Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Business Specialist - 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 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

B2013

Credit points

192

Abbreviated title

BBus/BBusSpec

CRICOS code

084913G

Managing faculty

Business and Economics

Admission and fees

Australia

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 (Caulfield, City (Melbourne))

Award

Bachelor of Accounting

Bachelor of Banking and Finance

Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of International Business

Bachelor of Marketing

The 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

Businesses require people with range of different skills and knowledge to keep them running profitably. This double degree in business gives you the opportunity to do more - you can study complementary areas to give you a genuine depth of study across business disciplines, build your portfolio of skills by studying different disciplines, and tailor your degree to increase your employability.

Your specialist studies will prepare you for a career as an accountant, marketer or banking and finance professional, while your business majors will give you additional skills to pursue expert roles in that industry, or give you the skills to work across industries.

Professional recognition

Subject to unit choice, these 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

B2000 Bachelor of Business is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete the following two parts:

Part A. Business specified study

This will provide you with a broad foundation for your study of business and expose you to several business disciplines. It will contribute breadth to your knowledge of business and develop your understanding of multi-disciplinary decision making in organisations. It will also give you the opportunity to learn more about each discipline before finalising your choice of major.

Part B. Business 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.

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

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

Requirements

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

The course progression mapscourse progression maps (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2018handbooks/maps/map-b2013.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 or a Bachelor of Business Specialist named degree after three years, depending on the units studied.

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

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 specialisation.