3 year(s) full-time


Program Code


Assumed Knowledge

English Language Requirements
  • IELTS total [6.0]
  • IELTS reading [6.0]
  • IELTS writing [6.0]
Equivalent English qualifications (PDF)

Degree overview

  • UniSA Business is in the top one per cent worldwide1 and has been awarded an overall five stars for excellence in the QS Stars Ratings 2020.
  • Study a curriculum informed by world-class research in Accounting2.
  • Ranked Top 10 in Australia and No. 1 in South Australia for Business and Economics3.
  • Prepare for a rewarding career in accounting and business advisory.
  • Build a strong foundation of knowledge in accounting combined with business, taxation, auditing, finance and sustainability.
  • Develop strong problem-solving, reporting, decision making, communication and teamwork skills.
  • Learn about the economic, legal and political influences that impact global business.

1UniSA Business is one of just 11 institutions in Australia and 191 globally to be accredited by EQUIS (from over 16,500 worldwide). EFMD, February 2021. 22018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA). 32021 THE Subject Rankings.


Marketing_Clinic-15 copy_2.jpgThis degree is for students living and studying in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is managed by Taylor’s College in collaboration with the University of South Australia.

This degree will provide you with a strong foundation of knowledge in accounting combined with business, taxation, auditing, finance and sustainability. You will also learn about the current economic, legal and political influences affecting global business as well as develop critical problem-solving, reporting, decision making, communication and teamwork skills.

There are two intakes per year (March and August). Students are generally expected to complete the degree requirements in 3 years.

Students may attend a graduation ceremony in Adelaide or Hong Kong and will be sent an invite to their student email.

Partner description

Since its establishment in 1969, Taylor’s College has been a leading international tertiary college which has contributed much to the national public benefit over the last five decades. The high standing that is a feature of Taylor’s College has been built on its reputation for excellent teaching and the overall experience it provides to its students.

Taylor’s College continues its heritage of excellence through its expanded stable of programmes; in offering students quality education through Foundation and Diploma programmes as well as professional programmes such as the Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) papers.

Taylor’s College aims to produce well-equipped leaders with the necessary capabilities to start and stay ahead as they progress into university and subsequently in their career.

Taylor’s College has been a respected partner of the University of South Australia for more than 10 years as we have a common goal – to deliver quality education to students.  

What you'll learn

What you Learn

You will start with core courses in business. These will give you a solid grounding in important areas including accounting or quantitative methods for business; business law, finance, business intelligence, data management and analysis; and economics and marketing.

In your accounting specialisation you will study specialist areas such as:

  • Financial and management accounting
  • Taxation law
  • Auditing
  • Sustainability accounting
  • Global and contemporary accounting issues
  • Strategic financial analysis

Degree structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Quantitative Methods for Business MATH 1053 4.5
Accounting for Business ACCT 1008 4.5
Business Law LAWS 1018 4.5
Marketing Principles: Trading and Exchange MARK 1010 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Financial Accounting 1 ACCT 1006 4.5
Career Development for Professionals BUSS 1060 4.5
Business and Society BUSS 1057 4.5
Principles of Economics ECON 1008 4.5
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Financial Accounting 2 ACCT 2005 4.5
Management Accounting ACCT 2006 4.5
Business Finance BANK 2007 4.5
Business Intelligence INFS 2036 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Companies and Partnership Law COML 2005 4.5
Management and Organisation BUSS 2068 4.5
Elective 4.5
Financial Accounting 3 ACCT 3007 4.5
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Elective 4.5
Taxation Law 1 ACCT 3002 4.5
Sustainability Accounting and Reporting ACCT 3010 4.5
Elective 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Auditing Theory and Practice ACCT 3005 4.5
Contemporary Issues in Accounting ACCT 3003 4.5
Strategic Financial Analysis BUSS 3083 4.5
Elective 4.5 Rule(s): 1



Your studies will incorporate both practical, professionally-focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:

  • reports, project documentation, case studies and presentations
  • assignments
  • examinations
  • industry-relevant, research-based projects

Why Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) - Taylors

Business_Hub_images-35 copy.jpgUniSA is one of the largest leading providers of accounting and finance education in Australia and Asia. We are ranked in the top one per cent worldwide1, and have been awarded an overall five stars for excellence in the QS Stars Ratings 2020. We develop our degrees in partnership with industry and connect with top professional bodies. UniSA Business also holds EQUIS accreditation.

