Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

Professional Accreditation for Accounting Major

The Bachelor of Business Accounting satisfies the educational membership requirements for Charted Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA), CPA Australia (CPA) and The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

Further information is available from CA, CPA and IPA.




Recognition under the Australian Qualifications Framework

All KOI courses are accredited by TEQSA (Tertiary Education and Quality Standards Agency) and consistent with the AQF (Australian Qualifications Framework). TEQSA regulates qualifications in the Australian education system.
This means that KOI is recognised as providing its students with quality education for the courses on offer in line with Australia’s Higher Education Standards.

The Course Overview –  can be used to view the course structure and sequence in which subjects should be studied. All subjects named (LISTED) in the Course Overviews are core subjects and must be studied to satisfy the requirements of the particular award.

The first two trimesters of the Bachelor of Business (Accounting) represent the core subjects of their respective Diplomas, and provide the underpinning knowledge and skills needed to successfully attempt the higher level subjects in the remaining trimesters.

The subjects in shaded boxes must be studied in the order they are presented as they provide pre-requisite knowledge for other subjects. The remaining subjects (core and elective) have a recommended trimester, but may be studied in other available trimester slots to suit individual student preferences, provided pre-requisites have been completed.

Students may choose any elective subjects from the list following the Course Overview, provided the subject is offered in the trimester they wish to study it and they have met the relevant pre-requisites.

Bachelor of Business (Accounting) (CRICOS 070366A) (incorporating Diploma of Accounting)

The Bachelor of Business (Accounting) offers a broad understanding of the concepts and practices of accounting, supported by related areas in finance, law, economics, marketing, information systems, management and statistics. The course focuses on preparing students for accounting careers in the modern business environment, specifically preparing students for management roles in the accounting industry. It aims to equip students with decision-making and critical analysis skills required in a professional accountancy practice, as well as a variety of functional areas within business. There is a particular emphasis on the development of professional and personal skills which underpin success in accounting.

The course requires students to study a total of 24 subjects over 6 trimesters. It contains 20 core subjects and 4 electives providing students with an in-depth understanding of accountancy practices, and an appreciation of other business related disciplines. In addition to the solid core of accounting subjects, including legislation related to accounting practices and an appreciation of ethical practice, students can also study a selection of related business, management and finance subjects designed to provide broad understanding of the total challenges faced by accountants and their clients.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate current, comprehensive, coherent and connected knowledge.

    • In depth knowledge of accounting
    • Multidisciplinary connections with related fields of study
    • Capacity to make links between theory and practice and apply knowledge to real world business problems

2. Command the skills for adaptable, lifelong learning to grow in knowledge and skill throughout their lives.

    • Communicate effectively in varied modes and contexts and transfer knowledge and skills to others
    • Use critical thinking and creative skills to analyse and synthesise information and evaluate approaches to new problems
    • Apply problem solving skills and creative thinking to solve problems and evaluate solutions
    • Access, evaluate and use information professionally
    • Develop social interaction skills to work effectively in teams, inspire their colleagues and manage responsibly with positive results.

3. Display initiative and responsibility in their professional activities and exercise judgement in planning, problem solving and decision-making

    • Show an understanding of the values of scholarly enquiry
    • Engage effectively in advancing knowledge and its applications
    • Show initiative through leadership and entrepreneurialism

4. Attain an appreciation of diversity in an evolving world.

    • Value ethical conduct and professionalism in work and civic life
    • Appreciate the experiences and achievements of other cultures
    • Communicate ethically and effectively in multicultural contexts (including Indigenous Australia)
    • Respect diversity and social justice
    • Adopt an international perspective

Delivery Mode

  • Face-to-Face with blended learning facilities

Subject Credit Points

  • 4 Credit Points each subject

Exit Pathways

  • Diploma of Accounting

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.

Graduates of the Bachelor in Business (Accounting) satisfy the educational membership requirements for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), CPA Australia (CPA) and The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Graduates are also eligible to apply for admission into a number of postgraduate qualifications in Australia and overseas.

The table in the pop-up window here gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at KOI. It provides data on students that commenced Bachelor in Business (Accounting) study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available, including those admitted through all offer rounds, across all Australian campuses, and international students studying in Australia.

The table in the pop-up window here gives ATAR profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in Trimester 1, 2023

General admission criteria apply to the course.

Course Overview

First Trimester

BUS100 Professional Communication Skills
(replaces BUS100 Business Study Skills and BUS106A Intro to Business A)
ACC100Introduction to Accounting
BUS104Introduction to Marketing
ECO100Introduction to Economics (replaces BUS102 & BUS103)

Second Trimester

MGT100Introduction to Management
(replaces BUS106B Intro to Business B)
ACC101Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACC100)
BUS101Introduction to Business Law
BUS105Business Statistics

Subjects in the first and second trimester MUST be completed first unless an exemption has been granted.

Third Trimester

ACC200Introduction to Management Accounting (ACC100)
ACC201Financial Accounting (ACC100, ACC101, Corequisite: FIN200)
FIN200Corporate Financial Management (ACC100)
MGT200Organisational Behaviour (BUS100, MGT100)

Fourth Trimester

ACC202Management Accounting (ACC100, ACC200)
ACC203Accounting Information Systems (ACC100, ACC101, ACC201)
BUS200Law of Business Organisations (BUS101)
ACC204Corporate Accounting and Reporting (ACC100, ACC101, ACC201)

Fifth Trimester

ACC301Tax Law (BUS101, BUS200)
ACC303Contemporary Issues in Accounting (ACC200, ACC201, ACC202. ACC204)
(replaces ACC302 Advanced Accounting)

Sixth Trimester

ACC300Auditing and Assurance Services (ACC100, ACC101, ACC201)
BUS303Business Project (Last trimester only)

Electives: Provided pre-requisites have been met, and the subject is offered in the trimester, students may choose any electives from the list below. (Pre-requisite shown in brackets.)

Business Electives
BUS300 Business Ethics and Sustainability (BUS100, MGT100)
BUS302 Entrepreneurship (BUS104)
BUS304 Consumer Behaviour (BUS104)

Finance Electives
FIN201 Investment Management (FIN200)
FIN203 Banking and Finance (FIN200) (replaces FIN202 Financial Institutions)
FIN204 Microfinance (ACC100, FIN200)

Management Electives
MGT201 Cross Cultural Management (MGT100)
MGT202 The Learning Organisation (MGT200)
MGT203 Operations Management
MGT300 Logistics Management (BUS100, MGT100)
MGT301 Change Management (MGT200)
MGT302 Strategic Management (MGT200)

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