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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 titleBBusCom
CRICOS code035039G
Total credit points required144
Standard duration of study (years)3 years FT, 6 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Berwick, Gippsland, Peninsula, South Africa, Sunway)
Off-campus (Gippsland)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/2224
Contact details

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

Course coordinator

Professor Shanthy Rachagan

Description

The Bachelor of Business and Commerce provides an international degree and is the link between the overseas offerings of the faculty in Malaysia and the on-shore program taught across the Berwick and Gippsland 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.

Objectives

The Bachelor of Business and Commerce aims to produce graduates who will:

(a.) be critical and creative scholars who:

  • produce innovative solutions to problems
  • apply research skills to business challenges
  • communicate effectively and perceptively

(b.) be responsible and effective global citizens who:

  • engage in an international world
  • exhibit cross cultural competence
  • demonstrate ethical values

(c.) have a comprehensive understanding of their discipline and are able to provide discipline based solutions relevant to the business, professional and public policy communities that we serve

(d.) have capacity to integrate and synthesise knowledge from across disciplines to create innovative applications in organisational settings.

Professional recognition

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

  • Australian Securities and Investment Commission
  • Australian Institute of Management
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • Chartered Financial Analysts 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
  • an eight unit major (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)
  • 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 second major.

Requirements

The degree requires completion of 24 units (144 points) over a maximum of eight years as follows:

(a.) 16 units (96 points) from the faculty in the Bachelor of Business and Commerce at the student's campus of enrolment as follows:

Units that have a 'G' as the third character are offered by Off-campus Learning.

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

* Note: Sunway students have the option of choosing this unit or ETW1000 (Business and economic statistics).

(ii.) 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.

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

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

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

**** 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 10 first-year level units (60 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 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.

Areas of Study

Award(s)

Bachelor of Business and Commerce