Joint Degree Program - Accounting
Sarjana Ekonomi & Bachelor of Business in Accountancy
3 years full-time
Opportunities for accountants have expanded rapidly over the past three decades. Today the profession is high profile, exciting and stimulating, with top accountants viewed as leaders in business and industry as well as private practice. In addition to the fundamental training in accounting, students will learn to become valued professionals able to run substantial businesses, start exciting entrepreneurial endeavours, and develop private practices that handle much more than tax returns. Students will also learn to create financial plans that lead to secure futures and to educate and advise individuals and corporations in areas that have a powerful impact on tomorrow’s business environment, such as assurance services.
Accounting is the process of identifying, measuring, analysing and communicating economic information so that people can make informed judgements. Accountancy involves the systematic recording, reporting and analysis of financial transactions. Studying accounting gives students the tools to understand how and why key business decisions are made, and how to have input into those decisions. This program provides stimulating and rigorous studies in the core areas of business and accountancy. Students will develop capabilities to be able to apply that knowledge to operate effectively in contemporary business and multidisciplinary environments. Throughout the program, the application of accounting and business-related knowledge will be guided by ethical, environmental, cultural and social considerations.
The accountancy degree provides a business qualification that enables graduates to advance in a variety of careers. This might include positions in public accounting, auditing, taxation, management consulting, business services and receivership. Others may be recruited into commercial and government organisations in treasury, internal audit, strategic business planning, financial reporting and management accounting roles.
Accountancy graduates from RMIT have consistently found employment or have enhanced their existing careers after completing their degree. Employment opportunities span a variety of roles in many different settings, including:
  • Reporting to senior management on the resources of an organisation
  • Monitoring the cash flow of an organization
  • Advising businesses on strategies for increased profit
  • Providing financial advice
  • Preparing financial reports, reconciling accounts and maintaining registers and records
  • Evaluating business plans
  • Refining financial systems
  • Providing taxation advice
  • Running a small business
Program awards and pathways
The Joint Degree incorporates 3 awards:
  • RMIT Diploma of Commerce
  • RMIT Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)
  • UPH Sarjana Ekonomi
Students who successfully complete Year One will be eligible for the RMIT Diploma of Commerce and will articulate to Year Two of the Bachelor of Business (Accountancy). Upon successful completion of all academic requirements, students will be eligible to receive a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) from RMIT University and Sarjana Ekonomi from Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH). RMIT Bachelor of Business programs are fully accredited Australian undergraduate university degrees.
External accreditation
The Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) is accredited by CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Institute of Public Accountants. Graduates of the Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) are entitled to become associate members of all three bodies. Students must then undertake the chosen professional body’s qualification program and attain three years’ relevant practical experience to gain full membership. In addition, graduates may choose to apply for entry into the final stages of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants qualification program if they intend to live and work in countries such as China, Hong Kong, Malaysia or Singapore.
To be awarded a RMIT Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) and UPH Sarjana Ekonomi joint degree, students must successfully complete a total of 146 university credit units (“Satuan Kredit Semester” or SKS) including:
RMIT Courses
  • Accounting in Organisations and Society
  • Business Computing
  • Business Statistics
  • Commercial Law
UPH Courses
  • Business Mathematics
  • Human Capital Investments
  • Lab Accounting Principles 1
  • Lab Intermediate Accounting
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • BIPA / Bahasa Indonesia
  • Character Development
  • Civics
  • Critical Thinking
  • English
  • Leadership
  • Religion
  • Liberal Art Elective
RMIT Courses
  • Cost Analysis and Applications
  • Financial Accountability and Reporting
  • Financial Accounting and Analysis
  • Management Accounting and Business
UPH Courses
  • Corporate Finance
  • Econometrics
  • Financial Auditing 1 + Lab
  • Investment and Portfolio Management
  • Lab intermediate Accounting 2
  • Lab Advanced Accounting 1
  • Lab Cost Accounting
  • Lab Managerial Accounting
  • Lab Advanced Accounting 2
  • Operations Management
  • Taxation 1
  • Taxation 2 + Lab
  • Christian Worldview 1 / Philosophy of Science
  • Christian Worldview 2 / Ethics
  • Christian Worldview 3 / History of Thought
RMIT Courses
  • Accounting, Behaviour and Organisations
  • Accounting Theory
  • Company Law
  • Performance Analysis and Simulations
UPH Courses
  • Accounting Research Methodology
  • Fraud Audit
  • Financial Auditing 2 + Lab
  • Information Technology Audit
  • Lab Financial Audit 2
  • Management Audit
  • Seminar on International Audit
  • Thesis / Internship / Mata Kuliah
    Pengganti Skripsi (MKPS)