Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Commerce 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

B2014

Credit points

192

Abbreviated title

BComSpec/BCom

CRICOS code

084915F

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 (Clayton)

Award

Bachelor of Actuarial Science

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Economics

Bachelor of Finance

The actual commerce 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

In this double degree in commerce you will learn to apply your thinking in a commercial capacity and develop the skills required to solve complex problems, while developing a depth of expertise in actuarial science, economics or finance.

This gives you a unique skill set. For example, actuarial science provides foundational understanding of finance and economics, but combined with majors in economics or finance you will have substantive knowledge across all three. Similarly, specialising in finance with a major in accounting will give you skills across all aspects of the accounting and financial sectors.

Your specialist studies will prepare you for a career in your chosen field as an actuary, economist or finance professional while your commerce major(s) will give you additional skills to pursue expert roles in that industry, or give you the skills to work across industries.

Professional recognition

Some specific or additional units may be required for professional recognition. 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 for more information regarding accreditation for each of these specialisations.

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.

Commerce Specialist

B2004 Bachelor of Commerce Specialist is a specialist course that develops through the themes of foundation commerce knowledge, specialist discipline knowledge, capstone experience and elective breadth/depth study.

Part A. Foundation commerce knowledge

These units will provide you with a comprehensive study of economics and econometrics disciplines and the impact they have on multi-discipline decision-making in organisations. The units consider the impact on the business, professional and public policy communities.

Part B. Specialist discipline knowledge

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

Part C. Capstone experience

The capstone unit is designed to consolidate the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the study of your specialisation.

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 Commerce Specialist (including all the requirements in Part A, B and C for the single degree).

The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2018handbooks/maps/map-b2014.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 Commerce Specialist named degree 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 commerce requirements in Part and B for the Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce Specialist named degree 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 particular specialisation.