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 code4436
Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleBBusAdm
CRICOS code079046M
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 (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 first year of this course provides students with the background necessary for academic success and enables them to make an appropriate choice of specialisation. In second year students are introduced 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.


This course consists of:

  • 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 free electives.


Students must complete 24 units (144 points) 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 free electives* (24 points) which may be chosen:

  • from any Faculty of Business and Economics programs and campuses**
  • from disciplines offered by another faculty
  • to form a minor
  • from individual units.

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

** Note: Enrolment in units at campuses other than the student's campus of enrolment is subject to there being spare capacity after students from that campus have enrolled.

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.

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).

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.

Areas of study


Bachelor of Business Administration