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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(Psych)
CRICOS code067628K
Total credit points required144
Standard duration of study (years)3 years FT, 6 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/4407
Contact details

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

Course coordinator

Mr David Watson

Description

This course aims to produce highly trained and proficient graduates who are well qualified to apply their psychological training to work in a business environment. The content of the program will provide students with excellent training for further postgraduate study in psychology or business.

Objectives

The Bachelor of Business (Psychology) 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 internationalised world
  • exhibit cross cultural competence
  • demonstrate ethical values

(c.) have a comprehensive understanding of their discipline and who are 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 Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • Australian Institute of Management (AIM)

Professional recognition may be dependent upon work experience requirements and the correct choice of units.

For further details 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
  • a major in psychology
  • a major in marketing or management

Requirements

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

(a.) six compulsory units (36 points)

(b.) a major of 10 units (60 points) in psychology.

  • the requirements of the majors are listed under 'Areas of study'

(c.) a further seven units (42 points) in either management or marketing to complete an eight unit major. For details of units required, click on the appropriate link above

(d.) one elective unit (6 points) from the Faculty of Business and Economics.

Additional degree requirements:

  • 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 Caulfield 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 (Psychology)