Skip to content | Change text size

print version

Monash University

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 titleBBus(Psych)
CRICOS code067628K
Total credit points required144
Standard duration of study (years)3 years FT, 6 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Contact details

Course coordinator

Mr David Watson


This course aims to produce highly trained and proficient graduates who are well qualified to apply their psychological training to work in a business environment. The content of the program will provide students with excellent training for further postgraduate study in psychology or business.


The Bachelor of Business (Psychology) 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 who are able to provide discipline based solutions relevant to the business, professional and public policy communities that we serve

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

Professional recognition

This degree is recognised by the following legal entities:

  • Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • Australian Institute of Management (AIM).

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

For further details


The course structure has three main components:

  • a set of core units which provide an introduction to the key areas of business study
  • a major in psychology
  • a major in either marketing or management.


The degree requires completion of 24 units (144 points) over a maximum of eight years as follows:

(a.) six compulsory units (36 points)

(b.) a major of 10 units (60 points) in psychology

  • PSY1011 Psychology 1A
  • PSY1022 Psychology 1B
  • PSY2031 Developmental and biological psychology
  • PSY2042 Cognitive and social psychology
  • PSY2051 Research design and analysis
  • PSY2112 Organisational psychology
  • PSY3032 Abnormal psychology
  • PSY3041 Psychological testing, theories of ability and ethics
  • PSY3051 Perception and personality
  • PSY3062 Research methods and theory

(c.) a further seven units (42 points) in either management or marketing to complete an eight unit major as listed below.

(d.) one elective unit (6 points) from the Faculty of Business and Economics.

Additional degree requirements:

  • a minimum of six third-year level units (36 points), of which at least four units (24 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 seven units:

(b.) one unit 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:

  • MKF1120 Marketing theory and practice
  • MKF2111 Buyer behaviour
  • MKF2121 Marketing research methods
  • MKF3121 Marketing planning and implementation
  • MKF3131 Strategic marketing
  • MKF3461 Marketing communication
  • PMM3020 Psychology, management and marketing

(b.) one additional unit from the level two and 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 (Psychology)