Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

(CRICOS Code 088193C)

The contemporary professional accountant 
is a multi-skilled and dynamic professional.
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An accounting qualification is sought after in today’s global economy. The contemporary professional accountant is a multi-skilled, dynamic professional, well-positioned to offer value in most aspects of business.

The Bachelor of Business (Accounting) course prepares students for a career in a variety of accounting and finance related positions in accounting practices large and small – from SMEs and large corporations to financial institutions and government agencies. Accountants have a wide range of career opportunities in areas such as public accounting, taxation, assurance services, consulting services, strategic management, forensic accounting, international accounting and financial planning.
LearningWhite Study Mode Full-time, face to face
Duration Duration Full-time, 3 years or 2 years fast track*
Location Location 310 King Street, Melbourne
Requirements Course Requirements 8 core units (1st year) PLUS 10 Accounting units  PLUS 6 elective units
EntryRequirements Entry Requirements
English Entry Requirements
Domestic School Leavers: n/a
International Students: IELTS (Academic Module): Overall score of 6.0 (no band score less than 5.5) or equivalent
Academic Entry Requirements
Domestic School Leavers: Successful completion on of Year 12 in Australia or equivalent
International Students: Successful completion of  Year 12 in Australia or equivalent.
An approved University Foundation program or formal Australian Certificate IV may also be taken to satisfy this entry requirement. Students must be minimum eighteen years of age prior to commencing a course at the Institute.
*Fast track–subject to enrolment numbers.

Core Units

ICT1100 – Business Information Systems
Business Information Systems examines the role of information technology in contemporary business organisations. Students will investigate the ways in which information systems, through E-Business and E-Commerce, contribute to organisational innovation, competitiveness, and efficiency. Web-driven networked computing, social media and other information systems applications and enhancements will be considered and analysed in the context of ethical, practical, legal and security issues related to the use and storage of data in contemporary organisations.
MKT1100 - Marketing Principles
Marketing Principles exposes students to foundation concepts, theories and principles in marketing, and allows students to critically assess their relevance in today's marketplace. Students will research a company’s customer-driven strategy and marketing mix. Other topics examined include advertising, public relations, direct marketing and digital marketing.
ACC1100 – Accounting for Decision Making
Accounting for Decision Making considers the performance of a business using accounting information. Attention will be given to the analysis of business reports and financial statements and how they can be used to make better decisions by business managers. Analysis and interpretation procedures to evaluate financial statements of companies will be used to provide greater understanding.
ECO1100 – Economic Principles
Economic Principles covers contemporary developments and applications of macroeconomic concepts and fundamental microeconomic issues related to supply and demand. An examination of how economic models can be applied to address the basic problem of scarcity facing contemporary societies will be studied. Topics will also include the financial system, inflation as well as issues relating to globalisation and international trade.
LAW1100 – Commercial Law
Business Law provides an introduction to the underlying concepts and principles of the Australian legal system. Emphasis is placed on providing students with a working knowledge of commercial law by analysing case scenarios and applying legal principles to inform possible legal outcomes. The arguing of ethical issues arising out of business situations will be encouraged.
STA1100 – Business Statistics
Business Statistics provides students with an introduction to assessing business and economic data in graphical and numerical statistical form using a broad range of statistical techniques and methods. It covers the core concepts which underpin statistical analysis allowing students to interpret the results of independent statistical analysis to make informed decisions. Topics covered include estimation and hypothesis testing using knowledge of probability theory and probability distributions and evaluating business forecasts using regression and time series data.
MGT1100 – Management Principles
An analysis of the principles and theories of management and how they relate to the contemporary workplace will be undertaken in Management Principles. Management challenges linked to motivating and rewarding people, and the importance of effective communication skills will be examined. Of particular relevance are the benefits associated with effective team management and the inter-relationship to achieving organisational goals.
MGT1000 – Ethics, Sustainability & Social Responsibility
Ethics, Sustainability & Social Responsibility is a core unit in all Bachelor of Business courses. The concepts of corporate governance, social responsibility, environmental sustainability and the ethics of business will be examined in the context of emerging issues in the global business world. Important ethical issues examining alternative approaches to addressing the issues will also be considered.

