Monash University

Undergraduate - Area of Study

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Business and Economics component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Business and Economics


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Philosophy and politics complements study in commerce and economics. To understand fully the challenges of modern society requires complementary disciplinary study and analysis. Philosophy helps in reasoning logically and in considering the ethical implications of decisions and policies. Politics assists in understanding how government and institutions affect decision-making and public policy.


To complete the philosophy and politics major in the Bachelor of Economics, students must complete the following units from the Faculty of Arts:

(a.) four units from the philosophy area of study (24 points)

(b.) four units from the politics area of study (24 points)

This must include two units (12 points) at level one and one unit (six points) at each of second and third-year levels from both philosophy and politics.

Relevant courses

  • 0023 Bachelor of Economics
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 1319 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Economics