Bachelor of Business (BBus) in Accounting


Program Description

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Accounting is an integral part of the management process in any business, public enterprise or not-for-profit entities. It acts as an evaluation and control aid when looking at the effectiveness and efficiency of the operations of an enterprise as well as employee performance. It provides information to assist users in making decisions for a variety of purposes, including the acquisition or sale of shares, lending of money, and provision of goods on credit.

You’ll also learn to interpret accounting and auditing standards as you gain new skills in financial statement analysis, forecasting and budgeting, negotiation, ethical decision-making and problem-solving.

Tuition Fee:

AED 172,200 (VAT Inclusive)


3 Years with the option to fast-track (6 Trimesters)


Bachelor of Business

6 Reasons to Study Accounting

  • Get qualified for a career where your skills will always be in demand regardless of what the economy is doing. There is a strong growth outlook for accountants in the future*. *Source: Australian Government’s Department of Jobs of Small Business 2018, Australian Jobs 2018
  • You will have access to the tools you’ll use in the real world. You’ll get hands-on experience using a practical software package that will help you practice bookkeeping and learn how to prepare taxation.
  • Work with real organizations on real projects, and complete internships through our work-integrated learning program.
  • Study two majors and graduate with two specializations, further enhancing your career prospects.
  • Explore careers anywhere in the world, a Bachelor of Business is a globally recognized degree.
  • Prepare to work for any organization – or for yourself – as you learn to identify business opportunities, analyze problems and implement solutions that stretch across all industries.

Course Structure

Year 1 (2 Trimesters)

All first-year students are required to take a Transition unit and a Career Learning Spine unit in Year 1. This is designed to provide you with academic skills and skills on how to manage your career.

Transition Unit

  • Academic Skills for Business – 3 points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning

  • Career Learning: Managing Your Career – 3 points

Core Units

  • Foundational Mathematics for Business – 3 points
  • Foundations of Management and Governance – 3 points
  • Foundations of Economics – 3 points
  • Foundations of Accounting – 3 points
  • Foundations of Business Law – 3 points

General Electives

General electives allow you to broaden your knowledge by studying subjects of interest from other disciplines. You may select general electives from any degree program offered by Murdoch University’s Dubai campus, subject to pre-requisite requirements. You must complete one general elective to complete your first-year studies.

Year 2 and 3 (4 Trimesters)

Research Skills

These units have been designed to provide you with the skills and understanding to analyze the world around you and make a difference in your own life and that of others. We have picked relevant and challenging subjects that benefit from an inter-disciplinary approach and allow you to understand how others think and solve problems.

  • Understanding Business Research: An Introductory Approach - 3 points
  • Applying Mixed Methods Research to Business - 3 points

Core Units

There are six core units that must be taken in years two and three.

  • Technology and Accounting Processes - 3 points
  • Corporate Finance - 3 points
  • Management Accounting - 3 points
  • Company Law - 3 points
  • Contemporary Financial Accounting - 3 points
  • Accounting Theory and Accountability - 3 points

In addition to the research and core units for years two and three, two more career learning spine units also need to be completed.

  • Building Enterprise Skills – 3 points
  • Real-World Learning – 3 points

Additional Professional Accreditation Requirements

In order to qualify for admission to membership of the professional accounting bodies (CPA Australia, ICAA and the IPA) students must complete the following two units which can be taken in lieu of two General Elective units.

  • Taxation -3 points
  • Auditing - 3 points

General Electives

To complete your year two and three studies you must complete six 200 to 300 level units offered by Murdoch University’s Dubai campus, subject to individual unit prerequisites.

Your future career

This degree could be your first step towards becoming a high-level manager, leader, executive or entrepreneur. You could work with professional accounting firms, in government departments, major or emerging brands or in not-for-profit organizations.

Careers could include:

  • Auditor or Bookkeeper
  • Financial Analyst or Planner
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Credit Manager

Recommended Double Majors

  • Banking
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Human Resource Management

To take a double major, students simply take the core units from another major in place of their general electives units. In most cases, a double major can be completed without additional time or cost. Please speak to our admissions counselors for more information on double major possibilities.

Last updated Aug 2020

About the School

Murdoch University Dubai is a core branch of Murdoch University, which is based in Perth, Western Australia. Our vibrant campus in Dubai caters to the area's growing demand for skilled professionals a ... Read More

Murdoch University Dubai is a core branch of Murdoch University, which is based in Perth, Western Australia. Our vibrant campus in Dubai caters to the area's growing demand for skilled professionals across a range of industries. All courses follow the same academic requirements as the courses offered in Australia, taught by highly qualified international lecturers. The degrees awarded are issued from Australia and are exactly the same as the ones conferred on campus in Australia. Read less