Commerce Specialist and Arts - B2024

Commerce Specialist and Arts

Bachelor degree/Bachelor degree

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 commerce.

The Commerce element will give you strong business knowledge, while building your expertise from day one in one of three key areas:  Actuarial Science, Economics or Finance, while the Arts component will give you the opportunity to explore your passions, or develop key skills in a complementary area.

This course leads to two separate degrees. Depending upon your specialisation, you will be awarded one of:

  • the Bachelor of Actuarial Science, or
  • the Bachelor of Economics, or
  • the Bachelor of Finance,


  • the Bachelor of Arts.

You will gain all the benefits of each degree course and be fully equipped to pursue a career in either field separately or to combine the two in your chosen work.

You might choose to combine your Actuarial Science specialisation with a language major to open up international employment opportunities; or combine Finance with Communication or Journalism to give you career options in finance communication and public relations. While an Economics specialisation is perfectly matched with studies in Politics or Philosophy, giving you a great basis for a public service or political career.

You will have a wide variety of career opportunities.

Wherever your choices may lead, the combination of a specialist field of Commerce and an Arts field will ensure you have versatile and transferable skills that are relevant to any industry including communication, teamwork, research and critical thinking.

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At a glance


92+ Note Estimated Lowest Selection Rank

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
  • 4 years (full time)
  • 8 years (part time)
Start date First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

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

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


Equivalent Australian Year 12

Subject prerequisites

All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.

Australian VCE subjects

Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL

Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (any) or Specialist Mathematics


IB subjects

At least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL

At least 4 in Mathematics SL or 3 in Mathematics HL or 4 in Further Mathematics SL


All applicants must satisfy the equivalence of the VCE subject prerequisites.

VET Diploma or Advanced Diploma graduates: To be considered, applicants will normally require at least an 80% average. Preference will be given to students whose prior studies are related to the course in which they are seeking admission. Programs that involve competency-based assessment without grades or marks will not meet the admission requirements.

University: To be considered, completion of two single units satisfy minimum entry requirements, but four units are recommended to be competitive for selection, especially in areas of study related to the course in which admission is being sought. Applicants should have at least a 70% average in their studies. Studies must have been completed within five years of intended commencement.

Applicants must complete the VTAC Personal Statement. Information provided receives equal weighting with academic results in deciding the ranking of applicants.

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course based on your prior studies, use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Extra requirements for Commerce Specialist:

  • Employment and Supplementary Information form - Applicants must complete the VTAC Personal Statement. Information provided receives equal weighting with academic results in deciding the ranking of applicants.
  • VTAC Personal Statement (for domestic students only) - Current year 12 applicants are not required to complete this statement. All other applicants must complete the VTAC Personal Statement detailing any experience that is relevant to the course. Information on the statement receives equal weighting with academic results in deciding the ranking.

Extra requirements for Arts:

Not applicable

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash

For applications Direct to Monash

Apply directly to Monash with this course code: B2024

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


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:

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.



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.

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 two years less than if you studied for the two degrees separately.

The Bachelor of Commerce Specialist is a specialist course that develops through the themes of foundation commerce knowledge, specialist discipline knowledge and capstone experience .

A. Foundation commerce knowledge

These units will provide you with a comprehensive study of economics and econometrics disciplines and the impact they have on multi-discipline decision-making in organisations. The units consider the impact on the business, professional and public policy communities.

B. Specialist discipline knowledge

These units will develop your capacity as a critical and creative professional who is able to apply your knowledge of a specialised area to provide discipline based solutions to commerce. Units contained within the discipline specialisation may meet the requirements for professional accreditation bodies.

C. Capstone experience

The capstone unit is designed to consolidate the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the study of your specialisation.

The Bachelor of Arts is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:

A. Arts specified study

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.

B. Arts listed major

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.