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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Course

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 titleBBusSt
Total credit points required144
Standard duration of study (years)6 years PT
Study mode and locationOff-campus (Gippsland)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/1718
Contact details

Visit http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/student/contact/index.html.

Course coordinator

Ms Wendy Webber

Notes

  • This degree is only available to students who registered prior to the Open Universities Australia registration closure date of 1 October, 2010. This course is not available to international student visa holders.
  • Part-time study only

Description

This degree program, offered through Open Universities Australia, is designed to be flexible and achieve depth and breadth in the study of human resource management, management and marketing business majors. The course includes units from Monash University and other universities.

Objectives

The Bachelor of Business Studies 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 international world
  • exhibit cross cultural competence
  • demonstrate ethical values

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

(d.) be able to synthesise knowledge from different disciplines for business solutions.

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
  • 11 electives which may, in some cases, form a second major.

It is recommended students new to university complete the Open Universities unit SSK12 (Introduction to university learning).

For details of core and elective units refer to the Open Universities Australia handbook at http://www.open.edu.au.

Requirements

The degree requires completion of 24 units (144 points) over six years part-time as follows:

(a.) six compulsory common core* units (36 points):

  • ACF 110 Accounting fundamentals
  • BLW 16 Foundations of business law
  • BMS 11 Business mathematics and statistics*
  • ECO 11 Microeconomics
  • MAN 11 Introduction to management*
  • MAR 11 Marketing theory and practice*

(b.) a major of seven units (42 points):

  • the major must come from the approved list of majors below

(c.) students must complete a further 11 units (66 points) as follows:

  • further units may be selected from units in the Bachelor of Business Studies and may make up another major or one or two minor sequences
  • eight further units (48 points) may be selected from any undergraduate level units listed in the Open Universities Australia handbook.

Additional degree requirements:

  • at least eight units from Monash's Faculty of Business and Economics
  • no more than 10 first-year-level units (60 points)
  • at least six third-year-level units (36 points)
  • 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 specified majors

Human resource management

  • MAN 22 Human resource management*
  • MAN 130 Managerial communication*
  • MAN 231 Recruitment and selection*
  • MAN 232 Employment relations*
  • MAN 320 International human resource management*
  • MAN 321 Organisational change*
  • PSY 130 Organisational behaviour

Management

  • BIS 15 Information technology in organisations
  • MAN 22 Human resource management*
  • MAN 26 International business*
  • MAN 31 Strategic management*
  • MAN 32 International management*
  • MAN 33 Service operations management*
  • MAN 240 Project management*

Marketing

  • MAR 12 Research methods for marketing and management*
  • MAR 23 Integrated marketing communication*
  • MAR 24 Buyer behaviour*
  • MAR 32 Issues in competitive advantage*
  • MAR 33 Marketing planning and implementation*
  • MAR 34 International marketing*
  • MAR 35 Strategic marketing*

Units required for minor sequences

Business law

  • BLW 21 Company law
  • BLW 22 Taxation
  • BLW 23 Marketing (legal issues)
  • BLW 26 International law

Human resource management

(Cannot be taken with a human resource management major).

  • MAN 22 Human resource management*
  • MAN 231 Recruitment and selection*
  • MAN 232 Employment relations*
  • MAN 321 Organisational change*

Management

(Cannot be taken with a management major).

  • MAN 240 Project management
  • MAN 22 Human resource management*
  • MAN 32 International management*
  • MAN 33 Service operations management*

Marketing

(Cannot be taken with a marketing major).

  • MAR 23 Integrated marketing communication*
  • MAR 24 Buyer behaviour*
  • MAR 33 Marketing planning and implementation*
  • MAR 35 Strategic marketing*

Psychology

  • PSY 11 Introduction to psychology 1A
  • PSY 12 Introduction to psychology 1B
  • PSY 130 Organisational behaviour
  • PSY 230 Introduction to theories in counselling

* Units offered by Monash University Faculty of Business and Economics.

Award(s)

Bachelor of Business Studies