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.
NOTE: For learning outcomes and other relevant information of this double degree, refer to the single degree entries:
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.
The requirements below detail what you must study in order to complete this double-degree course and receive the awards.
Units are 6 points unless otherwise specified. You must complete 192 points:
1. 96 points must be completed in Parts A, B and C as described below in B2003 Bachelor of Business Specialist component.
2. 96 points must be completed in Parts A and B as described below in C2000 Bachelor of Information Technology component.
Business Specialist component
The 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 (18 points)
This will provide you with a study of accounting, economics and econometrics disciplines and the impact they have on decision making in organisations.
You must complete:
The following two units (12 points):
One unit (6 points) from the following:*
- ACF1100 Introduction to financial accounting
- ACF1200 Accounting for managers
Part B. Specialist discipline knowledge and Part C. Capstone experience (78 points)
Part B studies will develop your capacity as a critical and creative professional who is able to apply your 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.
The Part C 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.
You must complete the specialist discipline knowledge and capstone experience requirements for one of the following specialisations:
Information technology component
Bachelor of Information Technology is about the application of computer-based technologies and systems to meet individual and organisation information needs. The course will enable you to gain the knowledge and skills needed to use IT effectively and to use, develop and manage IT-based systems.
Part A. Information technology specified study (48 points)
This will provide you with foundation skills and knowledge for your IT education and ensure a breadth of understanding of IT and its applications in organisations and society.
You must complete:*
a. One introductory programming unit (6 points) from:**
- FIT1051 Programming fundamentals in java
- FIT1045 Algorithms and programming fundamentals in python
- FIT1048 Fundamentals of C++
b. The following four units (24 points):
- FIT1047 Introduction to computer systems, networks and security
- FIT1049 IT professional practice***
- FIT2002 IT project management
- FIT2094 Databases
c. One of (6 points):
- FIT2001 Systems development
- FIT2099 Object-oriented design and implementation
d. Capstone project units (12 points) or an industry-based learning unit (18 points) from:
- capstone project units (12 points) (depending on your choice of major)
Business information systems, computer networks and security, and software development majors
FIT3047 Industry experience studio project 1 and FIT3048 Industry experience studio project 2
Games development and Interactive media majors
FIT3039 Studio project 1 and FIT3040 Studio project 2
- an industry-based learning unit (18 points)
FIT3045 Industry-based learning (18 points)***
Part B. Information technology listed major (48 points)
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.
You must complete one of the following information technology listed majors. A major requires eight units with no more than two units at level 1 (12 points) and at least three units (18 points) at level 3.
If you intend to undertake an honours year you should ensure you complete the specific units required as a pre-requisite for honours in your chosen major area of study.
You may be eligible to exit this double degree course early and graduate with one of the single awards once you have successfully completed a total of a 144 points, including all of the requirements for the relevant single degree component.
- 144 points to exit with the Bachelor of Business Specialist
- 144 points to exit with the Bachelor of Information Technology
You may be eligible to apply for a one-year honours course once you have successfully completed this double degree, or have completed all of the requirements for one of the single degrees including a total of 144 points. The following honours courses apply:
- B3701 Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
- C3701 Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)
You are usually eligible to apply for honours if you achieve a distinction grade average (70 percent) or above in 24 points of studies in relevant discipline units at level 3. In addition, some majors require particular units to be taken for admissions to honours. The details are provided with the requirements for each major to which this applies.