Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Business - CQ91

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.

Enhance your employability further with a choice of majors in financial planning, marketing and property, each accredited with industry. Benefit from even greater choice and select a minor to round out your studies in either human resources or startups and entrepreneurship. 


On Campus, Online


SR:60 ATAR:60




4 years full-time, 8 years part-time


Melbourne, Sydney, Online


No pre-requisites required


English, Maths



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.

Core Units 20 Major Units 8
Electives None Minor Units 4

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.

Career focussed

The Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Business is an accredited degree leading to a wealth of career opportunities in the accounting and business sectors. The course is designed to give you the flexibility to tailor your studies and extend your knowledge of complementary discipline areas. This wider perspective will enhance your career opportunities by reflecting the skills, knowledge and experience needed for a career in accounting or the business sector.

This course prepares you for the digitally evolving nature of accounting and business. The core units cover accounting, finance, law, statistics and economics. The major and minor options open areas of complementary disciplines that enhance your well-roundedness as a graduate for the future.

Real-world opportunities

Throughout your studies, you will have the opportunity to complete an internship, study tour or professional project within the Professional Business Practice and Experience unit. You will gain practical and relevant experience tailored to your career aspirations and be exposed to real-world scenarios and issues. Through this, you will have opportunities to apply your discipline knowledge, and build valuable connections and networks. .

Industry relevance

When you study this course at CQUniversity, you will benefit from industry-relevant and up-to-date content, that is delivered by lecturers with real-world experience and strong industry connections.

You will learn from real practitioners who bring real-world experience and broad business and accounting perspectives. Our teaching teams provide you with the latest and most relevant industry knowledge and have valuable connections with industry and networks that will benefit you throughout your studies and as you graduate.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2024Melbourne, Sydney
Term 2 - 2023Melbourne, Sydney
Term 2 - 2024Melbourne, Sydney
Term 3 - 2023Melbourne
Term 3 - 2024Melbourne

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2024Available Online
Term 2 - 2023Available Online
Term 2 - 2024Available Online
Term 3 - 2023Available Online
Term 3 - 2024Available Online
Financial Planning8
Human Resource Management4
Liberal Studies4
Startups and Entrepreneurship4

Choose a major/minor to suit you

Benefit from a choice of minors to tailor your studies to suit your career goals or learning interests. Discover more about each minor below, what you will learn and where it can take you.

Financial Planning Major

Accredited with the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA), this is an ideal major for anyone wishing to practice as a financial advisor. In this major you will build knowledge across personal financial planning, investment portfolios, and retirement and superannuation. You will also examine the role of insurance and risk management in client focused financial planning as well as estate planning.

Marketing Major

Develop a versatile skillset valued across all industries and learn to successfully connect with customers and implement demand generation marketing activities. You will be introduced to consumer behaviour and the broader marketing mix, and examine the important role of digital marketing in any marketing strategy. You will build skills in performing marketing research, including how to use insights and analytics to inform marketing decision-making.

Property Major

If you have an interest in a career pathway in property development or the property industry, this major is an ideal option that will provide you with highly contextual 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 the Human Resource Management 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

The Liberal Studies Minor enables students 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.

Unit NameCodeDescription
Professional Practice and ExperienceBUSN13004BUSN13004 provides for an internship, a study tour or a professional project which may be conducted in cooperation with a current employer.
This course has no residential schools.

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

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 2022.

Institute profile

To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1 2022, view our Institute Profile.

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.

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

Domestic Students: English and Maths

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.
Professional Practice: Core
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.

Please refer to the More Details section for further information.

Depending on your chosen area of study there are a number of professional associations that you may be eligible to apply for.
  • Marketing graduates may be eligible for membership of the Australian Marketing Institute and the Australian Market and Social Research Society.
  • The Property major is accredited by the Australian Property Institute (API). Graduates are eligible for associate membership and the course is endorsed as supplying the education requirements for certification as a Certified Property Practitioner. For more information, please refer to the Australian Property Institute website. Graduates may also seek registration with the Valuers Registration Board. Please note: completion of this major will not provide you with the relevant qualification to be certified with the API as a Certified Practising Valuer (CPV) nor will it make you eligible for registration with the Valuers Registration Board in Queensland (other states may vary, please refer to individual state bodies if residing outside of Queensland). If you wish to become a registered valuer you could apply for our Bachelor of Property (CF56)
  • The Financial Planning major is accredited by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA).
2023 Indicative Fees
Fee TypeFees
Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee$15,136.00

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. 

QueenslandONL: 850165
New South WalesONL: 160361; SYD: 160360
Northern TerritoryONL: 150361
South AustraliaONL: 150361
TasmaniaONL: 150361
VictoriaONL: 150361 ; MEL: 153009
Western AustraliaONL: 150361

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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 CQUni.

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

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If you live in Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC)*
Queensland Apply via QTAC
New South Wales; Australian Capital Territory Apply via UAC
All other states Apply via ApplyCQUNI

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

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

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

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