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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Course

NOTE: This course has been updated - please refer to the Undergraduate handbook change register for details.

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics

Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleBBus(Mgt)/BBus(Mkt)
CRICOS code021272B
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Contact details

Course coordinator

Mr David Watson


The course is designed to provide graduates with high-level skills in the specialised fields of marketing and management. Graduates will be capable of pursuing careers in a wide range of marketing and management areas. The course blends a conceptual theoretical framework with practical applications and covers basic discipline material through to more specialised marketing and management requirements. Graduates will be well equipped to seek employment in both private and public-sector enterprises.


The Bachelor of Business (Management) and Bachelor of Business (Marketing) aims to produce graduates who will:

(a.) have a well developed understanding of multi disciplinary decision making in organisations

(b.) be critical and creative scholars who:

  • produce innovative solutions to problems
  • apply research skills to business challenges
  • communicate effectively and perceptively

(c.) be responsible and effective global citizens who:

  • engage in an internationalised world
  • exhibit cross cultural competence
  • demonstrate ethical values

(d.) have a comprehensive understanding of their discipline and who are able to provide discipline based solutions to business problems.

Professional recognition

This degree is recognised by the following legal entities:

  • Australian Institute of Management (AIM)
  • Australian Marketing Institute.

Professional recognition may be dependent upon work experience requirements and the correct choice of units.

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The course structure has three main components:

  • a set of core units which provide an introduction to the key areas of business study
  • majors in management and marketing (all units taken as part of these majors must be from the student's campus of enrolment)
  • eight open electives which may be taken from any Faculty of Business and Economics programs and campuses, or from disciplines offered by another faculty. These open electives can, in some cases, form a third major.


The degree requires completion of 32 units (192 points) over a maximum of 10 years of study as follows:

(a.) 24 units (144 points) from the faculty in the Bachelor of Business at the Caulfield campus as follows:

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

(ii.) a 10 unit (60 points) major in management

(iii.) a 10 unit (60 points) major in marketing:

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

(iv.) additional units from the faculty in the Bachelor of Business at the Caulfield campus to reach the required minimum of 24 units (144 points)

(b.) eight open electives (48 points):

  • may be taken from disciplines offered by another faculty
  • may be taken from any Faculty of Business and Economics programs and campuses.*

* Note: Enrolment in units at another campus is subject to there being capacity after students from that campus have enrolled.

Additional degree requirements:

  • a maximum of 13 first-year level units (78 points)
  • a minimum of eight third-year level units (48 points), of which at least five units (30 points) must be from those offered by the faculty at the Caulfield campus
  • in addition to specific unit prerequisites, second-year level units require the successful completion of three first-year level units and third-year level units require the successful completion of two second-year level units.

Units required for specified majors


(a.) The following six units:

(b.) 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


(a.) The following seven units:

(b.) three additional units from the level two and level three units offered by the Department of Marketing at the Caulfield campus. The unit BTF3181 Marketing law may also be chosen as part of the marketing major in this degree.


Bachelor of Business (Management)

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)