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Monash University Handbook 2011 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/BCom
CRICOS code013385D
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/0542
Contact details

Visit http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/student/contact/index.html.

Course coordinator

Dr Ross Booth

Description

This double-degree program provides a professional education in a range of commerce disciplines, with a strong emphasis on developing analytical skills. It enables students to include in their studies a range of social science and humanities disciplines.

Objectives

Professional recognition

This degree with relevant units is recognised by the following legal entities:

  • Australian Institute of Management
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • Australian Securities and Investments Commission
  • Financial Services Institute of Australasia
  • Chartered Financial Analysts Institute
  • CPA 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 commerce
  • a major from the Faculty of Business and Economics (all units taken as part of this major must be from the student's campus of enrolment)
  • a major from the Faculty of Arts
  • a minor from the Faculty of Arts.

Requirements

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

Commerce component

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

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

  • AFC1000 Principles of accounting and finance
  • BTC1110 Business law
  • ECC1000 Principles of microeconomics
  • ETC1000 Business and economic statistics
  • MGC1010 Introduction to management
  • MKC1200 Principles of marketing

(ii.) at least two units from the following list (12 points):

  • AFC1030 Introduction to financial accounting, or AFC2140 Corporate finance
  • ECC1100 Principles of macroeconomics
  • ETC1010 Data modelling and computing
  • MGC1020 Organisations: contexts and strategies

(iii.) a major of eight units (48 points):*

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

*Note: Depending on the major chosen, one or more 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 additional unit/s as detailed below.

(iv.) additional units from the faculty in the Bachelor of Commerce at the Clayton campus to reach the required minimum of 16 units

Additional Bachelor of Commerce degree requirements

  • a maximum of eight first-year level units (48 points)
  • a minimum of four third-year level units (24 points) from those offered by the faculty at the Clayton campus.
  • in addition to specific unit prerequisites, third-year level units require the successful completion of two second-year level units and second-year level units require the successful completion of four first-year level units

Arts component

(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 arts sequence (12 points)

(iv.) a further two units (12 points) 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 Bachelor of Arts degree requirements

  • a maximum of six first-year level units (36 points).

Areas of Study

Commerce majors

Award(s)

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Commerce