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Bachelor of Commerce

Course Code: 762AA
Course Version: 4
Location: UC Canberra - Bruce Campus
Global Business College of Australia - Melbourne
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): School of Management
UAC Code: 361203
CRICOS Code: 052588C
ATAR 60
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 5.5

Discover your future in the world of commerce

Want a career in commerce but still undecided on your field of interest? Our Bachelor of Commerce gives you the flexibility to choose a major from anywhere in the University while acquiring professional skills in your chosen business area.

The aim of the degree is to develop business professionals who are equipped to solve problems within a multi-disciplinary business environment. Graduates will appreciate their chosen discipline in the context of the wider social, legal, economic and political environment and will have a high level of generic attributes and skills, consistent with the expectations of the professional community.

Study a Bachelor of Commerce  at UC and you will:

  • acquire in-depth disciplinary knowledge and skills in one or more of the following areas: accounting, banking & financial services, business administration, economics, financial planning, human resource management, information systems, international business, marketing management, public sector management, or tourism management
  • gain a broad understanding of concepts fundamental to commerce such as statistics, commercial law, information systems, management
  • understand the interrelationships between government and business
  • have the option to choose a major in an area that suits your individual interests such as social sciences, psychology or other non-business areas.

Career opportunities

  • Business managers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Financial analysts
  • Human resources managers
  • Marketing managers
  • Public sector managers
  • Small business managers

Course specific information

The accounting major available as part of this course is accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. The financial planning major is accredited by Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA).

Course Patterns

Students studying the Bachelor of Commerce select one of the following four core majors:

  • Accounting (Canberra & Melbourne)
  • Banking & Financial Services (Canberra)
  • Business Administration (Canberra )
  • Business Management (Melbourne)
  • Economics (Canberra)
  • Financial Planning (Canberra)
  • Human Resource Management (Canberra & Melbourne)
  • International Business (Canberra)
  • Marketing Management (Canberra)
  • Public Sector Management (Canberra)
  • Tourism Management (Canberra)

Admission Requirements

Normal requirements for admission to an undergraduate degree.

Additional Admission Requirements

None.

Assumed Knowledge

It is recommended that students have Mathematics T/Mathematic Applications (ACT) or Mathematics (NSW) and English (major) (ACT) or English Advanced (NSW), or their equivalents. International students need to meet the English language requirements of the University of Canberra. Students should note the assumed knowledge requirements for individual majors and minors when choosing a program of study.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Credit Arrangements

Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Commerce BCom

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC Canberra - Bruce Campus

      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.

    Global Business College of Australia - Melbourne

      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

The UC - Melbourne offering of this course is only available from 2nd year. To commence, students must be eligible for 1 year (24 credit points) of advanced standing.

Professional Accreditation

This course is accredited by CPA Australia and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). The Financial Planning major is accredited by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA).

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Purpose

Graduates of the Bachelor of Commerce will have acquired in-depth disciplinary knowledge and a cohesive set of cognitive, technical and generic skills in one or more of the following areas: Accounting, Banking & Financial Services, Business Administration, Economics, Financial Planning, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, International Business, Marketing Management, Public Sector Management, or Tourism Management.

The program is designed to produce graduates with professional attributes appropriate to their intended careers. This degree also prepares students for postgraduate studies.
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Knowledge

Graduates who complete the Bachelor of Commerce will obtain an in-depth knowledge of relevant disciplinary theory and practices, as well as the practical application of this in one or more of the discipline areas listed above. In addition, graduates will have a broad understanding of concepts which are fundamental to commerce, such as statistics, commercial law, information systems, management, plus the interrelationships between government and business.
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Skills

Graduates will develop:
- the cognitive skills required to critically analyze, evaluate and synthesize concepts and theories acquired in one or more of the following discipline areas, Accounting, Banking & Financial Services, Business Administration, Economics, Financial Planning, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, International Business, Marketing Management, Public Sector Management, or Tourism Management,

- the technical and generic skills required to apply discipline-specific technologies in one or more of those discipline areas,

- the independent learning skills needed to stay up-to-date with advances in theoretical frameworks and professional practices after graduation,

- the personal skills required to provide professional advice in the discipline or disciplines they choose to study. Graduates will be able to exercise critical thinking and applied analytical skills in identifying which information is relevant to specific decisions being made. They will also be able to identify whether they have all relevant information when advising clients or management, and have the ability to succinctly request or obtain missing information.

- the communication skills needed to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of stakeholders using technical and non-technical language, depending on the audience.
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Application of knowledge and skills
Graduates of the Bachelor of Commerce will be able to apply the knowledge and skills acquired to a diverse range of problems that early career professionals would be expected to deal with. As students progress through the course, they will develop the capacity to exercise their own initiative and professional judgement in an ethically responsible manner to analyse problems that are less clearly defined, more complex, and require application of concepts in a variety of disciplinary and sub-disciplinary contexts. Communication, applied research, teamwork, and negotiation skills will be developed through team based assignments, some of which deal with ambiguously defined problems.
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Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) course.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

231JA Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Communication in Advertising 232JA Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Communication in Journalism 234JA Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Communication in Media and Public Affairs 233JA Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Communication in Public Relations 801AA Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws 811AA Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Tourism Management

UCC Pathway

Diploma of Business; Diploma of Business Extended.

Offerings

  • 2017->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
  • 2017->Global Business College Of Australia - Melbourne-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2016->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2016->UC Melbourne - Chadstone Campus-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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