Bachelor of Business Specialist and Bachelor of Information Technology - 2018

Undergraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Information Technology.

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

Course code

B2018

Credit points

192

Abbreviated title

BBusSpec/BInfoTech

CRICOS code

085442D

Managing faculty

Business and Economics

Partner faculty

Information Technology

Admission and fees

Australia

Course progression map

B2018 (pdf)

Course type

Specialist/Comprehensive
Bachelor/Bachelor

Standard duration

4 years FT, 8 years PT

Students have a maximum of 10 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.

Mode and location

On-campus (Caulfield)

All business studies are completed at Caulfield; all information technology studies are completed at Clayton.

Award

Bachelor of Accounting

Bachelor of Banking and Finance

Bachelor of Information Technology

Bachelor of Marketing

The actual business specialist award conferred depends on the specialisation completed.

Alternative exits

Students may exit the double degree course with the award for one of the single degrees. Refer to 'Alternative exits' entry below for further requirements and details.

Description

This double degree gives you a unique skill set, enabling you to apply information technology principles and knowledge to either accounting, marketing or banking and finance.

You have the opportunity to combine your business specialisation with an IT major to give you skills such as:

  • combining studies in accounting and software development to create new software programs for accountants
  • mixing marketing and business information systems to work across data analytics fields.

The combination also enables you to work in information technology delivery or project management across either the accounting, marketing or banking sectors.

Professional recognition

Subject to unit choice, the Bachelor of Business Specialist degrees are accredited by relevant Australian professional bodies. Refer to the Monash Business School professional recognitionprofessional recognition (http://www.monash.edu/business/future-students/undergraduate-study-options/after-you-graduate/professional-recognition) page.

The Bachelor of Information Technology is accredited by the ACS as meeting the standard of knowledge for professional level membership.

Structure

Double degree courses include the features of the component degree courses, except that electives may be reduced.

Business specialist

B2003 Bachelor of Business Specialist is a specialist course that develops through the themes of foundation business knowledge, specialist discipline knowledge and capstone experience.

Part A. Foundation business knowledge

This will provide you with a study of accounting, economics and econometrics disciplines and the impact they have on decision making in organisations.

Part B. Specialist discipline knowledge

These studies will develop your capacity as a critical and creative professional who is able to apply knowledge of your specialisation to provide discipline-based solutions for business. Units contained within the discipline specialisation may meet the requirements for professional accreditation bodies.

Part C. Capstone experience

The capstone experience unit will consolidate your knowledge and skills acquired through the study of your specialisation and provide experience in multi-disciplinary processes and decision making.

Information technology

C2000 Bachelor of Information Technology is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:

Part A. Information technology specified study

This will provide you with foundation skills and knowledge for your information technology education and ensure a breadth of understanding of information technology and its applications in organisations and society.

Part B. Information technology listed major

This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one area of information technology. You will develop the practical and theoretical skills and knowledge in your chosen major needed to successfully plan, develop, implement and evaluate information products and systems.

Requirements

Students must complete 192 points, of which 96 points are from the Bachelor of Business Specialist (including all the requirements in Part A, B and C for the single degree) and 96 points from the Bachelor of Information Technology (including all the requirements in Part A and B for the single degree).

The course progression mapscourse progression maps (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2018handbooks/maps/map-b2018.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Units are 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.

Alternative exits

Students may be eligible to exit the double degree program and graduate with either a Bachelor of Business specialist named degree or a Bachelor of Information Technology after three years, depending on the units studied.

Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Business specialist degree prior to the completion of the double degree must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Part A, B and C for the particular Business specialisation.

Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Information Technology prior to the completion of the double degree must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Part A and B for the Bachelor of Information Technology degree.