The combined degrees program of Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) or Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and Bachelor of Business requires the completion of a minimum of 144 units of study.

Students who gain admission to the Bachelor of Commerce may, at enrolment, elect to enter the combined program provided that their admission ATAR score is equal to or above that required for admission to the Bachelor of Business in that year.

Eligible students who decline the offer to take up the combined degrees program at enrolment and wish in a subsequent year to enrol in the combined degrees program will be required to apply to SATAC for admission to the other degree. In some cases these students may have to undertake more than 144 units to complete the requirements of the combined degrees program and they are encouraged to seek advice from the relevant Chair of Course Management Committee or nominee before applying.

Students who commence but subsequently do not wish to complete the combined degrees program will normally be eligible to transfer to either the Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Commerce program and receive credit for some or all of the topics already completed.

Program of study

To qualify for the combined degrees of Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) or Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)/Bachelor of Business degree, a student must complete the following program of study with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic:

  • a Commerce component of at least 72 units for the Bachelor of Commerce as detailed below
  • a Business component of at least 72 units for the Bachelor of Business as detailed below
  • sufficient other units to make at least 144 units in total.

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) or Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) component

To qualify for the Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) or Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or better or NGP in each topic. This must include:

  • 31.5 units of core topics; and
  • a 40.5 units specialisation in Accounting or a 36 units specialisation in Finance as specified below, and
  • for the Finance specialisation, 4.5 units of BUSN electives.

Not all topics necessarily are available in a given year.

Core topics

31.5 units comprising:
BUSN1001 Accounting Principles (4.5 units)
BUSN1009 Quantitative Methods (4.5 units)
BUSN1012 Management, People and Organisations (4.5 units)
BUSN1013 Economics for Business (4.5 units)
BUSN1019 Law for Business (4.5 units)
BUSN3043 Governance Sustainability and Ethics (4.5 units)
COMP1301 Information Systems in Business (4.5 units)

Specialisations

Accounting

40.5 units comprising:
BUSN1002 Financial Accounting Processes (4.5 units)
BUSN2029 Accounting Theory in Practice (4.5 units)
BUSN2035 Cost and Management Accounting (4.5 units)
BUSN2036 Financial Accounting Issues (4.5 units)
BUSN2037 Financial Management (4.5 units)
BUSN2042 Corporations Law (4.5 units)
BUSN3047 Company Accounting (4.5 units)
BUSN3048 Auditing (4.5 units)
BUSN3054 Taxation Law and Practice (4.5 units)

Finance

36 units comprising:
BUSN1008 Introductory Macroeconomics (4.5 units)
BUSN1014 Financial Markets (4.5 units)
BUSN2021 Management of Financial Institutions (4.5 units)
BUSN2027 International Finance (4.5 units)
BUSN2037 Financial Management (4.5 units)
BUSN3029 Investments and Portfolio Management (4.5 units)
BUSN3049 Corporate Finance (4.5 units)

Plus one of:
BUSN2040 Macroeconomics (4.5 units)
BUSN3028 Personal Financial Planning (4.5 units)
BUSN3031 Derivatives and Risk Management (4.5 units)

Other topics may be substituted with approval.

Bachelor of Business component

To qualify for the Bachelor of Business a student must complete 72 units* with a grade of P or better or NGP in each topic. This must include:

  • 40.5 units of core topics; and
  • a 27 units specialisation in Marketing, Management, International Business, Entrepreneurship, Business Economics or a 45 units specialisation for Human Resource Management, or if no specialisation is selected, 31.5 units of BUSN electives; and
  • except for where no specialisation is selected and for the Human Resource Management specialisation, 4.5 units of BUSN electives.

*Except for the Human Resources Management specialisation which requires a total of 85.5 units for the Bachelor of Business.

