Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

Turn your passion for problem-solving into a rewarding career by studying an accounting degree online with Western Sydney University.

Our Bachelor of Business (Accounting) online will develop your understanding of the importance and significance of accounting in a professional setting.

With an emphasis on technical and personal skills, this degree is your passport into any organisation.

Our Bachelor of Business (Accounting) course is accredited with CPA Australia (CPA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

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Start Date

Feb, May, Sep




3 years full time or part time equivalent



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Entry Criteria

Entry criteria

There are many ways you can gain entry into a degree through Western Sydney University Online. We accept any one of the following, provided you meet the minimum requirements relating to that criteria:

  • Cert IV, in any field
  • Completion or partial completion of tertiary study
  • Work experience, in any industry (assessed on a case by case basis)
  • Completion of Year 12 HSC (or equivalent), with a minimum required ATAR
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

Western Sydney University’s Inherent Requirements

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Course Units

You can study full time, part time, or at an accelerated pace and adjust your study load every teaching period, depending what is happening in your life at the time. Choose between one and four units every teaching period, factoring in approximately ten hours of study per week and unit.

Some units in this course assume a knowledge of HSC mathematics (Mathematics 2 Unit and/or Mathematics Extension 1 is desirable).

Common core business units.

Enterprise Law

Financing Enterprises

Enterprise Innovation and Markets

Enterprise Leadership

Core accounting units.

Accounting in Context

Financial Accounting Applications

Corporate Financial Management

Management Accounting Fundamentals

Law of Business Organisations

Techniques in Financial Accounting

Core accounting units.

Accounting Information Systems

Auditing and Assurance Services

Corporate Accounting Systems

Accounting Standards and Governance

Taxation Law

Contemporary Management Accounting

Professional units for careers in money.

Working in Professions

Innovation, Enterprise and Society

The Accountant as a Consultant

Statistics for Business

You can choose any 4 electives to customise your degree with some of your other interests.


We are here to support you when you need it. Our dedicated support team are available over the phone or online seven days a week to answer all your questions. From technical support through to academic questions, we have the tools and people to make your study journey achievable and enjoyable.

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Career Opportunities

Tax Accountant

Calculate an individual or company’s earnings and summarise their tax liabilities.

Financial Auditor

Review company financial statements to analyse the commercial data of a business.

Management Accountant

Ensure an organisation has financial security by driving the business management and strategy.

Forensic Accountant

Analyse financial and business related issues in a legal setting.

Learning at Western Sydney University Online

A unique opportunity

Our Bachelor of Business (Accounting) is a degree from a university ranked among the top 2% in the world. Unique in its scope and course content, you have the opportunity to combine your qualification in accounting with a range of specialisations.

Your business network

At Western Sydney University Online, you will join an online community of business enthusiasts. Taught by specially trained online coaches, this degree has been designed to meet the pre-admission requirements of Australia’s professional accounting bodies. The connections you make could be the next step to a job or business opportunity.

Learning that suits you

Our flexible approach to learning means you can log on and learn any time that suits you. When you study accounting online with us, you will be the master of your own schedule in an innovative online classroom.