Why study a Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication?

This double degree offers the opportunity to combine your interests and graduate with two qualifications. The course combines business training with skills in communication, such as writing and editing, critical thinking, organisation, analysis and research.

Areas of study

Business and Commerce

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


  • Media studies
  • Communication technologies and practices
  • Youth media
  • Media texts
  • Media audiences
  • Media, culture, power
  • Cultural and communication policy
  • Authorship and writing

Please note that for the Bachelor of Business and Commerce, you need to complete at least one or two majors and six compulsory, common, core units.

Course structure

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

Career outcomes

There are few fields of study that open up as many career opportunities as business, commerce and communication. Our graduates work all over the world for governments and major corporations and in such fields as banking, media, finance, politics, management, accounting and insurance.

The range of career options depends on the subjects chosen, but, given we offer open electives and a business and commerce specialisation, graduates can explore many roles, such as:

  • financial analysis
  • human resources
  • public relations
  • marketing
  • accountancy
  • international trade
  • administration
  • advertising
  • journalism
  • publishing
  • editing
  • writing
  • public relations
  • corporate communications
  • marketing
  • advertising
  • multimedia
  • tourism

Entry requirements

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

Entry scores

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

Pre-university qualifications

Year 2016
A Level, GCE 8
Australian Year 12 ATAR 72.5
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education 18
Indian School Certificate Examination 65%*
All India Senior School Certificate 70%*
Indonesia SMA3 8
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma 26
Kenya, Certificate of Secondary Education 7.5
Malaysia, STPM 8.67
Malaysia, UEC 5
Malaysia, Matriculation Program 2.17
Ontario Secondary Grade Diploma - Grade 12 74%
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) 1710
South Africa, National Senior Certificate (2009 onwards) 33
Sri Lanka A Level 10
Thailand, Certificate of Secondary Education (Matayom 6) 2.4
Vietnam High School Diploma) 8.07


Foundation Years

Year 2016
Commencing Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) in 2015/2016* 67.5%*
UNIPREP/UNSW Foundation Studies 7.0
The University of Melbourne College Trinity Foundation Studies 70%
Sunway Foundation in Arts 65%

*The undergraduate entry requirements published are for students who commence the MUFY program in 2015/2016.


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



In 2016, 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 and Bachelor of Communication. This means that you can start in February, July or October.


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

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More information

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