This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 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.
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Admission and fees
3 years FT
Students have a maximum of 8 years to complete this course.
Mode and location
On-campus (South Africa)
Bachelor of Business Science
This course is designed to provide maximum flexibility and to allow depth and breadth in the study of the major business discipline areas. Its structure provides the capacity to tailor applications and focus in different contexts and different environments while ensuring knowledge of the theory, principles and core elements in the relevant discipline areas.
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 (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that students will be able to:
This is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts:
This will provide you with a broad foundation for your study of business and expose you to several business disciplines. It will contribute breadth to your knowledge of business and develop your understanding of multi-disciplinary decision making in organisations. It will also give you the opportunity to learn more about each discipline before finalising your choice of major.
This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one discipline area. You will develop, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of your major area of study.
This will enable you to further develop your knowledge of your chosen major, or business more broadly, or study a second business major. Alternatively you can select units from across the University in which you are eligible to enrol.
This course comprises 144 points, over three parts A, B and C. Students complete a minimum of 96 points of Business Science listed study over Part A and Part B, and 48 points of free electives in Part C.
Elective units can be at any level unless otherwise specified. In choosing your units you must ensure that you complete no more than 10 level one units (60 points) for credit to this course, and that you complete at least six units (36 points) at level 3 of which at least four (24 points) must be Bachelor of Business Science listed units from the campus of enrolment.
Units are six points unless otherwise specified.
All students complete:
And one additional unit selected from the faculty in the Bachelor of Business Science to reach the required minimum of 8 units (48 points).
A major requires eight units with no more than two units at level one (12 points) and at least three units (18 points) at level three.
Complete at least one Business Science listed major from the following:
Note: The accounting major does not meet the requirements for professional accreditation.
If you intend to undertake an honours year you should ensure you complete the specific units required as a pre-requisite for honours in your major area of study.
Elective units may be chosen from units available in the Bachelor of Business Science course including to extend your major or to complete a second major from the course. Note that at most two units may be counted towards two majors.
Elective units may also be taken from non-Business Science disciplines to broaden your knowledge or to complete a major or minor(s) from another course as long as you have the prerequisites and there are no restrictions on enrolment in the units.
Students successfully completing the Bachelor of Business Science may proceed to a one year honours program leading to the 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 percent) or above in 24 points of studies in relevant discipline units at level 3.