courses

4423

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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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/BProfComn
CRICOS code071886B
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Berwick)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/4423
Contact details

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

Course coordinator

Dr Shanthy Rachagan

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

The Bachelor of Business and Commerce provides an international degree. 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 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.

The Bachelor of Professional Communication equips students with professional communication skills and knowledge relevant to a range of communication and media professions. Students are given the flexibility to undertake specialist training in the fields of communication, journalism and/or public relations.

Outcomes

Professional recognition

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 from the Faculty of Business and Economics (this 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 a professional communications discipline from the Faculty of Arts.

Requirements

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

Business and Commerce component

(a.) 16 units (96 points) taken from the Bachelor of Business and Commerce 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 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 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).

Additional Bachelor of Business and Commerce 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 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.

Professional Communication component

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

(i.) a major in communications, journalism or public relations (48 points)

(ii.) a minor in communications, journalism or public relations (24 points)

(iii.) additional arts electives (24 points), including 12 points at first-year-level

Details of arts majors and minors are available via

http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2012handbooks/aos/index-byfaculty-arts.html.

Additional Bachelor of Professional Communication degree requirements

  • a maximum of 14 first-year level units (84 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
Bachelor of Professional Communication