Businesses, big and small, rely on technology and information systems to operate successfully in a rapidly changing global market.
This combination of business and information technology gives you the skills to apply business principles and knowledge across the IT sector or assist businesses to implement new technological advances. You have the opportunity to explore areas of interest or develop new ones, or combine your majors to develop key skills. You could:
- combine majors in accounting and software development to create new software programs for accountants
- mix games development and marketing to help you develop and sell the next big video game
- join business information systems and business statistics to work in the growing field of data analytics.
NOTE: For learning outcomes and other relevant information of this double degree, refer to the single degree entries:
Subject to unit choice, the Bachelor of Business is accredited by relevant Australian professional bodies. Refer to the Monash Business School professional recognitionprofessional recognition (http://www.monash.edu/business/future-students/undergraduate-study-options/after-you-graduate/professional-recognition) page.
The Bachelor of Information Technology is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) as meeting the standard of knowledge for professional-level membership.
The requirements below detail what you must study in order to complete this double-degree course and receive the awards.
The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2019handbooks/maps/map-b2017.pdf) provides guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.
Units are 6 points unless otherwise specified. You must complete 192 points:
1. 96 points must be completed in Parts A and B as described below in 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 and B as described below in Bachelor of Information Technology 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.
If you are completing a major in accounting do not complete this section. The following units meet this course requirement: ACF3100/ACC3100 Advanced financial accounting and ACF3200/ACC3200 Management accounting.
Note: If you choose a 12 or 24 point unit you must discuss course progression with the Faculty.
- BEX3000 Current issues in business
- BEX3150 Sustainability practice and organisations
- BEX3300 Business and design
- ACX3500 International study program in accounting
- BEX3622 Issues in global business
- BEX3722 Engaging with international business - Australia
- BEX3723 Engaging with international business - North America
- BEX3724 Engaging with international business - Asia
- BEX3725 Engaging with international business - Europe
- BEX3728Not offered in 2019 Engaging with international business (12 points)
- BFX3871 International study program in banking and finance
- BSA3004 Innovation and entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley
- 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 one business listed major. A major requires eight units with no more than two units (12 points) at level 1 and at least three units (18 points) at level 3.
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.
Majors and minors
Refer also to the table of majors and minorsmajors and minors (http://monash.edu/pubs/2019handbooks/undergrad/bus-minor-major-extended-major-specialisation.html).
Information technology component
Bachelor of Information Technology is about the application of computer-based technologies and systems to meet individual and organisation information needs. The course will enable you to gain the knowledge and skills needed to use IT effectively and to use, develop and manage IT-based systems.
Part A. Information technology specified study (48 points)
This will provide you with foundation skills and knowledge for your IT education and ensure a breadth of understanding of IT and its applications in organisations and society.
You must complete:*
a. One introductory programming unit (6 points) from:**
- FIT1051 Programming fundamentals in java
- FIT1045 Algorithms and programming fundamentals in python
- FIT1048 Fundamentals of C++
b. The following four units (24 points):
- FIT1047 Introduction to computer systems, networks and security
- FIT1049 IT professional practice
- FIT2002 IT project management
- FIT2094 Databases
c. One of (6 points):
- FIT2001 Systems development
- FIT2099 Object-oriented design and implementation
d. Capstone project units (12 points) or an industry-based learning unit (18 points) from:
- capstone project units (12 points) (depending on your chosen major)
Business information systems, computer networks and security, and software development majors
- FIT3047 Industry experience studio project 1 and FIT3048 Industry experience studio project 2
Games development and Interactive media majors
Industry-based learning placement stream
- FIT3045 Industry-based learning (18 points)***
Part B. Information technology listed major (48 points)
This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one area of information technology. You will develop the practical and theoretical skills and knowledge in your chosen major needed to successfully plan, develop, implement and evaluate information products and systems.
You must complete one of the following information technology listed majors. A major requires eight units with no more than two units at level one (12 points) and at least three units (18 points) at level three.
If you intend to undertake an honours year you should ensure you complete the specific units required as a pre-requisite for honours in your chosen major area of study.
You may be eligible to exit the double degree program and graduate with either a Bachelor of Business or a Bachelor of Information Technology after three years, depending on the units studied.
If you wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Business prior to the completion of the double degree you must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Part A and B for the Bachelor of Business degree.
If you wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Information Technology prior to the completion of the double degree you must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Part A and B for the Bachelor of Information Technology degree.
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 courses apply:
- 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.