Bachelor of Business (Accounting)


CRICOS Course Code:  072490C
Course Overview

The Bachelor of Business (Accounting) aims to produce graduates who will communicate effectively and perceptively within a business environment, produce innovative solutions to problems, and apply investigative skills to a range of complex challenges faced in a business context. Furthermore, graduates will develop a thorough understanding of the core principles of business and accounting, giving them the skills required to perform a variety of accounting based roles in the corporate sector. Undertaking the Bachelor of Business (Accounting) at Cambridge International College will give students a strong foundation in accounting principles and essential business skills. Graduates of the program will be well prepared to enter the accounting and/or business world in a pre-management and management capacity.

The estimated annual enrolment into the Bachelor of Business (Accounting) is 800 students.


On successful completion of this course, students are awarded the Bachelor of Business (Accounting). The course meets the Australian Qualifications Framework specifications for a Level 7 bachelor degree.

Professional Accreditation and Recognition

The Bachelor of Business (Accounting) is accredited by the Chartered Accountants Australia, New Zealand (CAANZ), CPA Australia and IPA (Institute of Public Accountants). The course is also recognised by ACCA (Association of Chartered Accountants) for exemption of ACCA F1-F9 papers upon completion of the degree.

Advanced Standing

Students may be able to shorten the length of this course through qualifications obtained from other formal studies. AQF qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by other education providers may be recognised by Cambridge International College. Students who wish to apply for Advanced Standing should contact the College for information on eligibility.

Lifelong learning

Students gain key skills and significant experience in collaborative learning and gain theoretical knowledge in the underpinnings of business. They also gain key skills in research, using both online and library materials. All of these factors will help graduates of the Bachelor of Business (Accounting) to be lifelong learners.

Professional & Community Engagement

Business and accounting professionals are invited as guest speakers to speak at various lectures. Guest speakers add value in the practical aspect of the course work, which is particularly important. These speakers will also assist students to understand industry roles and responsibilities.

Industry relevant material

The practical laboratory components of the course incorporate material that is specifically relevant for the accounting industry. In the laboratories, students gain experience with MYOB and other accounting and statistical packages; they also gain experience with other computer packages such as MS Excel.

The course emphasises an innovative and independent-minded approach to Business education as the key to competitiveness in the dynamic global accounting profession. In this way, students will gain benefits from the broad range of circumstances and life experiences of their fellow students.

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Business (Accounting) is a 3-year course, delivered over twelve six-week terms (the equivalent of six semesters) on a full-time basis. There are four intakes per year, in March, May, August and October.

Mode of Delivery

The course is offered on a full-time basis. Delivery of the course is on-campus. Units are delivered in a lecture and tutorial format.

Course Structure
To meet the requirements for Graduation, all students must complete 24 units.

First YearSecond YearThird Year
Four (4) Core units:
BBAC101 Accounting Principles
BBAC201 Business Statistics
BBAC202 Economic Principles
BBAL201 Business Law
Five (5) Core units:
BBAC301 Financial Accounting Practice
BBAC302 Information Technology for Accountants
BBMM305 Business, Society & Ethics
BBAC401 Corporate Accounting
BBAL401 Company Law
Five (5) Core units:
BBAC501 Management Accounting
BBAC502 Financial Accounting Theory
BBAL501 Taxation Law
BBAC601 Auditing & Assurance
BBAC602 Business & Corporate Finance


First year – four elective units comprising of:

  • two x 100 or 200 coded electives, and
  • two x 100, 200, 300 coded electives.Second year – three elective units comprising of:
  • two x 100, 200, 300 or 400 coded electives, and
  • one x 300 or 400 coded electives.Third year – three elective units comprising of:
      • three x 500 or 600 coded electives


    The types of assessment permitted at CIC may include the following:

        • Closed or Open-book examinations
        • Written essays, case studies or business reports/proposals or projects
        • Oral presentations or oral examinations
        • Multiple choice or true/false tests, quizzes or examinations
        • Peer assessment & group based work
        • Industry based assessments

    Other types of assessment may be allowed at CIC following approval by the Executive Dean.

    Please refer to our Assessment Policy for further information.

    Opportunities for Further Study

    Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Business (Accounting) can apply to study a number of post-graduate qualifications in Australia and abroad.

    Graduate Attribute

    Technical capabilities and skills
    Innovative and entrepreneurial thinking
    Communication and self-management skills
    Research and information literacy
    Problem-solving skills
    Ability to interact effectively within a group environment
    Demonstration of ethical and professional standards

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates will be well placed to begin a career in a variety of accounting based roles. Due to the strong Management Accountant units in this degree, future corporate positions may be possible.

    Course Fees 

    Please refer to Fees, charges and refunds


    Key Facts


    Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

    CRICOS Code


    CRICOS Course Duration

    156 Weeks

    Entry Requirements

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    Academic – completion of year 12 or equivalent(minimum ATAR of 50 or equivalent)
    English – IELTS (Academic 6.0 or equivalent)

    2017 Enrolment Start Dates

    9 January
    14 March
    29 May
    14 August
    23 October

    2017 Term/Class Start Dates

    16 January
    27 March
    5 June
    21 August
    30 October
    *Orientation day will be held in the week prior to Term start

    Course Delivery Weeks

    12 x 6-week Terms


    Please refer to Fees, Charges and Refunds

    Accreditation Status

    Accredited, renewal date 01/11/2019


    Melbourne campus

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