-year sequence (12 points)

(d) a further 12 points in arts units.

Business component

(i) six compulsory common core units (36 points):

(ii) a 10 unit (60 point) major in accounting

  • the requirements of the major are listed below
  • at least two units (12 points) must be completed at each of second and third-year levels

(iii) additional units from the faculty in the Bachelor of Business at Caulfield campus to reach the required minimum of 16 units

Additional degree requirements:

  • a maximum of eight first-year level units (48 points)
  • a minimum of four third-year level units (24 points) must be from those offered by the faculty on the campus delivering this program.
Major in accounting
  • AFF1110 Accounting for financial decision making
  • AFF1121 Accounting systems and procedures
  • AFF2391 Cost information for decision making
  • AFF2491 Company reporting
  • AFF3431 Performance management and control
  • AFF3491 Advanced financial accounting theory and practice

plus four units from the following list:

  • AFF2631 Financial management
  • AFF2851 Accounting information systems and financial modelling
  • AFF3511 Strategic management accounting
  • AFF3631 Auditing and assurance
  • AFF3791 Comparative international accounting
  • AFF3851 Advanced accounting information systems and financial modelling
  • AFX3551 International studies program in accounting
  • BTF2220 Corporations law and trusts
  • BTF3931 Taxation law
  • ECF1200 Macroeconomics
  • ETX2121 Data analysis in business

Professional recognition

This program is accredited with CPA Australia and with The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA). Provided students complete all units specified by these bodies, they will qualify for associate membership of CPA Australia and entry to the CA Program of the ICAA.

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