Bachelor of Design / Bachelor of Business

Monash University

This double degree course will give students the skills to apply design principles in business contexts, or to assist with the business development aspects of design. Students will specialise in Communication Design or Industrial Design and add a broad understanding of business, enhanced by expertise in a particular area, such as management, marketing or accounting. The union of creativity and business acumen offers a potent combination. It enables graduates to creatively develop ideas while having the confidence to realise them through the commercial world. This course leads to two separate degrees. Students will gain all the benefits of each degree course and be fully equipped to pursue a career in either field separately or in combination.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Prerequisites: VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 22 in Mathematical Methods (any) or Specialist Mathematics, or a score of at least 25 in Further Mathematics; Portfolio and Interview. Applicants will need to register with VTAC and on the MADA (Monash Art Design and Architecture) website.


Students complete a major specialisation from the Faculty of Business and Economics, and from the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture.

Subjects you can Study:

Accountancy; Accounting; Animation; Automotive design; Banking; Banking and finance; Business; Business law; Business management; Business management and strategy; Business statistics; Communication design; Computer-aided design (CAD); Design; Design theory; Digital media; Economics; Economics and business strategy; Finance; Furniture design; Graphic design; Health administration; Human resource management; Illustration; Industrial design; Interactive design; International business; Management; Marketing; Marketing and communication; Materials technology; Product design and development; Sports management; Taxation; Tourism; Transportation design; Visual communication; Web design

Further information:

These combined skills open a broad range of career opportunities, including business-related roles in the field of design such as commercialisation, design management, marketing or strategy. Students might choose to apply their skills to realise original ideas through their own enterprise, by working freelance with other businesses or designers, or by joining a large company or organisation. Additional opportunities, such as international exchange and internships are also available, to give students practical experience before graduation.

Accepts International Students:


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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Caulfield No info No Full time 4 years
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