Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Global Studies - 2018

Undergraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Arts.

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

Course code

B2006

Credit points

192

Abbreviated title

BCom/BGS

CRICOS code

083204A

Managing faculty

Business and Economics

Partner faculty

Arts

Coordinator

Dr Ross Booth

Contact details

Visit http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/findoutmore/current-students.html

Admission and fees

Australia

Course progression map

B2006 (pdf)

Course type

Comprehensive/Specialist
Bachelor/Bachelor

Standard duration

4 years FT, 8 years PT

Students have a maximum of 10 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.

Mode and location

On-campus (Clayton)

Award

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Global Studies

Alternative exits

Students may exit the double degree course with the award for one of the single degrees. Refer to 'Alternative exits' entry below for further requirements and details.

Description

This double degree course gives you the opportunity to explore global cultures, learn the intricacies of global economies, develop your leadership skills and combine your studies with overseas travel.

Studying both commerce and global studies will enable you to explore from a multidisciplinary perspective how economic, political, social and technological decisions are made across the world.

You will learn about the challenges facing all cultures and communities, such as peace and conflict, the rich-poor gap, and crime and justice, and be able to combine these with an understanding of the commercial realities all countries face.

Professional recognition

Subject to unit choice, the Bachelor of Commerce degree is accredited by relevant Australian professional bodies. Refer to the Monash Business School professional recognitionprofessional recognition (http://www.monash.edu/business/future-students/undergraduate-study-options/after-you-graduate/professional-recognition) page.

Structure

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

Commerce

B2001 Bachelor of Commerce is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete the following two parts:

Part A. Commerce specified study

This will provide you with a broad foundation for your study of commerce and expose you to several commerce disciplines. This will contribute breadth to your knowledge of commerce and address the graduate course outcomes. It will also give you the opportunity to learn more about each discipline before finalising your choice of major.

Part B. Commerce listed major

This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one discipline area. You will develop, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of your major area of study.

Global Studies

A2001 Bachelor of Global Studies course is a specialist course that develops through two themes, which will provide you with interdisciplinary approaches to addressing the key challenges facing the global community and in-depth expertise in your specialised area of study to enable you to effect change.

Part A. Leadership, culture and globalisation

You will compare and contrast a range of solutions in different historical, linguistic, cultural, and geographical settings, focussing especially on developing an understanding of effective leadership across a range of contexts to formulate practical and innovative approaches to global challenges.

Part B. Global studies specialist knowledge

These units will provide in-depth knowledge of the specific facet of global studies that comprises your specialisation, providing you with the practical and theoretical skills and knowledge needed to critically analyse, communicate and apply your disciplinary knowledge.

Requirements

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

The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2018handbooks/maps/map-b2006.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Units are 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.

Alternative exits

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

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

Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Global Studies prior to the completion of the double degree must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the global studies requirements in Part A and B for the Bachelor of Global Studies degree.

Students who wish to exit the double degree with the single arts component but are unable to complete the required period of study overseas for the Bachelor of Global Studies can graduate with a Bachelor of Arts providing they have completed 144 credit points of study including all of the requirements in Part A, B, C and D for A2001 Bachelor of Global Studies degree with a minor in global studies and a major in one of international relations, international studies or language studies.