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 codeB2005
Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleBIB
CRICOS code083825E
Total credit points required144
Standard duration of study (years)2 years FT, 4 years PT

Students have a maximum of 6 years to complete this course.

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


Course coordinator

Dr Errol Muir


  • 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 an understanding of the core areas of business and develops learning in an enquiry based environment. The second year introduces students to the application of knowledge in the areas of international business, and the ability to think clearly and analytically, and to apply concepts that relate to specific business contexts is developed throughout the students' course work and particularly in the international business strategy unit.

The course includes an extended specialisation in international business and the option of an eight unit professional accounting sequence. The course includes four breadth units where students can choose to undertake units from the Faculty of Business and Economics, study abroad, industry placements or an investigative project. International students would be strongly encouraged to undertake an internship unit, and domestic students would be strongly encouraged to undertake a study abroad experience. It will be possible to undertake an investigative project unit in lieu of the internship or study abroad experience.

Students will undertake units on a trimester basis at a Monash City location in Collins Street, Melbourne.


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.) demonstrate broad knowledge and technical skills in the area of international business and be able to provide discipline based solutions relevant to the business, professional and public policy communities that we serve

(d.) demonstrate a well-developed understanding of multi-disciplinary decision making in organisations via application of knowledge from core business discipline areas from outside your major area of study

(e.) be able to use international business knowledge to enhance opportunities and to resolve challenges confronting international organisations.

Professional recognition

Refer to the faculty's Professional recognition of coursesProfessional recognition of courses ( page in this Handbook.


This course consists of:

  • two core units
  • ten specialisation core units
  • four breadth units (internships, study abroad or investigative project)
  • a stream of eight units in either accounting or international business.


Students must complete 24 units (144 points) as follows:

(a.) two core units:

(b.) ten international business specialisation core units:

  • ACF1000 Principles of accounting and finance
  • ACF1121 Introduction to financial accounting
  • ACF2851 Accounting information systems and financial modelling
  • BTF1010 Commercial law
  • MGF1010 Introduction to management
  • MGF2351 International business
  • MGF3681 International management
  • MGX3121 International business strategy
  • MKF1120 Marketing theory and practice
  • FIT3152 Data science

(c.) breadth units (24 points) chosen from the following:

  • BEX3012/BEX3112 Industry based learning project (12 points)
  • BEX3350 Investigative project in business (6 points)
  • BEX3450 Investigative project in business (12 points)
  • Study Abroad at a group of selected universities in the region (24 points)
  • units taken from disciplines offered by another faculty*

* Suitable 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. Students must be able to meet any prerequisites for units chosen and should be aware of the teaching location as this may require travel to another site and have timetabling implications.

(d.) one of the following streams (48 points):

International business

Professional accounting


Bachelor of International Business