courses

1941

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 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 applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and 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
Partner facultyArts
Abbreviated titleBBusCom/BComn
CRICOS code039972D
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Sunway)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/1941
Contact details

Visit http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/contact.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 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.

The Bachelor of Communication is concerned with both new and traditional communications technologies such as print, film, television and electronic media. It explores the practical operations of mass communications technologies as well as their social and cultural aspects.

Outcomes

Professional recognition

Structure

The course 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 communication and an arts minor and additional arts units

Areas of study

Requirements

Students must complete 32 units 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 at the Sunway campus as follows:

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

  • AFW1000 Principles of accounting and finance
  • BTW1200 Business law
  • ECW1101 Introductory microeconomics
  • ETW1102 Business statistics or ETW1000 Business and economics statistics
  • MGW1010 Introduction to management
  • MKW1120 Marketing theory and practice

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

  • the major must come from the approved 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 must 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.

Communication component

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

(i.) a major of eight units (48 points) in communications

(ii.) a minor of four units (24 points) in a second arts area of study

(iii.) a first-year arts sequence (12 points) in a third area of study

(iv.) a further two units (12 points) offered by the Faculty of Arts.

Details of arts majors and minors are listed under 'Areas of study'

Additional Bachelor of 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.

Award(s)

Bachelor of Business and Commerce
Bachelor of Communication