Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 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 applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and 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
Partner facultyArts
Abbreviated titleBJourn & BComm
CRICOS code074397F
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
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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.
  • Journalism studies require attendance at the Caulfield campus.


The course provides a professional education in a range of commerce disciplines combined with preparation for the professional practice of high quality journalism. There is a strong emphasis on constructing conceptual frameworks and using these to analyse complex issues in the corporate sector, government and the professions.


Professional recognition


The course has four main components:

  • a set of core units which provide an introduction to the key areas of commerce
  • a commerce major with all units taken as part of the major must be from Clayton campus
  • a journalism major
  • a journalism studies specialisation

Areas of study


Students must complete 32 units over a maximum of 10 years as follows:

Journalism component

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

(i.) a journalism major* (48 points)

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

  • ATS1901 News media and society
  • ATS1902 News media and social theory
  • ATS2784 News and power
  • ATS2785 Journalism and the law
  • ATS3802 Journalism: Practice and discourse
  • one other journalism studies unit

(iii.) two elective units (12 points)

* Refer to 'Areas of study'.

Commerce component

a.) 16 units (96 points) from the faculty 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 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 units/s as detailed below.

(iii.) 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 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 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.


Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Journalism