This double degree in business and media communication will give you broad business knowledge, specialised communications skills and the ability to work across a number of industries. It's also great combination if you're wanting comprehensive knowledge in both fields, as well as an edge in the competitive world of media and business.
You'll develop core business skills that can be used in the media industry, and you will also establish a strategic and critical understanding of written, visual and audio communication - and how to apply these skills - in the field of business. By studying complementary subjects, you'll also build on your entrepreneurial expertise and gain practical skills to prepare you for the workplace.
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.
The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2019handbooks/maps/map-b2028.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.
2. 96 points must be completed in Parts A, B and C as described below in Bachelor of Media Communication 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 you 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).
Media communication component
Bachelor of Media Communication is a specialist course, developed through three themes that combine to underpin media communication practice: strategic knowledge, practical and professional skills, and collaboration and leadership.
Part A. Strategic knowledge, Part B. Practical and professional skills and Part C. Collaboration and leadership (96 points)
Part A builds students' competence in analysing and understanding the current state and past developments in media communication locally and globally; understanding impacts of media and communication transformation, and media power; creating future scenarios and media communication visions by developing students' preparedness and adaptability for future media communication change and creativity.
Part B involves developing students' competencies in linking knowledge and media practice in professional contexts, such as conceptual and implementation skills, project and content management skills, hands-on experience in putting knowledge into practice, and thereby testing and creatively experimenting with (strategic) knowledge about media transitions and transformations. It also involves developing students' competency in ethical and legal aspects of media communication.
Part C involves competencies necessary for students to work in teams and in different knowledge communities and media communication professional settings. It includes competence in engaging with stakeholders, media literacy, and participatory research and media making in collaboration with experts from academia, industry, government, and the community. It also includes competency in social and cross-cultural awareness.
a.) Common units (36 points)
You must complete:
The following two units (12 points)
Plus one of the following (12 points), chosen from:
- ATS3129 Arts internship (12 points)
- ATS3935 Professional practice (6 points) and one elective unit (6 points)
Plus two media practice labs (12 points)* with at least one at level 3 chosen from:
b.) Gateways (24 points)
You must complete gateways (24 points) from two specialisations in your first year of study. One specialisation must be nominated at the end of first year.
c.) Specialisations (36 points)
You must complete the remaining core and elective units (36 points) in the nominated specialisation as listed below:
You may be eligible to exit the double degree program and graduate with either a Bachelor of Business or a Bachelor of Media Communication 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 Parts A, B and C for the Bachelor of Business degree.
If you wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Media Communication prior to the completion of the double degree you must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Parts A, B, C and D for the Bachelor of Media Communication 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:
- F3701 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 admission to honours. The details are provided with the requirements for each major to which this applies.