Bachelor of Accounting and Finance

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

The Bachelor of Accounting and Finance is a specialist three year full-time or part-time equivalent degree offering a comprehensive course in the theory and applications of accounting and finance. The course involves units in accounting that allow graduates to be simultaneously recognized as accounting and finance professionals. Unlike pure accounting degrees, the Bachelor of Accounting and Finance offers a broader understanding of financial instruments, institutions, markets and systems. It involves the study of financial decision-making under uncertainty, which is applicable to banking, financial consulting and planning, funds management, merchant banking, stockbroking and treasury. Because of the comprehensive nature of the course, graduates will be particularly well qualified in highly sought after specialised areas such as auditing, budget analysis, portfolio management, investment analysis, mergers and acquisitions, risk analysis and taxation strategy.


240 credit points. All Faculty of Business undergraduate students are required to undertake a community engagement unit where students engage in voluntary work within a not-for-profit organisation over a period of 35-70 hours.


  • Accounting
  • Finance

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent. NSW Prerequisites:English (Standard) (Band 2) or EAL (Band 3)
  • QLD Prerequisites: English (4,SA)
  • VIC Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English.


The Bachelor of Accounting and Finance has been accredited by the CPA (Certified Practicing Accountants) Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

Study pathways

The Bachelor of Accounting and Finance may also lead to study at the postgraduate level including Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Master degrees.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne (St Patrick's) International: $84,744
  • ATAR: 59
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

Graduate Career Opportunities arise in both the private and public sectors and cover a wide range of occupations: Accountant; Auditor; Budget Manager; Chief Financial Officer; Financial Adviser; Financial Assurance and Compliance Manager; Financial Manager; Financial Planner; Investment Analyst; Tax Agent.

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