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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleBA/BBus(Acc)
CRICOS code017114F
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Contact details


  • Full-time students are required to overload in some semesters in order to complete this degree in four years.
  • Students may select arts units from any campus, but should be aware of the teaching location as this may require travel to another campus. Students may also select units offered in off-campus mode.


The Bachelor of Arts is a general, flexible degree which allows students to match academic interests with career aspirations to create a personalised course progression. Studying humanities will develop general knowledge and specific intellectual skills relating to human thought and relations, such as the way we communicate or how the past has affected the present. Social science analyses and explains societies and the relationships of individuals within those societies.

The Bachelor of Business (Accounting) component of this double degree is designed to enable graduates to pursue careers in professional accounting and a wide range of business fields. The business component blends a conceptual framework with practical applications and covers basic discipline material through to more specialised accounting strand requirements.


This course provides specialist skills in accounting and general skills in business management,* combined with the broad teaching and learning objectives of the Bachelor of Arts degree. Graduates will be well equipped to seek employment in both private and public sector enterprises.

* Refer to the Bachelor of Business (Accounting) objectives at

Professional recognition

This program is accredited with CPA Australia and with The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA). Provided students complete all units specified by these bodies, they will qualify for associate membership of CPA Australia and entry to the CA Program of the ICAA.


This course consists of 96 points in the arts component and 96 points in the business (accounting) component.

Areas of study

For information on arts majors and minors, refer to the 'Areas of study' section in this Handbook at


Arts component

Students complete:

(a.) an arts discipline major (48 points)

(b.) an arts discipline minor (24 points)

(c.) an additional arts discipline first-year sequence (12 points)

(d.) a further 12 points in arts units

Accounting component

Students complete:

(i.) six compulsory common core units (36 points):

(ii.) a 10 unit (60 point) major in accounting:*

  • the requirements of the major are listed below
  • at least two units (12 points) must be completed at each of second and third-year levels

* The unit AFF1000 is one of the units in this major and will have already been studied as part of the group of common core units - students will therefore complete an additional unit as detailed below.

(iii.) one additional unit from the faculty in the Bachelor of Business at Caulfield campus to reach the required minimum of 16 units.

Additional business (accounting) component degree requirements:

  • a maximum of eight first-year level units (48 points)
  • a minimum of four third-year level units (24 points) must be from those offered by the faculty on the campus delivering this program
  • in addition to specific unit prerequisites, second-year level units require the successful completion of three first-year level units and third-year level units require the successful completion of two second-year level units.

Major in accounting

Students complete:

  • AFF1000 Principles of accounting and finance
  • AFF1121 Introduction to financial accounting
  • AFF2391 Cost information for decision making
  • AFF2491 Company reporting
  • AFF3431 Performance management and control
  • AFF3491 Advanced financial accounting theory and practice

plus four units from the following:

  • AFF2631 Financial management
  • AFF2851 Accounting information systems and financial modelling
  • AFF3511 Strategic management accounting
  • AFF3631 Auditing and assurance
  • AFF3791 Comparative international accounting
  • AFF3851 Advanced accounting information systems and financial modelling
  • AFX3551 International studies program in accounting
  • BTF2220 Corporations law and trusts
  • BTF3931 Taxation law
  • ECF1200 Macroeconomics
  • ETX2121 Data analysis in business

Alternative exit(s)

Students cannot graduate from either degree until they have satisfied the above requirements and successfully completed studies to the value of 144 points.


Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Business (Accounting)