Bachelor of Business Science for 2014

At a glance

Career opportunities

Business skills are in high demand worldwide. They develop leaders with knowledge and expertise across a broad range of disciplines that have immediate value in the workplace. Graduates of the Bachelor of Business Science are prepared for careers in business, industry, government and international organisations.

Take advantage of global employment opportunities in a variety of disciplines across the public, not-for-profit and private sectors in fields like:

  • accounting and related fields
  • brand management
  • business
  • business analysis
  • city planning
  • corporate social responsibility
  • customer relationship management
  • economics
  • entrepreneurship
  • environmental management
  • ethics
  • government policy
  • international trade
  • investment
  • investment management
  • management
  • marketing
  • motivational speaking
  • organisational wellness
  • people management
  • share trading
  • small business ownership
  • social research
  • tax advisory.

Why study Bachelor of Business Science?

This global, flexible degree, available only on our South African campus, allows you to shape your study to match your career goals and interests. It's a degree that gives you highly-valued, globally-relevant skills, increasing your local and international opportunities.

In your first year you will study subjects like principles of accounting and finance, marketing theory and South African business law - giving you a strong foundation to make an informed choice about where your degree will take you.

Our majors are focused and relevant, but also flexible. You can major in accounting, economics, management, or marketing, or choose a focused major sequence. You have the option to select all of your major/s from the field of business science, or you can combine your business major with a second or double major chosen from our other study areas; social science, health science and information technology.

Note: The Accounting major does not meet the requirements for professional accreditation. If you want to become a professional accountant with accreditation you should apply for the Bachelor of Business Science (Accounting).

Hungry for more? This degree can lead you to an honourshonours (http://www.monash.ac.za/study/courses/4414/) year.

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for domestic students

Duration

3 years full-time

Fees for 2014

Fees are subject to change annually.

R 66,300 per annum

Intakes

First Semester (March), Second Semester (July)

Attendances

  • On-campus at South Africa : full-time

Course code: 4415

Find out more

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South Africa Student Inquiries
Telephone: +27 11 950 4009
Email: inquiries@monash.ac.za

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for international students

Duration

3 years full-time

Fees for 2014

Fees are subject to change annually.

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

R 66,300 per annum

Intakes

First Semester (March)
Second Semester (July)

Attendances

  • On-campus at South Africa : full-time

Course code: 4415

Find out more

Inquire now   Apply now   Entry requirements  

South Africa Student Inquiries
Telephone: +27 11 950 4009
Email: inquiries@monash.ac.za

Admissions information for domestic students

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 requirementsEnglish language requirements (http://www.monash.ac.za/study/courses/english-language-req.html).

Entrance scores are indicative only and subject to change annually.

COURSE LEVEL ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

South African National Senior Certificate (NSC)

  • Minimum score: 32
  • Subject prerequisites: English (4) and Mathematics (4) or Math Literacy (5)*

  • You must have a minimum of 4 in Mathematics to major in Accounting and continue studying towards registration as a Chartered Accountant with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). Math Literacy is not accepted.

South African Senior School Certificate (SAFCERT) prior to 2008
  • Minimum score: 40
  • Subject prerequisites: English Higher Grade (E) or English Standard Grade (C) and Mathematics Higher Grade (E) or Mathematics Standard Grade (C)

Applications

More information can be found by visiting How to applyHow to apply (http://www.monash.ac.za/prospective/admissions/)

Semester one (March)

Applicants for the South Africa campus should apply directly to the campus. More information can be found by visiting the campus websitecampus website (http://www.monash.ac.za).

Semester two (July)

Applicants for the South Africa campus should apply directly to the campus. More information can be found by visiting the campus websitecampus website (http://www.monash.ac.za).

Admissions information for international students

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 requirementsEnglish language requirements (http://www.monash.ac.za/study/courses/english-language-req.html).

Entrance scores are indicative only and subject to change annually.

COURSE LEVEL ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

GCE A levels

  • Minimum score: 7
  • Subject prerequisites: Total score of a maximum of three A Level subjects taken in one academic year. Two AS level subjects can be counted in place of one A level subject, provided that the subject has not been taken at A level, and there is at least one A level subject in the calculation. Score A Level grades as follows: A* or 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. English (C in GSCE (O levels)).

International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma
  • Minimum score: 25
  • Subject prerequisites: English SL (4) or English HL (3)

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education
  • Minimum score: 7
  • Subject prerequisites: Average score for the best seven grades (including English, Kiswahili and Mathematics) from 2009 onwards. Prior to 2009 average score for the best eight grades. Score grades as follows: A=12, A- =11, B+=10, B=9, B- =8, C+=7, C=6, C- =5, D+=4, D=3, D- =2, E=1. English (B).

Mauritius Higher School Certificate
  • Minimum score: 7
  • Subject prerequisites: Total score of a maximum of three A Level subjects taken in one academic year. Two AS level subjects can be counted in place of one A level subject, provided that the subject has not been taken at A level, and there is at least one A level subject in the calculation. 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. English (C in O level or General Paper).

Namibia Higher Senior Secondary School Certificate
  • Maximum score: 18
  • Subject prerequisites: 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).

Nigeria Senior School Certificate
  • Minimum score: 6
  • Subject prerequisites: Average score from a maximum of nine subjects and a minimum of eight subjects. If average ends in decimal point then score should be rounded down. For example, an average of 4.9 should be rounded down to 4. Maximum score indicated left. Score grades as follows: A1=1, B2=2, B3=3, C4=4, C5=5, C6=6, D7=7, D8=8, F9=0. (S is a sub-pass). English (C).

SAT
  • Minimum score: 1710
  • Subject prerequisites: High School Diploma (Grade 12) and combined SAT scores of Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing.

Tanzania Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education
  • Minimum score: 7
  • Subject prerequisites: Total score of a maximum of three A Level subjects taken in one academic year. Two AS level subjects can be counted in place of one A level subject, provided that the subject has not been taken at A level, and there is at least one A level subject in the calculation. 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. English (C in CSE O levels).

Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education
  • Minimum score: 7
  • Subject prerequisites: Total score of a maximum of three A Level subjects taken in one academic year. Two AS level subjects can be counted in place of one A level subject, provided that the subject has not been taken at A level, and there is at least one A level subject in the calculation. 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. English (C in O levels) or English (General Paper 6 - 1).

Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level)
  • Minimum score: 7
  • Subject prerequisites: Total score of a maximum of three A Level subjects taken in one academic year. Two AS level subjects can be counted in place of one A level subject, provided that the subject has not been taken at A level, and there is at least one A level subject in the calculation. 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. English (C in O level)

For other qualifications contact the School of Business and EconomicsSchool of Business and Economics (http://monash.ac.za/about/schools/business-economics/).

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Applications

More information can be found by visiting How to applyHow to apply (http://www.monash.ac.za/prospective/admissions/)

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.

ECONOMICS

Economists analyse the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. They focus on how individuals, households, firms and governments interact and how economies work. Microeconomics examines the behaviour of buyers and sellers in the economy while macroeconomics analyses the entire economy and issues affecting it, including unemployment, inflation, economic growth, and monetary and fiscal policy.

MANAGEMENT

If you are interested in a business degree you will probably want, at some point in your career, to move into a management role. Managers plan, organise, lead, and control. Good managers are essential to the successful running of any business no matter what its size.

MARKETING

Identifying and satisfying customer needs profitably form the basis of marketing. It includes creating, communicating, delivering and exchanging goods and services that have value to potential customers and, often, building strong relationships between an organisation and its customers. It can include market research, product development and communication strategies as well as product delivery logistics.