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3 years, or 2 years accelerated





Course structure

This course requires successful completion of 240 credit points which includes sixteen core units, and eight elective units which can be chosen from any discipline available at Sydney City Campus.

Course overview

In business, accounting knowledge is essential as all managers and executives must understand the importance and significance of accounting reports.

The Bachelor of Accounting will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of accounting, supported by the associated disciplines of law, economics, finance and statistics. The degree is unique in its scope and coverage offering a qualification in accounting and the opportunity to broaden your knowledge base with elective units from other disciplines.

Recommended sequence

At Sydney City Campus, you can complete your three year bachelor’s degree in as little as two years and enter the workforce sooner. A bachelor’s degree usually consists of 24 units. With our flexible academic calendar, you can study 12 units in one year over three sessions. However, we recommend that you undertake a maximum of 3 units per session so that your study load is not too demanding. You will have less downtime between sessions so a lighter study load will help you to have a better chance at passing all of your units.

The units below are recommended for students starting their course in Session 2, 2021.

3 year option units

Recommended Sequence

Session 2
July  2021

200488 Corporate Financial Management 
200909 Enterprise Law 
200972 Accounting in Context

2 year option units

Recommended Sequence

Session 2
July 2021

200488 Corporate Financial Management
200909 Enterprise Law
200972 Accounting in Context

Career opportunities

As an Accounting graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:

  • Private practice accounting
  • Business strategy and planning
  • Auditing
  • Taxation or insolvency
  • Treasury
  • Commerce
  • Financial accounting in industry or government
  • Forensic accounting
  • Management accounting
  • Financial services
  • Financial planning

Professional accreditation

  • CPA Australia
  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
  • Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Pathway option

Pathway options are available for students who may not qualify for direct entry into a degree program at Western Sydney University. Complete a diploma at SIBT and enter the second year of your university studies.

Program convenor

If you have queries about the course or units, please contact:
Neelam Goela n.goela@city.westernsydney.edu.au

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