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 code3830
Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Partner facultyInformation Technology
Abbreviated titleBCom/BBIS
CRICOS code082579M
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT

Students have a maximum of 10 years to complete this course.

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


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 double-degree program offers professional education in a range of commerce and information technology disciplines and provides students with the foundation on which further advanced commerce and information technology studies can be undertaken.


Refer to the outcomes for the single degrees 0179 Bachelor of Commerce and 3333 Bachelor of Business Information Systems.

Industry Based Learning Program

Applicants who qualify for the Industry Based Learning (IBL) program are awarded a scholarship (currently valued at $17,000) and undertake a 22-week industry placement with a participating company as directed by the University. The student's work during the placement will be structured and assessed as part of the degree.

IBL students are required to be available during the normal vacation period in summer and winter for special units and IBL placements.

Students can be admitted to the IBL placement program at the end of their first year of study.

Selection is based on academic performance and an interview process conducted by industry partners of the program.

There are a limited number of places available in the program.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) as meeting the standard of knowledge for professional-level membership.

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


This course consists of:

  • a set of core units which provide an introduction to the key areas of business
  • a set of core units which provide an introduction to the key areas of information technology
  • a commerce major from the Faculty of Business and Economics
  • a business information systems major from the Faculty of Information Technology.


Students must complete 32 units.

Commerce component

(a.) 16 units (96 points) from the faculty 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 commerce majors listed under 'Areas of study'
  • at least two units (12 points) must be completed at each of second and third-year levels

* Note: 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 must complete an additional unit as detailed below.

(iii.) 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.

Business information systems component

(b.) 16 units (96 points) from the Faculty of Information Technology as follows:

(i.) six core information technology units (36 points):

(ii.) seven core business information systems units (42 points):

  • FIT1013 IT for business
  • FIT1030 Introduction to business information systems
  • FIT2006 Business process modelling and workflow
  • FIT2017 Computer models for business decision-making
  • FIT2081 Mobile applications development
  • FIT3083 eBusiness software technologies
  • FIT3003 Business intelligence and data warehousing or FIT3152 Data science

(iii.) two industry experience studio project units (12 points):

  • FIT3047 Industry experience studio project 1
  • FIT3048 Industry experience studio project 2

(iv.) one third year-level Bachelor of Business Information Systems elective unit (6 points) chosen from a schedule published by the Faculty of Information Technologyschedule published by the Faculty of Information Technology (

Note: Double-degree students accepted into the Industry-Based Learning (IBL) placement program will complete FIT3045 Industry-based learning (18 points) in place of the two industrial experience project units (12 points) and the third-year-level elective (6 points).

Areas of study


Bachelor of Business Information Systems
Bachelor of Commerce