Business and Information Technology - B2017

Business and Information Technology

Bachelor degree/Bachelor degree

Businesses, big and small, rely on technology and information systems to operate successfully in a rapidly changing global market.

Combining Business and Information Technology gives you the skills to apply business principles and knowledge across the IT sector or to assist businesses to implement new technological advances. You have the opportunity to explore areas of interest or develop new ones; or combine your majors to develop key skills.

This course leads to two separate degrees:

  • the Bachelor of Business, and
  • the Bachelor of Information Technology.

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.

Together this combination gives you a variety of career opportunities. Depending on the majors you choose, you'll develop the skills to work across information technology, or use your IT skills to work for small businesses or corporations. You could:

  • combine majors in Accounting and Software Development to create new software programs for accountants
  • mix Games Development and Marketing to help you develop and sell the next big video game
  • join Business Information Systems and Business Statistics to work in the growing field of data analytics.

Your combination of skills could also lead to roles in project management, systems management or data analytics. The blend of Information Technology and Business will ensure you have the technical skills required in IT supported with a solid business education that will lead to a successful career.

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At a glance

ATAR

86.6 Note Lowest Selection Rank to which an offer was made
75.5 Note Lowest ATAR to which an offer was made

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
Tick Tick N/A

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time & part time
Duration
  • 4 years (full time)
  • 8 years (part time)
Start date First Semester (February)
Qualification Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Information Technology
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)

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

ATAR requirements

ATAR

86.6 Note Lowest Selection Rank to which an offer was made
75.5 Note Lowest ATAR to which an offer was made

Subject prerequisites

All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.

Australian VCE subjects

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

Maths
Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 22 in one of Mathematical Methods(any) or Specialist Mathematics or 25 in any other mathematics

Sciences/Other
N/A

IB subjects

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

Maths
At least 4 in Mathematics SL or 3 in Mathematics HL or 3 in Further Mathematics HL or 4 in Math Studies SL

Sciences/Other
N/A

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

VET Certificate IV, diploma or advanced diploma graduates: To be considered, applicants will normally require at least a 75% to 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.

Entire academic record
This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

University: Completion of two single units (equivalent to 12 Monash credit points) satisfy minimum entry requirements, but more units may be useful for selection, especially in areas of study related to the course in which admission is being sought. Applicants should have at least a 60% average in their studies. Studies must have been completed within five years of intended commencement.

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

Entire academic record
This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Multiple pathways to this course

Applicants who have successfully completed Year 12 are eligible to apply for this course.

Applicants with no formal secondary or tertiary qualifications are not eligible to apply for this course. This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

If you don't meet the published requirements for entry, you may want to consider one of the Pathway options

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 Business:

  • 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.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Current VCE or IB students studying in Victoria should apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

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

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$10,200

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.

A$32,500

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. 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 Business is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:

A. Business specified study

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.

B. Business listed major

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.

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

A. Information technology specified study

This will provide you with foundation skills and knowledge for your IT education and ensure a breadth of understanding of IT and its applications in organizations and society..

B. Information technology listed major

This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one area of Information technology. You will develop the practical and theoretical skills and knowledge in your chosen major needed to successfully plan, develop, implement and evaluate information products and systems.