4413 - Bachelor of Business Science - 2017

Undergraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2017 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Business and Economics.

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

Course code


Credit points


Abbreviated title


Managing faculty

Business and Economics


Associate Professor Shanthy Rachagan

Contact details

School of Business and EconomicsTelephone: +27 11 950 4020Email: inquiries@monash.ac.za

Admission and fees

South Africa

Course type


Standard duration

3 years FT

Full-time study only.

Students have a maximum of 8 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.

Mode and location

On-campus (South Africa)


Bachelor of Business Science


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 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 7 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that students will be able to:

  1. be critical and creative scholars who:
    • produce innovative solutions to problems
    • apply research skills to business challenges
    • communicate effectviely and perceptively
  2. be responsible and effective global citizens who:
    • engage in an internationalised world
    • exhibit cross cultural competence
    • demonstrate ethical values
  3. have comprehensive undertanding of their discpline and be able to provide discpline based solutions relevant to the business, professional and public policy communitieis that we serve
  4. have capacity to integrate and synthesise knowledge from across disciplines to create innovative applications in organsiational settings.

Professional recognition

This degree is accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).


This course develops through the themes of foundation business knowledge and specialist discipline knowledge.

Part A. Foundation business knowledge

This will provide you with a study of accounting, economics and econometrics disciplines and the impact they have on decision making in organisations.

Part B. Specialist discipline knowledge

These studies will develop your capacity as a critical and creative professional who is able to apply your knowledge of accounting and South African business law to provide solutions for business. Units contained within the discipline will meet the requirements for professional accreditation by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).


This course comprises 144 points of compulsory business science (accounting) study units.

Units are six credit points unless otherwise stated.

Part A. Foundation business knowledge (48 points)

All students complete:

  • ACS1000 Principles of accounting and finance
  • ACS1002 Introduction to financial accounting
  • BTS1201 South African business law A
  • ECS1101 Introductory microeconomics
  • ECS1102 Introductory macroeconomics
  • ETS1102 Business statistics
  • FIT1003 IT in organisations
  • MGS1010 Introduction to management

Part B. Specialist discipline knowledge (96 points)

All students complete:

Progression to further studies

Students successfully completing this course may proceed to a one year honours program leading to 4414 Bachelor of Business Science (Honours). To be eligible to apply for entry into the Bachelor of Business Science (Honours), students must obtain a distinction grade average (70 per cent) or above in 24 points of studies in relevant discipline units at level 3.