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 code4413
Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleBBusSci(Acc)
Total credit points required144
Standard duration of study (years)3 years FT

Full-time study only

Study mode and locationOn-campus (South Africa)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

School of Business and Economics

Telephone: +27 11 950 4020


Course coordinator

Associate Professor Shanthy Rachagan


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


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 AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (

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

At Monash South Africa this degree is accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)


This course consists of 24 compulsory units.


Year one

  • ACW1000 Principles of accounting and finance
  • ACW1002 Introduction to financial accounting
  • BTS1201 South African business law A
  • ECS1101 Introductory microeconomics
  • ECS1102 Introductory macroeconomics
  • ETW1102 Business statistics
  • FIT1003 IT in organisations
  • MGW1010 Introduction to management

Year two

Year three


Bachelor of Business Science (Accounting)