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Monash University Handbook 2011 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 titleBCom(Hons)
CRICOS code067732K
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details


Course coordinator

Dr Ross Booth


  • Some units may need to undertaken at campuses other than Clayton.


This program enables students to build on their undergraduate major and extend their knowledge and skills in one or more specialised areas. Some programs contain a mix of advanced theory, research training and research and some programs in require students to complete successfully both coursework and a research project.


The Honours degree of Bachelor of 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.) be able to construct conceptual frameworks and use these to analyse complex issues in the corporate sector, government and the professions

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

Entry requirements

In generic terms, applicants must have completed a bachelor degree, with a major in the related discipline offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics or an equivalent qualification from another university, and normally have achieved an average equivalent to at least 70 per cent in relevant second and third year units.

For detailed entry requirements, please refer to Monash Coursefinder at


The course structure may contain up to three main components:

  • studies in research methods
  • honours coursework units from the student's area of specialisation
  • a research report.



The honours degree of Bachelor of Commerce