Business and commerce and communication is a great combination. This double degree course is designed to offer a world-class education in the economic, political, legal, social, cultural, and technological principles that exist around the world and to enable you to develop a strategic and critical understanding of the role of mediated communication in society.
You will gain all the benefits of each degree course and be fully equipped to pursue a career in either field separately or to combine the two in your chosen work.
The business and commerce course is designed to provide you 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 and commerce 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 commerce. You will be well equipped to seek employment in both private and public-sector enterprises.
In the communication course you will explore the workings of the media and develop your knowledge and skills in describing and analysing the organisation, processes, uses and effects of traditional and new communications technologies such as print, television, film, electronic and digital media, and the complex relationships between audiences, producers and policy-makers. You will learn to critically analyse the media, the structure of communications industries, and the relations between media, culture and power in global and local contexts.
By participating in a range of activities you will develop key capabilities: creativity, teamwork, cross-cultural understanding, critical thinking, self-directed learning, researching and analytical writing skills.
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 information about specific units that may be required for professional recognition.
Double degree courses include the features of the component degree courses, except that electives may be reduced.
Business and commerce
B2026 Bachelor of Business and Commerce is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:
Part A. Business and commerce specified study
This will provide you with a broad foundation for your study of business and commerce and expose you to several business disciplines. It will contribute breadth to your knowledge of business and commerce 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.
Communication and media studies
A2007 Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies is a specialist course that develops through two themes, core communication and complementary specialist studies that come together in three capstone units that emphasise the intertwining of communication with all aspects of human society. In the double degree course you complete:
Part A. Core communication and media
You will be introduced to the fundamentals of communication, considering a range of media forms and the production, distribution and consumption of global and local media. You will consider how new technologies require new literacies, and the impact of mediated communication on all areas of life. The internship will provide you with the opportunity to integrate this theory with practice, and to gain first-hand experience in a relevant workplace.
Part B. Complementary specialist studies
These studies will enable you to add either a global studies focus or a screen studies focus to your expertise in communication and media studies, according to your interests.
Part C. Capstone units
These units address policy issues, the social impact of social media, and offer a cross-disciplinary approach to crisis management.
Students must complete 192 points, of which 96 points are from the Bachelor of Business and Commerce (including all the requirements in Part A and B for the single degree) and 96 points from the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies (including all of the requirements in Part A, B and C for the single degree.
The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2018handbooks/maps/map-b2027.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 and Commerce or a Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies after three years, depending on the units studied.
Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Business and Commerce 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 Business and Commerce degree.
Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Communication 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 Bachelor of Communication degree.