Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2014 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 2014 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Partner facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleBA/BBus
CRICOS code077153B
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

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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.
  • Students have a maximum of 10 years to complete this course.
  • Students may select arts units from any campus, but should be aware of the teaching location as this may require travel to another campus.


The Bachelor of Arts is a general, flexible degree which allows students to match academic interests with career aspriations to create a personalised course progression.

Monash Arts students learn about the diverse world in which we live, and how we might live in the future. They are encouraged to think about cultural, linguistic and geographical difference and to ask how and why these variations have occurred over time. Studying Arts encourages students to take an innovative approach in tackling world issues and fosters a global perspective. Arts students think about how communication works, how people make themselves understood to others, and how they make meaning through artistic expression. Arts students have the ability to assess evidence, and the research skills to acquire information. They use these skills to find out why we are the way we are.

To do this, they need to think critically and creatively. Arts students are self-reliant researchers, seeking out a variety of resources in order to answer complicated questions. They are expert communicators who can convey complex ideas in speech and writing. They resist easy answers, or simplistic solutions.

Arts students strive to develop an ethical and intellectual framework within which they can understand what it means to be human, and how this changes over time.

The Bachelor of Business is designed to provide graduates with high-level skills in a range of key business disciplines. It blends a conceptual theoretical framework with practical applications and covers basic discipline material through to more specialised requirements in the selected discipline. Graduates will be well equipped to seek employment in both private and public-sector enterprises.


Refer to the outcomes for the single degrees 0002 Bachelor of Arts and 3806 Bachelor of Business.


This course consists of 96 points in the arts component and 96 points in the business component and comprises an arts major and minor, a business major and core business units, and additional units in arts and business.

Areas of study

Arts major

For the specific requirements of arts majors and minors and information on other arts units refer to the Areas of studyAreas of study ( section in this Handbook.

Business majors


Arts component

Students must complete:

(a.) an arts major (48 points)

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

(c.) additional arts elective units to make up a total of 96 points

By combining some of the core arts requirements, students can complete a double major in two different arts disciplines. For more details on this option, contact the Faculty of ArtsFaculty of Arts (

Arts elective units can be identified using the browse units toolbrowse units tool ( and indexes of arts unitsindexes of arts units ( in the current edition of the Handbook. The level of the unit is indicated by the first number in the unit code; undergraduate units are those that commence with the code ATS and numbers 1-3.

Business component

Students must complete:

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

(b.) a major of eight units* (48 points) from the Business majors listed under 'Areas of study', with at least 12 points at second year and at least 12 points at third year.

* Note: Depending on the major chosen, one or more of the units in the major may have already been studied as part of the common core units - where this is the case, students will complete an additional unit as detailed below

(c.) additional electives from the Faculty of Business and Economics at Caulfield campus to reach the required minimum of 16 units (96 points). Business elective units at the Caufield campus can be identified using the browse units toolbrowse units tool (

Alternative exit(s)

Students cannot graduate from either single degree until they have satisfied the requirements for that award and successfully completed studies to the value of 144 points in the relevant component.


Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Business