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Bachelor of Business Science (Honours)

Honours Course – Business and Economics

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 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 4414

Credit points 48

Abbreviated title BBusSci(Hons)

Managing faculty Business and Economics

Coordinator Dr Uma Devi Jogulu

Contact details School of Business and Economics, Telephone: +27 11 950 4020, Email: inquiries@monash.ac.za

Admission and fees https://www.msa.ac.za/Course/4414


  • Course type

    One-year honours


  • Standard duration

    1 year FT

    Students have a maximum of 2 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)


  • Award

    Bachelor of Business Science (Honours)

Description

This course has been especially designed to offer selected students the opportunity for advanced study in one of the specialist business areas offered by the departments of the Faculty of Business and Economics. The honours program presents a structured introduction to conducting research and is useful for students who are considering further study at a higher level. Students will also learn how to conduct business-related research at an advanced level.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 8 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://monash.edu/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

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

  1. have a specialist knowledge and understanding of the information, concepts and principles applicable to the selected subject
  2. apply comprehensive and systematic knowledge of advanced research theory to real world contexts
  3. appreciate the different approaches to research problems facing developing countries in a globalised context
  4. communicate ideas and their understanding of their subject in both the spoken and written word
  5. possess a framework of knowledge against which new information and advances can be assessed and assimilated
  6. display ethical behaviour/principles in diverse situations.
  7. independently research topics in the field of management or marketing.

Structure

This course consists of a combination of coursework and research. In the coursework component you will develop advanced theoretical and/or technical knowledge of your discipline and appropriate research methodologies. In the research component you will plan and execute a research project under the individual guidance of an academic supervisor.

This course involves a fourth year of study in one or both undergraduate majors and consists of a combination of coursework and research. In the coursework component you will develop advanced theoretical and/or technical knowledge of your discipline and appropriate research methodologies. In the research component you will plan and execute a research project under the individual guidance of an academic supervisor.

Requirements

This course comprises 48 points: Part A: Research (24 points) and Part B: Coursework (24 points).

All units are 6 points unless otherwise indicated.

Part A. Research (24 points)

Students complete:

  • BEW4100 Research project and report (24 points)

Part B. Coursework (24 points)

Students complete:

Progression to further studies

Satisfactory completion of this course provides a pathway toward a Monash master’s by coursework degree, and if admitted you may be eligible for credit. This course also provides the preparation necessary to undertake a master’s by research degree or a doctoral (PhD) degree.

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