Bachelor of Business and Commerce

KPT/JPT (R/340/6/0461) 01/20 - MQA/SWA0108

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 GCE 7
Australian Year 12 ATAR 70
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education 18
Indian School Certificate Examination 60%
All India Senior School Certificate 65%
Indonesia SMA3 8
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma 25
Kenya, Certificate of Secondary Education 7
Malaysia, STPM 8.33
Malaysia, UEC 6
Malaysia, Matriculation Program 2
Ontario Secondary School Diploma - Grade 12 72.4%
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) (Total score out of 2400) 1540
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) (Total score out of 1600)1120
South Africa, National Senior Certificate (2009 onwards) 31
Sri Lanka A Level 9
Vietnam High School Diploma 8

Foundation Years

Commencing Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) in 2016/2017* 60%*
UNIPREP/UNSW Foundation Studies 6.5
The University of Melbourne Trinity College Foundation Studies 67%
Sunway Foundation in Arts 60%

*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 2018, annual tuition fees for this course are:

  • RM36,000 for Malaysian students
  • RM39,600 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 3,360
  • Other countries - RM 2,380

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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