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 Business and Economics

Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Partner facultyArts
Abbreviated titleBA (Global)/BCom
CRICOS code064469M
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Tel: 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) Web address: or visit

Course coordinator

Dr Ross Booth


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


This course provides a professional education in a range of commerce and business disciplines, with a strong emphasis on developing analytical skills, and enables students to include an international element to arts studies by providing core units in international and global studies, and the opportunity for students to study overseas.


Refer to the outcomes for the single degrees 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and 0179 Bachelor of Commerce.

Professional recognition

Refer to the Faculty of Business and Economics Professional recognition of coursesProfessional recognition of courses ( page in this Handbook.


The course has the following components:

  • an international studies major and a minor and additional units from the Faculty of Arts
  • compulsory global research unit
  • international study experience
  • a set of eight foundation units which provide an introduction to the key areas of commerce
  • a major from the Faculty of Business and Economics.

Areas of study


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

Arts (Global) component

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

(i.) an international studies major of eight units (48 points)

(ii.) an arts minor of four units (24 points) in a different area of study

(iii.) one core unit (6 points):

(iv.) an additional 18 points of electives

Details of arts majors and minors are listed under 'Areas of study'.

Elective arts units 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; undergraduate units are those that commence with the numbers 1-3.

Additional Bachelor of Arts degree requirements:

  • a maximum of six first-year level units (36 points)

Commerce component

(b.) 16 units (96 points) from the Faculty of Business and Economics in the Bachelor of Commerce at the Clayton campus as follows:

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

  • ACC1000 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 list of majors 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 unit/s as detailed below.

(iv.) 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 Bachelor of Commerce degree requirements:

  • a maximum of eight first-year level units (48 points)
  • a minimum of four third-year level units (24 points) 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 Arts (Global)
Bachelor of Commerce