courses

4054

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2014 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 applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Partner facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleMJourn/MBus
CRICOS code069114J
Total credit points required96
Standard duration of study (years)2 years FT, 4 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/4054
Contact details

philip.chubb@monash.edu

Course coordinator

Associate Professor Philip Chubb

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Students will be required to undertake off-campus fieldwork.

Description

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to Australian and international business. It is intended as an entry-level qualification for a professional journalism career, and mid-career course for working journalists/business people seeking to extend their expertise and refresh the intellectual basis of their practice. It is has a national and international orientation designed to optimise the contribution graduates will make to their professions using a full range of media and business practices and technologies.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligning-course-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.html).

Graduates of the program will:

  • have a strong introductory understanding of Australian and international business
  • have strong journalistic research and reporting skills in a range of media technologies and formats
  • be equipped with the necessary skills and attributes either to enter professional practice in the news media and business, or for qualified journalists or business people, to extend their existing skills and intellectual understanding of their professional practices
  • understand and be able to contribute to the important role of professional and ethical journalism and business in the service of the public
  • have an effective understanding of the role of journalism, the media, business and the economy in local, national, regional and global contexts.

Fieldwork

The course involves extensive research and reporting in the field.

Professional recognition

For information on professional recognition for the Bachelor of Commerce component of this double degree, refer to the Faculty of Business and Economics professional recognitionprofessional recognition (http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/esg/asu/publications/professional-recognition.html) webpage.

Structure

Students must complete core and elective units (72 points) and one of the options outlined at level five (24 points). Students who achieve a distinction average in their level four units have the option of undertaking a 24-point research dissertation at level five. All units are worth 6 points except where indicated.

Requirements

Core and elective units

Students must complete the following four units (24 points):

plus two of the following units (12 points):

plus one of the following units (6 points):

  • MGX5991 Personal development - critical thinking and communication
  • MGX5992 Personal development - managing self and relationships

plus one of the following units (6 points):

  • MGF5020 Business ethics in a global environment
  • MGF5030 Corporate social responsibility

plus four of the following units (24 points):

  • ACX5903 Accounting for business
  • BTX9020 Business law
  • ECF5953 Economics
  • ETX5900 Business and economic statistics
  • MGX5960 Managing people and organisations
  • MKX5955 Marketing and the international consumer*
  • MKF5641 Advanced marketing communication**

*This unit should not be taken by students intending to complete the advanced marketing specialisation and cannot be counted towards the completion of this specialisation.

**This unit is only available to students who have completed the specified unit prerequisite or can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the course director, the completion of an undergraduate major in marketing.

Level five

Students choose one of the following options (24 points).

Option one

Students must complete the following units (12 points):

  • APG5813 Journalism studies project
  • APG5814 Journalism professional project

plus 12 points from the following units (12 points):

  • APG5425 Perspectives on environmental sustainability
  • APG5427 Frontiers in sustainability and environment
  • APG5433 Corporate sustainability management
  • APG5434 Sustainability measurement
  • BFF5902 Introduction to risk principles
  • BFF5925 Financial management theory
  • BTX5040 Legal aspects of corporate social responsibility
  • BTX5100 Corporate environmental responsibility
  • BTX5541 Advanced corporations law
  • ETF9520 Quantitative methods for risk analysis
  • FIT5092 Electronic business
  • FIT5094 IT for management decision making
  • FIT5097 Business intelligence modelling
  • FIT5101 Enterprise systems
  • FIT5102 IT strategy and governance
  • FIT5107 Managing business records
  • FIT5157 Services science
  • FIT5160 Business process modelling, design and simulation
  • FIT9003 Database systems design
  • FIT9006 Information technology management
  • MBA9052 Project management
  • MGF5020 Business ethics in a global environment
  • MGF5870 Organisational and business dynamics
  • MGX5000 Introductory management research methods
  • MGX5611 Advanced supply chain management
  • MGX5961 Supply chain management
  • MGX9620 Fulfilment and order management
  • MGX5972 Managing organisational change
  • MKF5461 Contemporary issues in marketing*
  • MKF5403 Advanced business research methods*
  • MKF5463 Advanced buyer behaviour*
  • MKF5641 Advanced marketing communication*
  • MKX5123 Entrepreneurial innovation

* These units are only available to students who have completed the specified unit prerequisite or can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the course director the completion of an undergraduate major in marketing.

Option two

Students must complete one of the following:

  • APG5824 Journalism and business research project (24 points)
  • APG5825 Journalism and business research project (12 points) and APG5826 Journalism and business research project (12 points)

Progression to further studies

Students who undertake the 24 point research project option and achieve at least a distinction are eligible to apply for a higher degree by research.

Alternative exit(s)

Students who have completed studies in either business or journalism to the value of:

  • 24 points may apply to exit with a related graduate certificate
  • 48 points may apply to exit with a related graduate diploma.

Award(s)

Master of Business
Master of Journalism