courses

0179

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2014 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 2014 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
Abbreviated titleBCom
CRICOS code013382G
Total credit points required144
Standard duration of study (years)3 years FT, 6 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/0179
Contact details

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

Course coordinator

Dr Ross Booth

Notes

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

Description

This broad-based, flexible and multi-disciplinary degree provides a thorough understanding of the workings of the economy and business. Through professional training in the commerce disciplines, the course develops a capacity for logical analysis and the knowledge and skills required to manage public and private enterprises.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligning-course-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.html).

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates 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 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.) be able to construct conceptual frameworks and use these to analyse complex issues in the corporate sector, government and the professions

Professional recognition

Refer to the faculty's Professional recognition of coursesProfessional recognition of courses (http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/professional-recognition/) page in this Handbook.

Structure

The course has three main components:

  • a set of core units which provide an introduction to the key areas of commerce
  • an eight unit major (this primary major must be selected from majors available on the Clayton campus and all units taken as part of this major must be from the Clayton campus)
  • 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, in some cases, form a second major.

Areas of study

Requirements

Students must complete 24 units over a maximum of eight years as follows:

(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):

  • ACC1000 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 majors listed under 'Areas of study'
  • at least two units (12 points) must be completed at each of second and third-year levels

* Note: 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 additional unit/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)

(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.**

Elective units can be identified using the browse units toolbrowse units tool (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/search) in the current edition of the handbook. The level of the unit is indicated by the first number in the unit code; undergraduate units are those that commence with the numbers 1-3.

**Note: Enrolment in units at another campus is subject to there being capacity after students from that campus have enrolled.

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.

Award(s)

Bachelor of Commerce