Bachelor of International Business and Bachelor of Arts - 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 Arts.

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

Partner faculty


Admission and fees


Course progression map

B2038 (pdf)

Course type


Standard duration

4 years FT, 8 years PT

You have a maximum of 10 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.

Mode and location

On-campus (Caulfield, City (Melbourne))


Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of International Business

Alternative exits

You may exit the double degree course with the award for one of the single degrees. Refer to 'Alternative exits' entry below for further requirements and details.


This double degree combination offers you genuine breadth of choice, with 39 majors and minors across the arts, humanities and social sciences available to complement your studies in business.

International business provides you with an interdisciplinary understanding of issues affecting contemporary international firms, their strategy, corporate policies and operations. International business develops your knowledge and skills for the international economic, financial, political, legal, managerial and strategic environment of business.

NOTE: For learning outcomes and other relevant information of this double degree, refer to the single degree entries:

  • B2005 Bachelor of International Business
  • A2000 Bachelor of Arts

Professional recognition

Subject to unit choice, the Bachelor of International Business is accredited by relevant Australian professional bodies. Refer to the Monash Business School professional recognition ( page.


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 ( 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, B and C as described below in Bachelor of International Business component, of which:

  • no more than 10 units (60 points) at level 1
  • a minimum 36 points must be at level 3.

2. 96 points must be completed in Parts A and B, as described below in Bachelor of Arts component, of which:

  • no more than 36 points may be completed at level 1
  • at least 24 points must be completed at level 3 Arts units.

International Business

Bachelor of International Business 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)

These studies will develop your capacity as a critical and creative professional who is able to apply your knowledge of international business to provide discipline based solutions for business. Units contained within the discipline may meet the requirements for professional accreditation bodies.

The capstone unit will consolidate your knowledge and skills acquired through the study of international business and provide experience in multi-disciplinary processes and decision making.

You must complete:

a. The following nine units (54 points):

b. One capstone, project, international or internship experience to a total of 24 points.

This must include a minimum 12 points from Study Aboard at an approved partner institution or from the following industry placement units:

And if needed to achieve the 24 points, any of the following units can be completed.

  • BEX2000 Digital technology and business
  • BEX2500 Integrative thinking and decision making
  • BEX3350 Industry project*
  • BEX3450 Industry project* (12 points)
  • BEX3411 Entrepreneurship*
  • BEX3722 Engaging with international business - Australia*
  • BEX3725 Engaging with international business - Europe*
  • other units from the Monash Business School or other faculties across the university*

* Permission required

Arts component

Bachelor of Arts is a comprehensive course and in the double degree course you complete Arts specified study and an Arts listed Major.

Part A. Arts specified study (48 points)

This will expose you to several arts disciplines areas of study contributing breadth to your knowledge of the arts, humanities and social sciences. It will also give you the opportunity to learn about several areas of study before finalising your choice of major and minor.

You must complete eight units selected from those listed under any major or minor offered in the Bachelor of Arts including at least one arts listed minor (24 points) in an area of study different to the chosen arts major from Part B. A minor requires four units with no more than two units (12 points) at level 1. You may replace the minor with a second arts major by using elective units available in Part A.

It is recommended that you complete level two units in more than one area of arts to give options for finalising their choice of major at level three.

Part B. Arts listed major (48 points)

This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your practical and theoretical skills and knowledge in one Faculty of Arts listed major area of study. You will learn to critically analyse, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of the area of study.

You must complete at least one arts listed major. 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 that you complete the specific units required as a pre-requisite for honours in the chosen major area of study.

Majors and minors

Note: Psychology is taught by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

Alternative exits

You may be eligible to exit the double degree program and graduate with either a Bachelor of International Business or a Bachelor of Arts named degree after three years, depending on the units studied.

If you wish to graduate with a Bachelor of International 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, B, C and D for the Bachelor of International Business.

If you wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts 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, B and C for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Progression to further studies


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)
  • A3701 Bachelor of Arts (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.