Business and Business Specialist

Bachelor degree/Bachelor degree

Businesses require people with range of different skills and knowledge to keep them running profitably. A double degree course 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 career options will depend on the combination of specialisation and majors you choose, and will harness your analytical, strategic, numerical and creative skills, while also giving you a solid business base that will lead to a successful career.

This course leads to two separate degrees. You will be awarded,

  • the Bachelor of Business,

and depending upon your specialisation,

  • the Bachelor of Accounting, or
  • the Bachelor of Banking and Finance, or
  • the Bachelor of Marketing.

You will gain all the benefits of each degree course and be fully equipped to pursue a career in a broad range of business fields.

You can develop essential skills in key fields, or expand your opportunities by developing skills across interconnected industries. You could consider:

  • pairing Accounting with a complementary studies in Banking and Finance to give you wide reaching skills across the financial sector
  • combining a Marketing specialisation with majors in Business Statistics or Business Management, to increase your knowledge of data analytics or to work in a business development role within a marketing company.

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.

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For students looking to begin study in 2016

At a glance

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ATAR

Estimated 85+
75 Note Monash guarantee

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences/Other
N/A

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Course Details

Location(s): On-campus at Caulfield: Full time & part time
Duration: 4 years (full time), 8 years (part time)
Start date: First Semester (February)

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Overview

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Business

Your qualification will be a
Bachelor of Business

Choose to major in one of:

Majors
Listed area of study Major Extended Major Minor
No Group
Accounting Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton
Banking and finance Caulfield Caulfield
Business law Caulfield Caulfield
Business management Caulfield Caulfield
Business management and strategy Peninsula Peninsula
Business statistics Caulfield Caulfield
Economics and business strategy Caulfield Caulfield
Health administration Peninsula
Human resource management Caulfield Caulfield
International business Caulfield Caulfield
Marketing Caulfield Caulfield
Marketing and communication Peninsula Peninsula
Sports management Peninsula Peninsula
Taxation Caulfield Caulfield
Tourism Peninsula

Business Specialist

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Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum entry requirements

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

Prerequisites

All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.

English Maths Sciences/Other
Australian VCE subjects Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 25 in any mathematics N/A
IB At least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL At least 4 in Mathematics SL or 4 in Further Mathematics SL or 4 in Mathematical Studies SL or 3 in Mathematics HL N/A

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course based on your prior studies, use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

Non-School leaver requirements

All applicants must satisfy the equivalence of the VCE subject prerequisites.

VET Certificate IV, diploma or advanced diploma graduates: To be considered, applicants will normally require at least a 75% to 80% average. Preference will be given to students whose prior studies are related to the course in which they are seeking admission. Programs that involve competency-based assessment without grades or marks will not meet the admission requirements.

University: Completion of two single units (equivalent to 12 Monash credit points) satisfy minimum entry requirements, but more units may be useful for selection, especially in areas of study related to the course in which admission is being sought. Applicants should have at least a 60% average in their studies. Studies must have been completed within five years of intended commencement.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra requirements

VTAC Personal Statement for Business and Business Specialist (for domestic students only):

Current year 12 applicants are not required to complete this statement. All other applicants must complete the VTAC Personal Statement detailing any experience that is relevant to the course. Information on the statement receives equal weighting with academic results in deciding the ranking.

Extra requirements for Business:

Applicants must complete the Business and Economics Employment and Supplementary Information form. Information provided receives equal weighting with academic results in deciding the ranking of applicants.

Extra requirements for Business Specialist:

Not applicable

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Semester two (July)

This course is not available for Second Semester (July) entry

Course codes for applying directly to Monash:

  • Accounting - B20131
  • Banking and finance - B20132
  • Marketing - B20133

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$10,440

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

  • pay all of your student contribution up front and receive a 10% discount, or
  • defer payment through the HECS HELP loan scheme.

Scholarships

We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Course Structure

Double degree courses allow you to study towards two different degrees at the same time, and graduate with two separate qualifications. And because a required subject in one course can count as an elective in the other, our double degrees take two years less than if you studied for the two degrees separately.

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

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.

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. 

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

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.

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 specialism to provide discipline based solutions for business. Units contained within the discipline specialisation may meet the requirements for professional accreditation bodies.

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.

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