Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; 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 course.

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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 titleBA (Global)/BCom
CRICOS code064469M
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details


Course coordinator

Dr Ross Booth


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


This course provides a professional education in a range of commerce and business disciplines, with a strong emphasis on developing analytical skills, and enables students to include an international element to arts studies by providing core units in international and global studies, and the opportunity for students to study overseas.


Professional recognition


The course structure has the following components:

  • an international studies major
  • compulsory global studies unit
  • international study experience
  • a set of eight foundation units which provide an introduction to the key areas of commerce
  • a major from the Faculty of Business and Economics.


The degree requires completion of 32 units (192 points) over a maximum of 10 years as follows:

Commerce component

(a.) 16 units (96 points) from the Faculty of Business and Economics in the Bachelor of Commerce at the Clayton campus as follows:

(i.) six compulsory common core units (36 points):

  • AFC1000 Principles of accounting and finance
  • BTC1110 Business law
  • ECC1000 Principles of microeconomics
  • ETC1000 Business and economic statistics
  • MGC1010 Introduction to management
  • MKC1200 Principles of marketing

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

  • the major must come from the approved list of majors 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.

(iv.) additional units from the faculty in the Bachelor of Commerce at the Clayton campus to reach the required minimum of 16 units (96 points)

Additional Bachelor of Commerce degree requirements

  • a maximum of eight first-year level units (48 points)
  • a minimum of four third-year level units (24 points) from those offered by the faculty at the Clayton 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.

Arts (Global) component

(b.) 16 units (96 points) from the Faculty of Arts as follows:

(i.) one core unit (6 points) in global studies:

(ii.) an international studies major of eight units (48 points)

(iii.) an arts minor of four units (24 points)

(iv.) an additional first-year arts sequence (12 points)

(v.) one arts elective unit (6 points)

(vi.) a minimum of one and a maximum of three semester(s) abroad at another Monash campus or designated overseas university (ie exchange partner).

Details of arts majors and minors are available via

Additional Bachelor of Arts degree requirements

  • a maximum of six first-year level units (36 points).

Areas of Study


Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Arts (Global)