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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 titleBBus(Hons)
CRICOS code059935K
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details


Course coordinator

Mr Jeff McLean (management); Dr Jan Brace-Govan (marketing); Mr Bill Orow (taxation)


This course aims to provide a post-degree level of study for students seeking to widen their knowledge in one of management, marketing or taxation and to expose students to both substantive theory and practice of research in the field of business. The course gives graduates the training necessary to conduct independent high-quality research in either business or academic settings, cultivates analytical and critical skills, and an awareness of emerging developments in business. The course is particularly suited to those who may wish to undertake further study at the higher degree level.


The Honours degree of Bachelor of Business 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 a well developed understanding of multi disciplinary decision making in organisations

(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:

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


The degree requires completion of 48 points from one of the majors listed in the 'Areas of study'.

Areas of Study


The honours degree of Bachelor of Business