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Accounting, Economics and Finance

Interested in Accounting, Economics and Finance?

Join a university ranked in the top 1% of business schools worldwide1, and one of the largest leading providers of accounting and finance education in Australia and Asia. Designed and taught by world-class researchers, you'll study material that is relevant, contemporary, and informed by research that has been assessed as world class2.

Whether you choose Accounting, Economics or Financial Planning, you'll graduate as a strong communicator, with essential reporting, analytical, decision making and problem solving skills which will be invaluable to launch or advance your career.

Your Bachelor of Accounting will develop your strong business knowledge, preparing you for a career in any industry. You might choose to specialise in tax, healthcare, or environmental accounting by using your electives to focus in other areas of business.

Learn how to help your clients reach their short and long-term goals with a Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning). You'll be able to advise on investment and security planning and estate planning, while also developing your knowledge of legal and financial documents, and understand financial laws and legal restrictions.

The Bachelor of Business (Economics, Finance and Trade) will give you an in-depth understanding of the global business environment, spanning economic theory, accounting, statistics and business intelligence. You’ll have the skills and knowledge to make decisions in the fast-paced environment of financial markets and investments, ready to step into a diverse and exciting career.

1UniSA Business is one of just 13 institutions in Australia and approximately 200 globally (from over 25,000 universities) to be EQUIS accredited. EFMD, March 2024.
2Results in Accounting and Banking - 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

UniSA Online offers the following Accounting, Economics and Finance degrees

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Unique courses in your degree

Bachelor of Accounting

  • Build a strong foundation of knowledge in business, auditing, taxation, finance, and sustainability
  • Understand how business intelligence and analytics can be used to solve organisational problems.
  • Explore the economic, legal, and political influences that affect global business.
  • Auditor/risk consultant
  • Business adviser
  • Forensic accounting
  • Management accountant
  • Practicing accountant
  • Tax accountant and adviser
  • Insolvency and reconstruction adviser
  • Business Finance
  • Auditing Theory and Practice
  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Sustainable Accounting and Reporting

Bachelor of Business (Economics, Finance and Trade)

  • Gain a holistic understanding of economics, accounting, international markets, foreign exchange and financial systems.
  • Develop critical thinking skills required to analyse economic exchange and trade activities, address public policy challenges, and understand complex financial environments.
  • Learn how people, businesses and governments make economic decisions, and how to interpret data to provide sound business advice.
  • Economist
  • Business advisor
  • Market research analyst
  • Trade and investment advisor
  • Financial risk analyst
  • Policy adviser
  • Business development manager
  • Economics of Public Policy
  • International Economics
  • International Currency and Banking Markets
  • Empirical Business Analysis
  • Economic Analysis of Business Decisions
  • Growth Development and the Macroeconomy

Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning)

  • Learn how to build and maintain client relationships while helping them meet short and long term financial goals.
  • Explore personal budgeting, superannuation and retirement planning, financial risk management, and estate planning.
  • Use your degree as a pathway into the Financial Planning Association of Australia's (FPA) CFP® Certification Program.
  • Approved by the Financial Adviser Standards, Treasury Department.
  • Investment manager
  • Financial planner
  • Financial adviser
  • Insurance broker
  • Wealth manager
  • Client relationship manager
  • Superannuation consultant
  • Financial markets and institutions
  • Portfolio and fund management
  • Risk management and insurance
  • Entrepreneurship for social and market impact
  • Strategic management
  • Macroeconomics
  • Estate planning
  • Superannuation

Why Study On Demand?

Our 100% online, career-focused degrees give you full control and ultimate flexibility over your study.


Study 100% online

There’s no need to come onto campus. All your course content and assessments are fully online.


Designed specifically for online learning

Experience interactive and media-rich course material designed specifically for online learning.


Support 7 days a week

Get personalised support when you need it – including on weeknights and on weekends.

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What our students are saying

Nicole Underwood

"Online study was perfect for me. I set my own study times and listened to lectures at my own pace. Completing my degree has given me the confidence to make suggestions, implement changes and make important decisions along with the rest of my senior management team."

Jacqueline Lavis
Bachelor of Accounting

What industry experts are saying

Louise Trevaskis

"Having a Treasury*-approved qualification is now imperative to a successful career as a financial adviser. The new Treasury* requirements will effectively reshape Australia’s network of financial advisers. Financial planners who are able to adapt to change, continually learn new things, possess good communication skills, and demonstrate flexibility and resilience will be the most successful in their career."

*Financial Adviser Standards, Treasury of Department have taken on the responsibilities of the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) as of 1 January 2022. The degree is a Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) accredited program

Louise Trevaskis
Academy and Education Manager
AMP Financial Services