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 codeB2006
Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Partner facultyArts
Abbreviated titleBCom/BGS
CRICOS code083204A
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
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 exciting double degree gives students the opportunity to explore global culture, learn the intricacies of global economies and combine their studies with overseas travel.

The commerce component of this double degree provides students with a thorough understanding of the economy and business, beyond the daily management of an organisation. Students learn how a business operates, as well as explore how all the economic, political, social, cultural and technological decisions that go along with businesses can positively and negatively impact on our society, or even the world. Key principles of commerce are addressed and students choose a major from a range of disciplines including management, accounting, econometrics, finance, sustainability, marketing or actuarial studies.

In the global studies component students learn about the global challenges facing cultures and communities throughout the world, such as peace and conflict, the rich-poor gap, and crime and justice. Core units focus on leadership development, and students undertake a broad range of multidisciplinary electives, an overseas study component, and have the choice of specialising in one of international studies, international relations or global cultural literacies.

Overseas study costs

Students need to be aware that there will be personal financial costs associated with the compulsory overseas study requirement for the Bachelor of Global Studies component of this double degree. Grants may be available but are not guaranteed. Contact Monash AbroadMonash Abroad ( for details.


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

  • 0179 Bachelor of Commerce
  • A2001 Bachelor of Global Studies

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

  • faculties other than Business and Economics
  • campuses other than Clayton

In the arts component of this double degree students may select units in their specialisation:

  • 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)

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


Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Global Studies