Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts - 2019

Undergraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts.

Other commencement years for this course: 2018, 2017 and 2016

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code

B2020

Credit points

192

Abbreviated title

BCom/BA

CRICOS code

013385D

Managing faculty

Business and Economics

Partner faculty

Arts

Admission and fees

Australia

Course progression map

B2020 (pdf)

Course type

Comprehensive/Comprehensive
Bachelor/Bachelor

Standard duration

4 years FT, 8 years PT

You have a maximum of 10 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.

Mode and location

On-campus (Clayton)

Award

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Commerce

Alternative exits

You may exit the double degree course with the award for one of the single degrees. Refer to 'Alternative exits' entry below for further requirements and details.

Description

This double degree in commerce and arts gives you the skills to commercialise artistic endeavours, or apply commercial knowledge across different industry sectors.

You have genuine diversity of choice, with more than 40 majors and minors on offer. And your options are only as limited as your imagination. Combine economics and politics or philosophy as a great launching pad for a political career; or marketing science and psychology to understand why people buy certain products; or group management studies and music to have the skills to manage a band or work for a record label.

NOTE: For learning outcomes and other relevant information of this double degree, refer to the single degree entries:

  • B2001 Bachelor of Commerce
  • A2000 Bachelor of Arts

Professional recognition

Subject to unit choice, the Bachelor of Commerce is accrediated 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.

Requirements

The requirements below detail what you must study in order to complete this double-degree course and receive the awards.

The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2019handbooks/maps/map-b2020.pdf) provides guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Units are 6 points unless otherwise specified. You must complete 192 points:

1. 96 points must be completed in Parts A and B as described below in B2001 Bachelor of Commerce component.

2. 96 points must be completed in Parts A and B, as described below in A2000 Bachelor of Arts, of which:

  • no more than 36 points may be completed at level 1
  • at least 24 points must be completed at level 3 Arts units.

Commerce component

Bachelor of Commerce is a comprehensive course, and in the double degree course you complete commerce specified study and a commerce listed major.

Part A. Commerce specified study (48 points)

This will provide you with a broad foundation for your study of commerce and expose you to several commerce disciplines. This will contribute breadth to your knowledge of commerce and address the graduate course outcomes. It will also give you the opportunity to learn more about each discipline before finalising your choice of major.

You must complete:

a. The following 6 units (36 points):

  • ACC1100 Introduction to financial accounting or ACC1200 Accounting for managers
  • BTC1110 Commercial law
  • ECC1000 Principles of microeconomics
  • ETC1000 Business and economic statistics
  • MGC1010 Introduction to management
  • MKC1200 Principles of marketing

b. One elective unit (6 points) from the Faculty of Business and Economics on the Clayton campus

c. One capstone, project, international or internship experience unit (minimum 6 points) chosen from the units listed below.

If you are completing a major in accounting do not complete this section. The following units meet this course requirement: ACC3100/ACF3100 Advanced financial accounting and ACC3200/ACF3200 Management accounting.

Note: If you choose a 12 or 24 point unit you must discuss course progression with the Faculty.

Capstone unit

  • BEX3150 Sustainability practice and organisations
  • BEX3500 Current issues in commerce

Corporate project

International experience

  • ACX3500 International study program in accounting
  • BEX3622 Issues in global business
  • BEX3722 Engaging with international business - Australia
  • BEX3723 Engaging with international business - North America
  • BEX3724 Engaging with international business - Asia
  • BEX3725 Engaging with international business - Europe
  • BEX3728Not offered in 2019 Engaging with international business (12 points)
  • BFX3871 International study program in banking and finance
  • BSA3004 Innovation and entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley
  • MKX3521 Global study programs in marketing

Internships

Part B. Commerce listed major (48 points)

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.

You must complete a commerce listed major. A major requires eight units with no more than two units (12 points) at level 1 and at least three units (18 points) at level 3.

Depending on the major you choose, you may have already studied one of the units as part of your commerce specified study. If so, you must complete an additional commerce unit offered at Clayton campus to bring the combined commerce study to at least 96 points from the Faculty of Business and Economics.

If you intend to undertake an honours year, you should ensure you complete the specific units required for honours in your chosen major area of study.

Minors and majors

Refer also to the table of majors and minorsmajors and minors (http://monash.edu/pubs/2019handbooks/undergrad/bus-minor-major-extended-major-specialisation.html) which also details if an area of study is available as a minor or major.

Arts component

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 eight units selected from those listed under any major or minor offered in the Bachelor of Arts including at least one arts listed minor (24 points) in an area of study different to the chosen arts major from Part B. A minor requires four units with no more than two units (12 points) at level 1. You may replace the minor with a second arts major by using elective units available in Part A.

It is recommended that you complete level two units in more than one area of arts to give options for finalising their choice of major at level three.

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 at least one arts listed major. A major requires eight units with no more than two units at level one (12 points) and at least three units (18 points) at level three.

If you intend to undertake an honours year you should ensure that you complete the specific units required as a pre-requisite for honours in the chosen major area of study.

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.

Alternative exits

You may be eligible to exit the double degree program and graduate with either a Bachelor of Commerce or a Bachelor of Arts after three years, depending on the units studied.

If you wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce prior to the completion of the double degree you must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Part A and B for the Bachelor of Commerce degree.

If you wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts prior to the completion of the double degree you must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Part A and B for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Progression to further studies

Honours

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. In addition, some majors require particular units to be taken for admission to honours. The details are provided with the requirements for each major to which this applies.