The world of business is challenging, fast-paced and constantly evolving. From finance to food, engineering to entertainment, every industry needs people with business skills. Whether you're interested in working for a large corporation, managing a business or becoming an entrepreneur, you need to know how to thrive in a competitive business landscape. In this course you will develop broad business knowledge and acquire expertise in your chosen area of business practice. With more than 10 majors to choose from and five double-degree options on offer, you will have genuine diversity and depth of choice in your business studies at Monash.
Comprehensive and flexible, the Bachelor of Business offers you a range of options to help you develop the skills you'll need to have a successful business career. We're all about choice, offering you more majors to provide genuine diversity across all areas of business. Whether you're creative, people-focused or have a passion for numbers, in business there is something for everyone.
Your learning experience at Monash is enhanced through a range of co-curricular activities that develop your critical thinking, communication and negotiation skills. These activities also increase your employment opportunities through:
- Internships with leading companies and brands.
- International exchange programs with one of our 100 partner universities around the world.
- Leadership and professional development programs.
- Networking opportunities with business leaders.
A degree from an internationally recognised business school such as Monash will make you employable across the globe. It gives a broad range of career options in fields such as accounting, economics, marketing, management, sports, consulting, information technology, government, health care, international business and taxation.
You can use your professional skills to work in general management and operations, or become a leader in your chosen field. Plus, very high achieving students enrolled in the single business course or the Business and Business Specialist double-degree course will be eligible for selection to the Monash Business School Scholars Program.
At a glance
For students looking to begin study in 2016.
ATAR by location
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On-campus at Caulfield: Full time & part time
On-campus at Peninsula: Full time
|Duration:||3 years (full time), 6 years (part time)|
|Start date:||First Semester (February), Second Semester (July). Mid-year intake available at Peninsula Campus only|
|Qualification:||Bachelor of Business|
Choose to major in one of:
|Listed area of study||Major||Extended Major||Minor|
|Accounting||Caulfield, Clayton||Caulfield, Clayton|
|Banking and finance||Caulfield||Caulfield|
|Business management and strategy||Peninsula||Peninsula|
|Economics and business strategy||Caulfield||Caulfield|
|Human resource management||Caulfield||Caulfield|
|Marketing and communication||Peninsula||Peninsula|
Hear what our students have to say about the Bachelor of Business
"At the end of high school I was confused by all the options in front of me. But after thinking about the type of career I wanted, and the subjects I was interested in and the skills I wanted to develop, I decided the corporate world was for me. That's why I chose the Bachelor of Business. I wanted a broad degree that would give me lots of choice and flexibility." Nasrin Hallak, Bachelor of Business
You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.
Equivalent Australian Year 12
All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.
|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.
Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.
University entrance requirements
Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.
Business and Economics Employment and Supplementary form
Current year 12 applicants are not required to complete this form. All other applicants must complete the Business and Economics Employment and Supplementary Information form. Information provided receives equal weighting with academic results in deciding the ranking. This form is available from the faculty website.
Alternative entry pathways
Multiple pathways to this course
If you don't have the entrance requirements above, you'll be able to gain entry to this course by completing the pathway Monash College Diploma of Business, Monash College Diploma of Commerce or Diploma of Tertiary Studies (DOTS).
Additionally, we recognise that some applicants may have experienced difficulties that have disadvantaged them when applying for university. We offer a range of special admissions schemes that may help you gain entry to your chosen course. More about special admissions schemes...
Making the application
Semester one (February)
Current VCE or IB students studying in Victoria should apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
Semester two (July)
Mid-year intake (July) available at Peninsula Campus only
For applications Direct to Monash
Apply directly to Monash with this course code: B2000Apply directly to Monash
For applications Direct to Monash
Apply directly to Monash with this course code: B2000
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...
Fees are subject to change annually.
Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
The average annual student contribution amount is:
Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.
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.
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.
The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.
Our Comprehensive courses allow you to select from a wide range of subjects within a broad field of study. You can choose a Monash Comprehensive course in five broad fields: arts, business, commerce, information technology or science, and then customise your course to make it uniquely yours. In this course, you will study a range of subjects from across the business field, broadening your knowledge in this area while also deepening your knowledge in at least one subject that will become your major.
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.
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.
This will enable you to further develop your knowledge of your chosen major, or business more broadly, or study a second business major. Alternatively you can select units from across the University in which you are eligible to enrol.
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The following progression map(s) shows you a guide of the typical sequencing of units undertaken in this course.
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Partner with another course
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 up to two years less than if you studied for the two degrees separately.