B2000 - Bachelor of Business - 2017

Undergraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2017 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Business and Economics.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code


Credit points


Abbreviated title




Managing faculty

Business and Economics

Admission and fees


Course progression map

B2000 (pdf)

Course type


Standard duration

3 years FT, 6 years PT

Students have a maximum of 8 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.

Mode and location

On-campus (Caulfield)


Bachelor of Business


This course is designed to provide graduates with high-level skills in a range of key business disciplines. It will provide you with the skills to work in and manage different functions across an organisation. It blends a conceptual theoretical framework with practical applications, providing both a broad basis for business study and the more specific knowledge of your selected major(s). It provides choice and flexibility by allowing you to major in up to two different areas of business, and offering you the opportunity to study overseas or undertake an internship.

Graduates will be well equipped to seek employment in both private and public-sector enterprises.

Double degrees

The Bachelor of Business course can be taken in combination with the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Business Specialist
  • Bachelor of Design
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Fine Art
  • Bachelor of Information Technology

Completing a double degree course will allow you to graduate with two degrees, the Bachelor of Business and the degree awarded by the partner faculty. The requirements for the award of the Bachelor of Business are the same whether the award is earned through a single or double degree course. Students should refer to the course entry for the partner course and the course mapcourse map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/maps/) for the double degree for the requirements of the other degree.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 7 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 7 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you will:

  1. be a critical and creative scholar who:
    • produces innovative solutions to problems
    • applies research skills to business challenges
    • communicates effectively and perceptively
  2. be a responsible and effective global citizen who:
    • engages in an internationalised world
    • exhibits cross cultural competence
    • demonstrates ethical values
  3. demonstrate broad knowledge and technical skills in at least one area of business and be able to provide discipline based solutions relevant to the business, professional and public policy communities that you serve
  4. 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.


This is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts:

Part A. Business specified study

This will provide you with a broad foundation for your study of business and expose you to several business disciplines. It will contribute breadth to your knowledge of business and develop your understanding of multi-disciplinary decision making in organisations. It will also give you the opportunity to learn more about each discipline before finalising your choice of major.

Part B. Business listed major

This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one discipline area. You will develop, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of your major area of study.

Part C. Free elective study

This will enable you to further develop your knowledge of your chosen major, or business more broadly, or study a second business major. Alternatively you can select units from across the University in which you are eligible to enrol.


Students must complete units as specified in Parts A, B and C (144 points): a minimum of 96 points of business study over Part A and Part B, and 48 points of free electives in Part C.

In choosing your units you must ensure that you complete no more than 10 level 1 units (60 points), and that you complete at least six units (36 points) at level 3 of which at least four units (24 points) being Bachelor of Business listed units from the campus of enrolment.

The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/maps/map-b2000.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Units are 6 points unless otherwise specified.

Part A. Business specified study (48 points)

Students complete:

a. The following seven units (42 points):

b. One capstone, project, international or internship experience unit (minimum 6 points) chosen from the units listed below.

Note: Students who choose a 12 or 24-point unit reduce the amount of points available for free electives (see Part C) which may impact on the ability to complete a major using free electives.

Capstone unit

  • BEX3000 Current issues in business
  • BEX3150 Sustainability practice and organisations

Corporate project

  • BEX3350 Investigative project in business
  • BEX3450 Investigative project in business (12 points)

International experience

  • ACX3500 International study program in accounting
  • BEX3622 Issues in global business
  • BEX3722 Engaging with international business
  • BFX3871 International study program in banking and finance
  • MKX3521 International study program in marketing


Part B. Business listed major (48 points)

Complete at least one business listed major from your campus of enrolment. A major requires eight units with no more than two units (12 points) at level 1 credited to the major and at least three units (18 points) at level 3 credited to the major.

Depending on the major you choose, you may have already studied one of the required units as part of your business specified study. If so, you must complete an additional business unit offered on your campus of enrolment to have at least 96 points from the Faculty of Business and Economics.

If you intend to undertake an honours year, you should ensure you complete the specific units required for honours in your chosen major area of study.

Minors and majors

Refer also to the table of majors and minorsmajors and minors (http://monash.edu/pubs/2017handbooks/undergrad/bus-minor-major-extended-major-specialisation.html).

Majors and minors

Part C. Free elective study (48 points)

Elective units may be chosen from units available in the Bachelor of Business course, including units to extend your major or to complete a second major or minor(s). Note that at most two units may contribute towards two majors or a major and a minor.

Enrolment in Faculty of Business and Economics units at campuses other than your campus of enrolment is subject to available capacity after students from that campus have enrolled. You should also be aware of travel and timetabling limitations.

Elective units may also be used to sample disciplines from across the University or to complete a major or minor(s) from other courses if you have the required prerequisites and there are no restrictions on enrolment into the units.

Free electives can be identified using the browse unitsbrowse units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/search) tool and indexes of unitsindexes of units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/) in the current edition of the Handbook. MajorsMajors (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/aos/index-bydomain_type-major.html) and minorsminors (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/aos/index-bydomain_type-minor.html) can also be identified using the Handbook indexes. 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. You may need permission from the owning faculty to enrol in some units taught by other faculties.

For students in a double degree course, some units required for the other degree are credited as electives towards this Business degree.

Progression to further studies

Students successfully completing the Bachelor of Business may proceed to a one year honours program leading to B3701 Bachelor of Commerce (Honours). To be eligible to apply for entry into the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), students must obtain a distinction grade average (70 per cent) or above in 24 points of studies in relevant discipline units at level 3. In addition, some majors require particular level 3 units to be taken for admission to honours. The details are provided with the requirements for each major to which this applies.