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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.


3 years full-time or 6 years part-time.

International students are required to maintain a full-time study load on campus basis.


South Eveleigh NSW


Refer to key dates


Domestic Students: Please refer to Undergraduate Admission Requirements.

International Students: Please refer to Overseas Qualification Recognition.



Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available and will be assessed in accordance with IMC's RPL policy and procedure. Please refer to the Application for Recognition of Prior Learning and the RPL policy and procedure for further details.


Year 1 Core Subjects

Year 1 Elective Subjects (select 2)

Exit with a Diploma of Applied Finance and Accounting

Year 2 Core Subjects

Year 2 Elective Subjects (select 1)

Exit with Associate Degree of Applied Finance and Accounting

Year 3 Core Subjects 

Year 3 Elective Subjects (select 2)

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 the hash symbol (#). 

Students are responsible for ensuring that all units required by CPAA and/or CAANZ are included in their program of study if progression to the CPA Program or CAANZ Program is planned.  Students are advised to check the list of required units on the register of accredited courses displayed on the websites of each professional accounting organisation. 

*Prerequisite/Co-requisite Requirements

++TINT301 Work Integrated Learning Experience (12 credit points) can be selected to replace TBUS302 and one Year 3 elective.  Contact to enquire. 


Assessment methods are designed to encourage learning, provide feedback and measure achievement of unit learning outcomes. Forms of assessment vary among units and include research reports, projects, essays, group work, presentations, problem solving and case studies as well as tests, quizzes and examinations. Students may be required to complete assessment tasks alone or in groups to encourage development of generic skills. Assessments generally require a written submission but may include an oral presentation. In capstone units, assessments may include industry engagement and an extensive report.


  • 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