If you’re thinking of joining the growing league of clever individuals who make up the $20 billion accounting industry in Australia, studying a business degree with an accounting focus will put you in a strong position to kick-start your career. Being good with numbers is only part of the equation; accountants also need to be able to interpret financial data to help inform business decisions and communicate their findings clearly and effectively.

Course overview

The ICMS Bachelor of Business Management (Accounting) degree provides an accounting specialisation within a broader business context. The degree has been approved for professional accreditation by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (Charted Accountants ANZ), providing a solid endorsement of quality. The curriculum combines business, management and accounting studies to help you emerge as a well-rounded accounting professional ready to provide real business value. 

This degree will equip you with a variety of specialist and more generic 'soft' skills, to enable you to work and contribute effectively in a range of complex environments. The broader business skills taught as part of this degree, such as people management, business communication and leadership, will enable you to adapt in your future accounting career as the business environment continues to evolve. 

When you study accounting at ICMS, you will not only develop a thorough understanding of accounting principles and their application; you will learn directly from business experts and through real industry experience. You’ll get experience in preparing, evaluating and analysing financial data. As a graduate, you will able to effectively communicate the financial position of an organisation and confidently contribute to business strategy.

Quick facts

CRICOS Course Code: 097375M
UAC Course Code: 530160
Accreditation Status: Active
AQF Level: 7
Campus: Northern Beaches Campus, Manly  | online
Duration: 2.75 years (or part-time equivalent)
Industry Training: up to 9 months
Study Mode: on-campus | online
Start: Feb, May & Sept
Annual Indicative Student Enrolments: n/a 
General Admissions Criteria

Domestic Students

International Students


Industry training

We have an impressive network of industry partners in the accounting and finance industries. When you graduate from ICMS you’ll have more than just a degree. Built into your qualification is up to 9 months of industry experience. In the study period prior to your work integrated learning (WIL) subject, we work closely with you to secure a suitable placement that is the best fit for your skills, interests and professional goals. Your placement could take you anywhere in Australia, or internationally. It is all about securing the most suitable placement for you. That means that by the time you graduate you will have work experience on your CV; a network of contacts in your chosen industry; and the confidence to jump straight into your career.


The Bachelor of Business Management (Accounting) degree has been approved for professional accreditation by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (Chartered Accountants ANZ). What the accreditation means for ICMS students is that they will enjoy automatic exemptions from CPA foundation programs - which saves the students the cost and time for six subjects – as well as eligibility to register as associate members of CPA upon graduation.  A further advantage for students is that industry training worked into the ICMS Bachelor of Business Management (Accounting) counts towards full accreditation with CPA. 

Click here for more information on CPA Australia  |  Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (Chartered Accountants ANZ)

Career options

Financial Accountant Tax Accountant Auditor
Business Analyst Financial Advisor Forensic Accountant
Investment Manager Finance Manager Management Accountant

Admission Policy

Diversity & Equity Policy

Disability Policy


Course and Subject Details


  • Business Communication
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Introduction to Human Resources
  • Accounting for Business
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Business Economics
  • Service Management and Innovation
  • Financial Accounting I
  • Principles of Responsible Leadership
  • Management Accounting I
  • Financial Accounting I
  • Business Statistics


  • Industry Training I
  • Industry Training II
  • Career Planning and Strategy
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • New Enterprise Creation
  • Management Accounting II
  • Applied Leadership


  • Research Methods
  • Elective Level 300
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Business Ethics
  • Strategic Management
  • Elective Level 300
  • Corporate Finance
  • Research Project

The course information on this website is indicative of a typical study pattern only and is subject to change. Enrolled students will be made aware of changes to their course structure or subjects.

Not all subjects are offered every trimester. The Academic Consulting Office can assist you with subject selection and structuring your course.