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Monash University Handbook 2011 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)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details


  • 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 Arts objectives at and Bachelor of Business (Accounting) objectives at

Professional recognition

This degree is recognised by the following legal entities:

  • Australian Securities and Investments Commission
  • CPA Australia
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Professional recognition may be dependent upon work experience and the correct choice of units. For further details visit


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

For information on arts majors and minors and the units required for the major in accounting, refer to details under 'Areas of study' .


Arts component

Students complete:

(a.) an arts major (48 points)

(b.) an arts minor in a different area of study (24 points)

(c.) a first-year arts sequence in a third area of study (12 points)

(d.) a further two arts units (12 points)

By combining some of the core arts requirements, students can complete a double major in two different arts disciplines. For more details on this option, contact the Faculty of Arts.

Accounting component

Students complete:

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

(ii.) a 10 unit (60 point) major in accounting: (refer to 'Areas of study')*

* 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 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.

Areas of Study

Arts majors and minors

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

Business major

Alternative exit(s)

Students cannot graduate from either single degree until they have satisfied the requirements for that award and successfully completed studies to the value of 144 points in the relevant component.


Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Business (Accounting)