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1319

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and 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 titleBCom/BEc
CRICOS code021276J
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/1319
Contact details

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

Course coordinator

Dr Ross Booth

Notes

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

Description

This double degree provides professional education in a range of commerce disciplines, with a strong emphasis on developing analytical skills. It allows the student increased breadth and depth in the major discipline areas, plus considerable opportunity for studies from other faculties.

Outcomes

Refer to the outcomes for the single degrees 0179 Bachelor of Commerce and 0023 Bachelor of Economics.

Professional recognition

Refer to the faculty's Professional recognition of coursesProfessional recognition of courses (http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/professional-recognition/) page in this Handbook.

Structure

The course has four main components:

  • a set of core units which provide an introduction to the key areas of commerce
  • a major from the Bachelor of Commerce
  • a major in actuarial studies, economics or econometrics and business statistics, or financial and insurance mathematics and the option of a second eight-unit major in philosophy and politics
  • eight open electives which may be taken from any Faculty of Business and Economics programs and campuses, or from disciplines offered by another faculty. These open electives can, in some cases, form a third major.

Areas of study

Requirements

Students must complete 32 units over a maximum of 10 years as follows:

(a.) 24 units (144 points) from the Faculty of Business and Economics in the Bachelor of Commerce at the Clayton campus as follows:

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

  • ACC1000 Principles of accounting and finance
  • BTC1110 Business law
  • ECC1000 Principles of microeconomics
  • ETC1000 Business and economic statistics
  • MGC1010 Introduction to management
  • MKC1200 Principles of marketing

(ii.) a further four compulsory units (24 points):

  • ECC1100 Principles of macroeconomics
  • ECC2000 Intermediate microeconomics
  • ECC2010 Intermediate macroeconomics
  • ETC1010 Data modelling and computing

(iii.) a major of eight units from the Bachelor of Commerce (48 points):*

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

(iv.) additional units from the Faculty in the Bachelor of Commerce at the Clayton campus to reach the required minimum of 24 units

(b) a major of eight units from the Bachelor of Economics (48 points):*

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

* 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 additional unit/s as detailed below.

(c.) eight open electives (48 points) which may be taken from:

  • any Faculty of Business and Economics programs and campuses**
  • may be taken from disciplines offered by another faculty

Elective units can be identified using the [http;//www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/search browse units tool] in the current edition of the handbook. The level of the unit is indicated by the first number in the unit code; undergraduate units are those that commence with the numbers 1-3.

** Note: Enrolment in units at another campus is subject to there being capacity after students from that campus have enrolled.

Additional degree requirements:

  • a maximum of 13 first-year-level units (78 points).
  • a minimum of eight third-year-level units (48 points), of which at least five (30 points) must be from those offered by the faculty at the Clayton campus
  • 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.

Award(s)

Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Economics