This is a globally competitive degree respected for its quality and relevance to industry. You will develop expertise in areas such as financial and management accounting, business finance, sustainability accounting, taxation, auditing and strategic analysis.

The courses you will study have been developed by industry professionals, many of whom are also current researchers. You will study their contemporary research as part of your studies. This degree utilises a combination of different learning techniques. You will attend on-campus seminars and workshops and feel supported by a dedicated team of academic and support staff.

UniSA Business is the only business school in South Australia accredited by both AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EFMD (EQUIS) – the world’s leading accreditation bodies recognising excellence in business education and research at a global level. These dual accreditations demonstrate the high standards we hold across all areas such as teaching, student learning and research, as well as our commitment to continually improving the quality of our programs.

1UniSA Business is one of just 11 institutions in Australia and 191 globally to be accredited by EQUIS (from over 16,500 worldwide). EFMD, February 2021.

Career outcomes

Your career

There are diverse career paths to aspire to in the field of accounting. You could consider:

  • Auditor/Risk consultant: ensuring financial and operational integrity and compliance; evaluating and reporting on financial, operational and managerial processes and systems; working on business process reviews and risk assessments
  • Business adviser: working with new or established businesses; analysing business plans and financial statements; advising on investments, marketing, funding and financial trends; understanding consumer needs and how to improve profitability; problem solving with clients
  • Forensic accountant: working in a corporate or regulatory environment to investigate fraud and similar crimes; researching and preparing forensic reports for courts; providing expert evidence
  • Insolvency and reconstruction adviser: working with and achieving the best possible results for stakeholders in cases of personal and business financial distress; administrations and liquidations; restructuring under performing businesses and turnarounds
  • Management accountant: assisting senior management make critical business decisions; preparing forecasts, budgets and risk analysis; advising managers about the financial implications of business decisions
  • Practising accountant: working for private sector, government or individuals; preparing tax returns; keeping accounting systems up-to-date; maintaining financial records; advising on business structures
  • Tax accountant/Corporate tax consultant: compiling company and other business tax returns, and individual tax returns; providing tax planning advice and strategies

Professional accreditation and recognition

The program is accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and satisfies the educational requirements for entry into the Chartered Accountants Program.

The program is accredited by CPA Australia and satisfies the educational requirements for entry into the CPA Program.

This program is recognised for maximum exemptions toward the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants' (ACCA) professional programs of study.

How to apply

Please contact Taylor’s College:

Email address:
Phone number: Tel: (+603) 5629 5000 | Fax: (+603) 5629 5001

Your study experience and support

At the award-winning Taylor’s Lakeside Campus, you will benefit from the modern facilities and be taught by academics who are experts in their field. Taylor’s Lakeside Campus comprises of state-of-the-art laboratories, a four-level library complete with mini theatre, computer labs and other world class teaching and learning facilities.

Student services

Student services

We want you to be successful, and if you need help we will be there to assist.

We also offer study support from our Learning Advisers. You can work with them online. They are here to help you develop academically and professionally during your studies. They also offer assistance with English language.

Transferring to Adelaide

Students have the option to transfer to UniSA’s Adelaide campus to complete their program.

Your program director

As a lecturer at UniSA, my main commitment is to excellence in quality teaching and as a researcher, my main objective is to have an impact and generate greater awareness about critical issues in management and society. My research and teaching interests lie in leadership, both the good and toxic sides of leadership, gender, physical appearance, diversity, and organisational behaviour.

Dr Sarah Chua

Program Director

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Dr Sarah Chua

Program Director


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