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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 titleBBus
CRICOS code056414D
Total credit points required144
Standard duration of study (years)3 years FT, 6 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield, Peninsula)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3806
Contact details

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

Course coordinator

Mr David Watson

Description

The course is designed to provide graduates with high-level skills in a range of key business disciplines. It blends a conceptual theoretical framework with practical applications and covers basic discipline material through to more specialised requirements in the selected discipline. Graduates will be well equipped to seek employment in both private and public-sector enterprises.

The Peninsula offering of the Bachelor of Business will be delivered on a problem- based learning (PBL) basis and students enrolled at Peninsula will be cohort-managed for their PBL units.

Objectives

The Bachelor of Business aims to develop 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 internationalised world
  • exhibit cross cultural competence
  • demonstrate ethical values

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

(d.) have a well developed understanding of multi disciplinary decision making in organisations.

Professional recognition

This degree is recognised by the following legal entities:

  • Australian Institute of Management
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • Financial Services Institute of Australasia
  • CPA Australia
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
  • The Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

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 form a second major.

Requirements

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

Caulfield

(a.) 16 units (96 points) from the faculty in the Bachelor of Business as follows:

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

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

  • the major must come from the approved list of majors offered on the Caulfield campus
  • the requirements of the majors are 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 an additional unit as detailed below.

(iii.) additional units taken in the Bachelor of Business, at the Caulfield campus 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**
  • students wishing to complete a 10 unit psychology major accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as their second major can count the units PSY1011 and PSY2051 as additional business units under section (a.) (iii.) of the degree requirements and a further eight psychology units under section (b.) of the degree requirements

**Note: Enrolment in units at campuses other than Caulfield is subject to there being spare capacity after students from that campus have enrolled.

Peninsula

(a.) 16 units (96 points) from the faculty in the Bachelor of Business as follows:

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

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

  • the major must come from the approved list of majors offered on the Peninsula campus
  • the requirements of the majors are 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 an additional unit as detailed below.

(iii.) additional units taken in the Bachelor of Business, at the Peninsula campus 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 campuses other than Peninsula is subject to there being spare capacity after students from that campus have enrolled.

Additional Bachelor of Business requirements (all campuses):

  • 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 home 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

Award(s)

Bachelor of Business