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 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


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


This 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.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes. For more information refer to

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates 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 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


The course consists of 24 compulsory units.


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

  • AFS2770 Cost and management accounting A
  • AFS2700 Ethics and business
  • AFS2730 Financial accounting A
  • AFS2740 Financial accounting B
  • AFS2760 Auditing A
  • AFS2780 Corporate finance A
  • BTW2201 South African business law B
  • BTW2301 South African taxation A

Year three


Bachelor of Business Science (Accounting)