Business and Business Specialist - B2013

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,

  • Bachelor of Business,

and depending upon your specialisation,

  • Bachelor of Accounting, or
  • Bachelor of Banking and Finance, or
  • Bachelor of International Business, or
  • 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
  • combining the International Business specialisation with a major in Marketing or Banking and Finance, to explore careers in international trading or investment companies.

Your specialist studies will prepare you for a career as an Accountant, Marketer, Banking and Finance expert or Global Business 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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At a glance


85 Estimated Clearly-in^
74.7 Note2016 lowest ATAR offer

^All domestic applicants with a score above the Clearly-in ATAR who meet the course prerequisites are offered a place. This is an estimate of what the the Clearly-in ATAR will be in 2017.

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

Location(s): On-campus at Caulfield: Full time & part time
On-campus at Melbourne City, Australia: Full time & part time
Duration: 4 years (full time) or 3 years (full time) for International Business specialisation
Start date: Varies depending on chosen specialisation. See specialisations below for more detail.
2016 course requirements

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Majors, extended majors and minors

In this course, you can choose from the following majors, extended majors and minors. Some are only available as minors or only in certain locations, so click through to see the full details.

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Entry Requirements

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

Making the application


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.

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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