Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 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 applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and 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 titleBBus(Acc)/BBus(B&F)
CRICOS code021275K
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


Course coordinator

Associate Professor Colin Jevons


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


This double-degree course aims to produce graduates who are equipped to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing business environment and to operate effectively in the new and deregulated financial markets sector. Students will also gain an understanding of the external environment within which business operates, with particular emphasis on Australia's international context.


Professional recognition


The course has three main components:

  • a set of core units which provide an introduction to the key areas of business study
  • a major in accounting and a major in banking and finance (all units taken as part of these majors must be from the student's campus of enrolment)
  • eight open electives which may be taken from any Faculty of Business and Economics programs and campuses, or from disciplines offered by another faculty. These open electives can, in some cases, form a third major.

Areas of study


Students must complete 32 units (192 points) over a maximum of 10 years of study as follows:

(a.) 24 units (144 points) from the faculty in the Bachelor of Business at the Caulfield campus as follows:

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

(ii.) a major of 10 units* (60 points) in accounting.

(iii.) a major of 10 units* (60 points) in banking and finance.

  • the requirements of the majors are listed under 'Areas of study'.
  • for each major, at least two units (12 points) must be completed at each of second and third-year levels.

* Note: Two of the units in the major will have already been studied as part of the group of common core units - students will complete additional units as detailed below.

(iv.) additional units from the faculty in the Bachelor of Business at the Caulfield campus to reach the required minimum of 24 units (144 points)

(b.) eight open electives (48 points)

  • 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 13 first-year-level units (78 points)
  • a minimum of eight third-year-level units (48 points), of which at least five units (30 points) must be from those offered by the faculty at the Caulfield campus.
  • in addition to specific unit prerequisites, third-year level units require the successful completion of two second year-level units and second year-level units require the successful completion of three first-year level units.


Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)