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 code4425
Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Partner facultyArts
Abbreviated titleBJourn/BCom
CRICOS code074397F
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT

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

Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)

Journalism studies require attendance at the Caulfield campus. Commerce studies require attendance at the Clayton campus.

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.


The course provides a professional education in a range of commerce disciplines combined with preparation for the professional practice of high quality journalism. There is a strong emphasis on constructing conceptual frameworks and using these to analyse complex issues in the corporate sector, government and the professions.


Students must complete 96 points from the Faculty of Arts and 96 points from the Faculty of Business and Economics as outlined in the following single degrees:

  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0179 Bachelor of Commerce.

In the journalism component of this double degree students may select elective unit/s:

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

In the business component of this double degree students cannot take units from:

  • faculties other than Business and Economics
  • campuses other than Clayton
  • the philosophy and politics area of study.

Refer to the single degrees for all information and requirements for this double-degree course.


Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Journalism