Bachelor of Accounting

Program code



3 years





Application deadlines

10 February

16 June

13 October


RMIT Saigon South


Are you interested in expanding your international career opportunities? Then the Bachelor of Accounting is an excellent step towards becoming a professionally certified accountant, financial advisor, or analyst, all of which are in high demand globally. 

Accounting is the backbone of all business, and the program is your ticket to a dynamic career that can help you make a real impact on the world. Those with an accounting background use their expertise to consult and inform key business decisions, in everything from financial planning and analysis to social and environmental perspectives, to identifying fraud. This program is designed to help you succeed in today's fast-paced and ever-changing business landscape, while also positively affecting your community and society. 

RMIT is one of the very first universities in Vietnam that entirely teaches the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), which by 2025 will be a national compulsory for State Owned Enterprises, listed companies and large-scale unlisted public companies.​ The program is also accredited by leading professional accounting organisations, including CPA Australia, CAANZ, ACCA, and CIMA, which provides greater recognition, credibility, and chances for senior roles along your career pathway, both in Vietnam and overseas.​

Through WIL (Work Integrated Learning) and authentic assessments, students can link formal learning with professional practice in real-world activities in real-work contexts or situations.  

Students will be equipped with the necessary business acumen, people and leadership skills required for senior progression and will also benefit greatly from RMIT’s leading industry connections. The program cooperates with top international accounting firms to deliver guest lectures, company visits, industry projects and internship opportunities to students. 

To complement your core knowledge, you can choose from 13 Business minors and expand your career prospects.

Program structure

*‘General elective’ refers to elective courses offered across the university.

**‘Program elective’ refers to elective courses offered in this particular program.


Students can use four electives to form a minor of their choice (each minor consists of four courses within one discipline). List of minors to choose from: 

  • Blockchain Enabled Business   
  • Business and Technology   
  • Cybersecurity   
  • Digital Marketing
  • Economics   
  • Entrepreneurship   
  • Finance   
  • Global Business   
  • Innovation and Enterprise   
  • Logistics and Supply Chain   
  • Management and Change   
  • People and Organisation   
  • Tourism and Hospitality  

Professional recognition

Professional body Accreditation description Membership and Opportunities
Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia Program satisfies the academic requirements for direct entry into the CPA Australia program.
  • Students and graduate eligible to enrol in the CPA Australia Network
  • Graduates eligible to enrol in CPA Australia program
  • Graduates eligible for membership category: Associate
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand [CAANZ] Program satisfies the academic requirements for entry into the CA program.
  • Students and graduates eligible for membership category: Student Affiliate
  • Graduates eligible to enrol in CA program

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants [ACCA]


Program satisfies the academic requirements for entry into the ACCA Qualification program.
  • Graduates eligible for specified credit in the ACCA Qualification program of up to 9 fundamental level papers
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants [CIMA] Program satisfies the academic requirements to be streamed into the Advance Route 2 pathway for the CIMA program.
  • Students and graduates eligible for specified credit in the CIMA program of up to 7 papers

These professional accreditations give students the chance to stand out in the job market. Additionally, many professional accounting organisations offer benefits and resources, such as networking opportunities and continuing education programs to graduates of accredited programs. Specifically, regarding ACCA, students, post-graduation, will only have four papers left to prepare for, potentially saving them years to become fully certified. 

Learning, teaching & assessment

This program is delivered through an innovative combination of traditional and modern digital platforms to promote deep, authentic and applied learning. Students will experience a range of blended learning activities (pre-class interactive activities to prepare for the lectures and tutorials, in-class engagement with lecturer and peers to advance knowledge and skills, and post-class activities to consolidate what students have learnt). Online interactive learning materials are well-developed based on a variety of modern and interactive educational tools. 

All courses apply authentic assessments, which aim to enhance students' knowledge and skills and connect what they have learnt with the real business world. Assessments require students to apply the knowledge and skills obtained in the course to solve actual business problems. This is one of the best ways to prepare students for their future careers. 

