Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance)

R2/344/6/0319 (12/24) – MQA/SWA0095

Accounting and finance professionals are in high demand. The Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance) introduces students to the concepts of accounting, management, statistics, microeconomics and business law. Students develop core skills in analysing investments, sourcing foreign exchange deals, analysing and communicating the financial position of an organisation, risk management and business investment. The course helps them become well equipped to enter the global, challenging and evolving industries of accounting, banking, finance and consultation.

Students will have the opportunity to apply their learning to a professionally focused, multidisciplinary project during their final year of study.


  • January
  • March
  • August
  • October


3 years


  • Malaysian students: RM24,960 annual
  • International students: RM31,600 annual

The indicative course fees shown here applies to students studying on-campus in Malaysia for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student’s study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

Course details

- Course objectives, course outcomes, course structure, units of study, career opportunities and professional recognition.

Aims and objectives

The Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance) course allows students to develop skills that are fundamental to evaluating, analysing and communicating the financial position of an organisation or individual.

The accounting and finance major is designed to prepare individuals in the core areas of analysis of investments and sourcing foreign exchange deals, risk management and business investment, with units designed with a blend of economics, accounting and finance. The major is also designed to prepare individuals in the core areas of financial accounting, management accounting, finance, tax and auditing, in addition to economics and company law.

Upon successfully completing the Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance) students will be able to:

  • Define and integrate theoretical principles applicable to business and apply those principles in a range of practices
  • Systematically review and critically evaluate research from a variety of sources in order to make informed judgements on options for innovatively solving a range of problems that arise in business contexts
  • Formulate creative solutions that are fit for purpose and demonstrate cognisance of the impact of business decisions on the triple bottom line
  • Coherently articulate a line of reasoning demonstrating cultural sensitivity and apply a framework to analyse and offer solutions to ethical dilemmas
  • Communicate a range of business arguments by evaluating and implementing alternative communication strategies as appropriate to the audience
  • Build on and continuously develop the intellectual independence to be critical and reflective learners, cognisant of new technologies
  • Work collaboratively in diverse groups

Course structure

For the completion of the Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance), students are required to complete a total of 24 units (300 credit points) consisting of:

  • Eight [8] prescribed Bachelor of Business core units (100 credit points)
  • Sixteen (16) units from the Accounting and Finance Professional Program

Career opportunities

Graduates may find employment with large or small companies including private practices, government-owned entities and banks. Possible roles include graduate accountant, account manager, auditor, fund accounting officer, taxation agent, merchant banker, corporate treasurer, investment banker and financial adviser.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance) is professionally accredited through CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Graduates are therefore eligible to apply for membership of CPA Australia (CPA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

How to enter this course

- Entry requirements and English language requirements.

Entry requirements

Assess your eligibility for entry to Swinburne Sarawak.

English language requirements

Find out more about English language requirements.



At Swinburne scholarships are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students.

How to apply

Apply for this course by following the step-by-step process from the links below.