Business and Media Communication - B2028

Business and Media Communication

Bachelor degree/Bachelor degree

This double degree in business 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 business.

You'll develop core business skills that can be used in the media industry, and you will also establish a strategic and critical understanding of written, visual and audio communication - and how to apply these skills - in the field of business. By studying complementary subjects, you'll also build on your entrepreneurial expertise and gain practical skills to prepare you for the workplace. With 15 majors on offer, not only will you have plenty of flexibility and choice, but also a world of opportunity ahead of you.

Your career options will depend on the combination of majors and minors that you choose, and will open up a diverse range of opportunities.

Wherever your choices may lead, a degree in Business and another in Media Communication will give you versatile and transferable skills that are relevant to a number of industries. The combination will also give you the skills that employers are looking for, such as communication, teamwork, research, critical thinking and cultural sensitivity - and you'll be able to draw on cross disciplinary perspectives to thrive in a broad range of settings.

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Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time
Duration
  • 4 years (full time)
Start date First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)
Qualification Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Media Communication

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Majors, extended majors and minors

In this course, you can choose from the following majors, extended majors and minors. Some are only available as minors or only in certain locations, so click through to see the full details.

Please select a specialisation for more details:

A double degree in Business and Media Communication could give you the skills to apply business skills to the media industry. Within a media company, you could find yourself working in human resources, accounting, management, operations, sales, marketing or branding. Find out how it works.

Entry Requirements

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

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

Subject prerequisites

All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.

Australian VCE subjects

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

Maths
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in Maths: Further Mathematics or at least 22 in Maths: Mathematical Methods or at least 22 in Maths: Specialist 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:

Applicants will require a minimum of 60% average to be considered for selection. Preference will be given to applicants whose prior studies are related to the course. 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.

Applicants will require a minimum 60% average to be considered for selection. Preference will be given to applicants whose prior studies are related to the course. A minimum of two single units must be completed in order to meet minimum admission requirements.

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.

There are many ways to gain entry to a course at Monash. If you don't meet our entry requirements, there are pathways to help. More about alternative pathways...

Additionally, we recognise that some applicants may have experienced difficulties that have disadvantaged them when applying for university. We offer a range of special admissions schemes that may help you gain entry to your chosen course.More about special admissions schemes...

All applicants must satisfy the equivalence of the VCE subject prerequisites

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English entry requirements

Level A
IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall (no band lower than 6.0) Pearson Test of English (Academic): score of 58 overall with no band lower than 50 TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 79 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 21, Listening: 12, Reading: 13 and Speaking: 18 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Applicants are strongly advised to complete the VTAC Personal Statement. This ensures all relevant information is considered in the selection process.

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

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash with course code B2028

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.

International fee

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

A$45,000

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 costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code: 094680D

Double degree courses include the features of the component degree courses, except that electives may be reduced.

Business

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

Part 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.

Part 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.

Media Communication

The 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. In the double degree course you complete:

Part A. Strategic knowledge

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. Practical and professional skills

This 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.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 and economic policy.

Part C. Collaboration and Leadership

This 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.