Bachelor of Accounting

This course provides students with the skills to enable graduates to join CPA Australia and CPA PNG through collaboration with Southern Cross University.

3 year (full time)



This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to enable graduates to join CPA Australia and CPA PNG. The Bachelor of Accounting at Southern Cross University, Australia is offered face-to-face at IBSUniversity under an Educational Collaboration Agreement. 

This course is comprised of 24 units, each designed to build your capabilities in the areas mentioned above. The structure is aligned with workplace outcomes and local industry requirements. 

Year 1 – Semester 1

COM00207 Communication in Organisations

LAW10177 Introduction to Business Law in PNG

MNG10247 Managing Organisations

MAT10706 Quantitative Methods With Economics

Year 1 – Semester 2

ECO10250 Economics for Decision Making

EDU10010 Language and Learning Skills in Your Discipline

MKT00075 Marketing Principles

ACC10707 Accounting for Business

Year 2 – Semester 1

ACC00151 Financial Accounting (ACC10707 & 3 Units)

SOC10236 Applied Ethics and Sustainability 

MAT10251 Statistical Analysis (MAT10706)

MNG10713 Understanding the Business Environment (MNG10247)

Year 2 – Semester 2

FIN10708 Finance and Investment for Business (ACC10707)

ACC10179 Papua New Guinea Taxation (ACC00151)

LAW10178 Company Law of PNG (LAW10177)

ACC00145 Financial Reporting (ACC010707 & ACC10151)

Year 3 – Semester 1

ACC00152 Business Finance (MAT10251, ACC10707, FIN10708)

ACC000153 Business Information System (ACC00151 & 3 Units)

MNG00114 Competitive Strategy

Auditing (ACC00145 & LAW10178 & 10 Units)

Year 3 – Semester 2

MNG00314 Entrepreneurship and Innovation 

ACC00106 Contemporary Issues in Accounting (ACC00145)

ACC00146 Management Accounting (ACC00151 & 3 units)

MKT00150 Global Marketing (MKT00075)

*Units in brackets are prerequisites. 


Course duration: 3 years (full time)​

Entry requirements: Grade 12 students applying for the SCU Bachelor of Accounting need a score of 3.8 for entry. The score is an average of their best five Year 12 subjects (must include language and literature).

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