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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 titleBBusCom(Global)
CRICOS code067405C
Total credit points required144
Standard duration of study (years)3 years FT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Gippsland)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details


Course coordinator

Professor Val Clulow


  • Full-time study only


This course offers high achievers from varied backgrounds the opportunity to undertake an academically rigorous and professionally relevant program of study partly in an international setting. Knowledge gained from the course will allow graduates to offer management skills to international companies. The course is also relevant for those who seek career advancement in the public, intergovernmental and non-profit sectors, and others who wish to extend their skills in the analysis and interpretation of the global business environment.


The Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Global) 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.) demonstrate capacity to evaluate international business issues and apply cultural competence to global organisational solutions.

Professional recognition

This degree with relevant units is recognised by the following legal entities:

  • Australian Securities and Investment Commission
  • Australian Institute of Management
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • Chartered Financial Analysts Institute
  • CPA Australia
  • Financial Services Institute of Australasia
  • National Institute of Accountants
  • Public Relations Institute of Australia
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

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
  • a major from the list of majors offered in the Bachelor of Business and Commerce (this primary major must be selected from majors available on the student's campus of enrolment and all units taken as part of this major 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.


The degree requires completion of 24 units (144 points) over a maximum of 10 years as follows:

(a.) 16 units (96 points) from the faculty in the Bachelor of Business and Commerce at the student's campus of enrolment as follows:

Units that have a 'G' as the third character are offered by Off-campus Learning.

(i.) eight compulsory common core units (48 points)

(ii.) a major of eight units (48 points):*

  • the major must come from the approved list of majors listed under 'Areas of study'
  • at least two units (12 points) must be completed at each of second and third-year levels

*Note: Depending on the major chosen, one or more of the units in the major may have already been studied as part of the group of common core units - where this is the case, students will complete additional unit/s as detailed below.

(iii.) one semester of study at another Monash campus, or at another institution, in a country other than the student's own. For this program the overseas experience campus would be considered the home campus for that semester.

(iv.) additional units selected from the faculty in course 2224 Bachelor of Business and Commerce at the student's campus of enrolment, to reach the required minimum of 16 units (96 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 10 first-year level units (60 points)
  • 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 student's campus of enrolment
  • in addition to specific unit prerequisites, third-year level units require the successful completion of two second-year level units and second-year level units require the successful completion of four first-year level units.

Areas of Study


Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Global)