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4097

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 Arts

Managing facultyArts
Partner facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleBA/BComScholPrg
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/4097
Contact details

Tel: 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) Web address: http://artsonline.monash.edu.au

Notes

  • This course is not available to international students who are holders of an Australian student visa, for study onshore in Australia. However holders of some other categories of Australian visas living in Australia, and students studying off-campus by distance learning (where this option is available) and living outside of Australia, may be eligible for this course.
  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Students have a maximum of 10 years to complete this course.
  • Students may select arts units from any campus, but should be aware of the teaching location as this may require travel to another campus. Students may also select units offered in off-campus mode.

Description

This double-degree program provides a professional education in a range of commerce disciplines, with a strong emphasis on developing analytical skills. It enables students to include in their studies a range of social science and humanities disciplines.

The broad-based, flexible and multi-disciplinary Monash commerce 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.

Monash Arts students learn about the diverse world in which we live, and how we might live in the future. They are encouraged to think about cultural, linguistic and geographical difference and to ask how and why these variations have occurred over time. Studying Arts encourages students to take an innovative approach in tackling world issues and fosters a global perspective. Arts students think about how communication works, how people make themselves understood to others, and how they make meaning through artistic expression. Arts students have the ability to assess evidence, and the research skills to acquire information. They use these skills to find out why we are the way we are.

To do this, they need to think critically and creatively. Arts students are self-reliant researchers, seeking out a variety of resources in order to answer complicated questions. They are expert communicators who can convey complex ideas in speech and writing. They resist easy answers or simplistic solutions.

Arts students strive to develop an ethical and intellectual framework within which they can understand what it means to be human, and how this changes over time.

Participants in this program receive a scholarship which is renewable for each year of the course, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

Outcomes

Refer to the outcomes for the single degrees 1638 Bachelor of Arts Scholars program and 4419 Bachelor of Commerce Scholars program.

Course progression requirements

The performance of Dean's Scholars will be evaluated at the end of each year. Students are expected to continue achieving at the same high level at which they entered the program (normally a distinction grade average). Students who are unable to maintain the required level of performance in each year may forfeit their scholarship.

Structure

The course structure has four main components:

  • a set of core units which provide an introduction to the key areas of commerce
  • a major from the Faculty of Business and Economics (all units taken as part of this major must be from the Clayton campus)
  • a major from the Faculty of Arts
  • a minor from the Faculty of Arts.

Areas of study

Arts majors and minors

For the specific requirements of majors and minors and information on other arts units refer to the Areas of studyAreas of study (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/aos/index-byfaculty-arts.html) section in this Handbook.

Commerce majors

Requirements

The degree requires completion of 32 units over a maximum of 10 years as follows:

Arts component

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

(i.) an arts major (48 points)

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

(iii.) additional arts elective units to make up a total of 96 points

Additional Bachelor of Arts degree requirements:

  • a maximum of six first-year level units (36 points).

By combining some of the core arts requirements, students can complete a double major in two different arts disciplines. For more details on this option, contact the Faculty of ArtsFaculty of Arts (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/contact-arts/).

Arts elective units can be identified using the browse units toolbrowse units tool (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/search) and indexes of arts unitsindexes of arts units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/index-byfaculty-arts.html) 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 code ATS and numbers 1-3.

Commerce component

(b.) 16 units (96 points) from the Faculty of Business and Economics 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 commerce 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 additional unit/s as detailed below.

(iv.) additional units from the faculty in the Bachelor of Commerce at the Clayton campus to reach the required minimum of 16 units.

Additional Bachelor of Commerce degree requirements:

  • a maximum of eight first-year level units (48 points)
  • a minimum of four third-year level units (24 points) from those offered by the faculty at the Clayton campus.
  • in addition to specific unit prerequisites, third-year level units require the successful completion of two second-year level units and second-year level units require the successful completion of four first-year level units.

Award(s)

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Commerce