Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Business

Rank thresholdATAR: 60 SR: 60
Duration4 years full-time, 8 years part-time
Location
Online and
Next start termTerm 1, 2024
Study modeOn Campus, Online
Course codeCQ91
First-year fee
$16,320 cspifyf
$17,556 dffpifyf
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Overview

This versatile dual business and accounting degree is a powerful combination for anyone interested in launching a career in business. As a professionally accredited accounting degree, you will be well prepared to lead financially viable organisations in an increasingly competitive commercial landscape. 

The Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Business gives you the opportunity to increase your employability by developing knowledge and skills in both accounting and business. Your education and training will include audit methodology and planning, and equip you with tools and techniques that financial managers use to maximise shareholder wealth.

In addition, you will gain exposure to accounting theory, accounting standards and business law relevant to the financial records of Australian companies.

While studying this dual degree you have the freedom to tailor your studies to suit your individual needs and career goals.

Enhance your employability by choosing to major in Financial Planning, Marketing, or Property. The additional knowledge gained through the completion of a dual degree equips you with skills that are highly sought after by employers.

Study experience

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Business opens the door to a career in a number of areas in the business, accounting and finance industries including roles in:

  • human resources management
  • marketing
  • banking
  • taxation
  • professional accountancy
  • auditing and assurance
  • forensic accounting
  • financial planning
  • business management.

Structure & Availability

Course structure

You will complete 32 units/192 credit points which include 20 core unit, one eight-unit major in either financial planning, marketing or property and one four-unit minor in either human resource management, liberal studies or startups and entrepreneurship.

Unit information

For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

Credit transfer information

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

 

On-Campus Availability

IntakeLocations
Term 1, 2024Melbourne, Sydney
Term 2, 2024Melbourne, Sydney
Term 3, 2024Melbourne
Term 1, 2025Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney
Term 2, 2025Melbourne, Sydney
Term 3, 2025Melbourne

Online Availability

IntakeLocations
Term 1, 2024Available Online
Term 2, 2024Available Online
Term 3, 2024Available Online
Term 1, 2025Available Online
Term 2, 2025Available Online
Term 3, 2025Available Online

Financial Planning major
Approved under the Financial Adviser Standards, this is an ideal major for anyone wishing to practice as an accountant and financial advisor. You'll develop expertise across personal financial planning, business finance, investment portfolios, and retirement and superannuation. To round out your knowledge, you'll also examine the role of insurance and risk management in client-focused financial planning as well as estate planning.
 

Marketing major
Excel with a versatile skillset valued across all industries as you learn to successfully connect with customers and implement demand generation marketing activities. You'll explore consumer behaviour and the broader marketing mix plus, examine the importance of digital integration. To complement your skills in delivering creative strategies, you'll also perform market research, to understand insights and analytics to inform marketing decision-making.
 

Property major

Accredited by the Australian Property Institute (API), this major will certify you as a Property Practitioner. Combined with your professional accounting qualification, you will graduate with a competitive skill set that is highly valued, especially in regional Australia. This major is highly contextual and embeds industry knowledge of property law, contract law, business finance, property economics, property and asset management, construction and property investment, and finance.
 

Human Resource Management minor
In this minor you will gain exposure to the core functions of talent recruitment and retention. You will also develop insight into conflict and negotiation as well as learn perspectives on change management within an organisation.
 

Liberal Studies minor
This option enables you to compile a Minor consistent with an area of interest and/or career/profession requirements not already covered in the existing Majors and Minors. The Course Advice Team will assist you in building your study plan with units at the appropriate AQF level."
 

Startups and Entrepreneurship minor
Familiarise yourself with key factors for entrepreneurial success and the fundamentals of fostering start-ups, from planning and financing to managing new business or social ventures.
 

This course has no residential schools.

Professional Practice - Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)

Core

The Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Business enables you to study dual degrees. You can combine studies in accounting with a range of other business disciplines (such as marketing, human resource management and property).

The Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Business provides you with a degree that is accredited by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and meets the associate membership requirements of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

Professional Practice - Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia

Core

The Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Business enables you to study dual degrees. You can combine studies in accounting with a range of other business disciplines (such as marketing, human resource management and property).

The Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Business provides you with a degree that is accredited by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and meets the associate membership requirements of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

Professional Practice - Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)

Core

The Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Business provides you with a degree that is accredited by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and meets the associate membership requirements of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Depending on the electives you choose, you may also be eligible to apply for registration with the Tax Practitioners Board (after meeting the Board's requirements for practical experience). Graduates are also eligible to join the Association of Taxation and Management Accountants at the member level.

As well as providing you with an accredited accounting degree, you also can complete a major from several other business disciplines. You may be eligible for membership of a number of national and international business-related professional associations, depending on the units and major selected.

Professional Practice and Experience - BUSN13004

BUSN13004 provides for an internship, a study tour or a professional project which may be conducted in cooperation with a current employer.

Requirements

 

 

Rank Threshold

 

A rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course. The rank threshold for this course is: SR 60 | ATAR 60.0

 

Lowest Ranks

 

The lowest selection rank refers to the lowest rank to which an offer was made for an intake or term and includes adjustment factors applied to an applicant's ATAR such as the Regional Adjustment Scheme and Educational Access Scheme. An ATAR with adjustment factors applied is referred to as a selection rank.

The lowest selection ranks (includes adjustment factors) for Term 1, 2023 for the following locations are as follows:

Online: 62.5

Please note entry to courses is competitive and the lowest score (ATAR or selection rank) will vary from year to year and campus to campus and is provided as a historical guide of past performance.

Student profile

If you would like to know more about entry scores for applicants with recent secondary education and the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1 2023.

 

 

Institute profile

To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1 2023, view our Institute Profile.

 

Recommended study

English, Maths

Prerequisites

No pre-requisites required

English Language Proficiency Requirements

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually.

You will have to meet this course's inherent requirements by demonstrating essential skills and attributes.

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee$16,320
Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee$17,556

Indicative first-year fee

The fees listed are indicative only and based on enrolling in a full-time study load for one academic year (generally, this is eight units over two terms). Your fees may vary depending on the units you select and the number you study per term. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Understanding your fees.

Commonwealth support and government assistance loans

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are subsidised by the Australian Government, meaning you are only required to pay the student contribution rather than full tuition fees if you meet eligibility requirements. If offered a CSP, you may be eligible for a HECS-HELP government loan. HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that assists you in paying your student contributions. Provided you meet the HECS-HELP eligibility criteria, you may use HECS-HELP to defer part or all of your student contribution fees. Learn more about paying for university.

Other study costs

Part of your course costs includes Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). There may also be additional costs as part of your studies, such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, uniforms, or vaccinations. Explore other study costs.

At CQUniversity, we believe higher education should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 

How to apply

StateAdmission Code
QueenslandOnline: 850165
New South WalesOnline: 160361; Sydney: 160360
Northern TerritoryOnline: 150361
South AustraliaOnline: 150361
TasmaniaOnline: 150361
VictoriaOnline: 150361 ; Melbourne: 153009
Western AustraliaOnline: 150361

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way.

Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy. Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one.

Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations, such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.


What’s the best way to apply?

  • Option 1: Ideal for most situations, whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago.
  • Option 2: Ideal if you are studying with one of our partner study hubs.
  • Option 3: Ideal if you have previously studied with CQU.

Option 1: Ideal for most situations, apply via a tertiary admission centre

View the table below for the best application option based on where you live.

If you live in Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC)*
Queensland Apply via QTAC
New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Apply via UAC
Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory, South Australia Apply via ApplyCQUNI

*Please note that you may be required to pay a fee when applying via a TAC.


Option 2: Want to study with one of our partner study hubs? Apply via ApplyCQUni

Benefit from local support, space, technology and facilities offered by one of our delivery partners.

If you are studying with: Study Support
Murray River Study Hub Access to local study facilities.

ApplyCQUNI


Option 3: If you have previously studied with CQU, apply direct.

As a past CQU student, you may be eligible to apply directly to CQU for this course. To apply directly, your prior study with CQU must be a completed or partially completed CQU course or unit, including:

  • CQU’s Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS), Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), or Start Uni Now (SUN) units.
  • A CQU certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree, or a unit within these courses.