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Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business (Management)

Course code: 0555 ~ Course abbreviation: BA/BBus(Mgt) ~ Total credit points required: 192 ~ 4 years full-time, 8 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Arts

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Caulfield)

Course description

This double degree course allows students to qualify with both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Management) degrees.

The Bachelor of Arts is a general, flexible degree which allows students to match academic interests with career aspirations to create a personalised course progression. Studying humanities will develop general knowledge and specific intellectual skills relating to human thought and relations, such as the way we communicate or how the past has affected the present. Social science analyses and explains societies and the relationships of individuals within those societies.

The Bachelor of Business (Management) component of this double degree offers a basic grounding in a broad range of business disciplines, with a focus on management.

Course objectives

This course offers graduates a business degree with a strong emphasis on management studies in the diverse fields of management including managerial communication, organisational behaviour, international management, human resources and strategic management, combined with the broad teaching and learning objectives of the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Course structure

Students must complete 96 points in the Bachelor of Arts component and 96 points in the Bachelor of Business (Management) component.

Areas of study

For information on arts majors and minors, refer to the `Areas of study' section on the Arts faculty website at

Course requirements

Arts component

(a) an arts discipline major (48 points)

(b) an arts discipline minor (24 points)

(c) an additional arts discipline first-year sequence (12 points)

(d) a further 12 points in arts units.

Business component

(i) six compulsory common core units (36 points):

(ii) a major of 10 units (60 points) in management

  • the requirements of the major are listed below
  • at least two units (12 points) must be completed at each of second and third-year levels

(iii) additional units from the faculty in the Bachelor of Business at Caulfield campus to reach the required minimum of 16 units

Additional degree requirements:

  • a maximum of eight first-year level units (48 points)
  • a minimum of four third-year level units (24 points) from those offered by the faculty at the Caulfield campus.
Major in management

plus four units from the following list:

  • MGF2341 Managing employee relations
  • MGF2511 Managing quality, innovation and knowledge
  • MGF2661 Human resource management
  • MGF3361 Performance management
  • MGF3381 Managing information systems
  • MGF3681 International management
  • MGX3771 Operations management
  • MGX3991 Leadership principles and practices

Professional recognition

This degree is recognised as meeting academic requirements for membership by the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) and the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).

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