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 element of this degree will give you strong business knowledge, while also building your expertise from day one in accounting, banking and finance, international business or marketing, while the arts component will give you the opportunity to explore your passion, or develop key skills in a complementary area.
For example, you could combine your accounting specialisation with a theatre studies major to give you an edge in the film industry; or combine banking and finance with international relations to take up a role at an international bank. An international business specialisation could be combined with a language to give you a truly global career focus, while a marketing specialisation could be combined 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.
NOTE: For learning outcomes and other relevant information of this double degree, refer to the single degree entries:
Subject to unit choice, the Bachelor of Business Specialist degrees are accredited by relevant Australian professional bodies. Refer to the Monash Business School professional recognitionprofessional recognition (http://www.monash.edu/business/future-students/undergraduate-study-options/after-you-graduate/professional-recognition) page.
The requirements below detail what you must study in order to complete this double-degree course and receive the awards.
Units are 6 points unless otherwise specified. You must complete 192 points:
1. 96 points must be completed in Parts A, B and C as described below in B2003 Bachelor of Business Specialist component
2. 96 points must be completed in Parts A and B as described below in A2000 Bachelor of Arts component, of which:
- no more than 36 points can be completed at level 1
- at least 24 points must be completed at level 3
Business specialist component
The Bachelor of Business Specialist is a specialist course that develops through the themes of foundation business knowledge, specialist discipline knowledge and capstone experience.
Part A. Foundation business knowledge (18 points)
This will provide you with a study of accounting, economics and econometrics disciplines and the impact they have on decision making in organisations.
You must complete:
The following two units (12 points):
One unit (6 points) from the following:*
- ACF1100 Introduction to financial accounting
- ACF1200 Accounting for managers
Part B. Specialist discipline knowledge and Part C. Capstone experience (78 points)
Part B studies will develop your capacity as a critical and creative professional who is able to apply your knowledge of your specialisation to provide discipline-based solutions for business. Units contained within the discipline specialisation may meet the requirements for professional accreditation bodies.
The Part C capstone experience unit will consolidate your knowledge and skills acquired through the study of your specialisation and provide experience in multi-disciplinary processes and decision making.
You must complete the specialist discipline knowledge and capstone experience requirements for one of the following specialisations:
Bachelor of Arts is a comprehensive course and in the double degree course you complete Arts specified study and an Arts listed Major.
Part A. Arts specified study (48 points)
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.
You must complete:
a. an arts minor (24 points) with no more than two units (12 points) at level 1
b. a further 24 points of arts units which can be used to:
- broaden your studies in arts
- study a second minor
- add to your minor to create a second major
- add to your major in Part B to create an extended major where available.
You must choose your minor from one of the arts areas of study listed under Part B and any remaining units in this Part must be from those offered by the Faculty of Arts.
It is recommended that you complete level 2 units in more than one area of arts to give you options for finalising your choice of major at level 3.
Part B. Arts listed major (48 points)
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.
You must complete:
- an arts listed major (48 points) with no more than two units at level one (12 points) and at least three units (18 points) at level three.
You must choose these 48 points from the arts areas of study listed below.
You may add to your major to form an extended major where available by using arts units from Part A.
If you intend to progress to an honours year, you must have completed a major in a related discipline, with a minimum of 24 points of study at level 3 to be eligible.
Arts areas of study
Note: Psychology is taught by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.
The table of minors, majors and extended majors by campus details if an area of study is available as a minor, major or extended major.
You may be eligible to exit this double degree course early and graduate with one of the single awards once you have successfully completed a total of a 144 points, including all of the requirements for the relevant single degree component.
- 144 points to exit with the Bachelor of Business Specialist
- 144 points to exit with the Bachelor of Arts
You may be eligible to apply for a one-year honours course once you have successfully completed this double degree, or have completed all of the requirements for one of the single degrees including a total of 144 points. The following honours courses apply:
- B3701 Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
- A3701 Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
You are usually eligible to apply for honours if you achieve a distinction grade average (70 percent) or above in 24 points of studies in relevant discipline units at level 3. This sometimes also means you need to have completed specific units.