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4415

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics

Course code4415
Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleBBusSci
Total credit points required144
Standard duration of study (years)3 years FT

Students have a maximum of 8 years to complete this course.

Study mode and locationOn-campus (South Africa)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/4415
Contact details

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

Notes

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

Description

This course is designed to provide maximum flexibility and to allow depth and breadth in the study of the major business 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.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligning-course-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.html).

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will:

(a.) be critical and creative scholars who:

  • produce innovative solutions to problems
  • apply research skills to business challenges
  • communicate effectively and perceptively

(b.) be responsible and effective global citizens who:

  • engage in an internationalised world
  • exhibit cross cultural competence
  • demonstrate ethical values

(c.) have comprehensive understanding of their discipline and be able to provide discipline based solutions relevant to the business, professional and public policy communities that we serve

(d.) have capacity to integrate and synthesise knowledge from across disciplines to create innovative applications in organisational settings.

Structure

This course consists of:

  • a set of core units which provide an introduction to the key areas of business study
  • an eight unit major
  • eight free electives.

Requirements

Students must complete 24 units as follows:

(a.) 16 units (96 points) from the faculty in the Bachelor of Business Science as follows:

(i.) seven compulsory common core units (42 points):

  • ACW1000 Principles of accounting and finance
  • BTS1201 South African business law A
  • ECS1101 Introductory microeconomics
  • ETW1102 Business statistics
  • MGW1010 Introduction to management
  • MKW1120 Marketing theory and practice
  • BEX3120 Perspectives on global business issues

(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 additional unit/s as detailed below.

(iii.) additional units selected from the faculty in the Bachelor of Business Science to reach the required minimum of 16 units (96 points)

(b.) eight free electives** (48 points) which may be chosen:

  • from any Faculty of Business and Economics programs and campuses***
  • from disciplines offered by another faculty
  • to form minors or a major
  • from individual units.

** Note: Students must be able to meet any prerequisites for elective units.

*** Note: Enrolment in units at campuses other than the student's campus of enrolment is subject to there being spare capacity after students from that campus have enrolled.

Elective units can be identified using the browse units toolbrowse units tool (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/search) 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.

Majors and minors can be identified from the areas of study indexesareas of study indexes (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/aos/index.html) in the Handbook.

Students may select free elective units from any campus, but should be aware of the teaching location as this may require travel to another campus and have timetabling implications.

Additional degree requirements:

  • a maximum of 10 first-year level units (60 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
  • 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

Note: The accounting major does not meet the requirements for professional accreditation.

Award(s)

Bachelor of Business Science