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 & BBus
CRICOS code074400E
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 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.


Professional recognition


The course has four main components:

  • a set of core units which provide an introduction to the key areas of business
  • a major from the Faculty of Business and Economics. This major must be selected from majors available on Caulfield campus and all units taken as part of this major must be from Caulfield 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 (18 points)

*Refer to 'Areas of study'

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

* Note: One or more of the units in the major may have already been studied as part of the group of common core units - students must complete and additional unit as detailed below.

(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)
  • 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.


Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Journalism