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Bachelor of Applied Finance and Accounting (UAC Code: 580020)

CRICOS 089808B
Program Overview

This degree is designed to prepare students for the professional fields of finance and accounting, with a strong practical focus and enhanced insight into the global and institutional aspects of financial systems.

Finance is the study of financial institutions, markets and instruments, as well as money, banking, investment and the control of risk.

Accounting involves the financial measurement of economic activity and the use of financial information for making economic decisions. Finance and accounting are closely related and both are integral to industry and commerce.

The degree is structured with applied finance as the core discipline, with accounting and accounting related topics covered in both core and elective units. A specialisation in finance coupled with an accounting qualification will broaden graduate career opportunities and equip graduates with key skills to succeed in a range of professional fields.

Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Delivery Site On campus (Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh NSW 2015)
Application date Refer to key dates
Entry Requirements Please refer to Undergraduate Admission Requirements
English Language Requirements Please refer to English Language Requirements
Credit arrangement Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available and will be assessed in accordance with TOP's RPL policy and procedure. Please refer to the Application for Credit Recognition form and the RPL policy and procedure for further details. 
Course Structure

This course contains:

Year 1 Elective Units (Select 1 from the options below)
 TMIS101 Management Information Systems*
 TMKT101 Principles of Marketing
 Exit with a Diploma of Applied Finance and Accounting
 Exit with Associate Degree of Applied Finance and Accounting
 Exit with Bachelor of Applied Finance and Accounting
The Bachelor of Applied Finance and Accounting contains a sequence of accounting units that meet CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants ANZ accreditation requirements. The relevant units are marked with an asterisk (*) in the table above. Additional units required by Chartered Accountants ANZ are marked with the hash symbol (#) 
Career Options
  • Banking (retail and merchant)
  • Corporate management
  • Financial planning
  • Financial analyst for accounting and consultancy firms
  • Financial consultant
  • Financial economist
  • Foreign exchange dealing
  • Funds management
  • Insurance
  • Investment appraisal
  • International finance
  • Management consultant

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