Businesses require people with range of different skills and knowledge to keep them running profitably. This double degree in business gives you the opportunity to do more - you can study complementary areas to give you a genuine depth of study across business disciplines, build your portfolio of skills by studying different disciplines, and tailor your degree to increase your employability.
Your specialist studies will prepare you for a career as an accountant, marketer or banking and finance professional, while your business majors will give you additional skills to pursue expert roles in that industry, or give you the skills to work across industries.
NOTE: For learning outcomes and other relevant information of this double degree, refer to the single degree entries:
The requirements below detail what you must study in order to complete this double-degree course and receive the awards.
Units are 6 points unless otherwise specified. You must complete 192 points:
NOTE: You cannot complete both the accounting major in the Bachelor of Business component and the accounting specialisation in the Bachelor of Business Specialist component in this double degree course.
1. 96 points must be completed in Parts A and B as described below in B2000 Bachelor of Business component, of which:
- at least 24 points must be completed at level 3
2. 96 points must be completed in Parts A, B and C as described below in B2003 Bachelor of Business Specialist component.
Bachelor of Business is a comprehensive course, designed to provide you with a high-level skill in a range of key business disciplines.
Part A. Business specified study (48 points)
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.
You must 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 wish to choose a 12 point unit must discuss course progression with the Faculty.
- BEX3000 Current issues in business
- BEX3150 Sustainability practice and organisations
- 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 Global study programs in marketing
Part B. Business listed major (48 points)
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.
You must 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 Caulfield campus 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.
Majors and minors
Refer also to the table of majors and minors
Business specialist component
The Bachelor of Business Specialist is a specialist course that develops through the themes of foundation business knowledge, specialist discipline knowledge and capstone experience.
Part A. Foundation business knowledge (18 points)
This will provide you with a study of accounting, economics and econometrics disciplines and the impact they have on decision making in organisations.
You must complete:
The following two units (12 points):
One unit (6 points) from the following:*
- ACF1100 Introduction to financial accounting
- ACF1200 Accounting for managers
Part B. Specialist discipline knowledge and Part C. Capstone experience (78 points)
Part B studies will develop your capacity as a critical and creative professional who is able to apply your knowledge of your specialisation to provide discipline-based solutions for business. Units contained within the discipline specialisation may meet the requirements for professional accreditation bodies.
The Part C capstone experience unit will consolidate your knowledge and skills acquired through the study of your specialisation and provide experience in multi-disciplinary processes and decision making.
You must complete the specialist discipline knowledge and capstone experience requirements for one of the following specialisations:
You may be eligible to exit this double degree course early and graduate with one of the single awards once you have successfully completed a total of a 144 points, including all of the requirements for the relevant single degree component.
- 144 points to exit with the Bachelor of Business
- 144 points to exit with the Bachelor of Business Specialist
You may be eligible to apply for a one-year honours course once you have successfully completed this double degree, or have completed all of the requirements for one of the single degrees including a total of 144 points. The following honours course applies:
- B3701 Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
You are usually eligible to apply for honours if you achieve a distinction grade average (70 percent) or above in 24 points of studies in relevant discipline units at level 3. In addition, some majors require particular units to be taken for admissions to honours. The details are provided with the requirements for each major to which this applies.