Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) (Pathway to Master of Finance (Global Investment and Trade))

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Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) (Pathway to Master of Finance (Global Investment and Trade))

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Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $34,300 AUD

  • Application fee


  • Duration

    3 years

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    65 out of 100

  • CRICOS Code


Professional Practice

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Industry Project
Work placement

These items are optional and you can choose them as you wish after applying for the course.


Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-February 31-January-2023 2023-01-31
Winter-August 31-July-2023 2023-07-31


Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) (Pathway to Master of Finance (Global Investment and Trade))

You will start with core courses in business. 

These will give you a solid grounding in important areas, including accounting and quantitative methods for business, business law, finance, business intelligence, data analysis, economics and management.

You’ll then branch out into your accounting specialisation, learning cutting-edge knowledge and skills in:

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

In your postgraduate degree, you will study core courses in business and global investment and trade. 

Using state-of-the-art market simulation programs in Iress Trading Room on campus, you will gain hands-on experience and further understand the intricacies behind international investment. 

This Fast-track to Masters's program enables you to commence a 3-year Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and secure a place in a 1-year Master of Management (Global Investment and Trade) degree (typically 1.5 years) in just four years of study.

You will fast-track your progression into the master’s qualification by substituting four selected courses or electives in your bachelor's degree to complete master’s-level courses.

This is a globally competitive degree respected for its quality and relevance to the industry. 

As a student, you'll benefit from strong links with the accounting profession and professional industry bodies, as well as practical gain skills with computer simulation software using state-of-the-art technologies. 

You'll also have the opportunity to participate in a study tour learning about business practices, as well as political and cultural influences in other regions.

Your postgraduate studies will focus on advanced financial theory and its application to critical issues and policy challenges facing the world's institutions, global finance and international financial markets.

You will develop the skills and expertise to analyse critical financial data and make informed decisions in a global context. 

You will study courses in international finance and trade and graduate with the knowledge and practical skills required for employment in a modern globalised financial sector.

Under the guidance of highly-experienced research professionals, you will strengthen your research and analytical skills.

You will also have the opportunity to learn in the state-of-the-art Iress Trading Room on campus, which includes a market data feed and financial analysis tools – the same technology used by the world's leading banks and investment firms.

As a graduate, you will be eligible for membership with leading industry bodies such as CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

UniSA Business is the only business school in South Australia accredited by 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 hold across all areas, such as teaching, student learning and research, as well as the commitment to continually improving the quality of programs.

Real-world connections

In addition to learning from teachers with professional experience as part of your studies, offer opportunities for you to connect with industry outside the classroom:

  • Complete an industry project
  • Undertake a Business Internship and apply the skills and knowledge gained from your studies in a real workplace setting
  • Become a global citizen with an overseas exchange program – have more than 60 partner universities worldwide and study options that range from two weeks to one year.
  • Build your network and career by participating in Business Career Mentor Program or Executive Partners Program, which pairs you with an experienced business professional
  • Meet one-to-one with a senior business executive and industry leader through the Executive in Residence Program. This experience enables you to build professional networks and benefit from the experience of an industry leader.

teaching staff are industry experienced and maintain close working links with leading professional bodies such as the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute. 

This collaboration ensures the knowledge you take into your career will meet the dynamic needs of the industry, and your qualification remains relevant and applicable.

While studying, you can get valuable industry experience through industry placements in Australia or an international study experience through more than 60 exchange partners across Asia, Europe, North America and South America. 

links to UniSA’s research facilities ensure your learning is connected to the latest technologies, theories and applications of finance knowledge.

Placements and internships bridge the gap between study and work. 

connections to the industry create opportunities for you to grow. 

These experiences build confidence in the business world and give you a competitive edge.

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Total costs



Cost of living 1 person $8,184
Accommodation 1 bed room $5,200
Tuition 1 person $34,300

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.38 AUD / 1 hour

in Australia every student can work 40 hour per fortnight

Required documents

  • A certified copy of the personal details page and signature page of your passport.
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts and graduation certificates, including information on your institution’s grading system, as required.
  • English language test results (e.g. IELTS or TOEFL) where applicable.
  • Detailed syllabi/course outlines of previous studies if you are applying for credit or advanced standing.
  • Additional academic and employer references, if required

Language requirements

not required
not required








Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

Successful completion of the Centre for English Language at the University of South Australia (CELUSA) Academic English Program: Level 4 (AE4)


If you do not meet the English language entry requirements, you can successfully complete the Centre for the English Language at the University of South Australia (CELUSA) Academic English Program. 

If they successfully complete the AE program at an appropriate level, students applying to these institutions will not need to take IELTS or any other English language test. Depending on their English level upon commencement of the AE program and their required IELTS score for further studies, students will study for between 10 and 40 weeks.

Education pathway

Academic background and requirement



Assumed Knowledge



Achieve a GPA of 4.0 or above on completing their second year of study to be eligible.


You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 program or an equivalent program in your home country or a recognised Pathway or Foundation Studies Program.

If you are an international student studying Year 12 in Australia, you need to apply via the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC). 


India (best 4): 65%


Canada High School (OSSD): 65%


Iran: Pre-University Certificate, National High School Diploma

Successful completion of the Pre-University Certificate OR High School Diploma


Applicants are required to meet one of the following criteria with a competitive result and demonstrate that they fulfil any prerequisite requirements and essential requirements for admission:


Recent secondary education
Meet any prerequisite requirements with a minimum grade of C- or equivalent

Applicants who have not achieved the Selection Rank required for automatic selection may be selected for any remaining places based on the grades of their year 12 subjects.

Higher education study


Vocational Education and Training (VET)


Work and life experience


Career opportunities

  • Trade finance specialist
  • Economic adviser
  • Auditor/Risk consultant
  • Business adviser
  • Forensic accountant
  • Insolvency and reconstruction adviser
  • Management accountant
  • Practising accountant
  • Tax accountant/Corporate tax consultant

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