Many courses in the Bachelor of Accounting use guest lecturers from industry, government or the community and activities relating to industry as part of the learning experience. Work integrated learning courses are included throughout the curriculum and clearly indicated as an integrated component of course choice.

Upon the completion of the Bachelor of Accounting, you will be able to:

  1. Explain your role as a local, national, and global citizen and be able to apply these perspectives in accounting and business contexts.
  2. Integrate accounting and business knowledge, social intelligence and ethical decision-making in ways that are inclusive and culturally appropriate to produce outcomes that are impactful, sustainable, and fair.
  3. Analyse complex challenges and formulate innovative accounting and business solutions in real-world contexts.
  4. Reflect on and continuously progress your own professional development, enhancing your intellectual agility and adaptability as tools for success in ever-changing business contexts.
  5. Coherently articulate technical and conceptual accounting and business knowledge that is both contemporary and interdisciplinary.

RMIT provides world-class blended learning with both face-to-face and online experiences in a global network, a supportive community, and real-world skills.


  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Financial manager
  • Investment banker
  • Financial analyst
  • Tax analyst
  • Budget analyst
  • Forensic accountant
  • Financial planner
  • Cost accountant
  • Financial advisor

These initial positions provide solid starts for the pathways to becoming a Chief Accountant, Head of Accounting and Finance Department or Internal Control, or Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Further studies

When you successfully complete this program, you may be eligible for entry into an RMIT honours or postgraduate program in Vietnam and Australia.



Fee program

Annual tuition fee 

(based on full time study load - 8 courses)

Whole program fee

(24 courses - 288 credits)


13,664 USD (indicative USD fee) ~  318,633,666 VND  40,991 USD (indicative USD fee) ~ 955,901,000 VND 


  1. The duration of programs is flexible and can be adapted on an individual basis upon enrolment. 
  2. Program fees are priced and invoiced in Vietnam Dong (VND). 
  3. Payment in other currencies will be converted to VND at the exchange rate on that day. Bank transfer is the preferred method of payment. 
  4. The fees in USD are ONLY applicable to those international students who arrange for payment from overseas, as per Circular No. 32/2013/TT-NHNN. 
  5. Tuition fees and medical insurance fees are subject to change without notice.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

  • Vietnamese Upper Secondary School (High School) Graduation Diploma with a minimum GPA of 7.0/10.0 for Grade 12 (For other international qualifications please view entry requirements by country​

Academic pathway

English requirements

Successfully complete RMIT Vietnam English Advanced, or complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5+ (no band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL iBT 79+ (with minimum score of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) 58+ (no communication band below 50)
  • C1 Advanced (formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)) or C2 Proficiency (formerly known as Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)) 176 (no less than 169 in any component)

For other recognised English results, please view English equivalency requirements.


Previous study and proficiency tests are recognised for two years from the completion date or test date to the program commencement date unless stated otherwise.

Where you have achieved more than one form of English language proficiency only the most relevant achievement will be considered in the admission decision.

Please contact the RMIT Vietnam Student Recruitment team for more information.

English Pathways

Don't meet the English language test scores? Successfully complete English for University for entry into this program. 

Credit transfer

Come from a partner institution? RMIT has pathway arrangements with many partner institutions around the world. If your institution has a pathway arrangement with RMIT, you may be able to receive credit and reduce the time it will take to complete your preferred RMIT program. 

Find out if your institution has a pathway arrangement with RMIT.

If you have qualifications from an institution that is not an RMIT partner, credit into your RMIT program will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Please contact the RMIT Vietnam Student Recruitment team for more information.

How to apply

1. Find your program

2. Check your eligibility

3. Prepare your documents

4. Submit your application

RMIT’s standard closing dates for receiving applications for each semester is published on the important dates for students page. Please note, RMIT’s offer is subject to the availability of places in each program and applications to competitive programs may close when program quotas fill before published deadlines. As such, applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.