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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics

Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleBA/BBusCom
CRICOS code041537E
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Gippsland)
Off-campus (Gippsland)
Contact details

http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/about/campuses/index.html

Course coordinator

Dr Shanthy Rachagan

Description

This double-degree course is designed to provide maximum flexibility and to allow depth and breadth in the study of the major business, commerce and humanities 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.

Objectives

Professional recognition

This degree is recognised by the following legal entities:

  • Australian Securities and Investment Commission
  • Australian Institute of Management
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • CPA Australia
  • Financial Services Institute of Australasia
  • National Institute of Accountants
  • Public Relations Institute of Australia
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Professional recognition may be dependent upon work experience requirements and the correct choice of units.

For further details visit http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/asg/cds/publications/professional-recognition.html

Structure

The course structure has four main components:

  • a set of core units which provide an introduction to the key areas of business study
  • a major from the Faculty of Business and Economics. This major must be selected from majors available on the student's campus of enrolment and all units taken as part of this major must be from the student's campus of enrolment
  • an arts major
  • an arts minor.

Requirements

The degree requires completion of 32 units (192 points) over a maximum of 10 years as follows:

(a.) 16 units (96 points) from the Faculty of Business and Economics in the Bachelor of Business and Commerce at your campus of enrolment as follows:

(i.) six compulsory common core units (36 points):

(ii.) a major of eight units (48 points):

  • the major must come from the approved list of majors below
  • at least two units (12 points) must be completed at each of second and third-year levels

(iii.) additional units from the faculty in the Bachelor of Business and Commerce at your campus of enrolment to reach the required 16 units

Additional Bachelor of Business and Commerce requirements:

  • a minimum of four units (24 points) at third-year level from those offered by the campus delivering this program.

(b.) 16 units (96 points) from the Faculty of Arts as follows:

(i.) a major of eight units (48 points)

(ii.) a minor of four units (24 points)

(iii.) an additional first-year sequence of two units (12 points) in an arts discipline

(iv.) any two units (12 points) taken from the Faculty of Arts.

Details of arts majors and minors are available via http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/aos/index-ug-byfaculty-arts.html.

Additional degree requirements:

  • a maximum of 14 first-year level units (84 points)
  • a minimum of six units (36 points) at each of second and third-year level units.
  • in addition to specific unit prerequisites, second-year level units require the successful completion of three first-year level units and third-year level units require the successful completion of two second-year level units.

Units required for specified Faculty of Business and Economics majors

Key to campus of offering:

  • G (Gippsland)
  • OCL (Off-campus learning)

Accounting*

(Gippsland, OCL)

The following eight units:

  • AFW1002 Introduction to financial accounting
  • AFW2020 Cost information for decision making
  • AFW2491 Company reporting
  • AFW2631 Financial management
  • AFW2851 Accounting information systems and financial modelling
  • AFW3021 Performance measurement and control
  • AFW3040 Accounting theory
  • AFW3050 Financial accounting issues

* For professional accreditation, BTW2220 (Corporations law and trust) must be undertaken.

Business law

(OCL only)

The following eight units:

Economics

(Gippsland, OCL)

(a.) the following four units:

(b.) four of the following units:

  • ECW2141 Economics of labour markets
  • ECW3121 Economics of international trade
  • ECW3143 Economics of money and banking
  • ECW3830 Business competition and regulation
  • ECX2123 Economics of innovation and high technology

Finance and macroeconomics

(Gippsland only)

The following eight units:

  • AFW1300 Money and capital markets
  • AFW2631 Financial management
  • AFW2851 Accounting information systems and financial modelling
  • AFW3121 Investments and portfolio management
  • ECW1102 Introductory macroeconomics
  • ECW2730 Macroeconomic policy
  • ECW2721 Trade finance and foreign exchange
  • ECW3143 Economics of money and banking

Human resource management

(Gippsland, OCL)

(a.) the following two units:

  • MGW1010 Introduction to management
  • MGW2430 Human resource management

(b.) six of the following units:

  • BTW3241 Employment law
  • ECW2141 Economics of labour markets
  • MGW2230 Organisational behaviour
  • MGW2322 Recruitment and selection
  • MGW2323 Employment relations
  • MGW3130 Organisational change and development
  • MGW3430 International human resource management

Management

(Gippsland, OCL)

(a.) the following three units:

(b.) a further five units (30 points) offered by the Department of Management on your home campus subject to the following condition:

  • a maximum of two units (12 points) may be taken from units offered in the tourism major

Marketing

(Gippsland, OCL)

(a.) the following seven units:

  • MKW1120 Marketing theory and practice
  • MKW2402 Consumer behaviour
  • MKW2420 Marketing research methods
  • MKW2460 Integrated marketing communication
  • MKW3121 Marketing planning and implementation
  • MKW3440 Marketing strategy
  • MKW3444 International marketing

(b.) one further unit offered by the Department of Marketing on your home campus, or BTW3281 Marketing law

Award(s)

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Business and Commerce