Business and Arts - B2019

Business and Arts is a great combination. By studying the two together you are opening up a world of opportunity. Business and Arts enables you to study complementary subjects to further enhance your employability, and develop core business skills that can be used in artistic arenas. It's also a great combination if you haven't decided on a career direction yet, because it gives you the best of both worlds.

With this double degree course, you'll have genuine diversity of choice, with more than 50 majors and minors on offer. And your options are only as limited as your imagination.

This course leads to two separate degrees:

  • the Bachelor of Business, and
  • 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.

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

Combine Criminology and Accounting to give you the skills to pursue a career as a forensic investigator; mix Psychology and Human Resource Management to pursue a business career that focuses on understanding how people think; or group Business Law and Theatre Studies to give you an edge in the film and entertainment industries.

Wherever your choices may lead, a degree in Business and another in Arts will give you versatile and transferable skills that are relevant to any industry. 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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At a glance

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 Arts, Bachelor of Business
Course Handbook

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A double degree in Business and Arts could help you combine criminology with accounting for a career as a forensic investigator, or group business law with theatre studies to get a head start in film and entertainment. Find out how it works.

"I chose Monash because I wanted to study a double degree in arts and marketing, and Monash is the only institution which offered this combination. Studying a double degree has a huge advantage, as it gives you skills across multiple disciplines and shows future employers that you are adaptable." - Mikaela Conan-Davies, Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Business (Marketin…

Professional futures

There are over 75,000 Monash Arts Alumni in over 130 countries. Discover the vast range of careers and industries in which our graduates are succeeding and making a real difference in the world.

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Visit China, Italy, Indonesia, Malaysia or India with the fully-funded GIG program. Apply your in-class learning to real-world situations at the intersection of society, technology and the environment.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements (International students)

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

At the time of enrolment in a course at Monash University, you must be at least 17 years of age.

View all minimum age requirements.

All Monash undergraduate courses require you to have successfully completed a minimum of an Australian Year 12 qualification (or equivalent) and achieve the required academic entry score. Most Monash faculties generally use your most recent studies for admission however other guidelines may apply where your prior qualification may be considered.

Entry requirements for each qualification level are as follows:

All Monash undergraduate courses require you to satisfy English entry requirements in one of the following ways:

If you do not meet the above English proficiency test scores, consider Monash English Bridging. Some Monash courses however do not accept Monash English Bridging.

The English measures outlined above must be completed within 2 years prior to the Monash course commencement date (other time limitations may apply as outlined in the Monash University Procedure). If you have completed several measures of English proficiency over a period of time, the highest valid measure will be accepted.

Monash University reserve the right to ask students to complete an English proficiency test to meet English course requirements upon request.

Further information can be located at English language requirements.

All Monash University undergraduate courses require you to have previously studied and achieved required Australian level standards in certain specific subject known as prerequisite subjects.

You must satisfy the following prerequisite subject requirements for this course:

Meeting prerequisite subject requirements from other international qualifications:

You can still meet the above prerequisite subject requirements if you have completed other international qualifications. These subjects will be assessed on a case by case basis when you apply.

Alternative pathways

If you don't satisfy the requirements for direct entry consider these pathway options.

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.

Arts

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

Part A. 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.

Part B. Arts specified study

This will expose you to several arts discipline 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.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code B2019

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Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code B2019

Apply

Applications are strongly advised to complete the personal statement. This ensures all relevant information is considered in the selection process.

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.

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 fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

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: 077153B