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.

Professional & Community Engagement

Business and accounting professionals are invited as guest speakers at various lectures. Guest speakers add value in the practical aspect of the course work. 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 programs 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.

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.

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

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

To meet the requirements for graduation, all students must complete 24 units.

First YearSecond YearThird Year
Four 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 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:

  • two x 100 or 200 coded electives, and
  • two x 100, 200, 300 coded electives.

Second year – three elective units comprising:

  • 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 Deputy Dean.

Please refer to our Assessment Policy for further information.

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.

Opportunities for Further Study

Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Business (Accounting) can apply to study a number of postgraduate 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

Course Fees 

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Key Facts


Bachelor of Business (Accounting)



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)

Admissions Information Set

2018 Orientation & Timetabling Dates

8* to 12 January
19* to 23 March
28* May to 1 June
13* to 17 August
22* to 26 October

*Orientation Day.

2018 Term/Class Start Dates

15 January
26 March
4 June
20 August
29 October

Course Delivery Weeks

12 x 6-week Terms


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Accreditation Status

Accredited, renewal date 01/11/2019


Melbourne campus

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