10 Accounting Units

ACC2120 – Accounting Information Systems
Accounting Information Systems evaluates the effect of information technology on the nature and development of accounting and provides students with practical skills related to the implementation and operation of computer-based accounting packages for a range of entities. Students will be encouraged to contrast the effect of information technology on accounting information systems especially information control concepts.
LAW2100 - Corporations Law
Corporations Law analyses the regulatory framework in which companies operate including the different types of companies including the way in which corporations are formed, rules regulating internal relationships within corporations, relationships with outsiders, the duties of directors and other officers, fundraising and the termination of corporations, with a focus on liquidation. The investigative powers of ASIC in relation to companies will also considered.
ACC2100 – Financial Accounting
Financial Accounting considers the relationship between practice and theory of accounting and examines the role played by the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the Conceptual Framework. Contemporary issues including the regulatory environment for financial reporting in Australia, measurement theory, current Australian and international developments and specific reporting requirements are discussed.
ACC2110 – Management Accounting
Management Accounting provides explanation of how accounting information is used to guide management decision-making. Students will examine the budgeting process and understand the role of differing costing and processing systems such as activity-based costing. Evaluative tools such as the balanced scorecard and strategic profit analysis for evaluating the performance of an organisation are also considered.
FIN2100 – Corporate Finance
Corporate Finance provides students with a fundamental understanding of the principles and concepts of corporate finance especially the role of the finance and treasury functions in organisations. The focus is on students developing an understanding of the fiscal and institutional environment and the essential mathematical skills needed for financial decision making.
ACC3300 – Accounting Theory
Accounting Theory analyses current developments in accounting theory and practice. Students examine why particular accounting procedures and policies are adopted and the theories that explain why standard setters and management make particular accounting choices. Specific areas covered include corporate governance, fair value accounting, sustainability and environmental accounting.
ACC3200 – Auditing & Assurance
Auditing & Assurance provides an introduction to the underlying concepts and objectives of auditing and the reporting functions of the auditor. The concepts of audit planning, audit evidence, sampling, internal controls and testing of controls will be considered along with the theoretical and practical aspects of auditing including ethics and legal liability.
LAW3100 – Taxation Law
Taxation Law seeks to provide an understanding and knowledge of the principles and practice of income tax law in Australia. It is designed to acquaint students with the fundamentals of Australia’s principal revenue raising legislation – the Income Tax Assessment Acts, 1936, 1997 (as amended) The primary focus will be the interaction of legal principles and administrative rules that determine a taxable amount.
ACC3100 – Corporate Accounting
Corporate Accounting gives students practical knowledge of the regulation of financial reporting in Australia and provides a grounding in the requirements of key accounting standards. Students will apply accounting regulation and standards to process transactions for the preparation of consolidated financial reports and explain how consolidated reports can be used to make economic decisions.
ACC1110 – Accounting Principles
Accounting Principles studies the recording of transactions in various business structures and the function of financial statements. The ability to explain accounting transactions and treatments including demonstrating an understanding of the principles of double entry bookkeeping is expected. The implementation and operation of a computer-based accounting package to prepare financial statements provides students with necessary practical skills and the capacity to interpret the financial statements.

Elective Units*

MKT2100 - Marketing Research
Marketing Research examines the application of particular research concepts and techniques such as information gathering skills, survey design, analysis of results and report compilation that will to inform the marketing decision-making process. Specific areas include digital research using secondary data measurement, design sampling, statistical analysis and interpretation of statistical reports.
MKT2120 - Internet Marketing
Internet Marketing provides students with the opportunity to acquire a deep understanding of how new interactive technologies can be utilised to enable interactive communication via the Internet and e-commerce to facilitate improved exchange relationships between suppliers and buyers. Consequently, students need to gain a working knowledge of how to plan, design and evaluate commercial web-sites from a strategic marketing perspective.
MKT2125 - Brand Management
Brand Management will study the management of brands, including brand evolution and demise, brand equity, brand positioning and co-branding. Brands are highly visible and are key assets for companies. Students will have the capabilities to evaluate, design and make recommendations for branding programs across a diverse range of large and small organisations.
MKT2130 - Integrated Marketing Communications

Integrated Marketing Communications examines the function of marketing communication within the context of the organisational marketing function and provides a framework for examining, analysing and evaluating various aspects of the marketing communications process and the relevant tools most commonly used in business.

