This double degree in business and media communication will give you broad business knowledge, specialised communications skills and the ability to work across a number of industries. It's also great combination if you're wanting comprehensive knowledge in both fields, as well as an edge in the competitive world of media and business.
You'll develop core business skills that can be used in the media industry, and you will also establish a strategic and critical understanding of written, visual and audio communication - and how to apply these skills - in the field of business. By studying complementary subjects, you'll also build on your entrepreneurial expertise and gain practical skills to prepare you for the workplace. With 15 majors on offer, not only will you have plenty of flexibility and choice, but also a world of opportunity ahead of you.
Subject to unit choice, the Bachelor of Business is accrediated 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.
Double degree courses include the features of the component degree courses, except that electives may be reduced.
B2000 Bachelor of Business is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete the following two parts:
Part A. Business specified study
This will provide you with a broad foundation for your study of business and expose you to several business disciplines. It will contribute breadth to your knowledge of business and develop your understanding of multi-disciplinary decision making in organisations. It will also give you the opportunity to learn more about each discipline before finalising your choice of major.
Part B. Business listed major
This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one discipline area. You will develop, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of your major area of study.
A2002 Bachelor of Media Communication is a specialist course, developed through three themes that combine to underpin media communication practice: strategic knowledge, practical and professional skills, and collaboration and leadership. In the double degree course you complete:
Part A: Strategic knowledge
Builds students' competence in analysing and understanding the current state and past developments in media communication locally and globally; understanding impacts of media and communication transformation, and media power; creating future scenarios and media communication visions by developing students' preparedness and adaptability for future media communication change and creativity.
Part B: Practical and professional skills
This involves developing students' competencies in linking knowledge and media practice in professional contexts, such as conceptual and implementation skills, project and content management skills, hands-on experience in putting knowledge into practice, and thereby testing and creatively experimenting with (strategic) knowledge about media transitions and transformations. It also involves developing students' competency in ethical and legal aspects of media communication.
Part C: Collaboration and leadership
This involves competencies necessary for students to work in teams and in different knowledge communities and media communication professional settings. It includes competence in engaging with stakeholders, media literacy, and participatory research and media making in collaboration with experts from academia, industry, government, and the community. It also includes competency in social and cross-cultural awareness.
Students must complete 192 points, of which 96 points are from the Bachelor of Business (including all the requirements in Part A and B for the single degree) and 96 points from the Bachelor of Media Communication (including all the requirements in the common units and a specialisation as outlined in Part A, B and C for the single degree).
The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2018handbooks/maps/B2028.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.
Students may be eligible to exit the double degree program and graduate with either a Bachelor of Business or a Bachelor of Media Communication after three years, depending on the units studied.
Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Business prior to the completion of the double degree must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Parts A and B for the Bachelor of Business degree.
Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Media Communication prior to the completion of the double degree must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Parts A, B and C for the Bachelor of Media Communication degree.