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Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce for 2014

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Why study Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce?

There aren't many more amazing and unique experiences than overseas travel. Seeing the world is fun and exciting, but it can also be life-changing. This double degree gives you the opportunity to study in a new country, while getting highly sought-after skills in arts, commerce and international studies.

You will spend between one and three semesters at an overseas Monash campus or a designated overseas university. You can go to a range of countries, from Denmark to Malaysia, Botswana to Germany, Sweden to China, and South Africa to Japan. Your overseas studies will help you stand out from other graduates, while giving you the priceless experience of learning within another culture.

Your arts studies will give you lasting skills that will help you in any career, including the ability to research an issue, analyse information, and communicate clearly. You will complete an international studies major - which reinforces the global focus of this program - but you will still select an arts minor and an elective arts unit.

You will also develop your understanding of commerce as the cornerstone of the modern economy. Commerce relates to the economic, political, legal, social, cultural, and technological activities that impact on commercial interactions around the world. Our degree offers a world-class education across a wide range of commerce areas. Four of our commerce students represented Australia in the 2011 international final of the Global Management Challenge.

The arts component consists of one core unit in global studies, an eight-unit international studies major, a four-unit arts minor and three elective arts units. You will also complete a minimum of one and a maximum of three semesters at an overseas Monash campus or designated overseas university. This commerce component consists of six core commerce units, an eight-unit commerce major, and additional units in the Bachelor of Commerce to reach the required minimum of 16 units.

View the full Faculty Undergraduate Course Guide for more information about the Faculty of Business and Economics.

Professional recognitions

Australian

A Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce allows graduates to satisfy the educational requirements of various professional registrations and memberships. It all depends on what units you take. To learn more, visit professional recognition or talk to your course adviser.

Domestic

Entry requirements

Clearly in ATAR score (2014):

  • 92.55 (Clayton)

View entry requirements and applications for domestic students

Duration

4 years full-time
8 years part-time

Fees for 2014

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Average annual student contribution
$ 8,100 AUD
Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Intakes

First Semester (March)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time, part-time

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Economics

Course code: 4403

CRICOS code: 064469M

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

For Business and Economics contact details refer to:
Business
and Economics
.
Faculty of Arts
Tel: 1800 MONASH
(1800 666 274)

International

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for international students

Duration

4 years full-time

Fees for 2014

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 35,200 AUD

Intakes

First Semester (March), Second Semester (July)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Economics

Course code: 4403

CRICOS code: 064469M

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

Telephone: +61 3 9903 4788
Online Enquiry: Enquire Now

Admissions information for domestic students

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

Equivalent Australian Year 12.

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

All applicants should note that the English and mathematics prerequisites for the courses must be satisfied.

TAFE Although successful completion of at least two units at university level is preferred, students with at least a distinction average in a relevant TAFE diploma or advanced diploma may apply. Preference will be given to students whose prior studies are related to the course in which they are seeking admission. Programs that involve competency-based assessment without grades or marks will not meet the admission requirements. All applicants should note that the English and mathematics prerequisites for the courses must be satisfied.

UNIVERSITY Normally four single units with at least a credit average are required to be competitive for selection. Preference will be given to students whose prior studies are related to the course in which they are seeking admission. If undertaking studies at Monash University, students are advised to take the first-year units of their desired degree. Students should normally achieve at least a 60% average to be considered for admission. All applicants should note that the English and mathematics prerequisites for the courses must be satisfied.

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

  • A score of at least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL, and
  • A score of at least 4 in mathematics SL or 3 in mathematics HL or 4 in further mathematics SL.

Extra requirements

Non-year 12 (eg. transfer, mature age, TAFE) applicants must complete the VTAC Personal Information (Pi) form.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Entry scores

Qualification Clayton
2014 ATAR clearly in for CSP 92.55

Applications

Semester one (March)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Semester two (July)

This course is not available for Second Semester (July) entry.

Admissions information for international students

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

2014 international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course are available from the Undergraduate Qualifications Database.

=========Course Enquiry Portal=========

If you are an international student applying directly to Monash and wish to find out if you are eligible for admission to this course, visit Course Enquiry Portal

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

All applicants should note that the English and mathematics prerequisites for the courses must be satisfied.

TAFE Although successful completion of at least two units at university level is preferred, students with at least a distinction average in a relevant TAFE diploma or advanced diploma may apply. Preference will be given to students whose prior studies are related to the course in which they are seeking admission. Programs that involve competency-based assessment without grades or marks will not meet the admission requirements. All applicants should note that the English and mathematics prerequisites for the courses must be satisfied.

UNIVERSITY Normally four single units with at least a credit average are required to be competitive for selection. Preference will be given to students whose prior studies are related to the course in which they are seeking admission. If undertaking studies at Monash University, students are advised to take the first-year units of their desired degree. Students should normally achieve at least a 60% average to be considered for admission. All applicants should note that the English and mathematics prerequisites for the courses must be satisfied.

