There are quite a few differences between the Bachelor of Business and the Bachelor of Commerce.
If you study Commerce you'll focus on using your analytical skills to solve challenges across commercial environments.
If you study Business you'll focus on business management and developing the skills you need to manage or run a business.
Both courses offer industry placements, double degrees, a strong foundation in core business units and an excellent mix of majors to choose from, but there are different combinations of double degree options and majors offered in each. There are also differences in the ATAR and maths prerequisites for both courses.
The Diploma can be taken at the same time as your degree. It usually adds an extra year to your time at university (sometimes less) and you can still go on the intensive in-country programs as part of your study.
Find out more on the Monash University scholarships website.
There are professional organisations for accounting, auditing, actuarial science, computing, finance, human resources, management, marketing and more. Course advisers can work with you to make sure that the units you take will qualify you for membership of the organisation representing your profession.
You can find details of professional organisations and the units required for selected registration or membership on our professional recognition page.
Contact hours depend on the degree you are enrolled in. Most degrees involve three to four contact hours per unit per week. You'll be expected to do around nine hours a week of independent study for each unit.
The Bachelor of Business at our Peninsula campus is based on the Problem Based Learning (PBL) style and involves six-and-a-half contact hours per subject each week, with additional hours of independent study. PBL students have four days of study on campus.
Yes, you may be able to transfer from one Monash course into another, provided that you:
- have good results from your current course
- have the prerequisite maths for the course you wish to transfer to
- there are places available in the course you want to transfer to.