Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Business

Duration4 years full-time, 8 years part-time
Online and
Next start termTerm 1, 2024
Study modeOn Campus, Online
Course codeCQ91
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This versatile dual business and accounting degree is a powerful combination for anyone interested in launching a career in business. With 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 Marketing. The additional knowledge gained through the completion of a dual degree equips you with skills that are highly sought after by employers.

Study experience

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    For me, it is always about choosing a university that best suits me — this is why I chose CQUniversity. I'm doing a business degree, but it covers so many topics that are really important nowadays such as social innovation, technology and information systems and various ethical theories.

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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
  • business management.

Structure & Availability

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

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

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

On-Campus Availability

Term 1, 2024Melbourne, Sydney
Term 2, 2024Melbourne, Sydney
Term 3, 2024Melbourne

Online Availability

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

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.

Human Resource Management minor
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.

Professional Practice - Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)


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.

The work-integrated learning allows you to gain 60 hours of practical work experience. This is usually 2 weeks of placement completed in a block or can be spread over the term. Students are required to source their placement. Students will apply discipline knowledge and critical thinking skills to propose creative, ethical, and innovative solutions within the workplace.

The global experience creates an opportunity for students to engage in a 2–6-week international program. Students will apply cross-cultural knowledge and critical thinking skills to propose creative, ethical, and innovative solutions in response to global challenges. 

The work-integrated learning and global experience options are subject to availability, and students are required to enrol three months prior to the start of the term to participate in these options students contact the Global Mobility Team for further information. 

The project option allows students to complete a scaffolded investigation (supervised project) at an advanced level. Students will explore a real-world problem/issue relevant to their profession/area of specialisation by drawing upon publicly available secondary data and relevant literature. Apply your discipline knowledge and critical thinking skills to propose creative, ethical, and innovative solutions/recommendations to solve the identified problems) or challenges. 


Recommended study

Domestic Students: English and Maths

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 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

2023 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
International Indicative First Term FeeA$15,840
International Indicative First Year FeeA$31,680

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
International Indicative First Term FeeA$17,520
International Indicative First Year FeeA$35,040

Please note the following important information:

  • Fees are in Australian dollars (A$).
  • Fees are indicative only and do not cover additional costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, OSHC, general living etc.
  • Fees are based on a full-time study load and the final fee payable will be determined by your selection of units and if any credit was awarded for recognition of prior learning.
  • The University reserves the right to amend fees at any time during the course. Fees are reviewed yearly and may increase in the following year to enable CQUniversity to continue to provide quality services and facilities to students.
  • Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the University.
  • It is your responsibility to make yourself aware of the entry requirements and prerequisites of the courses you wish to undertake.
  • The typical annual fee shown provides an estimate of the tuition fees for the first year of the course in the same academic year. This estimate assumes a full-time study load of 4 units per term (based on two terms).
  • Students not on an Australian student visa can only undertake courses online from an overseas location.
  • Courses undertaken online may be studied on a full-time or part-time mode.
  • International students studying on-campus in Australia may take no more than 33 per cent of their entire course by online education, and this option cannot be taken in its entirety during a compulsory term (Term 1 and Term 2).

Please refer to our international course fees page.

We offer a range of scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for one that's right for you.

How to apply

Our easy to use online application system for international students will guide you through the process of applying for a course at CQUniversity Australia.