courses

4425

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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NOTE: This course has been updated - please refer to the 2012 handbook change register for details.

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 titleBJourn & BComm
CRICOS code074397F
Total credit points required204
Standard duration of study (years)4.5 years FT, 9 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/4425
Contact details

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

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Journalism studies require attendance at the Caulfield campus.

Description

The course provides a professional education in a range of commerce disciplines combined with preparation for the professional practice of high quality journalism. There is a strong emphasis on constructing conceptual frameworks and using these to analyse complex issues in the corporate sector, government and the professions.

Outcomes

The Journalism degree prepares students for the professional practice of high quality journalism. It addresses all production technologies for journalism - print, video, radio and online - in metropolitan, regional and international contexts. It imparts advanced skills in research and communication for professional practice, fosters a critical understanding of the role of journalism and the media in contemporary Australian society, in all its diversity and dynamism, and is founded in the principle that robust and accurate journalism is an essential component of a democratic society

Graduates can expect to possess high order skills in professional practice and scholarly analysis that will enable them to find appropriate industry employment, and enter further study at a higher level as and when needed.

The Bachelor of 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 internationalised 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.) be able to construct conceptual frameworks and use these to analyse complex issues in the corporate sector, government and the professions.

Professional recognition

Structure

The course structure has four main components:

  • a set of core units which provide an introduction to the key areas of commerce
  • a commerce major with all units taken as part of the major must be from Clayton campus
  • a Journalism major
  • a Journalism studies specialisation

Requirements

The degree requires completion of 35 units (204 points) over a maximum of 10 years as follows:

Journalism component:

(a.) Students must complete 18 units (108 points) from the Faculty of Arts as follows:

(i.) a journalism major (48 points)

(ii.) a journalism studies specialisation (36 points) including:

(iii.) an arts minor in a different area of study (24 points)

Commerce component

a.) 16 units (96 points) from the faculty 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.) 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

* 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 units/s as detailed below.

(iii.) 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 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 Clayton 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 Commerce
Bachelor of Journalism