International Business and Arts - B2038

International Business and Arts is a great combination and a great option if you have a passion for both areas and want to keep your career options open. This double degree enables you to study complementary subjects to further enhance your employability, and  develop core skills in global business that can be used in artistic arenas.

This course leads to two separate degrees:

  • the Bachelor of International 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.

The Bachelor of International Business is tailor made to not only give you that mindset – but the skills to turn your international insights into a successful career. Here, thinking bigger is just part of thinking about business. You will be challenged to understand the global forces that shape markets and trade around the world. Once you have the skills, you’ll be an asset to any organisation that wants to work smarter in today’s world.

A Bachelor of International Business provides an understanding of the issues affecting international firms, including their strategy, policies and operations. The course will equip you with the key economic, financial, political, legal, managerial and strategic skills required for international business, putting you in a position to support businesses operating in an international economy.

Taking an innovative approach in tackling world issues and fostering a global perspective, with the Bachelor of Arts, you will develop the research skills, advanced discipline knowledge and self reliance to acquire information, assess evidence and convey complex ideas in speech and writing in order to answer complicated questions. You’ll have the scope to choose from over forty areas of study and specialisations, including languages, social studies, communications, politics, human rights, and international relations.

The Bachelor of Arts offers both diversity and focus, and builds informed, skilful and critically aware citizens of the world. The course is built around deeply enriching experiences, and via your elective units, offers you four Professional Futures domains through which to develop your unique graduate profile: Global immersion, Intercultural expertise, Professional experience or Innovation capability.

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 International Business and another in Arts 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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At a glance

Subject prerequisites
English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time & part time
Note:

Travel between campuses may be required. Business units will be taught at Caulfield. Arts units are taught at Caulfield or Clayton campuses.

Depending on your subject selection, you may complete this double degree in 3 years.

Duration
This course is equivalent to 4 years of full-time study, however depending on your major it can be completed in 3 years.
Start date
First Semester (February)
Qualification
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of International Business
Course Handbook

This double degree combination offers you genuine breadth of choice, with 39 majors and minors across the arts, humanities and social sciences available to complement your studies in business.

International business provides you with an interdisciplinary understanding of issues affecting contemporary international firms, their strategy, corporate policies and operations. International business develops your knowledge and skills for the international economic, financial, political, legal, managerial and strategic environment of business.

View details specific to degree:

“The Bachelor of International Business really equips me with the foundational skills I need for a career in business, but it also gives me opportunities for more specialised avenues of study. More than that, the most important skills I’m taking with me are probably research and writing, and critical thinking skills that can be applied to any career in the future.” – …

A double degree in International Business and Arts could give you skills to work anywhere in the world. You could work for a small company that uses overseas suppliers, a big brand that operates worldwide, or a local company looking to expand. Find out how it works.

Global Immersion Guarantee (GIG)

GIG is an award-winning initiative that will enable you to explore first-hand the relationships between society, technology and the environment. It’s a two-week, funded study trip for all eligible first-year Monash single or double degree students to one of six destinations.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

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

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

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 requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

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.

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

International Business

The Bachelor of International Business is a specialist course that develops through the themes of foundation business knowledge, specialist discipline knowledge and capstone experience.

Part A. Foundation Business knowledge

This will provide you with a study of accounting, economics and econometrics disciplines and the impact they have on decision making in organisations.

Part B. Specialist discipline knowledge

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

Part C. Capstone experience

The capstone unit will consolidate your knowledge and skills acquired through the study of international business and provide experience in multi-disciplinary processes and decision making.

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 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.