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1941

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This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics

Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleBBusCom/BComn
CRICOS code039972D
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Sunway)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/1941
Contact details

Visit http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/student/contact/index.html.

Course coordinator

Dr Shanthy Rachagan

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

The Bachelor of Business and Commerce provides an international degree and is the link between the overseas offerings of the faculty (Sunway and South Africa) and the on-shore program taught across the Berwick, Gippsland and Peninsula campuses.

The course is designed to provide maximum flexibility and to allow depth and breadth in the study of the major business and commerce discipline areas. Its structure provides the capacity to tailor applications and focus in different contexts and different environments while ensuring knowledge of the theory, principles and core elements in the relevant discipline areas.

The Bachelor of Communication is concerned with both new and traditional communications technologies such as print, film, television and electronic media. It explores the practical operations of mass communications technologies as well as their social and cultural aspects.

Outcomes

Professional recognition

Structure

The course structure has three main components:

  • a set of core units which provide an introduction to the key areas of business study
  • a major from the Faculty of Business and Economics (this major must be selected from majors available on the student's campus of enrolment and all units taken as part of this major must be from the student's campus of enrolment)
  • a communications major from the Faculty of Arts.

Requirements

The degree requires completion of 32 units (192 points) over a maximum of 10 years as follows:

Business and Commerce component

(a.) 16 units (96 points) taken from the Bachelor of Business and Commerce at the student's campus of enrolment as follows:

(i.) six compulsory common core units (36 points):

* Note: Sunway students have the option of completing this unit or ETW1000 (Business and economic statistics).

(ii.) a major of eight units (48 points):**

  • the major must come from the approved majors listed under 'Areas of study'
  • at least two units (12 points) must be completed at each of second and third-year levels

** Note: Depending on the major chosen, one or more of the units in the major may have already been studied as part of the group of common core units - where this is the case, students will complete an additional unit as detailed below.

(iii.) additional units selected from the faculty in the Bachelor of Business and Commerce at the student's campus of enrolment, to reach the required minimum of 16 units (96 points)

Additional Bachelor of Business and Commerce degree requirements

  • a minimum of six third-year level units (36 points), of which at least four units (24 points) must be from those offered by the faculty at the student's campus of enrolment
  • in addition to specific unit prerequisites, second-year level units require the successful completion of three first-year level units and third-year level units require the successful completion of two second-year level units.

Communication component

(b.) 16 units (96 points) from the Faculty of Arts as follows:

(i.) a major of at least eight units (48 points) in communications

(ii.) a minor of at least four units (24 points) in an arts discipline

(iii.) a third first-year arts sequence (12 points)

(iv.) a further two units (12 points) offered by the Faculty of Arts.

Details of arts majors and minors are available via http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2012handbooks/aos/index-byfaculty-arts.html.

Additional Bachelor of Communication degree requirements

  • a maximum of 14 first-year level units (84 points)
  • a minimum of six third-year level units (36 points), of which at least four units (24 points) must be from those offered by the faculty at the student's campus of enrolment
  • in addition to specific unit prerequisites, second-year level units require the successful completion of three first-year level units and third-year level units require the successful completion of two second-year level units.

Areas of Study

Award(s)

Bachelor of Communication
Bachelor of Business and Commerce