Monash University

Honours - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2014 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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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.


The honours program offered by the Departments of Banking and Finance and Econometrics and Business Statistics provides students with an enhanced opportunity for careers in industry and academia by providing advanced studies in finance and econometrics. it provides students with an opportunity to challenge and extend their knowledge, and is different from anything they will have previously experienced in their undergraduate studies. An honours degree provides graduates with analytical skills, problem-solving, strategic thinking, presentation and communication skills, as well personal development and career benefits.

Honours classes are typically small and involve a high level of staff and student interaction. Students in honours are exposed to the latest research and knowledge in the units chosen and develop research and presentation skills, as well as improving self-confidence and networking skills for the future.

While some employers require an honours year, others recognise that attributes an honours graduate bring to the workforce.


To complete the finance and econometrics double major in the Honours degree of Bachelor of Commerce, students must complete:

(a.) semester one:

(i.) two finance units (12 points) from the following:

(ii.) two econometric units (12 points) from the following:

(b.) semester two:

(i.) research project (12 points)

(ii.) one compulsory unit (6 points)

(iii.) one honours unit (6 points) subject to the following conditions:

  • any honours unit offered by the Department of Banking and Finance. This unit can be identified using the browse units toolbrowse units tool ( in the current edition of the handbook. The level of the unit is indicated by the first number in the unit code; honours units are those that commence with the number 4.

Students must have their enrolment approved by the heads, or nominees, of the departments of Econometrics and Business Statistics, and Banking and Finance.

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Relevant courses

0181 Honours degree of Bachelor of Commerce