UNISA Bachelor of Accounting

Open Universities Australia (OUA)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree

Accounting is a fundamental organisational tool for business planning and control. Proficiency in this specialised field can create a range of career opportunities in government and in business, management and finance across a multitude of industries. Through a combination of required units and electives, students will gain knowledge and skills in many areas of Accounting and related fields. As students develop an understanding of accounting principles and practices, they explore the relationship between accounting, finance and economics, the law, management and marketing. Students will study, in detail, specialised areas including Financial Accounting, Corporate Reporting, Taxation Law, Auditing, Management Accounting and Communications. Students also have the opportunity of selecting elective units, so as to tailor the degree to individual needs.


  • 24 units: 18 compulsory units
  • 6 electives. At least 8 units or one-third of the degree must be University of South Australia units.


  • Financial accounting
  • Corporate reporting
  • Taxation law
  • Auditing
  • Management accounting
  • International business
  • Communications

Standard entry requirements

There are no educational prerequisites, no limits on numbers and no requirements to attend lectures


The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia; CPA Australia

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