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.
Undergraduate - Course
This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics.
Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
School of Business and Economics
Telephone: +27 11 950 4020
Admission and fees
Course progression map
3 years FT
Full-time study only.
You 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
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 you will develop:
- fundamental knowledge of general principles and applications of a core range of business disciplines related to accounting
- technical knowledge, analytical skills and evaluative capabilities that are appropriate to accounting, as well as the ability to apply expertise to functional problem solving
- the capacity for critical thinking and articulate reasoning exhibited through effective written and oral forms of communication
- the ability to integrate and synthesise knowledge from different disciplines to innovative applications in the accounting and business settings, combined with an awareness of ethical and social responsibility
- the skills in interpersonal communication and sensitivity to a global environment.
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 study units.
Units are six credit points unless otherwise stated.
Part A. Foundation business knowledge (48 points)
You must complete:
- Principles of accounting and finance
- Introduction to financial accounting
- South African business law A
- Introductory microeconomics
- Introductory macroeconomics
- Business statistics
- IT in organisations
- Introduction to management
Part B. Specialist discipline knowledge (96 points)
You must complete:
- Business ethics, corporate governance and professional conduct
- Financial accounting A
- Financial accounting B
- Auditing A
- Cost and management accounting A
- Financial accounting C
- Financial accounting D
- Cost and management accounting B
- Auditing C
- Auditing B
- Corporate finance A
- Corporate finance B
- South African business law B
- South African taxation A
- South African taxation B
- South African taxation law C
Progression to further studies
Successful completion of the Bachelor of Business Science may provide a pathway to the one-year honours program 4414 Bachelor of Business Science (Honours). To be eligible to apply for entry into the Bachelor of Business Science (Honours), you must obtain a distinction grade average (70 percent) or above in 24 points of studies in relevant discipline units at level three.