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 code4430
Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleBEcAdv(Hons)
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT

Full-time study only. Students have a maximum of 10 years to complete this course.

Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)

This course requires students to take off-campus industry placements.

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 course is not available to international student visa holders.


This course provides a professional education in the disciplines of economics and econometrics and business statistics and will enable students to undertake detailed analysis of economic issues that can be adapted to a range of careers. Students take two periods of industry-based learning placements and may receive scholarships.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (

The Bachelor of Economics Advanced with Honours aims to produce graduates who 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 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 able to construct conceptual frameworks and use these to analyse complex issues in the corporate sector, government and the professions

(e.) have an ability to undertake research informed by advanced studies in their discipline.

Industry-based learning placements

Students undertake two 12-week periods of structured industry-based learning placements jointly supervised by Monash academic staff and industry representatives, and are required to complete a comprehensive written report and verbal presentation of their placements. Students may be awarded a scholarship of $12,000 for each of the two industry placements.

Course progression requirements

A sustained high level of achievement must be demonstrated throughout the course. Students are required to maintain at least a distinction average (70 per cent) in each calendar year. Students who do not meet this standard will be required to transfer to 0023 Bachelor of Economics.

To be eligible to progress to honours at stage four in this course, students must have:

  • completed 144 points of units including all of (a.) and (b.) as detailed under 'Requirements'
  • completed all the requirements for the major sequence in the area of study in which they wish to undertake honours
  • achieved at least a distinction grade average (70 per cent) in relevant second and third year units.


This course consists of:

  • a set of core units which provide an introduction to the key areas of economics, and econometrics and business statistics
  • a major from the Faculty of Business and Economics in either economics, econometrics and business statistics, actuarial studies or financial and insurance mathematics
  • two industry-based learning placement units
  • free electives
  • honours coursework units from the student's area of specialisation and a research report.


Students must complete 30 units as follows:

(a.) 16 units (108 points) from the faculty at the Clayton campus as follows:

(i.) nine compulsory core units (54 points):

  • ECC1000 Principles of microeconomics
  • ECC1100 Principles of macroeconomics
  • ETC1000 Business and economic statistics
  • ETC1010 Data modelling and computing
  • ECC2000 Intermediate microeconomics
  • ECC2010 Intermediate macroeconomics
  • ETC2410 Introductory econometrics
  • ETC3410 Applied econometrics
  • MTH1030 Techniques for modelling* or MTH1035 Techniques for modelling (advanced)

(ii.) two industry based learning units (24 points):

  • BEX3012 Industry based learning project
  • BEX3112 Industry based learning project

(iii.) two units from those listed below (12 points):

  • ECC3840 Mathematical economics
  • ETC2440 Mathematics for economics and business
  • ETC2520 Probability and statistical inference for economics and business
  • any MTH-coded level two or three unit**

* Refer to note under 'Additional degree requirements'.

** Refer to units in the index of units by codeindex of units by code (

(iv.) a major of eight units (48 points):

  • the major must come from the approved undergraduate-level economics majors from the Faculty of Business and Economics listed under 'Areas of study'
  • at most five units (30 points) from those in (i.) and (iii.) can be counted towards the major
  • at least two units (12 points) must be completed at each of second and third year levels

(b.) up to six free electives*** (36 points) which may be chosen:

  • from any Faculty of Business and Economics programs and campuses - these free electives can, in some cases, form a second major in the Faculty of Business and Economics ****
  • from disciplines offered by another faculty and can be selected to form a minor
  • from individual units

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: Students must be able to meet any prerequisites for elective units.

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

Note: Students wishing to undertake honours in econometrics, or economics and econometrics must undertake ETC3400 (Principles of econometrics), prior to commencing the honours year as one of their electives.

(c.) eight honours units (48 points):

  • from the honours-level economics studies listed under 'Areas of study'

Additional degree requirements:

  • a maximum of eight first-year level units (48 points)
  • a minimum of 60 points at third-year level, of which at least four units (24 points) must be from those offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics at the Clayton campus (this includes the 24 credit points for industry-based learning units)
  • 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
  • students who have not studied Specialist Mathematics in VCE (or the equivalent) will need to complete MTH1020 prior to attempting MTH1030.

Areas of study

Refer to the following for requirements of the undergraduate-level majors:

Refer to the following for requirements of the honours-level studies:

Progression to further studies

Students who successfully complete the Honours degree of Bachelor of Economics may be eligible for admission to a master's program in the Faculty of Business and Economics subject to satisfying the appropriate entry requirementsentry requirements (


Bachelor of Economics Advanced with Honours