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Bachelor of business Science (Specialising in Accounting)

Specialising in Accounting

Why study Bachelor of Business Science?

Monash South Africa offers the Bachelor of Business Science degree with classes on weekends. This convenient study option gives you the opportunity to balance your studies with your work and personal life.

There are four terms during which you can take two units per term. This means that you can still complete your degree in three years.

The classes are offered every second Saturday, through a blended learning model and are supported by weekly online contact sessions during evenings.

The Bachelor of Business Science 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.

This programme is offered by Monash South Africa in co-operation with Monash University. Successful completion of this programme leads to a Monash South Africa qualification.

Career opportunities

Membership with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) will allow you to build a career as an accountant or auditor (external or internal) or consultant in private practice, commerce and industry, the academic environment or in government. Areas of specialisation include finance and costing, taxation, computer auditing, forensic auditing, international accounting and many others.

Graduates wishing to qualify as a CA (SA) must obtain a Certificate in the Theory of Accounting (CTA) or equivalent qualification from a SAICA-accredited university after completing the Bachelor of Business Science undergraduate qualification. This is a postgraduate course that takes a minimum of one year to complete.

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for international students

Duration
3 years full-time
Fees for 2017

Fees are subject to change annually.

R 40,000.00 per annum

You can pay per unit or per term.

International fee per 48 credit points

48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year

Intakes

First Term (January), Third Term (July)

Attendances

On-campus at South Africa : full-time

Course code: 4424

Professional recognition

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

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

You must be at least 17 years old when you enrol (applications may be made while you are 16).

Our classes are taught and assessed in English. View the English language requirements.

Entrance scores are indicative only and subject to change annually.

COURSE LEVEL ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

South African National Senior Certificate (NSC)

  • Minimum score: 31
  • Subject prerequisites: English (4) and Mathematics (4)

Mathematical Literacy will not be accepted. South African students must have achieved a minimum of 4 in Mathematics in order to major in Accounting in the Bachelor of Business Science and continue studying towards registration as a Chartered Accountant with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

If you don't meet the entry requirements for direct entry to the bachelor degree you'd like to study, the Foundation programme (MSAFP) can get you there. The programme bridges the gap between your highest qualification and the academic qualifications accepted by Monash South Africa.

Applications

Applying couldn’t be easier. You can download and complete the application form

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

You must be at least 17 years old when you enrol (applications may be made while you are 16).

Our classes are taught and assessed in English. View the English language requirements.

Entrance scores are indicative only and subject to change annually.

COURSE LEVEL ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Advanced Levels

  • Minimum score: 7
  • Subject prerequisites: English and Math pass

Notes: Score A Levels grades as follows: A=5, B= 4, C=3, D=2, E=1. Score AS Level grades as follows: A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5

Examinations taken in maximum of 1 academic year.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • Minimum score: 25
  • Subject prerequisites: English 4 (SL) or 3 (HL) and Math pass

Namibia HIGSCE

  • Maximum score: 7
  • Subject prerequisites: English and Math pass

Notes: Total of all scores achieved in one academic year from six subjects. Score grades as follows: 1=Excellent, 2=Good, 3=Satisfactory, 4=Poor. English (3)

SAT

  • Minimum score:
    • 1710 prior to March 2016 (Total score out of 2400)
    • 1210 from March 2016 (Total score out of 1600)
  • Subject prerequisites: English and Math pass

Notes: High School Diploma (Grade 12) AND combined SAT scores of Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing.

For other qualifications contact the School of Business and Economics.

Applications

Applying couldn’t be easier. You can download and complete the application form.

Study areas for Bachelor of Business Science

ACCOUNTING

Accounting is the systematic recording, reporting, and analysis of financial transactions. It can be done on a large scale - for international corporations - or for individuals or for any sized business in-between. There are agreed national and international rules and regulations that govern the work of accountants. Accounting allows a company to analyse its financial performance, and report important statistics such as profit and loss to managers and shareholders.

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