Approved official program description for Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) - Manila

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) - Manila

Australian Catholic University

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) - Manila

Australian Catholic University

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) - Manila

The Australian Catholic University, in partnership with Australian Institute of Higher Education, is offering the opportunity to gain a world-recognised Australian Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree in the Philippines.

Based in the Makati Stock Exchange in Ayala Avenue, the Australian Catholic University program offers students access to study options, including completing their professionally recognised degree program in Manila or transferring to study at one of three ACU campuses in Australia.

Course Description

ACU's Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree prepares students for entry-level employment and future managerial positions.

It develops understanding of and proficiency in a variety of commercial, industrial and service organisations and will equip you with the skills to practice in a wide range of finance and accounting occupations such as accountant, auditor, investment manager, financial analyst, stockbroker, tax specialist or treasurer.

Who Should Apply for Admission?

Study an Accounting degree with an advantage! The ACU Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) equips you to practice your profession in both Australia and the Philippines.  With a curriculum that has been designed to meet requirements of both countries, you may elect to take units specific to Australian requirements in addition to Philippines-specific units.

This distinction could lead to greater interest by potential employers and international employment opportunities. Because this degree is awarded by an Australian university, it is recognised anywhere in the world. Students who wish to experience living in Australia may transfer to ACU's campuses in Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane where they can complete their accounting studies or transfer to another area of study.

The first year of the Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) is fully transferable into any ACU Bachelor of Commerce major, such as Marketing, Human Resource Management, International Business and Supply Chain Management, Management, Commercial Law and Financial Services.

Entry Requirements

  • Philippines High School Diploma (11 or 12 years of study), or
  • Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE), or equivalent, and
  • The majority of subjects in the final two years of high school taught in English language or an IELTS score of 6.0


Note: students admitted on the basis of the High School Diploma alone will be considered to be provisionally enrolled in the degree, and must pass the first eight units of the degree to be enrolled in the degree without provision.  Provisional enrolment means that a student may not progress beyond the first year of the degree if they have not unconditionally passed all the units that constitute the first year of the degree.  

You will need to:

  • Provide a Transcript of Records
  • Provide 3 passport photographs
  • Provide official government ID (i.e. Passport, or Drivers Licence)
  • Also, students must satisfy entry requirements at a personal interview.

How to Apply for Admission

  • Organise an interview at the AIHE Ayala Avenue Office (see below for contact details)
  • Bring required documentation with you (see Entry Requirements above)
  • Wait for your application to be pre-approved
  • Apply to ACU via AIHE (online applications will be available soon)
Last updated 18.03.2014


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Campus based
Duration 3 years
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Place Philippines, Manila
Start date August 2015
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