Bachelor of Business Administration - 2019

Undergraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics.

Other commencement years for this course: 2018, 2017 and 2016

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

B2007 (pdf)

Course type


Standard duration

3 years FT, 6 years PT

You 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 (Peninsula)


Bachelor of Business Administration


Every industry needs people with strong business skills to manage, grow and improve the day-to-day operations of organisations and workforces. To keep up with this growing industry need, companies are looking for graduates with strong management and business administration skills.

This is a comprehensive course that focuses on building job-readiness and independent learning skills to ensure that you're ready for the workforce and life after university. You'll have opportunities to learn on site, hear from industry leaders, as well as work on community cases and industry-focused projects. At the end of your degree, you'll also be able to choose a capstone unit (such as an internship) to tie your studies together and ease you into the professional workforce.

As part of this course, you will develop strong business knowledge, while also building your expertise from day one in one or more business disciplines.

Double degrees

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

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Media Communication

Completing a double degree course will allow you to graduate with two degrees, Bachelor of Business Administration and the degree awarded by the partner faculty. The requirements for the award of each of the degrees is the same whether the award is earned through a single or double degree course. You should refer to the relevant double degree handbook entry for the specific requirements.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 7 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 7 and Monash Graduate Attributes (

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

  1. be critical and creative scholars who:
    • demonstrate the critical ability to analyse truth, claims and evidence
    • produce innovative solutions to problems
    • apply research skills to business challenges and collect, organise, analyse and interpret data meaningfully
    • communicate effectively and perceptively and convey ideas and results effectively to diverse audiences and in a variety of format
  2. be responsible and effective global citizens who:
    • engage in an internationalised world
    • exhibit cross-cultural competence
    • demonstrate ethical values
    • demonstrate a capacity to accommodate the world view of others and achieve agreed outcomes
  3. demonstrate broad knowledge base, methodologies and technical skills in your area of study and provide discipline-based authoritative solutions relevant to the business, professional and public policy communities that you serve
  4. be a job-ready, independent learner who is equipped to implement sound, evidence-based and discipline-specific business practice
  5. be able to demonstrate knowledge of corporate social responsibility and exercise personal, professional and social responsibility
  6. acquire reflective skills conducive to the development of lifelong learning and work and learn both independently and collaboratively.

Professional recognition

Subject to unit choice, this degree is accredited by relevant Australian professional bodies. Refer to the Monash Business School professional recognitionprofessional recognition ( page.


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. 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 Parts A and 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 at least 6 units (36 points) at level 3, of which at least 4 units (24 points) must be Bachelor of Business Administration listed units from the campus of enrolment.

The course progression mapcourse progression map ( provides guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Units are 6 points unless otherwise specified.

Part A. Business specified study (48 points)

You must complete:

a. The following seven units (42 points):

* You must complete ACB1100 if you wish to complete the accountancy major.

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

If you are undertaking a major in accountancy do not complete this section b. The following units meet this course requirement: ACB3021 Performance measurement and control and ACB3050 Advanced financial accounting.

Capstone unit

  • BEX3150 Sustainability practice and organisations
  • BEX3600 Current issues in business administration

Corporate project

International experience

  • 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
  • MKX3521 Global study programs in marketing


Part B. Business listed major (48 points)

You must complete at least one business listed major from those listed below. 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.

Majors and minors

Refer also to the table of majors and minorsmajors and minors (

Part C. Free elective study (48 points)

Elective units may be chosen from units available in the Bachelor of Business Administration course, including units 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 meeting entry requirements and 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 ( tool and indexes of unitsindexes of units ( in the current edition of the Handbook. MajorsMajors ( and minorsminors ( 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.

If you are seeking accreditation with any professional body, refer to the Faculty Professional recognition pageFaculty Professional recognition page ( to determine the requirements.

Progression to further studies

Successful completion of this course may provide a pathway to the one year honours program B3701 Bachelor of Commerce (Honours). To be eligible to apply for entry into the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), you must obtain a distinction grade average (70%) or above in 24 points of studies in relevant discipline units at level 3.