Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Business, Monash University

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Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Business for 2015


Why study Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Business?

The media is one of the most rapidly evolving and complex institutions in the modern world. Advances in technology and the rise of globalisation mean it is also one of the most influential. This double degree will prepare you for the challenge of being a journalist, while also preparing you for the complexity and pace of the modern business world.

Your journalism studies will give you the skills and knowledge to practice high-quality journalism. You will develop an understanding of print, video, radio and online reporting - in regional, metropolitan and international contexts. You will gain advanced skills in research and communication, and learn about the role of journalism in contemporary society.

Your business studies will give you high-level skills in a range of key disciplines, as well as a deep understanding of your chosen specialisation. There are seventeen major study areas to choose from and, as the largest business faculty in Australia, we offer everything from sports management to quantitative economics. Because we continuously adapt to the rapidly changing business environment, you graduate job-ready.

The journalism component consists of an eight-unit journalism major, a six-unit journalism studies specialisation, and a four-unit arts minor in a different area of study. The business component consists of six core business units, an eight-unit major, and additional units to reach the required minimum of 16 units.

Find out more

Visit the Faculty of Business and Economics undergraduate website.

Download the undergraduate course guide.

Professional recognitions


A Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Business 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.


For further details on possible international professions and memberships, visit professional recognition.


Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for domestic students

Fees for 2015

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Commonwealth supported place not offered for this course.

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


First Semester (February)



Faculty of Business and Economics

Course code: 4426

CRICOS code: 074400E

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Phone: 1800 MONASH
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(+61) 3 9902 6011 from outside Australia
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Sorry, this course is not currently available to International students.

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Single degree options

Admissions information for domestic students

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

Equivalent Australian Year 12.

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in any 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
  • A score of at least 4 in any mathematics SL subject or a 3 in mathematics HL.

Extra requirements


Non-year 12 (eg. transfer, mature age, TAFE) applicants must complete the Business and Economics Employment and Supplementary Information Form (available at and return it as instructed in the VTAC Guide.


Non-year 12 applicants must download and complete the Business and Economics Employment and Supplementary Information Form (available at:

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Entry scores

2015 ATAR clearly in for CSP


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.

Study areas


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.

Find out more about studying Accounting at Monash.


Finance is often defined simply as the management of money. This can relate to the finances of individuals and families, of businesses, and of governments. It can include consideration of investment risks. Retail, investment and other banks offer financial services which are designed to assist with money management, making them an important part of a financial system.

Find out more about studying Banking and Finance at Monash.


Graduates in Business Law typically provide in-house advice that enables organisations to operate effectively in the complex legal environment that governs business activities. They deal with the business implications of national and state laws relating to areas such as contracts, trade practices, employment, insurance, wills and estate planning, and consumer and creditor protection as well as real estate, tax, and the environment.

Find out more about studying Business Law at Monash.


Econometricians use mathematical techniques to make predictions about the impact of an economic change. Econometricians could answer questions like: What will be the impact of a proposed taxation change? Does changing a work environment in a certain way improve productivity? Answering these types of questions helps decision makers in industry and government to understand the economic impact of different policy options.

Find out more about studying Econometrics at Monash


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.

Find out more about studying Economics at Monash


Human resource professionals are typically responsible for making sure a workplace is productive, harmonious and safe. They manage staff recruitment and salary payments, and provide managers with expert advice on conflict resolution and staff retention.

Find out more about studying Human Resource Management at Monash


Journalism prepares students for the professional practice of high quality journalism. It addresses all production technologies for journalism - print, video, radio and online - in metropolitan, regional and international contexts. It imparts advanced skills in research and communication for professional practice, fosters a critical understanding of the role of journalism and the media in contemporary Australian society, in all its diversity and dynamism, and is founded in the principle that robust and accurate journalism is an essential component of a democratic society.


Journalism studies explores recent and contemporary scholarship about the institutional context and practice of journalism in Australia and internationally. It takes an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on media studies, political economy, history, philosophy and sociology among other disciplines. It develops advanced skills in media research, and fosters a critical while sympathetic interrogation of journalism practice.


If you are interested in a business degree you will probably want, at some point in your career, to move into a management role. Managers plan, organise, lead, and control. Good managers are essential to the successful running of any business no matter what its size.

Find out more about studying Management at Monash.


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.

Find out more about studying Marketing at Monash.


Psychology examines human nature: how we interact, operate and think. It is concerned with problem-solving, perception, decision making and communication. Business psychology seeks to adapt this understanding to assist organisations to operate more effectively.

Find out more about studying Psychology at Monash.

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  • Career opportunities

    Graduates from this double degree will have an exciting combination of journalism and business skills. Our graduates work all over the world. They work in print and electronic media, banking, advertising, public 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 such a dynamic combination of skills, graduates will be able to explore many career paths.

    Examples of roles that graduates can pursue include news journalist for a local newspaper, operations manager for a small-to-medium enterprise, economics advisor to a government minister, business and finance reporter for a major metropolitan newspaper, technical writer for a business or finance company, communications advisor for a federal or state government department, self-employed freelance writer, or business analyst for a bank or financial institution.

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