Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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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 titleBAcc
Total credit points required144
Standard duration of study (years)3 years FT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details


Course coordinator

Mr Ian Martin


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders.
  • Full-time study only


The Bachelor of Accounting is a specialist degree, based on an industry-based learning scheme with scholarships sponsored by industry. The outstanding feature of the course is two periods of structured industry-based learning. Students selected to undertake the degree are awarded a scholarship of $8000 per annum in their second and third years of study. The scholarships are provided by industry sponsors, who play an important role in the industry-based learning periods. During the industry-based learning periods, students will work in corporate settings and complete specified projects determined jointly by academics and sponsors.


The Bachelor of Accounting aims to produce graduate 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.) be able to construct conceptual frameworks and use these to analyse complex issues in the corporate sector, government and the professions.

Professional recognition


The course structure has three main components:

  • a set of 14 compulsory units which provide an introduction to the key areas of commerce and satisfy the educational requirements of the three professional accounting bodies in Australia
  • two industry-based learning units
  • six open electives which if taken in the finance field can form a finance major.


The degree requires completion of 22 units (144 points) over a maximum of 8 years as follows:

(a.) 14 compulsory units (84 points):

(b.) two industry-based learning units (24 points):

  • AFC2888 Industry-based learning period A
  • AFC3888 Industry-based learning period B

(c.) six electives (36 points) subject to the following conditions:

  • may be taken from disciplines offered by another faculty
  • may be taken from any Faculty of Business and Economics programs and campuses.*

*Note: Enrolment in units at another campus is subject to there being capacity after students from that campus have enrolled.

Additional degree requirements:

  • a maximum of 10 first-year level units (60 points)
  • a minimum of six third-year level units (36 points) from those offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics at the Clayton campus.
  • 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.


Bachelor of Accounting