Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Information Technology - 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 Information Technology.

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

Course code

B2017

Credit points

192

Abbreviated title

BBus/BInfoTech

CRICOS code

085441E

Managing faculty

Business and Economics

Partner faculty

Information Technology

Admission and fees

Australia

Course type

Comprehensive/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)

All business studies are completed at Caulfield; all information technology studies are completed at Clayton.

Award

Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Information Technology

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, big and small, rely on technology and information systems to operate successfully in a rapidly changing global market.

This combination of business and information technology gives you the skills to apply business principles and knowledge across the IT sector or assist businesses to implement new technological advances. You have the opportunity to explore areas of interest or develop new ones, or combine your majors to develop key skills. You could:

  • combine majors in accounting and software development to create new software programs for accountants
  • mix games development and marketing to help you develop and sell the next big video game
  • join business information systems and business statistics to work in the growing field of data analytics.

Professional recognition

Subject to unit choice, the Bachelor of Business 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.

The Bachelor of Information Technology is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) as meeting the standard of knowledge for professional-level membership.

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.

Information Technology

C2000 Bachelor of Information Technology is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete the following two parts:

Part A. Information technology specified study

This will provide you with foundation skills and knowledge for your information technology education and ensure a breadth of understanding of information technology and its applications in organisations and society.

Part B. Information technology listed major

This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one area of information technology. You will develop the practical and theoretical skills and knowledge in your chosen major needed to successfully plan, develop, implement and evaluate information products and systems.

Requirements

Students must complete 192 points, of which 96 points are from the Bachelor of Business Business (including all the requirements in Part A and B for the single degree) and 96 points from the Bachelor of Information Technology (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-b2017.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 Information Technology 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 Information Technology 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 Information Technology degree.