Bachelor of Business Specialist and Bachelor of Arts - 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

B2012

Credit points

192

Abbreviated title

BBusSpec/BA

CRICOS code

084912J

Managing faculty

Business and Economics

Partner faculty

Arts

Admission and fees

Australia

Course type

Specialist/Comprehensive
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 (Caulfield, City (Melbourne))

Award

Bachelor of Accounting

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Banking and Finance

Bachelor of International Business

Bachelor of Marketing

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

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 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 business.

The business specialist element of this degree will give you strong business knowledge, while also building your expertise from day one in accounting, banking and finance, international business or marketing, while the arts component will give you the opportunity to explore your passion, or develop key skills in a complementary area.

For example, you could combine your accounting specialisation with a theatre studies major to give you an edge in the film industry; or combine banking and finance with international relations to take up a role at an international bank. An international business specialisation could be combined with a language to give you a truly global career focus, while a marketing specialisation could be combined with communications or journalism to extend your skills across the media industry, or with politics or psychology to open up careers in government, or market research.

Professional recognition

Subject to unit choice, the Bachelor of Business Specialist degrees are 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.

Business specialist

B2003 Bachelor of Business Specialist is a specialist course that develops through the themes of foundation business knowledge, specialist discipline knowledge and capstone experience.

Part A. Foundation business knowledge

This will provide you with a study of accounting, economics and econometrics disciplines and the impact they have on decision making in organisations.

Part B. Specialist discipline knowledge

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

Part C. Capstone experience

A capstone experience unit will consolidate your knowledge and skills acquired through the study of your specialisation and provide experience in multi-disciplinary processes and decision making.

Arts

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

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 Business Specialist (including all the requirements in Part A, B and 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/2018handbooks/maps/map-b2012.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 Business Specialist or a Bachelor of Arts after three years, depending on the units studied.

Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Business Specialist 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 Business Specialist degree.

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.