Skip to content | Change text size

print version

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 Business and Economics

Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleBBusSci(Acc)
Total credit points required144
Standard duration of study (years)3 years FT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (South Africa)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details


Course coordinator

Dr Shanthy Rachagan


  • Full-time study only


The Bachelor of Business Science (Accounting) is a specialist accounting degree which will provide graduates with high level specialised skills in accounting and general skills in South African business law. The course blends a conceptual theoretical framework with a range of practical applications and covers the basic discipline material through to more specialised accounting concepts.


The Bachelor of Business Science (Accounting) aims to produce graduates who will:

(a.) be critical and creative scholars who:

  • produce innovative solutions to problems
  • apply research skills to business challenges
  • communicate effectively and perceptively

(b.) be responsible and effective global citizens who:

  • engage in an internationalised world
  • exhibit cross cultural competence
  • demonstrate ethical values

(c.) have a comprehensive understanding of their discipline and be able to provide discipline-based solutions relevant to the business, professional and public policy communities that we serve

(d.) have capacity to integrate and synthesise knowledge from across disciplines to create innovative applications in organisational settings.

Professional recognition

This degree with relevant units is recognised by the following legal entities:

  • South Africa Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

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


The course consists of 24 compulsory units.


The degree requires completion of 24 units (144 points) over a maximum of eight years as follows:

Year one

  • AFW1000 Principles of accounting and finance
  • AFW1002 Introduction to financial accounting
  • BTW1201 South African business law A
  • ECW1101 Introductory microeconomics
  • ECW1102 Introductory macroeconomics
  • ETW1102 Business statistics
  • FIT1003 IT in organisations
  • MGW1010 Introduction to management

Year two

Year three


Bachelor of Business Science (Accounting)