An undergraduate degree (or undergraduate course) is the first level of study you’ll complete as a university student.
For example, the Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Commerce are both undergraduate degrees. Many universities use the words ‘course’ and ‘degree’ interchangeably (generally, they both mean the same thing).
A typical single degree course is made up of 24 units over three years.
A typical double degree course is made up of 32 units over four years.
A full-time student studies four units per semester (eight units per year).
A comprehensive course is made up of core units, major units and elective units, and a specialist course is made up of core units, specialisation units and electives. The number of core and elective units available in your course structure will vary, depending on whether you choose a comprehensive or specialist degree:
In our comprehensive courses you can use your elective units to study a second major. You can also use your elective units to study abroad or undertake an internship.
In our specialist courses you can use your elective units to study major or minor in another discipline. You can also use your elective units to study abroad or undertake an internship.
After you enrol at Monash Business School, you’ll meet with a student services advisor who will help you choose your units, and provide advice on which units are best for you based on your interests and career goals.
A double degree means studying two degrees at the same time. You’ll be awarded two qualifications in less time than it would take if you studied them separately.
For example, if you enrol in a Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Engineering double degree you’ll graduate with two degrees, one in commerce and one in engineering, and you’ll be qualified to work in either area.
This is where you study two different majors as part of your degree. It allows you to study in multiple discipline areas as part of one degree.
For example, you can study a double major in business or commerce – accounting and marketing, or accounting and finance, say. Or you can study one major in business/commerce and another in a discipline from another faculty in the university – for example accounting (Business) and a language (Arts), or economics (Business) and politics (Arts).
In a double major you’ll study eight units from each discipline area and develop strong knowledge in both fields, but you’ll only graduate with one degree.
A major is a sequence of eight units that makes up the area of specialisation in your degree. Within each major there’s usually a mix of units you can pick and choose from, based on your interests and career goals.
We offer more than 20 majors across our undergraduate programs.
A specialisation is a sequence of 12 or more units that make up the main area of study in your degree. It provides a more in-depth education in a field of study than a major because you study more units.
We offer specialisations in:
Banking and Finance
They’re available in our undergraduate specialist courses.