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
Abbreviated titleBBusAdm
CRICOS code079046M
Total credit points required144
Standard duration of study (years)3 years FT, 6 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Berwick)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details


Course coordinator

Dr Pieter Van Dijk


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


The Bachelor of Business Administration degree will comprise ten compulsory core units, a ten-unit major and four electives. Students will complete the ten core units and the ten-unit major through their home campus at Berwick. The four electives may be taken from units offered at another campus or another faculty, depth units, internships or Monash Study Abroad (subject to availability and students meeting prerequisite requirements).

The first year of the degree provides students with the background necessary for academic success and enables them to make an appropriate choice of specialisation. The second year introduces students to the application of knowledge in specially designed majors. Where a higher level of mathematical ability is required, the major will include an additional business mathematics unit to that studied in the first year. The ability to think clearly and analytically, and to apply concepts that relate to specific business contexts is developed throughout the students' course work, but particularly in the business strategy core unit in third year.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will:

(a.) be critical and creative scholars who:

  • produce innovative solutions to problems
  • apply research skills to business challenges
  • communicate effectively and perceptively

(b.) be responsible and effective global citizens who:

  • engage in an international world
  • exhibit cross cultural competence
  • demonstrate ethical values

(c.) have a comprehensive understanding of their discipline and are able to provide discipline-based solutions relevant to the business, professional and public policy communities that we serve

(d.) be job-ready, independent learners who are equipped to implement sound, evidence-based and discipline-specific business practice.

Professional recognition

Refer to the faculty's Professional recognition of coursesProfessional recognition of courses ( page in this Handbook.


The course has three main components:

  • a set of core units which provide an introduction to the key areas of business study
  • a 10 unit major in either accounting, finance and economics, or marketing
  • four open electives which may be taken from any Faculty of Business and Economics programs and campuses, or from disciplines offered by another faculty.

Areas of study


Students must complete 24 units (144 points) over a maximum of eight years as follows:

(a.) 20 units (120 points) from the faculty in the Bachelor of Business Administration as follows:

(i.) 10 compulsory core units (60 points)

(ii.) a major of 10 units (60 points):

  • the major must come from the approved majors listed under 'Areas of study'

(b.) four open electives (24 points):

  • may be taken from disciplines offered by another faculty
  • may be taken from any Faculty of Business and Economics programs and campuses.***

Elective 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.

*** Note: Enrolment in units at another campus is subject to there being capacity after students from that campus have enrolled.

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 student's campus of enrolment
  • 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 Administration