The Bachelor of Commerce (Finance/Economics) requires three years of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time) and the honours program an additional year (or the equivalent part-time). The course is offered by the College of Business, Government and Law.
Enrolment in the honours program may be offered to a student who meets certain academic criteria and subject to the College being able to provide appropriate resources and staff to supervise the program of study.
The specialisation will be identified on the student’s transcript of academic record and on the parchment presented to the student on completion of the course.
The minimum requirements for consideration for entry to all undergraduate courses are specified in detail in the University Entry Requirements.
This course provides students with the opportunity to develop broad finance and economics knowledge and competencies to facilitate careers in commercial business-related fields. Students will be encouraged and supported to develop transferable interpersonal and professional capabilities, including the capability to be reflective, self-evaluating and critically engaged. There is a particular focus on application of finance and economics knowledge, competencies and capabilities to diverse and global commercial business/organisational contexts. Students will apply their finance and economics knowledge and competencies to a broad range of commercial business/organisational practices including systems and processes, planning, production, operations and the use of current and emerging data and analytical practices.
Students successfully completing this course will be able to:
- critically apply broad theoretical and technical economics and finance knowledge and skills to inform accounting and management planning
- analyse business financial practices and decisions using theoretical and technical knowledge of regulatory, governance, compliance and legal requirements, and of the economic environment
- apply theoretical economics and finance knowledge, technical competencies and critical judgement to make recommendations for business planning
- explain the impact of socially responsible, ethical, economic, regulatory, sustainability, governance and global perspectives on economics and finance theory and practices
- communicate technical advice and ideas to specialists and non-specialists, in written and spoken forms
- manage time, self and tasks effectively as an individual and to collaborate with a diverse team
- use computer-based information systems or applications to solve or document business problems
Program of study
To qualify for the Bachelor of Commerce (Finance/Economics) a student must complete 108 units with a grade of P or better or NGP in each topic. This must include:
- 36 units of core topics; and
- a 67.5-unit specialisation;
- Electives to complete a total of 108 units.
Elective topics may be selected from any offered by the University, provided course and topic prerequisites requirements are met. No more than 45 units of First Level topics may be included in the 108 units.
Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.
Except with the permission of the Dean (Education), the course must be completed within ten consecutive years. Failure to do so may constitute evidence of unsatisfactory progress. Where permission is given to complete in more than ten consecutive years, there may be a requirement for additional coursework in order to ensure relevant and up-to-date knowledge.
Core - Year 1, 2 & 3 topics
36 units comprising:
BUSN1001 Accounting Principles (4.5 units)
BUSN1009 Quantitative Methods (4.5 units)
BUSN1012 Management, People and Organisation (4.5 units)
BUSN1013 Economics for Business (4.5 units)
BUSN1015 Foundations of Finance (4.5 units)
BUSN1019 Law for Business (4.5 units)
BUSN2034 Interpersonal Skills for Professionals (4.5 units)
BUSN3043 Governance, Sustainability and Ethics (4.5 units)
Specialisation - Finance/Economics - Year 1, 2 & 3 topics
67.5 units comprising:
BUSN1008 Introductory Macroeconomics (4.5 units)
BUSN1014 Financial Markets (4.5 units)
BUSN2019 International Business Context (4.5 units)
BUSN2021 Management of Financial Institutions (4.5 units)
BUSN2022 The Australian Economy (4.5 units)
BUSN2024 Sustainable Resource Management (4.5 units)
BUSN2027 International Finance (4.5 units)
BUSN3029 Investments and Portfolio Management (4.5 units)
BUSN2031 Business Forecasting (4.5 units)
BUSN2037 Financial Management (4.5 units)
BUSN2040 Macroeconomics (4.5 units)
BUSN2043 Managerial Economics (4.5 units)
BUSN3037 Import-Export Theory and Practice (4.5 units)
BUSN3049 Corporate Finance (4.5 units)
And one of:
BUSN3028 Personal Financial Planning (4.5 units)
BUSN3031 Derivatives and Risk Management (4.5 units)
Elective - Year 1, 2 & 3 topics
Plus 4.5 units of electives from any topics offered by the University, where topic prerequisites are met.
Refer to Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)