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B2024

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Students who commenced study in 2016 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

Undergraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics.

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

Course code

B2024

Credit points

192

Abbreviated title

BComSpec/BA

CRICOS code

085533A

Managing faculty

Business and Economics

Partner faculty

Arts

Admission and fees

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Course type

Specialist/Comprehensive
Double degree
Bachelor's

Standard duration

4 years FT, 8 years PT

Students have a maximum of 10 years to complete this course.

Mode and location

On-campus (Clayton)

Award/s

Bachelor of Actuarial Science
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Economics
Bachelor of Finance

The actual commerce specialist award conferred depends on the specialisation completed.

Description

This double degree combination offers you genuine breadth of choice, with more than 40 majors and minors across the arts, humanities and social sciences available to complement your studies in commerce.

The commerce element will give you strong business knowledge, while building your expertise from day one in actuarial science, economics or finance, while the arts component will give you the opportunity to explore your passions, or develop key skills in a complementary area.

You might choose to combine your actuarial science specialisation with a language to open up international employment opportunities, or combine finance with communication or journalism to give you career options in finance communication and public relations. An economics specialisation is perfectly matched with studies in politics or philosophy, giving you a great basis for a political career.

Structure

Double degree courses include the features of the component degree courses, except that electives may be reduced.

Commerce Specialist

B2004 Bachelor of Commerce Specialist is a specialist course that develops through the themes of foundation commerce knowledge, specialist discipline knowledge and capstone experience.

Part A. Foundation commerce knowledge

These units will provide you with a comprehensive study of economics and econometrics disciplines and the impact they have on multi-discipline decision-making in organisations. The units consider the impact on the business, professional and public policy communities.

Part B. Specialist discipline knowledge

These units will develop your capacity as a critical and creative professional who is able to apply your knowledge of a specialised area to provide discipline based solutions to commerce. Units contained within the discipline specialisation may meet the requirements for professional accreditation bodies.

Part C. Capstone experience

The capstone unit is designed to consolidate the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the study of your specialisation.

Arts

A2000 Bachelor of Arts is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:

Part A. Arts specified study

This will expose you to several arts disciplines areas of study contributing breadth to your knowledge of the arts, humanities and social sciences. It will also give you the opportunity to learn about several areas of study before finalising your choice of major and minor.

Part B. Arts listed major

This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your practical and theoretical skills and knowledge in one Faculty of Arts listed major area of study. You will learn to critically analyse, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of the area of study.

Requirements

Students must complete 192 points, of which 96 points are from the Bachelor of Commerce Specialist (including all the requirements in Part A. Band C for the single degree) and 96 points from the Bachelor of Arts (including all the requirements in Part A and B for the single degree).

The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/maps/map-b2024.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Units are six credit points unless otherwise stated.

Alternative exit(s)

Students may be eligible to exit the double degree program and graduate with either a Bachelor of Commerce specialist named degree or a Bachelor of Arts after three years, depending on the units studied.

Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce Specialist named degree 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 Commerce specialisation.

Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts 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 Arts degree.