This course is designed to provide graduates with high-level skills in a range of key business disciplines. It will provide you with the skills to work in and manage different functions across an organisation. It blends a conceptual theoretical framework with practical applications, providing both a broad basis for business study and the more specific knowledge of your selected major(s). It provides choice and flexibility by allowing you to major in up to two different areas of business, and offering you the opportunity to study overseas or undertake an internship.
Graduates will be well equipped to seek employment in both private and public-sector enterprises.
The Bachelor of Business course can be taken in combination with the following courses:
- Bachelor of Accounting
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Banking and Finance
- Bachelor of Design
- Bachelor of Education (Honours)
- Bachelor of Fine Art
- Bachelor of Information Technology
- Bachelor of International Business
- Bachelor of Marketing
- Bachelor of Media Communication
Completing a double degree course will allow you to graduate with two degrees, Bachelor of Business and the degree awarded by the partner faculty. The requirements for the award of the each of the degrees is the same whether the award is earned through a single or double degree course. You should refer to the relevant double degree handbook entry for the specific requirements.
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 7 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 7 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you will:
- be a critical and creative scholar who:
- produces innovative solutions to problems
- applies research skills to business challenges
- communicates effectively and perceptively
- be a responsible and effective global citizen who:
- engages in an internationalised world
- exhibits cross cultural competence
- demonstrates ethical values
- demonstrate broad knowledge and technical skills in at least one area of business and be able to provide discipline based solutions relevant to the business, professional and public policy communities that you serve
- demonstrate a well-developed understanding of multi-disciplinary decision making in organisations via application of knowledge from core business discipline areas from outside the chosen major area of study.
Subject to unit choice, this degree is 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.
This is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal 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.
Part C. Free elective study
This will enable you to further develop your knowledge of your chosen major, or business more broadly, or study a second business major. Alternatively you can select units from across the University in which you are eligible to enrol.
You must complete units as specified in Parts A, B and C (144 points): a minimum of 96 points of business study over Part A and Part B, and 48 points of free electives in Part C.
In choosing your units you must ensure that you complete no more than 10 level 1 units (60 points), and at least 6 units (36 points) at level 3 of which at least 4 units (24 points) being Bachelor of Business listed units from the campus of enrolment.
The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2019handbooks/maps/map-b2000.pdf) provides guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.
Units are 6 points unless otherwise specified.
Part A. Business specified study (48 points)
a. The following seven units (42 points):
b. One capstone, project, international or internship experience unit (minimum 6 points) chosen from the units listed below.
Students completing a major in accounting do not complete this section. The following units meet this course requirement: ACF3100/ACC3100 Advanced financial accounting and ACF3200/ACC3200 Management accounting.
Note: If you choose a 12 or 24 point unit reduce the amount of points available for free elective (see Part C) which may impact on the ability to complete a major using free electives.
- BEX3000 Current issues in business
- BEX3150 Sustainability practice and organisations
- BEX3300 Business and design
- ACX3500 International study program in accounting
- BEX3622 Issues in global business
- BEX3722 Engaging with international business - Australia
- BEX3723 Engaging with international business - North America
- BEX3724 Engaging with international business - Asia
- BEX3725 Engaging with international business - Europe
- BEX3728Not offered in 2019 Engaging with international business (12 points)
- BFX3871 International study program in banking and finance
- BSA3004 Innovation and entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley
- MKX3521 Global study programs in marketing
Part B. Business listed major (48 points)
Complete at least one business listed major. A major requires eight units with no more than two units (12 points) at level 1 and at least three units (18 points) at level 3.
Depending on the chosen major, you may have already studied one of the required units as part of your business specified study. If so, you must complete an additional business unit offered on your campus of enrolment to have at least 96 points from the Faculty of Business and Economics.
If you are intending to undertake an honours year, you should ensure that you complete the specific units required for honours in your chosen major area of study.
Majors and minors
Refer also to the table of majors and minorsmajors and minors (http://monash.edu/pubs/2019handbooks/undergrad/bus-minor-major-extended-major-specialisation.html).
Part C. Free elective study (48 points)
Elective units may be chosen from units available in the Bachelor of Business course, including units to complete a second major or a minor(s). Note that at most two units may contribute towards two majors or a major and a minor.
Enrolment in Faculty of Business and Economics units at campuses other than your campus of enrolment is subject to available capacity after students from that campus have enrolled. You should also be aware of travel and timetabling limitations.
Elective units may also be used to sample disciplines from across the University or to complete a major or minor(s) from other courses if you have the required prerequisites and there are no restrictions on enrolment into the units.
Free electives can be identified using the browse unitsbrowse units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/search) tool and indexes of unitsindexes of units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/) in the current edition of the Handbook. MajorsMajors (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/aos/index-bydomain_type-major.html) and minorsminors (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/aos/index-bydomain_type-minor.html) can also be identified using the Handbook indexes. The level of the unit is indicated by the first number in the unit code; undergraduate units are those that commence with the numbers 1-3. You may need permission from the owning faculty to enrol in some units taught by other faculties.
If you are in a double degree course, some units required for the other degree are credited as electives towards this Business degree.
Successful completion of this course may provide a pathway to the one year honours program B3701 Bachelor of Commerce (Honours). To be eligible to apply for entry into the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), you must obtain a distinction grade average (70%) or above in 24 points of studies in relevant discipline units at level 3. In addition, some majors require particular level 3 units to be taken for admission to honours. The details are provided with the requirements for each major to which this applies.