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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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full 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), Second Semester (July)
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.

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“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 (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: