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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Course

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 titleBBusCom(Hons)
CRICOS code042511G
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Berwick, Gippsland, Peninsula, Sunway)
Contact details

Course coordinator

Professor Val Clulow


This course has been especially designed to offer selected students the opportunity for advanced study in one of the specialist business areas offered by the departments of the Faculty of Business and Economics. Students will also learn how to conduct business-related research at an advanced level.


The Honours degree of Bachelor of Business and Commerce aims to produce graduates who will:

(a.) be critical and creative scholars who:

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

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

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

(c.) have a comprehensive understanding of their discipline and be able to provide discipline based solutions relevant to the business, professional and public policy communities that we serve

(d.) have capacity to integrate and synthesise knowledge from across disciplines to create innovative applications in organisational settings

(e.) have an ability to undertake research informed by advanced studies in their discipline.

Entry requirements

Applicants need to have attained a minimum average grade of 65 per cent in the final two years of their bachelor's degree in the relevant discipline to be considered.


The course structure has three main components:

  • a set of research methods units
  • a set of directed studies units where students can study topics of specific interest
  • a major research report.


(a.) Students must complete three core units (36 points):

  • BEW4000 Research methodology 1
  • BEW4010 Research methodology 2
  • BEW4100 Research project and report (24 points)

Students may replace BEW4010 with ETW3200 if appropriate prerequisite units have been successfully completed.

(b.) students must complete a further two units (12 points):

With the approval of the course director, one or both of the directed studies units may be replaced by approved 4000-level units where these are available.

Units required for specified majors

Honours level studies can be taken in any of the disciplines available within course 2224 Bachelor of Business and Commerce degree.


The honours degree of Bachelor of Business and Commerce