Business Specialist and Arts

Bachelor degree/Bachelor degree

This double degree combination offers you genuine breadth of choice, with more than 40 majors and minors across the arts, humanities and social sciences available to complement your studies in business.

The Business Specialist component will give you strong broad business knowledge, while also building your expertise from day one in either Accounting, Banking and Finance or Marketing. The Arts component will give you the opportunity to explore your passion, or develop key skills in a complementary area.

This course leads to two separate degrees. Depending upon your business specialisation, you will be awarded either,

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

and also

  • the Bachelor of Arts.

You will gain all the benefits of each degree course and be fully equipped to pursue a career in either field separately or to combine the two in your chosen work.

Choose to combine your Accounting specialisation with a Theatre Studies major to give you an edge in the film industry. Combine Banking and Finance with a language major to increase your international employment options and take up a role at an international bank. Complement your Marketing specialisation with Communications or Journalism to extend your skills across the media industry, or with Politics or Psychology to open up careers in government, or market research.

Wherever your choices may lead, a degree in Business and another in Arts will give you versatile and transferable skills that are relevant to any industry. The combination will also give you the skills that employers are looking for, such as communication, teamwork, research, critical thinking and cultural sensitivity - and you'll be able to draw on cross disciplinary perspectives to thrive in a broad range of settings.

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Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences/Other

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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), Second Semester (July)

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Your qualification will be a
Bachelor of Arts

Choose to major in one of:

Listed area of study Major Extended Major Minor
No Group
Anthropology Clayton Clayton
Behavioural studies Caulfield, Clayton
Communications and media studies Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton
Criminology Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton
Film and screen studies Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton
Human geography Clayton Clayton
International relations Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton
Journalism Caulfield Caulfield Caulfield
Linguistics Clayton Clayton
Literary studies Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton
Politics Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton
Psychology Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton
Sociology Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton
Listed area of study Major Extended Major Minor
Ancient cultures Clayton Clayton
History Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton
Indigenous cultures and histories Clayton Clayton
International studies
Listed area of study Major Extended Major Minor
International studies
Australia in the world Caulfield, Clayton
Holocaust and genocide studies Caulfield, Clayton
International studies Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton
Islamic studies Clayton
Jewish studies Caulfield, Clayton
Languages and culture
Listed area of study Major Extended Major Minor
Languages and culture
Chinese studies Clayton Clayton Clayton
English as an international language Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton
French studies Clayton Clayton Clayton
German studies Clayton Clayton Clayton
Indonesian studies Clayton Clayton Clayton
Italian studies Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton
Japanese studies Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton
Korean studies Clayton Clayton Clayton
Spanish and Latin American studies Clayton Clayton Clayton
Ukrainian studies Clayton
Music and performing arts
Listed area of study Major Extended Major Minor
Music and performing arts
Music Clayton Clayton
Performance Clayton
Theatre Clayton Clayton
Philosophy and bioethics
Listed area of study Major Extended Major Minor
Philosophy and bioethics
Bioethics Caulfield, Clayton
Human rights Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton
Philosophy Caulfield, Clayton Clayton, Caulfield Caulfield, Clayton
Religious studies Clayton Clayton

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


Equivalent Australian Year 12


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

Applicants should note that the above English and mathematics prerequisites, or their interstate/overseas equivalents, must be satisfied.

TAFE Certificate IV, diploma or advanced diploma graduates: To be considered, applicants will normally require at least a 75% to 79% 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: To be considered, completion of two single units 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 complete the Business and Economics Employment and Supplementary Information form. Information provided receives equal weighting with academic results in deciding the ranking of applicants.

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 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.

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)

Apply directly to Monash

For applications Direct to Monash

Apply directly to Monash with this course code: B2012

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 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.

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.


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 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.

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

A. Arts specified study

This will expose you to several Arts disciplines areas of study contributing breadth to your knowledge of the arts, humanities and social sciences. It will also give you the opportunity to learn about several areas of study before finalising your choice of major and minor.

B. Arts listed major

This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your practical and theoretical skills and knowledge in one Faculty of Arts listed major area of study. You will learn to critically analyse, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of the area of study.

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