Bachelor of Commerce Specialist and Bachelor of Arts - 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 Arts.

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

Course code

B2024

Credit points

192

Abbreviated title

BComSpec/BA

CRICOS code

085533A

Managing faculty

Business and Economics

Partner faculty

Arts

Admission and fees

Australia

Course progression map

B2024 (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 (Clayton)

Award

Bachelor of Actuarial Science

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Economics

Bachelor of Finance

The actual commerce 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 combination offers you genuine breadth of choice, with more than 40 majors and minors across the arts, humanities and social sciences available to complement your studies in commerce.

The commerce element will give you strong business knowledge, while building your expertise from day one in actuarial science, economics or finance, while the arts component will give you the opportunity to explore your passions, or develop key skills in a complementary area.

You might choose to combine your actuarial science specialisation with a language to open up international employment opportunities, or combine finance with communication or journalism to give you career options in finance communication and public relations. An economics specialisation is perfectly matched with studies in politics or philosophy, giving you a great basis for a political career.

Professional recognition

Some specific or additional units may be required for professional recognition. 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 for more information regarding accreditation for each of the Bachelor of Commerce specialisations.

Requirements

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 B2004 Bachelor of Commerce Specialist component.

2. 96 points must be completed in Parts A and B as described below in A2000 Bachelor of Arts component, of which:

  • no more than 36 points can be completed at level 1
  • at least 24 points must be completed at level 3

Commerce specialist component

Bachelor of Commerce Specialist is a specialist course that develops through the themes of foundation commerce knowledge and specialist discipline knowledge.

Part A. Foundation commerce knowledge (24 points)

These units will provide you with a comprehensive study of economics and econometrics disciplines and the impact they have on multi-discipline decision-making in organisations. The units consider the impact on the business, professional and public policy communities.

You must complete:

  • ECC1000 Principles of microeconomics
  • ECC1100 Principles of macroeconomics
  • ETC1000 Business and economic statistics
  • ETC2410 Introductory econometrics

Part B. Specialist discipline knowledge and Part C. Capstone experience (72 points)

The specialist discipline knowledge units will develop your capacity as a critical and creative professional who is able to apply your knowledge of a specialised area to provide discipline based solutions to commerce. Units contained within the discipline specialisation may meet the requirements for professional accreditation bodies. The capstone unit is designed to consolidate the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the study of your specialisation.

You must complete the specialist discipline knowledge and capstone experience requirements for one of the following specialisations:

Arts component

Bachelor of Arts is a comprehensive course and in the double degree course you complete Arts specified study and an Arts listed Major.

Part A. Arts specified study (48 points)

This will expose you to several arts disciplines areas of study contributing breadth to your knowledge of the arts, humanities and social sciences. It will also give you the opportunity to learn about several areas of study before finalising your choice of major and minor.

You must complete:

a. an arts minor (24 points) with no more than two units (12 points) at level 1

b. a further 24 points of arts units which can be used to:

  • broaden your studies in arts
  • study a second minor
  • add to your minor to create a second major
  • add to your major in Part B to create an extended major where available.

You must choose your minor from one of the arts areas of study listed under Part B and any remaining units in this Part must be from those offered by the Faculty of Arts.

It is recommended that you complete level 2 units in more than one area of arts to give you options for finalising your choice of major at level 3.

Part B. Arts listed major (48 points)

This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your practical and theoretical skills and knowledge in one Faculty of Arts listed major area of study. You will learn to critically analyse, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of the area of study.

You must complete:

  • an arts listed major (48 points) with no more than two units at level one (12 points) and at least three units (18 points) at level three.

You must choose these 48 points from the arts areas of study listed below.

You may add to your major to form an extended major where available by using arts units from Part A.

If you intend to progress to an honours year, you must have completed a major in a related discipline, with a minimum of 24 points of study at level 3 to be eligible.

Arts areas of study

Note: Psychology is taught by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

The table of minors, majors and extended majors by campus details if an area of study is available as a minor, major or extended major.

Alternative exits

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 Commerce Specialist
  • 144 points to exit with the Bachelor of Arts

Progression to further studies

Honours

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)
  • A3701 Bachelor of Arts (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.