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 titleBJourn & BBus
CRICOS code074400E
Total credit points required204
Standard duration of study (years)4.5 years FT, 9 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
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  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.


This course provides entry-level preparation for a professional career in journalism, business and related fields, in the context of a critical appreciation of the role of the media and the business sector in contemporary Australian and international society.


The Journalism degree prepares students for the professional practice of high quality journalism. It addresses all production technologies for journalism - print, video, radio and online - in metropolitan, regional and international contexts. It imparts advanced skills in research and communication for professional practice, fosters a critical understanding of the role of journalism and the media in contemporary Australian society, in all its diversity and dynamism, and is founded in the principle that robust and accurate journalism is an essential component of a democratic society.

Graduates can expect to possess high order skills in professional practice and scholarly analysis that will enable them to find appropriate industry employment, and enter further study at a higher level as and when needed.

The Bachelor of Business aims to develop 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.

Professional recognition


The course structure has four main components:

  • a set of core units which provide an introduction to the key areas of business
  • a business major with all units taken from Caulfield campus
  • a journalism major
  • a journalism studies specialisation


The degree requires completion of 35 units (204 points) over a maximum of 10 years as follows:

Journalism component:

(a.) Students must complete 17 units (108 points) from the Faculty of Arts as follows:

(i.) a journalism major (48 points)

(ii.) a journalism studies specialisation (36 points) including:

(iii.) an arts minor in a different area of study (24 points).

Business component

(a.) 16 units (96 points) taken from the Bachelor of Business as follows:

(i.) six compulsory common core units (36 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

(iii.) additional units selected from the faculty in the Bachelor of Business at the Caulfield campus, to reach the required minimum of 16 units (96 points).

Additional Bachelor of Business degree requirements

  • a maximum of eight first year level units (48 points)
  • m a minimum of four third year level units (24 points)
  • 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.

Areas of Study


Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Journalism