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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Course

NOTE: This course has been updated - please refer to the Undergraduate handbook change register for details.

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics

Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleBBus(Bkg&Fin)
CRICOS code001725K
Total credit points required144
Standard duration of study (years)3 years FT, 6 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Contact details

http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/about/campuses/index.html

Course coordinator

Mr David Watson

Description

The course is designed to provide graduates with high-level skills in both the specialised field of banking and finance and the general field of business management. Graduates will be capable of pursuing careers in the banking and finance industry and a wide range of business fields. The course blends a conceptual theoretical framework with practical applications and covers basic discipline material through to more specialised banking and finance requirements.

Objectives

The Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance) aims to produce graduates who will:

(a.) be critical and creative scholars who:

  • produce innovative solutions to problems
  • apply research skills to business challenges
  • communicate effectively and perceptively

(b.) be responsible and effective global citizens who:

  • engage in an internationalised world
  • exhibit cross cultural competence
  • demonstrate ethical values

(c.) have a comprehensive understanding of their discipline and who are able to provide discipline based solutions relevant to the business, professional and public policy communities that we serve

(d.) have a well developed understanding of multi disciplinary decision making in organisations.

Professional recognition

This degree is recognised by the following legal entities:

  • Australian Securities and Investments Commission
  • Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

Professional recognition may be dependent upon work experience requirements and the correct choice of units.

For further details visit http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/asg/cds/publications/professional-recognition.html.

Structure

The course structure has three main components:

  • a set of core units which provide an introduction to the key areas of business study
  • a major in banking and finance (all units taken as part of this major must be from the student's campus of enrolment)
  • eight open electives which may be taken from any Faculty of Business and Economics programs and campuses, or from disciplines offered by another faculty. These open electives can, in some cases, form a second major.

Requirements

The degree requires completion of 24 units (144 points) over a maximum of eight years:

(a.) 16 units (96 points) from the faculty in the Bachelor of Business at the Caulfield campus as follows:

(i.) six compulsory common core units (36 points):

(ii.) a major of 10 units (60 points) in banking and finance:

  • the requirements of the major are listed below
  • at least two units (12 points) must be completed at each of second and third-year levels

(b.) eight open electives (48 points):

  • may be taken from disciplines offered by another faculty
  • may be taken from any Faculty of Business and Economics programs and campuses.*

*Note: Enrolment in units at another campus is subject to there being spare capacity after students from that campus have enrolled.

Additional degree requirements:

  • a maximum of 10 first-year level units (60 points)
  • a minimum of six third-year level units (36 points), of which at least four units (24 points) must be from those offered by the faculty at the Caulfield campus
  • in addition to specific unit prerequisites, second-year level units require the successful completion of three first-year level units and third-year level units require the successful completion of two second-year level units.

Units required for banking and finance major

(a.) The following six units:

  • AFF1300 Money and capital markets
  • AFF2401 Commercial banking and finance
  • AFF2631 Financial management
  • AFF3121 Investments and portfolio management
  • AFF3841 Lending decisions
  • MGX3100 Management ethics and corporate governance

(b.) four units from the following list:

  • AFF2701 Equity markets
  • AFF2851 Accounting information systems and financial modelling
  • AFF3111 Personal financial planning
  • AFF3301 Money market operations
  • AFF3331 International banking and finance, or AFX3871 International study program in banking and finance
  • AFF3351 Investment banking
  • AFF3651 Treasury management
  • AFF3751 Futures and options markets
  • BTF2601 Banking law
  • ECF1200 Macroeconomics
  • ECF2331 Macroeconomic and monetary policy
  • ETX2121 Data analysis in business
  • ETF3300 Quantitative methods for financial markets

Award(s)

Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)