School of Business and Economics

Why study business and economics with us?

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The School of Business and Economics at Monash South Africa forms part of the Faculty of Business and Economics of Monash University.

The School offers a global, flexible degree, which allows you to shape your study to match your career goals and interests. The School aims to provide students with fundamental knowledge of general principles and applications of a range of business disciplines. The qualifications offered by the School of Business and Economics consist of four majors in the Bachelor of Business Science. This includes accounting, economics, management and marketing. Furthermore, the School offers a Bachelor of Business Science (Accounting) which is accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).  This means that we are one of only 13 South African universities, and the first private higher education institution, to have been accredited by SAICA to educate prospective Chartered Accountants up to undergraduate level. A Bachelor of Business Science leads to a wide range of careers in business, accounting, economics, management and marketing. We believe in developing leaders with knowledge and expertise across a broad range of disciplines that have immediate value in the world.

Our graduates are actively recruited and employed by South African firms such as Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, PWC, Ernst & Young, Bidvest, Standard Bank and KPMG among others.

Studying in the School of Business and Economics will provide you with a structured insight into the theoretical and practical dimensions and the changing external environment in which businesses operate.

So whether you'd like to run the numbers, analyse complex data, design strategic advertising and marketing campaigns, manage someone else's business or start your own - we have the degree for you.

Hear from Associate Professor Ilse Niemann Struweg, Head of Business and Economics, or find out why a Bachelor of Business Science is such a good investment in your future.

Our research

Our research focuses on Africa's global economic connections and sustainability. We're working to:

  • develop innovative and sustainable marketing and economic strategies for Africa to connect with the rest of the world
  • improve our foreign trade, international finance and economic development
  • create more accurate economic modelling and forecasting
  • implement accountability and sustainability in our accounting sectors
  • connect corporate governance with sustainable business practices

The School of Business and Economics regularly holds seminars to encourage and support our research culture - and they're successful, we have a number of projects currently being funded through public and university grants. Our researchers are held in high esteem, with many having published textbooks, chapters in textbooks, peer-reviewed journal articles and presented at conferences and seminars. We work closely with our colleagues in Australia and Malaysia, as well as with prestigious international institutions and leading researchers.

Community commitment

We recognise our role in serving the larger community of academia as well as professional bodies. These communities continue to be a source of research inspiration as well as creating opportunities to apply and test the results of certain research projects. Many of our academic staff members serve on editorial boards, professional bodies and as external examiners to other South African universities. They also provide supervision to postgraduate students within Monash and other universities. The high esteem in which their peers hold our academic staff makes these types of interactions invaluable. But it is adding to the "body of knowledge" while in collaboration with academic and professional communities that allows us to most clearly demonstrate our intellectual capacity and potential to make a difference.  The School attempts to include social community engagement as part of the curriculum where possible.

Testimonials from graduated Honours students

Mr Kurt Lallo - BBusCom Hons Management 2011

Mr Kevin Kumalo - BBusCom Hons Marketing 2012

Success stories

Obert Kudzai Maposa, Bachelor of Business Science Honours in Economics: Dean’s Honours List of 2012

Obert Kudzai Maposa completed a Bachelor of Business Science Honours in Economics with a higher distinction. This was an exceptional achievement as it placed him in the top 2 per cent of the Honours students in the Faculty of Business and Economics.

In recognition of this excellent achievement, Obert was placed in the Dean’s Honours list for 2012 in the Faculty of Business and Economics at Monash University. The Dean’s Honours list recognises graduates whose consistent high academic performance places them within the top 2 per cent of their course.

Banyana Mpete, Winner of the third Biennial Shining Light Diamond Design Awards in Botswana

Banyana Mpete, one of the BusEco graduates is a shining star in Botswana. Banyana Mpete a 25-year-old lady from Seleka in Botswana was voted the overall winner of the third Biennial Shining Light Diamond Jewellery Design Awards. Mpete pocketed P50 000 after her 18 carats white and yellow gold neckpiece set with 486 round brilliant and fancy diamonds with a total weight of 36.64 carats was picked the best. Banyana Mpete beat competitors from South Africa, Botswana and Namibia.

The Monash University economics and marketing graduate told the Patriot newspaper in Botswana in March 2013 in an interview that the win had not only given her something to look forward to, but will also help her finance her business idea. The competition was sponsored by Blue Star Diamonds Pvt Ltd, one of the local sight holders.

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Bachelor of Business Science

Bachelor of Business Science

Bachelor of Business Science (Accounting)

Bachelor of Business Science (Accounting)

Honours in Bachelor of Business Science

Honours in Bachelor of Business Science

Don't meet the prerequisites?

See our Foundation Programme in Business and Economics