MKT3100 - International Marketing
International Marketing considers the motivation for international marketing in different environmental contexts. It will develop student’s ability to evaluate international markets in the context of relationships, networks, pricing, promotion, distribution, and the marketing of services and projects. Students will be encouraged to evaluate trends in the provision of products and services in different countries by comparing and contrasting approaches.
MKT3150 - Services Marketing
Services Marketing focuses on the increased consumer demand for services in areas such as telecommunications, finance, accounting, hospitality, car rental, air travel, health care and other professional services. Students will explore models and frameworks of services strategies including service product and delivery, pricing and revenue management, managing employees for effective services delivery, measuring customer satisfaction and service quality, complaint handling and service recovery.
MKT3200 - Strategic Marketing
Strategic Marketing is examined within the overall context of business strategy. Business demands that strategic approaches consider future marketing requirements. Students will investigate areas such as competitor, market analysis, alternative value propositions and the building of new business opportunities. The development of evaluative skills and the ability to report on developed strategies are key learning aspects.
MKT1110 - Consumer Behaviour
Consumer Behaviour considers the cognitive and behavioural aspects of consumer buying and associated influential factors affecting purchasing processes. Further, the characteristics of individuals, groups and organisations and their influence on purchasing and consumer behaviour will also be investigated. Through engagement with a range of theories and frameworks associated with consumer behaviour students will develop the ability to address complex marketing problems.
HRM2100 - Human Resources Management
Human Resource Management investigates the major functions, systems and processes used across a range of organisations. Students will examine the theories and practices that underpin strategies that relate to employee selection, job design, employee appraisal and reward systems. In particular students will critically evaluate the challenges of industrial relations, managing diversity and international human resource management.
MGT2100 - Operations Management
Operations Management aims to empower students by providing a thorough understanding of principles and techniques to enable the application of knowledge and the analysis of operational problems. An integrated approach to the management of operations considers supply chain imperatives across manufacturing and service industries and related supply channels, design standards and controls applicable to various operational processes.
MGT2110 – Quality Management
Quality Management introduces students to the history, leading theories, functions and processes, and encourages critical reflection on management practice in particular contexts such as organisational culture, ethics, corporate and social responsibilities. The four components of quality management: planning, control, assurance and improvement will be examined and a critical appraisal of the importance of a strong customer focus in organisations to achieve domestic and global competitiveness.
MGT2120 – International Management
International Management considers the global world of business focusing on entry strategies, organizational structures, managing political risk, government relations, and alliances. International management has particular relevance in today’s world and will be examined through political, legal, technological and environmental contexts.
MGT3100 – Project Management
Project Management introduces students to the nature of projects by an examination of project scope and nature. Project managers perform an important function in the modern business world and consequently require a certain skill set. Students will examine the methods associated with project management including defining projects, estimating project time, costing, resourcing and evaluating the success of projects.
MGT3150 - Strategic Management
Strategic Management focuses on the opportunities for gaining competitive advantage in global markets through the application of various contextual based strategies. Students will apply the various tools used for strategy analysis and critique corporate business strategy and evaluate implementation processes. An examination of the emerging areas of corporate governance and network strategy will be considered.
ENT3100 - Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Innovation and Entrepreneurship introduces students to the process of entrepreneurial success through a consideration of the concepts of innovation, entrepreneurship and appraisal of the theory and practice of resource acquisition and utilisation. It is imperative that managers have an understanding of the concepts of innovation and entrepreneurship and the skills and competencies to apply knowledge effectively.
HRM1100 - Organisational Behaviour
Organisational Behaviour encourages the examination of a range of theories about the behaviour of people in organisations as individuals, in teams, as part of groups and cultures. Students will develop skills and strategies to solve organisational problems arising from the complexity and variety of modern entities using a range of appropriate theories.
*Elective units availability is subject to minimum number of students.
Ozford provides quality education. If you successfully complete your studies with Ozford you could pursue the following pathways:
  • Degree pathways – advanced standing credit transfer of 1 year or more for Ozford VET Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses into relevant degrees. (Please check the table below)
  • Higher Education pathway on successful completion of Ozford High School Year 12.
  • Higher Education pathways for eligible candidates once you have successfully completed Ozford English Language Centre.
Ozford Departure Course Ozford Degree Credit Exemption / Credit Available Balance of Course Duration
Diploma of Leadership and Management Bachelor of Business Up to 80 credit points Four Semesters (2 years)
Diploma of Leadership and Management Bachelor of Business (Accounting) Up to 80 credit points Four Semesters (2 years)
Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management Bachelor of Business Up to 120 credit points Three Semesters (1.5 years)
Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management Bachelor of Business (Accounting) Up to 120 credit points Three Semesters (1.5 years)
Assessment methods used for each course will vary depending on the individual unit of study. Generally, assessment will comprise one of more of the following methods with different percentage weightings being applied to each:

