Bachelor of

Business (Accounting)
Qualification / Award Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
Course Duration 3 years full-time/ 6 years part-time
Credit Points 144 credit points (24 units of 6 credit points each)
Delivery On Campus
Available to Domestic (FEE-HELP available)/International
IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 6.0
AQF Level 7
CRICOS Code 106164K
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Key Dates Application Deadlines and other Key Course Dates

This course has been accredited by CPA and Chartered Accountants Australia

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Excelsia College’s Bachelor of Business (Accounting) is a three-year undergraduate qualification comprising discipline and professional studies. The course is a 144 credit points course undertaking 8 units per year (6 credit points per unit) from year 1 to year 3 across two semesters per year. There are both Core Units and Electives in this course.

Reasons to study this program:

  • This course has been accredited by CPA and Chartered Accountants Australia
  • Develops both knowledge and skills to be an ethical and responsible accounting professional
  • A breadth of electives in Management and Entrepreneurship to choose from
  • Authentic curriculum – where lessons can be immediately applied
  • Study alongside students from other cultures


English Language Proficiency

Applicants for whom English is not their first language must provide certified documentary evidence that their secondary schooling, or tertiary studies of at least one year, were conducted in the English language; or evidence of satisfactory results in an accepted English Language Proficiency examination, as set out in the table below.

Examination Minimum Score
IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 6.0
TOEFL iBT (Internet-based) 60 with no score less than 20
PTE Academic 50 with no score less than 50

Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (School Leavers)

Educational Prerequisites

Applicants for admission into the Bachelor of Management and Entrepreneurship will be required to provide evidence of completion of the NSW Higher School Certificate or its interstate or overseas equivalent.

Applicants with Higher Education

Applicants who have completed a higher education qualification (associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate or graduate diploma) in any discipline are be eligible for admission.

Applicants with VET or TAFE studies

Applicants who have completed senior secondary studies or equivalent qualification with a VET or TAFE provider within the last two years are eligible for admission.

Applicants with Work and Life Experience

Applicants who do not have a NSW Higher School Certificate (or equivalent) or completed their secondary education more than two years ago and have not undertaking or completed vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then can apply for admission using work and life experience.

“Experience” could include a combination of factors which demonstrate readiness for higher education. Includes mature age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience.

For more information please visit the Applicants with Work and Life Experience information page

International Students

International applicants may be admitted to the Bachelor of Business (Accounting) if they have successfully attained the NSW Higher School Certificate or interstate or overseas equivalent and they meet the English Language Proficiency requirement (please see table above).

International students applying for admission to Excelsia College courses must have reached the age of 18 years by the commencement of their studies.


If the applicant is successful they will be issued an offer letter and a written agreement. Students will need to respond to the offer within 6 weeks. This is done online and a confirmation will be emailed back to the applicant. At this point, applicants are welcome to apply for Credit or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). If you are eligible for credit or RPL, you may be exempt from completing some units and you may be able to finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

Please refer to the Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy reference.

Download the Student Selection and Admissions Policy and Procedure.


Graduates of the Bachelor in Business (Accounting) may find entry level employment as an Accountant, Business Analyst, Auditor, Financial Advisor and Taxation Consultant among other career paths.

Upon graduation, prospective students will have acquired a mix of a broad range of business/accounting knowledge and skills, and more specialist capabilities that will equip them to be innovative, effective and ethical.

Year 1: Setting the Context for becoming a Professional Accountant

In Year 1, students are first introduced to the principles of accounting and management especially the technical skills required to prepare financial statements. Other business-related disciplines include economics and business law which set the framework for good business practice in commerce.

The unique learning experience with Excelsia College will also be introduced as students are required to study two Integrative Studies units: Life Calling and Purpose and Reading and Applying the Christian Story.

Year 2: Specialisation in Accounting

In Year 2, students will advance their knowledge in accounting and business by studying the specialised fields such as Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Taxation Law. They will broaden their business skills by learning finance in business and the technological advancement driven by the innovative business information systems.

To allow students to be an all-rounder professional, they have to choose two electives from a range of related business subjects such as: Human Resource Management, Marketing Management, Marketing Research, Organisational Behaviour, Project Management, Family Business Management and Social Entrepreneurship.

Year 3: Becoming a responsible and accountable Professional

In Year 3, Excelsia will focus on developing accounting students to be responsible and accountable professionals by introducing courses such as Audit and Assurance, Ethics and Corporate Governance and Current Issues in Accounting.

In addition, students will further develop their technical accounting skills by learning more complex accounting processes such as preparation of cashflow statements and business forecasts.

Alternate electives such as Organisational Change and Development, Supply Chain and Operations Management, Services Marketing and, Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation are also on offer.


This unit introduces accounting with a focus on the following:

  • accounting equation
  • terms and definitions.

This unit covers basic economic theories to assist managers to make sound decisions. A broad view on macro-economics will be discussed including economical tools such as supply and demand curves.

This unit provides a good overview of general management by introducing the various tools and theoretical principles used to make sound decisions.

This is a foundational unit providing students with a broad introduction to the field of religious education in contemporary educational settings.

This unit provides an introduction to various Australian laws and regulations that govern the business world, e.g. the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).

This unit focuses on the aspects of financial accounting, from accounts payable and accounts receivable to preparation of financial statements.

This unit introduces all the key tools and formulae to analyse a range of business data and information for effective decision-making.

This unit will provide students with a good understanding of how companies fund their operations, whether through equity finance (shares) or debt finance (loans).

This unit provides students with a good overview of internal accounting processes as required by senior executives and management. Some of the tools learned are budgeting, cost accounting and activity-based costing.

This unit extends a student’s knowledge from a basic understanding of the Australian business laws to a more detailed study on various regulations on a company such as contract law, tort, and director duties.

This foundational unit provides students with a broad introduction to the field of religious education in contemporary educational settings.

This unit explores the dynamic of technological advancement in the digital world and how that affects the business in data and information management.There is special focus on internal control using the five components of the Committee of Sponsoring Organization of the Treadway Commission (COSO) frameworks.

Extending their learning from business data analysis, students will be given a range of financial analytical tools to examine financial reports for making sound business decisions.

Taxation is an important skill for students to learn to become a professional accountant. In this unit, students will learn the basic calculations of various Australian tax regulations including the underlying theories and governing laws.

  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Marketing Communications
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Project Management
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Management of Small to Medium Enterprises
  • Family Business Management

Audit is an integral part of accounting as financial statements of large and listed companies must be reviewed by an auditor. Students will be required to learn all the key concepts with regards to auditing, assurance and associated risk management.

Students are introduced to the importance of being ethical and professional in the discharge of
their accounting work. Topics covered include:

  • Corporate and Social Responsibility
  • Sustainable Accounting
  • Fraud detection
  • Internal Control

The students will advance their skills in Financial Accounting by learning complex issues such as:

  • Lease accounting
  • Intangibles Assets
  • Earnings Per Share
  • Positive Accounting Theories

Students will advance their skills in taxation by learning complex issues such as:

  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Goods and Services Tax
  • Dividend and calculation of franking credits
  • Withholding tax

Students will advance their skills in Management Accounting by learning complex issues such as:

  • Transfer pricing
  • Dashboard reporting
  • Balanced scorecard
  • Performance management
  • Strategic alignment

Students will keep up-to-date on all accounting related issues that are affecting specific industries or the business world at large.

Current developments on accounting standards (e.g. lease) will also be discussed and explored.

  • Employment Relations
  • Performance management
  • Marketing Research
  • Services Marketing
  • Organisational Change and Development
  • Supply Chain and Operations Management
  • Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation
  • Social Entrepreneurship


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