courses

3863

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Managing facultyMedicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Abbreviated titleBPsychSciBus
CRICOS code069370D
Total credit points required144
Standard duration of study (years)3 years FT, 6 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Sunway)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3863
Contact details

Telephone: +61 3 9905 3965, email: ugcourse.psych@monash.edu or visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/psych/course/ugrad/bpsychbus-index.html

Course coordinator

Dr Tom Whelan

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

This course is intended for students who wish to apply psychological training to work in a business environment. Students acquire a fundamental understanding of the major principles of psychology and are exposed to a broad cross section of topics relevant to applied and professional psychology. They also acquire a basic knowledge of core business disciplines and specialised knowledge in one business area, and develop an understanding of psychology in a business environment.

Students will enhance their ability to develop careers in psychology, and/or business through the development of effective interpersonal and communication skills, the mastering of essential research design procedures, statistical analyses and methods of written and oral communication relevant to the fields of psychology and business.

Outcomes

On completion of this course, students will have:

  • acquired a fundamental understanding of the major principles of psychology
  • been exposed to a broad cross section of topics relevant to applied and professional psychology
  • acquired a basic knowledge of core business disciplines and specialised knowledge in one business area
  • developed effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • mastered the essential research design procedures, statistical analyses and methods of written and oral communication relevant to the fields of psychology and business
  • developed an understanding of psychology in a business environment
  • acquired skills in modern information technologies, which will enhance their effectiveness in employment
  • the ability to commence or develop careers in psychology, marketing, management, human resources, or other business areas
  • the skills and encouragement to progress to postgraduate studies and/or research.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Psychological Science and Business is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

This degree does not make students eligible to register as a psychologist. A career in psychology will require further study and training after completion of the Bachelor of Psychological Science and Business.

Structure

The course consists of:

  • a ten unit undergraduate major sequence in psychology from the School of Psychology and Psychiatry
  • six core business units from the Faculty of Business and Economics
  • an eight-unit major in any major sequence offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics on the campus at which the student is enrolled.

Requirements

First year

First semester

  • AFW1000 Principles of accounting and finance
  • MGW1010 Introduction to management
  • MKW1120 Marketing theory and practice
  • PSY1011 Psychology 1A

Second semester

Second year

First semester

  • PSY2031 Developmental and biological psychology
  • PSY2051 Research design and analysis
  • two units from the Business and Economics major*

Second semester

  • PSY2042 Cognitive and social psychology
  • PSY2112 Organisational psychology
  • two units from the Business and Economics major*

Third year

First semester

  • PSY3041 Psychological testing, theories of ability and ethics
  • PSY3051 Perception and personality
  • two units from the Business and Economics major*

Second semester

  • PSY3032 Abnormal psychology
  • PSY3062 Research methods and theory
  • two units of from the Business and Economics major*

* Refer to areas of study entries at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2012handbooks/aos/index-byfaculty-bus.html for details of Business and Economics majors and units available.

Award(s)

Bachelor of Psychological Science and Business