Business Specialist - B2003

Business Specialist

Bachelor degree

Business is challenging, fast-paced and evolving. Every industry needs people with the skills to make business better and revolutionise business practice. Whether you're interested in working in a large corporation or becoming an entrepreneur, you need to know how to thrive in a competitive business landscape.

In this course you will have genuine depth of study, giving you the skills to make a real difference in the business world. You will develop strong business knowledge, while also building your expertise from day one in one of four key areas of business:

  • Accounting
  • Banking and finance
  • International business
  • Marketing

You can also combine your course as a double degree, providing genuine diversity of study, and graduate with an internationally recognised qualification that makes you employable across the globe.

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 across the world.
  • Leadership and professional development programs.
  • Networking opportunities with business leaders.

From day one you be able to focus your study and begin your career journey.

Accounting will prepare you for a career as a professional accountant in the public or private sectors. It will give you solid technical skills in financial accounting, management accounting, corporate finance, taxation, auditing and financial analysis.

Banking and finance will provide you with the skills to manage money in institutional settings such as banks and investment houses. You will learn key financial concepts and be able to match companies and individuals with financial products.

Through International business you will acquire a strong understanding of the issues affecting international firms and companies that operates across national borders. You will develop skills in international economics and finance and build strategic business skills.

Marketing will enable you to harness your analytic, creative and strategic skills to become a specialist marketer, and make important marketing decisions to drive business success. Plus, very high achieving students enrolled in the single Business Specialist course or the Business and Business Specialist double-degree course will be eligible for entry to the Monash Business School Scholars Program.

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At a glance


81 Estimated Clearly-in^
72.55 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

Duration: 3 years (full time), 6 years (part time) for Accounting, Banking and Finance and Marketing Specialisation.

2 years (full time), 4 years (part time) for International Business Specialisation
2016 course requirements

Please select a specialisation for more details:

At Monash, we pride ourselves on offering a broad range of flexible, easily understood course options. To make our course portfolio easy to navigate we have divided our undergraduate courses into two groups. Monash Comprehensive courses and Monash Specialist courses. This video explains how they work.

Entry Requirements

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

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


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.

With a specialist course at Monash you begin study in your area of interest from day one. If you have a specific career goal or more specific field of study firmly in your sights, this may be the option for you. These courses are designed to ensure you have the right combination of skills needed for your professional field.

This course comprises 144 points, of which 96 points is focussed on study in your specialist area and 48 points is used to provide additional depth or breadth.

The course develops through the four themes of foundation business knowledge, specialist discipline knowledge, capstone experience and breadth/depth study.

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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.