Core topics

BUSN1001  Accounting Principles  (4.5 units)
BUSN1009  Quantitative Methods  (4.5 units)
BUSN1012  Management, People and Organisations  (4.5 units)
BUSN1013  Economics for Business  (4.5 units)
BUSN1019  Law for Business  (4.5 units)
BUSN1022  Marketing Principles  (4.5 units)
BUSN2019  International Business Context  (4.5 units)
BUSN2038  Human Resource Management  (4.5 units)
BUSN3055  Strategic Management  (4.5 units)

Business specialisations

Students must select no specialisation or one of the specialisations as indicated below:

No specialisation

31.5 units of BUSN electives

Business Economics

27 units comprising:

BUSN1008  Introductory Macroeconomics  (4.5 units)
BUSN2031  Business Forecasting   (4.5 units)
BUSN2040  Macroeconomics  (4.5 units)
BUSN2043  Managerial Economics  (4.5 units)
BUSN3037  International Trade: Theory and Practice  (4.5 units)

Plus 4.5 units selected from:

BUSN2022  The Australian Economy  (4.5 units)
BUSN2024  Sustainable Resource Management  (4.5 units)
BUSN2027  International Finance  (4.5 units)
BUSN3044  Industry Placement  (4.5 units)
BUSN3045  Industry Project  (4.5 units)
BUSN3057  Environmental Economics  (4.5 units)
BUSN3058  Current Issues in Economic Policy  (4.5 units)

Entrepreneurship

27 units comprising:

BUSN2026  Entrepreneurship and Small Business  (4.5 units)
BUSN2037  Financial Management  (4.5 units)
BUSN3026  Business Planning for New Ventures  (4.5 units)
BUSN3027  E-Business  (4.5 units)
DSGN3701  Innovation Management  (4.5 units)

Plus 4.5 units selected from:

BUSN3044  Industry Placement  (4.5 units)
BUSN3045  Industry Project  (4.5 units)
BUSN3052  Leadership in Business and Society  (4.5 units)

Human Resource Management

45 units comprising:

BUSN1021  Organisational Behaviour  (4.5 units)
BUSN2030  Training and Development  (4.5 units)
BUSN2032  Human Resource Planning, Recruitment and Selection  (4.5 units)
BUSN2044  Managing Diversity  (4.5 units)
BUSN3032  Reward and Performance Management  (4.5 units)
BUSN3033  Occupational Health and Safety  (4.5 units)
BUSN3035  Employee Relations  (4.5 units)
BUSN3050  International HRM  (4.5 units)
BUSN3059  Human Resources Strategy and Change Management  (4.5 units)
LLAW3253  Labour Law  (4.5 units)

International Business

27 units comprising:

BUSN2039  International Business Management  (4.5 units)
BUSN3037  International Trade: Theory and Practice  (4.5 units)
BUSN3050  International HRM  (4.5 units)
BUSN3051  International Marketing  (4.5 units)

Plus 9 units selected from:

BUSN1014  Financial Markets  (4.5 units)
BUSN2027  International Finance  (4.5 units)
BUSN3036  International Business Project  (4.5 units)
BUSN3038  International Business Negotiations  (4.5 units)
BUSN3044  Industry Placement  (4.5 units)
BUSN3045  Industry Project  (4.5 units)

Management

27 units comprising:

BUSN1021  Organisational Behaviour  (4.5 units)
BUSN2039  International Business Management  (4.5 units)
BUSN3059  Human Resources Strategy and Change Management  (4.5 units)

Plus 13.5 units selected from:

BUSN2024  Sustainable Resource Management  (4.5 units)
BUSN2046  Operations and Supply Chain Management  (4.5 units)
BUSN3027  E-Business  (4.5 units)
BUSN3044  Industry Placement  (4.5 units)
BUSN3045  Industry Project  (4.5 units)
BUSN3052  Leadership in Business and Society  (4.5 units)

Marketing

27 units comprising:

BUSN2020 Consumer Behaviour  (4.5 units)
BUSN2028 Market Research  (4.5 units)
BUSN3042 Strategic Marketing  (4.5 units)
BUSN3051 International Marketing  (4.5 units)

Plus 9 units selected from:

BUSN2033 Marketing Communications  (4.5 units)
BUSN3027 E-Business  (4.5 units)
BUSN3030 Marketing Applications  (4.5 units)
BUSN3040 Marketing Project  (4.5 units)
BUSN3041 Services Marketing  (4.5 units)
BUSN3044  Industry Placement  (4.5 units)
BUSN3045  Industry Project  (4.5 units)