Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2015 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 2015 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics.

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Course code1333
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

Students have a maximum of 10 years to complete this course.

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.


Refer to the outcomes for the single degrees 0315 Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and 0312 Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance).

Professional recognition

Refer to the faculty's Professional recognition of coursesProfessional recognition of courses ( page in this Handbook.


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
  • a major in banking and finance
  • eight electives.


Students must complete 32 units (192 points) as follows:

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

(i.) six 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 free electives** (48 points) which may be chosen:

  • from any Faculty of Business and Economics programs and campuses***
  • from disciplines offered by another faculty
  • to form minors or a major
  • from individual units.

** Note: Students must be able to meet any prerequisites for elective units.

*** Note: Enrolment in units at campuses other than the student's campus of enrolment is subject to there being spare capacity after students from that campus have enrolled.

Elective units can be identified using the browse units toolbrowse units tool ( in the current edition of the handbook. The level of the unit is indicated by the first number in the unit code; undergraduate units are those that commence with the numbers 1-3.

Majors and minors can be identified from the areas of study indexesareas of study indexes ( in the Handbook.

Students may select free elective units from any campus, but should be aware of the teaching location as this may require travel to another campus and have timetabling implications. Students may also select units offered in off-campus mode (Note: The number of off-campus units permitted for international students is limited).

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.

Areas of study


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