  • Class Test
  • Online Test or Quiz
  • Written Assignment
  • Oral Class Presentation
  • Examination
For example the unit, Marketing Principles (MKT1100) has the following assessment:
  • Class presentation (Individual class presentation based on group assignment; Topics 5-10) – 10%
  • Group Assignment (Topics 5-10) (2500 words written) – 30%
  • Exam (All topics; 3 hours duration) – 60%
The assessment requirements are detailed in the each "Subject Outline" in Moodle.

Bachelor of Business (Accounting) CPA / CA and Bachelor of Business (Specialisation in Management / Marketing)

  • Are you willing to combine two important fields in a dual degree?
  • Are you thinking to stand out in the graduate job market?
  • Are you willing to improve your job prospects with an internship option*?

A dual degree makes you more competitive. You will graduate with two different Bachelor degrees, with more career options and opportunities.

Complete your 2nd degree with Ozford Institute of Higher Education in 6 month**

Yearly allocation of units please click below

Year 1

1 ITC1100 Business Information Systems
2 MKT1100 Marketing principles
3 MGT1100 Management Principles
4 ACC1100 Accounting for Decision Making
5 STA1100 Business Statistics
6 ECO1100 Economic Principles
7 LAW1100 Commercial Law
8 MGT3200 Ethics, Sustainability & Social Responsibility

Year 2

1 ACC1110 Accounting Principles
2 ACC2110 Management Accounting
3 FIN2100 Corporate Finance
4 LAW2120 Corporations Law
5 ACC2100 Financial Accounting
6 ACC2120 Accounting Information Systems
7 ACC3100 Corporate Accounting
8 LAW3100 Taxation Law

Year 3

1 HRM1100 Organisational Behaviour
2 HRM2100 Human Resource Management
3 MGT2100 Operations Management
4 MGT2110 Quality Management
5 MGT2120 International Management
6 MGT3100 Project Management
7 MGT3150 Strategic Management
8 ENT3100 Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Year 4

  1. ACC3200 Auditing and Assurance
  2. ACC3300 Accounting Theory
1 MKT1110 Consumer Behaviour
2 MKT3100 International Marketing
3 MKT3150 Services Marketing
4 MKT3200 Strategic Marketing
 TOTAL= 8 +8 + 8 + 4 = 28 Units

*Additional fees apply

**On completion of your Ozford Institute of Higher Education Bachelor Program

Key Dates and Fees

2018 Trimester Dates
  • Trimester 1 –––– 13 March - 20 July
  • Trimester 2 –––– 06 August - 07 December
  • Trimester 3 –––– 26 November - 22 February 2019
2019 Trimester Dates
  • Trimester 1 –––– 04 March - 12 July
  • Trimester 2 –––– 29 July - 06 December
  • Trimester 3 –––– 18 November - 14 February 2020
2018 Intake and Orientation Dates
 Intakes  Orientation
Trimester 1  13 March  06 March
Trimester 2  06 August  23 July
Mid Intake  24 September  21 September
Trimester 3  26 November  16 November
2019 Intake and Orientation Dates
 Intakes  Orientation
Trimester 1  04 March 22 February
Mid Intake  23 April  18 April
Trimester 2  29 July  19 July
Mid Intake  16 September  13 September
Trimester 3  18 November  08 November
For more information regarding Orientation please click here


Course Name Tuition Fee* (Per Annum) Duration
Diploma of Business $18,000 Full-time 1 Year
Bachelor of Business $18,000 Full-time 3 years
Bachelor of Business (Accounting) $18,000 Full-time 3 years
*Fees are subject to change without notice for new applications. More details on Refund Policy.
Higher Education Courses International Student On Student Visa Domestic Student
Application Fee $500 $250
2018 Overseas Student Health Cover (Single) $536 p/a and depends on course duration N/A
Textbook (Pay on arrival) $150 - $250 per unit $150 - $250 per unit
Homestay Placement $300 per student (Optional)
Homestay Fee $300-$320 per week
Airport Pick Up (One way) ($30 extra for flight arriving between 11pm—5am) $200 per person (Optional) $180 per person (Optional)