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

  • A score of at least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL, and
  • A score of at least 4 in mathematics SL or 3 in mathematics HL or 4 in further mathematics SL.

English requirements for international students

IELTS 6.5 no band lower than 6.0; TOEFL 550 with a TWE of 4.5; or an internet-based TEOFL score of at least 79 with 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 13 in reading and 12 in listening.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Entry scores

2014 international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course are available from the Undergraduate Qualifications Database.

Qualification Clayton
International Baccalaureate 34
A Level GCE (Click on the Undergraduate Qualifications Database link above for details on how the A-Level score is calculated.) 12

Applications

Semester one (March)

Current VCE or IB students studying in Victoria should apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Apply directly to Monash

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash

Enrolment obligation

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than 25% of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students cannot enrol exclusively in distance and/or online learning study in any compulsory study period. See standard 9.4 of The National Code 2007.

Study areas

ACCOUNTING

Accounting is the systematic recording, reporting, and analysis of financial transactions. It can be done on a large scale - for international corporations - or for individuals or for any sized business in-between. There are agreed national and international rules and regulations that govern the work of accountants. Accounting allows a company to analyse its financial performance, and report important statistics such as profit and loss to managers and shareholders.

ACTUARIAL STUDIES

Actuaries identify, analyse and assess risk. They determine the likelihood of economic or property losses such as those that occur during natural disasters and calculate insurance premiums that allow individuals, business and governments to insure against these risks. Actuaries do this by applying the concepts of mathematics and statistics to real life scenarios.

BUSINESS MODELLING

Business modellers use data to identify and analyse business opportunities. They also use data to simulate the performance of a business using a range of different assumptions. These simulations are sometimes known as scenario or what-if models and they enable managers to refine strategies and optimise resource allocation to achieve the best possible outcomes.

ECONOMETRICS AND BUSINESS STATISTICS

Careers in the business world that use quantitative skills include the financial sector (stockbrokers, the insurance industry, finance companies, banks - e.g. developing models for investment opportunities), the manufacturing sector (e.g. providing quality control), and market research. Opportunities in the public sector include economic modelling, policy evaluation, and research into industry development.

ECONOMICS

Economists analyse the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. They focus on how individuals, households, firms and governments interact and how economies work. Microeconomics examines the behaviour of buyers and sellers in the economy while macroeconomics analyses the entire economy and issues affecting it, including unemployment, inflation, economic growth, and monetary and fiscal policy.

FINANCE

Financial institutions work with individual and institutional investors. They develop, negotiate, sell and trade financial products (assets and liabilities) and provide financial advice to assist their clients to obtain the financial products most suitable for their needs.

FINANCIAL AND INSURANCE MATHEMATICS

Experts in the area of financial and insurance mathematics apply mathematical and statistical techniques to the understanding of financial markets. Like actuaries they determine the likelihood of specific outcomes and develop strategies that allow businesses and governments to either pursue new business opportunities or insure against risks.

INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE

International Commerce is similar to International Business but it has a broader focus. While international business generally refers to the activities of a single organisation, international commerce refers to the factors making up the economic environment that the business is operating in. These factors might be legal, political, social, cultural or technological.

MANAGEMENT STUDIES

Management Studies is designed to complement and enhance discipline studies in areas such as human resources and international business. It develops management skills in the context of changing and dynamic organisational environments both in Australia and internationally. It equips students to pursue leadership roles within their discipline specialisations.

MARKETING

Identifying and satisfying customer needs profitably form the basis of marketing. It includes creating, communicating, delivering and exchanging goods and services that have value to potential customers and, often, building strong relationships between an organisation and its customers. It can include market research, product development and communication strategies as well as product delivery logistics.

SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability is about living - and doing business - in a way that does not jeopardise future generations. This means acting in a way that does not pollute or deplete resources like water, air, land or forests. Sustainability professionals help businesses operate in sustainable ways.

ARTS

For information on arts majors and minors refer to 'Areas of study' entries in this Handbook at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2013handbooks/aos/index-byfaculty-arts.html.

  • Career opportunities

    Graduates from this double degree will have well-rounded commerce skills, and employers will be even more interested in someone with overseas study experience. Our graduates work all over the world. They work in banking, politics, diplomacy, media, international relations, insurance and marketing. They work for the government, major corporations and themselves. The range of career options depends on the subjects chosen but, given we offer a double major with the bonus of overseas study experience, graduates will be able to explore many career paths.

    Examples of roles that graduates can pursue include diplomat in an overseas embassy, English language translator for a government department, operations manager for a small-to-medium enterprise, marketing consultant in a large corporation, economics advisor to a government minister, market researcher for a media company, communications advisor for a federal or state government department, technical writer for a business or finance company, or business analyst for a bank or financial institution.

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