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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 Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Managing facultyMedicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Abbreviated titleBPsychSciBus
CRICOS code053624G
Total credit points required144
Standard duration of study (years)3 years FT, 6 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Peninsula, South Africa, Sunway)
Off-campus (Gippsland, Singapore)
Contact details

Telephone: +61 3 9905 3965, email: bpsychbus.enquiries@med.monash.edu.au or visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/spppm/ugrad/bpb

Description

This course is intended for students who wish to apply psychological training to work in a business environment. Students acquire a fundamental understanding of the major principles of psychology and are exposed to a broad cross section of topics relevant to applied and professional psychology. They also acquire a basic knowledge of core business disciplines and specialised knowledge in one business area, and develop an understanding of psychology in a business environment.

Students will enhance their ability to develop careers in psychology, and/or business through the development of effective interpersonal and communication skills, the mastering of essential research design procedures, statistical analyses and methods of written and oral communication relevant to the fields of psychology and business.

Objectives

On completion of this course, students will have:

  • acquired a fundamental understanding of the major principles of psychology
  • been exposed to a broad cross section of topics relevant to applied and professional psychology
  • acquired a basic knowledge of core business disciplines and specialised knowledge in one business area
  • developed effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • mastered the essential research design procedures, statistical analyses and methods of written and oral communication relevant to the fields of psychology and business
  • developed an understanding of psychology in a business environment
  • acquired skills in modern information technologies, which will enhance their effectiveness in employment
  • the ability to commence or develop careers in psychology, marketing, management, human resources, or other business areas
  • the skills and encouragement to progress to postgraduate studies and/or research.

Professional recognition

This degree does not make students eligible for registration witth the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. A career in psychology will require further study and training after completion of the Bachelor of Psychological Science and Business.

Structure

The course consists of:

  • a 10-unit undergraduate major sequence in psychology from the School of Psychology and Psychiatry
  • six core business units from the Faculty of Business and Economics
  • an eight-unit major in any major sequence offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics on the campus at which the student is enrolled.

Requirements

First year

First semester

Second semester

Second year

First semester

  • PSY2031 Developmental and biological psychology
  • PSY2051 Research design and analysis
  • two units from the Business and Economics major*

Second semester

  • PSY2042 Cognitive and social psychology
  • PSY2112 Organisational psychology
  • two units from the Business and Economics major*

Third year

First semester

  • PSY3041 Psychological testing, theories of ability and ethics
  • PSY3051 Perception and personality
  • two units from the Business and Economics major*

Second semester

  • PSY3032 Abnormal psychology
  • PSY3062 Research methods and theory
  • two units of from the Business and Economics major*

* Refer to course entries for the Faculty of Business and Economics at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/undergrad/bus-courses.html for details of majors and units available at each campus.

Award(s)

Bachelor of Psychological Science and Business