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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/BSc
CRICOS code025447G
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/1469
Contact details

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

Course coordinator

Dr Ross Booth

Description

This double-degree program offers a range of commerce and business disciplines, with a strong emphasis on developing analytical skills, combined with complementary studies in science. Each science discipline is designed to lead to careers in relevant employment areas.

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 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 in an area of science
  • a minor in an area of science.

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

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

  • the major must come from the approved list of majors 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.) additional units from the faculty in the Bachelor of Commerce at the Clayton campus to reach the required minimum of 16 units (96 points).

Additional Bachelor of Commerce requirements:

  • a maximum of eight first year level units (48 points)
  • a minimum of four third year level units (24 points)
  • 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

Science component

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

(i.) one core unit (6 points)

  • SCI2010 The practice and application of science

(ii.) a major of eight units (48 points) in a science area of study. A science major consists of at least 48 points in one of the following two patterns:

  • 12 points at level one, 12 points at level two, 24 points at level three
  • 12 points at level one, 18 points at level two, 18 points at level three

(iii.) a minor sequence of four units (24 points) in a different science area of study. A science minor consists of at least 24 points in the following pattern:

  • 12 points at level one, 12 points at levels two or three

(iv.) additional units from the Faculty of Science to reach the required minimum of 16 units.

Details of science majors and minors are available at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/undergrad/sci-aos-clayton.html.

Additional Bachelor of Science requirements:

  • a minimum of four third year level units (24 points)
  • a maximum of six first year level units (36 points)
  • STA1010 Statistical methods for science is excluded from the double degree.

Areas of Study

Commerce majors

Science majors

Refer to http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/undergrad/sci-aos-clayton.html.

Progression to further studies

Science component

Students may apply for admission to an honours program in science, following the completion of an approved combination of at least 144 points of units including all of the science requirements for the double degree course. Students who are considering doing honours in science prior to completing the double degree should consult with the Faculty of Science regarding their unit selection prior to re-enrolling for level three.

Alternative exit(s)

Science component

Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Science prior to the completion of the double degree course must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the science requirements for the double degree course.

Award(s)

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Science