This double degree in business administration and media communication will give you broad business knowledge, specialised communications skills and the ability to work across a number of industries. It's also great combination if you're wanting comprehensive knowledge in both fields, as well as an edge in the competitive world of media and the day-to-day operations of organisations and workforces.
Undergraduate - Course
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.
Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
Admission and fees
Course progression map
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.
Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Media Communication
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.
NOTE: For learning outcomes and other relevant information of this double degree, refer to the single degree entries:
Subject to unit choice, this degree is accredited by relevant Australian professional bodies. Refer to the faculty's Professional recognitionProfessional recognition (http://business.monash.edu/the-school/partnerships-and-advisory-boards/professional-recognition) web page.
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-b2045.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 Bachelor of Business Administration component, of which
- no more than 10 units (60 points) completed at level 1
- at least 6 units (36 points) completed at level 3.
2. 96 points must be completed in Parts A, B and C as described below in Bachelor of Media Communication component.
Business Administration component
Bachelor of Business Administration is a comprehensive course, and in the double degree course you complete business specified study and a business listed major.
Part A. Business specified study (48 points)
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.
You must complete:
a. The following seven units (42 points):
- Introduction to financial accounting or Accounting for managers*
- Foundations of finance
- Commercial law
- Introductory microeconomics
- Business statistics
- Introduction to management
- Fundamentals of marketing
* You must completeif you wish to complete the accountancy major.
b. One capstone unit, corporate project, international experience or internship unit (minimum 6 points) chosen from the units listed below.
If you are undertaking a major in accountancy do not complete this section b. The following units meet this course requirement:Performance measurement and control and Advanced financial accounting.
- Sustainability practice and organisations
- Current issues in business administration
- Industry project
- Industry project (12 points)
- Industry project (24 points)
- International study program in accounting
- Issues in global business
- Engaging with international business - Australia
- Engaging with international business - North America
- Engaging with international business - Asia
- Engaging with international business - Europe
- Engaging with international business (12 points)
- International study program in banking and finance
- Global study programs in marketing
- / Industry project
- / Industry placement (12 points)
- Industry placement (24 points)
- Marketing internship
Part B. Business listed major (48 points)
This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise. 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 at least one business listed major from those listed below. A major requires eight units with no more than two units (12 points) at level 1 credited to the major and at least three units (18 points) at level 3 credited to the major.
Depending on the major you choose, you may have already studied one of the required units as part of your business specified study. If so, you must complete an additional business unit offered on your campus of enrolment to have 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.
Majors and minors
- Business administration studies
- Economics and business decisions
- Finance and economics
- Management practice
- Marketing and communications
Refer also to the table of majors and minorsmajors and minors (http://monash.edu/pubs/2019handbooks/undergrad/bus-minor-major-extended-major-specialisation.html).
Media communication component
Bachelor of Media Communication is a specialist course, developed through three themes that combine to underpin media communication practice: strategic knowledge, practical and professional skills, and collaboration and leadership.
Part A. Strategic knowledge, Part B. Practical and professional skills and Part C. Collaboration and leadership (96 points)
Part A builds students' competence in analysing and understanding the current state and past developments in media communication locally and globally; understanding impacts of media and communication transformation, and media power; creating future scenarios and media communication visions by developing students' preparedness and adaptability for future media communication change and creativity.
Part B involves developing students' competencies in linking knowledge and media practice in professional contexts, such as conceptual and implementation skills, project and content management skills, hands-on experience in putting knowledge into practice, and thereby testing and creatively experimenting with (strategic) knowledge about media transitions and transformations. It also involves developing students' competency in ethical and legal aspects of media communication.
Part C involves competencies necessary for students to work in teams and in different knowledge communities and media communication professional settings. It includes competence in engaging with stakeholders, media literacy, and participatory research and media making in collaboration with experts from academia, industry, government, and the community. It also includes competency in social and cross-cultural awareness.
a.) Common units (36 points)
You must complete:
The following two units (12 points)
- Media challenges
- Communicating in the digital era
Plus one of the following (12 points), chosen from:
- Arts internship (12 points)
- Professional practice (6 points) and one elective unit (6 points)
Plus two media practice labs (12 points)* with at least one at level 3 chosen from:
- Audio lab
- Video lab
- Writing lab
- Media analytics lab*
- Media entrepreneurship lab*
- Virtual reality lab
* If you are in the Digital humanities specialisation you must complete 24 points of common units ascounts as media practice labs.
b.) Gateways (24 points)
You must complete gateways (24 points) from two specialisations in your first year of study. One specialisation must be nominated at the end of first year.
c.) Specialisations (36 points)
You must complete the remaining core and elective units (36 points) in the nominated specialisation as listed below:
You may be eligible to exit the double degree program and graduate with either a Bachelor of Business Administration or a Bachelor of Media Communication named degree after three years, depending on the units studied.
If you wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration 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, B and C for the Bachelor of Business Administration.
If you wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Media Communication 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, B, C and D for the Bachelor of Media Communication degree.
Progression to further studies
Successful completion of the Bachelor of Business Administration may provide a pathway to the one year honours program B3701 Bachelor of Commerce (Honours). To be eligible to apply for entry into the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), you must obtain a distinction grade average (70%) or above in 24 points of studies in relevant discipline units at level 3.