The Bachelor of Commerce requires the completion of 108 units of study. It can be undertaken in three years of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time) with the honours program as 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 high achieving students who meet certain academic and other criteria.
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 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 knowledge, competencies and capabilities to diverse and global commercial business/organisational contexts. Students will apply their 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 accounting, finance, economic and management knowledge and skills to inform commercial business planning
- analyse commercial business practices and decisions using theoretical and technical knowledge of regulatory, governance, compliance and legal requirements
- apply theoretical knowledge, technical competencies and critical judgement to provide solutions to routine commercial business problems
- explain the impact of socially responsible, ethical, economic, regulatory, sustainability, governance and global perspectives on commercial business planning 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 a student must complete 108 units with a grade of P or better or NGP in each topic. This must include
- 58.5 units of core topics
- 45 units of BUSN option topics
- 4.5 units of elective topics
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 topics
31.5 units comprising:
BUSN1001 Accounting Principles (4.5 units)
BUSN1002 Financial Accounting Processes (4.5 units)
BUSN1009 Quantitative Methods (4.5 units)
BUSN1012 Management, People and Organisations (4.5 units)
BUSN1013 Economics for Business (4.5 units)
BUSN1014 Financial Markets (4.5 units)
BUSN1015 Foundations of Finance (4.5 units)
Elective - Year 1 topics
Select 4.5 units of elective topics from across the University provided pre-requisites are met.
Core - Year 2 topics
22.5 units comprising:
BUSN1019 Law for Business (4.5 units)
BUSN2019 International Business Context (4.5 units)
BUSN2022 The Australian Economy (4.5 units)
BUSN2034 Interpersonal Skills for Professionals (4.5 units)
BUSN2037 Financial Management (4.5 units)
Option - Year 2 topics
13.5 units of Option topics where prerequisites are met
Core - Year 3 topics
BUSN3043 Governance, Sustainability and Ethics (4.5 units)
Option - Year 3 topics
31.5 units of Option topics where prerequisites are met (at least 18 units must be at third-year level)
BUSN1021 Organisational Behaviour (4.5 units)
BUSN1022 Marketing Principles (4.5 units)
BUSN2020 Consumer Behaviour (4.5 units)
BUSN2027 International Finance (4.5 units)
BUSN2028 Market Research (4.5 units)
BUSN2031 Business Forecasting (4.5 units)
BUSN2036 Financial Accounting Issues (4.5 units)
BUSN2040 Macroeconomics (4.5 units)
BUSN2043 Managerial Economics (4.5 units)
BUSN2052 Accounting Information Systems (4.5 units)
BUSN3027 Digital Marketing and Analysis (4.5 units)
BUSN3029 Investments and Portfolio Management (4.5 units)
BUSN3031 Derivatives and Risk Management (4.5 units)
BUSN3044 Industry Placement (4.5 units)
BUSN3047 Company Accounting (4.5 units)
BUSN3048 Auditing (4.5 units)
BUSN3049 Corporate Finance (4.5 units)
BUSN3052 Leadership in Business and Society (4.5 units)
BUSN3065 The Future of Work in the Digital Age (4.5 units)
Refer to Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)