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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 titleBCom/BEc
CRICOS code021276J
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/1319
Contact details

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

Course coordinator

Dr Ross Booth

Description

This double degree provides professional education in a range of commerce disciplines, with a strong emphasis on developing analytical skills. It allows the student increased breadth and depth in the major discipline areas, plus considerable opportunity for studies from other faculties.

Objectives

Professional recognition

This degree is recognised by the following legal entities:

  • Australian Institute of Management
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • Australian Securities and Investments Commission
  • Financial Services Institute of Australia
  • 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 list of majors below (this primary 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 major in economics or econometrics and business statistics
  • eight open electives which may be taken from any Faculty of Business and Economics programs and campuses, or from disciplines offered by another faculty. These open electives can, in some cases, form a third major.

Requirements

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

(a.) twenty-four units (144 points) from the Faculty of Business and Economics in the Bachelor of Commerce at the Clayton campus as follows:

(i.) six 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.) a further four compulsory units (24 points):

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

  • the major must come from the approved list of majors above listed under '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.) a major in either economics or econometrics and business statistics (48 points)

  • at least two units (12 points) must be completed at second-year level and three units (18 points) at third-year level

(v.) additional units from the Faculty in the Bachelor of Commerce at the Clayton campus to reach the required minimum of 24 units.

(b.) eight open electives (48 points):

  • may be taken from any Faculty of Business and Economics programs and campuses**
  • may be taken from disciplines offered by another faculty.

**Note: Enrolment in units at another campus is subject to there being capacity after students from that campus have enrolled.

Additional degree requirements:

  • a maximum of 13 first-year-level units (78 points).
  • a minimum of eight third-year-level units (48 points), of which at least five (30 points) must be from those offered by the faculty at the Clayton campus
  • 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.

Areas of Study

Commerce and Economics majors

Award(s)

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Economics