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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 titleBBusCom/BComn
CRICOS code039972D
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Berwick, Sunway)
Contact details

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

Course coordinator

Dr Shanthy Rachagan

Description

The Bachelor of Business and Commerce provides an international degree and is the link between the overseas offerings of the faculty (Sunway and South Africa) and the on-shore program taught across the Berwick, Gippsland and Peninsula campuses.

The course is designed to provide maximum flexibility and to allow depth and breadth in the study of the major business and commerce 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.

The Bachelor of Communication is concerned with both new and traditional communications technologies such as print, film, television and electronic media. It explores the practical operations of mass communications technologies as well as their social and cultural aspects.

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
  • 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 three 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)
  • a communications major from the Faculty of Arts.

Requirements

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

(a.) 16 units (96 points) taken from 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
  • depending on the major chosen, one of the units in the major may have already been studied as part of the group of common core units - where this is the case, students will complete an additional unit as detailed below

(iii.) additional units selected from the faculty in the Bachelor of Business and Commerce at your campus of enrolment, to reach the required minimum of 16 units (96 points)

Additional Bachelor of Business and Commerce degree requirements:

  • a minimum of six third-year level units (36 points), of which at least four units (24 points) must be from those offered by the faculty at the student's campus of enrolment
  • 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.

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

(i.) a major of at least eight units (48 points) in communications

(ii.) a minor of at least four units (24 points) in an arts discipline

(iii.) a third first-year arts sequence (12 points)

(iv.) a further two units (12 points) offered by 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 third-year level units (36 points), of which at least four units (24 points) must be from those offered by the faculty at your campus of enrolment
  • 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
  • B (Berwick)
  • S (Sunway)

Accounting

(Berwick, Sunway)

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

Additional units are required for professional accreditation as follows:

  • BTW2213 Malaysian company law (S)
  • BTW2220 Corporations law and trust (B)

Banking and finance

(Sunway only)

The following eight units:

  • AFW1300 Money and capital markets
  • AFW2851 Accounting information systems and financial modelling
  • AFW2401 Commercial banking and finance
  • AFW2631 Financial management
  • AFW3121 Investments and portfolio management
  • AFW3331 International banking and finance
  • AFW3651 Treasury management
  • AFW3841 Lending decisions

Business law

(Sunway only)

The following eight units:

Economics

(Berwick, Sunway)

(a.) The following four units:

(b.) four of the following units:

  • ECW2141 Economics of labour markets (B, S)
  • ECW2600 Tourism economics (B)
  • ECW2721 Trade finance and foreign exchange (S)
  • ECW3121 Economics of international trade (B)
  • ECW3143 Economics of money and banking (B)
  • ECW3146 Regional development and policy (B)
  • ECW3291 Multinational trade and investment (S)
  • ECW3301 Case studies in international trade (S)
  • ECW3830 Business competition and regulation (B)
  • ECX2123 Economics of innovation and high technology (B)

Econometrics and business statistics

(Sunway only)

(a.) The following two units:

  • ETW1000 Business and economics statistics and ETW1010 Data modelling and computing, or ETW1102 Business statistics and ETW2111 Business data modelling

(b.) six of the following units:

  • ETW2410 Introductory econometrics
  • ETW2420 Survey methods and managerial statistics
  • ETW2480 Business modelling methods
  • ETW3410 Applied econometrics
  • ETW3420 Principles of forecasting and applications
  • ETW3480 Decision analysis for managers

e-Business

(Sunway only)

The following eight units:

  • FIT1003 IT in organisations
  • ECW2731 Managerial economics
  • MGW2700 Project management for small to medium enterprises
  • MGW3381 Management information systems
  • MKW1601 Introduction to e-business
  • MKW2841 e-Business models and analysis
  • MKW3841 e-business performance management
  • MKW3881 Electronic marketing

Finance and macroeconomics

(Berwick, Gippsland)

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

(Berwick only)

(a.) The following two units:

  • MGW1010 Introduction to management
  • MGW2430 Human resource management

(b.) six of the following units:

  • ECW2141 Economics of labour markets
  • MGW2230 Organisational behaviour
  • MGW2322 Recruitment and selection
  • MGW2323 Employment relations
  • MGW3130 Organisational change and development
  • MGW3210 Organisational wellness
  • MGW3430 International human resource management

International business

(Sunway only)

The following eight units:

  • AFW2341 International financial management
  • BTW3201 International trade law
  • ECW2721 Trade finance and foreign exchange
  • ECW3301 Case studies in international trade
  • MGW2351 International business
  • MGW3121 International business strategy
  • MGW3681 International management
  • MKW3444 International marketing

Management

(Berwick, Sunway)

(a.) The following three units:

(b.) a further five units (30 points) offered by the Department of Management on the student's 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

(Berwick, Sunway)

(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 from units offered by the Department of Marketing on the student's home campus, or BTW3281 (Marketing law)

Marketing communication

(Berwick only)

(a.) The following seven units:

(b.) one of the following units:

  • any unit offered by the Department of Marketing

Quantitative Economics

(Berwick)

(a.) The following six units:

(b.) two units from the following list:

  • ECW2141 Labour economics
  • ECW2600 Tourism economics
  • ECW3121 Economics of international trade
  • ECW3143 Economics of money and banking
  • ECW3146 Regional development and policy
  • ECW3830 Competition and regulation
  • ECX2123 Economics of innovation and high technology

Tourism

(Berwick only)

(a.) The following seven units (42 points):

(b.) one of the following units (6 points):

Award(s)

Bachelor of Communication

Bachelor of Business and Commerce