Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Why study the Bachelor of Business and Commerce?

Commerce is the cornerstone of the modern economy. Our degree offers a world-class education in the economic, political, legal, social, cultural, and technological principles that exist around the world.

This course opens a world of career possibilities. Poh Nean, who studied business and commerce at Monash Malaysia, now works in Kuala Lumpur for a team of IT detectives who protect businesses from cyber hackers.

Areas of study (majors)

At Monash Malaysia, we currently offer nine majors:

  • Accountancy
  • Applied economics
  • Banking and financial management
  • Business analytics
  • Business law and taxation
  • Econometrics and business statistics
  • International business management
  • Management
  • Strategic marketing

You need to complete at least one or two majors and six compulsory, common, core units.


The course takes three years of full-time study to complete.

Course structure

This course consists of six core business and commerce units, an eight-unit major from a list of approved majors and eight open electives. It is possible to form a second major from your open electives.

The Monash University Handbook has detailed information about the structure and requirements for the Bachelor of Business and Commerce.

Career outcomes

You will develop:

  • fundamental knowledge of general principles and applications of business and commerce disciplines
  • the ability to analyse, evaluate and apply your expertise to problem-solving
  • a capacity to merge knowledge from different areas to create innovative solutions, while remaining aware of ethical and social responsibility
  • the ability to articulate and communicate your reasoning effectively
  • skills in interpersonal communication and cultural awareness in a global business environment.

Graduates may find employment in the following sectors:

  • Financial analysis
  • Human resources
  • Public relations
  • Marketing
  • Accountancy
  • International trade
  • Administration
  • Advertising
  • Data scientist

Entry requirements

To enter Monash University, students must satisfy particular academic, English language and age requirements.

Entry scores

The Bachelor of Business and Commerce requires the following entry scores:

Pre-university qualifications

A Level GCE7
Australian Year 12 ATAR70
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education18
Indian School Certificate Examination60%
All India Senior School Certificate65%
Indonesia SMA38
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma25
Kenya, Certificate of Secondary Education7
Malaysia, STPM8.33
Malaysia, UEC6
Malaysia, Matriculation Program2
Ontario Secondary School Diploma - Grade 1272.4%
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)1710
South Africa, National Senior Certificate (2009 onwards)31
Sri Lanka A Level9
Vietnam High School Diploma8

Foundation Years

Commencing Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) in 2016/2017*60%*
UNIPREP/UNSW Foundation Studies6.5
The University of Melbourne Trinity College Foundation Studies67%
Sunway Foundation in Arts60%

*The undergraduate entry requirements published are for students who commence the MUFY program in 2016/2017.


Mathematics (Australian Year 11 equivalent) is a prerequisite for the Bachelor of Business and Commerce.



In 2017, annual tuition fees for this course are:

  • RM35,000 for Malaysian students
  • RM38,500 for international students.

Once-only fees

  • Application - RM100
  • Registration - RM200

Per-semester fee

  • General amenities - RM100

Visa application fee for new international student

  • Indonesia - RM 2,840
  • Other countries - RM 2,008

Intake periods

Each year, there are three intake periods for the Bachelor of Business and Commerce. This means you can start in February, July or October.


Applications for credit can include credit transfer for previous study or recognition of prior learning.

Related courses

More information

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