Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2015 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 2015 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics.

If you are seeking to commence your studies in 2016, please visit our new Find A Course for 2016.

Course code3806
Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleBBus
CRICOS code056414D
Total credit points required144
Standard duration of study (years)3 years FT, 6 years PT

Students have a maximum of 8 years to complete this course.

Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield, Peninsula)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details


Course coordinator

Associate Professor Colin Jevons


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


This course 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. The Peninsula campus offering of the Bachelor of Business will be delivered on a problem-based learning (PBL) basis and students enrolled at Peninsula will be cohort-managed for their PBL units.


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 internationalised world
  • exhibit cross cultural competence
  • demonstrate ethical values

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

(d.) have a well-developed understanding of multi-disciplinary decision making in organisations

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
  • an eight unit major (this primary major must be selected from majors available on the student's campus of enrolment and all units taken as part of this major must be from the student's campus of enrolment)
  • eight free electives.


All students

All single and double degree students must complete the following:

(A.) 16 units (96 points) as indicated for their campus of enrolment from the faculty in the Bachelor of Business as follows:

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

Note: Units that have an 'F' or 'X' as the third character are offered at the Caulfield campus or Melbourne city location; units that have a 'P' as the third character are offered at the Peninsula campus.

(2.) a major of eight units (48 points):*

  • the major must come from the approved list of majors** offered on the student's campus of enrolment, as detailed in the '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 an additional unit/s as detailed below.

**Note: The psychology major requires students to do 10 units and can only be completed as a second major at the Clayton campus. Tourism at the Peninsula campus is only available as a four unit minor.

(3.) additional units taken in the Bachelor of Business, at the student's campus of enrolment to reach the required minimum of 16 units (96 points).

Single degree students only

(B.) eight free electives (48 points):

  • may be taken from any Faculty of Business and Economics programs and campuses**
  • may be taken from disciplines offered by another faculty
  • may be chosen to form minors or a major.

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.

Majors and minors can be identified from the areas of study indexesareas of study indexes ( in the Handbook.

Students may select free elective units from any campus, but should be aware of the teaching location as this may require travel to another campus and have timetabling implications. Students may also select units offered in off-campus mode (Note: The number of off-campus units permitted for international students is limited).

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

Additional requirements

Students on all campuses must also meet the following 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 home 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.

Areas of study



*Psychology can only be done as a second major, and is not available to students completing the Bachelor of Business in a double degree.

**Tourism can only be completed as a four unit minor.


Bachelor of Business