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 school/department 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 a broad and flexible educational preparation for a range of professional, business-related careers in private and public enterprise. A Bachelor of Commerce aims to provide students with:
- sound knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes to facilitate careers in business-related fields
- the opportunity to obtain professional knowledge in key business functions
- the opportunity to obtain professional credentials (where relevant)
- considerable scope for studies beyond business to broaden the overall educational experience.
Students successfully completing this course should be able to:
- demonstrate an appreciation of the broad environment in which business operates
- contribute effectively to the successful operation of a business
- apply analytical skills, relevant theory and logical thought to decision making processes within a business
- communicate effectively in a business environment, both verbally and in writing
- demonstrate commitment to ethical and socially responsible business practice
- demonstrate detailed understanding of theory and practice in key business specialisations
- apply specialist skills to analyse issues and develop appropriate reports or other documentation.
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 Faculty Board, 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)
Elective - Year 1, 2 & 3 topics
Plus 4.5 units of electives from any topics offered by the University, where topic prerequisites are met.