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Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce - 798AA

Course Code: 798AA
Course Version: 6
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): Discipline of Communication and Media
School of Management
UAC Code: 362023
CRICOS Code: 056113F
ATAR 60
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 5.5

Artfully manage your commerce career

Build on your number-crunching capabilities and cover all academic bases with a flexible qualification that allows you to team your Arts Degree with a variety of CV-enhancing commerce electives.

Accounting, statistics, marketing, business law, economics… play to your strengths and you’ll gain the in-depth disciplinary knowledge and technical skills you’ll need to smash the proverbial career ball out of the employment park.

And the equivalent of your home run? A host of employment opportunities across a multitude of professional fields, including in banking, business admin, accounting, HR management or in the financial planning sector. And the clincher? This qualification is also accredited by CPA Australia and the CAANZ. Score!

Combine a Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Commerce at UC and you will:

  • acquire in-depth disciplinary knowledge and technical skills across a range of commerce units
  • be able to work in a range of vocational and professional employment sectors, through an in-depth understanding of three discipline areas
  • gain a range of skills necessary for being an independent thinker and to improve your ability to deal confidently and effectively with complex reasoning, creative problem solving and divergent thinking
  • enhance your capacity to construct strong and convincing arguments and to communicate those arguments effectively.

Work-integrated learning 

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is learning first-hand through real work or work-like experiences. WIL is a key element to enhancing employability in the workplace and is integral to many of our courses. This reinforces our commitment to preparing professional and highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge.

Career opportunities

Opportunities exist for Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Commerce graduates in a range of sectors including in:

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Financial Planning
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Marketing Management
  • Public Sector Management
  • Tourism Management

Course specific information

Admission requirements for this Double Degree depend on the units chosen.

Enquiries

Current and Commencing Students
Email artsanddesign.enquiries@canberra.edu.au or Phone (02) 6201 2570 or 6206 3887
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)

Admission Requirements

Refer to individual courses.

Additional Admission Requirements

Refer to individual courses.

Assumed Knowledge

Refer to individual courses.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2017 UC Canberra - Bruce Campus Semester 1
Winter Term
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2018 UC Canberra - Bruce Campus Semester 1
Winter Term
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2019 UC Canberra - Bruce Campus Semester 1
Winter Term
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

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 Arts BA
Bachelor of Commerce BCom

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Commerce

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

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Intensive: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face in concentrated time blocks.
      Placement: The unit involves an internship, practicum or other work place experience program. Some on-campus, face to face activity may also be required.
      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.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.
      Research Project: The unit is focused on the delivery of a research project. Attendance at regular classes is not required, however some on-campus, face to face activity may be necessary.

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

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2017 CSP $24,500
2018 CSP $30,500

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.

Professional Accreditation

Not applicable to the Bachelor of Arts.

For the Bachelor of Commerce, 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
To provide students with a flexible preparation for many areas of vocational and professional employment, as well as the broad perspective required for informed citizenship through an in-depth understanding of three discipline areas.

The course aims to equip students with a range of skills necessary for being an independent thinker, and to improve your ability to deal confidently and effectively with complex reasoning, argumentation and divergent thinking.

Further, the course aims to develop students' capacities to analyse and evaluate complex arguments, to construct strong and convincing arguments and to communicate those arguments effectively. It also aims to develop skills needed for idea generation and creative problem solving.

The course provides foundation units in the first year to develop all the essential generic skills as listed in the UC Generic Skills Policy.

The UC Generic Skills are also developed across the three Majors. While some units in some Majors focus on a few of the Generic Skills, by the completion of a Major, all the skills have been developed. These skills are developed in a general (Foundation units) and discipline specific way (Majors and Open Electives).

The course also provides open electives from any discipline within the University of Canberra.
1. Communication:
The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.

2. Analysis and inquiry:
The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.

3. Problem solving:
The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions.

4. Working independently and with others:
The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.

5. Professionalism and social responsibility:
The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.
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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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. ---
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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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. ---

Course Duration

Standard eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

Refer to individual courses.

UCC Pathway

Diploma of Business; Diploma of Business Extended; Diploma of International Studies; Diploma of Intrernatinal studies Extended.

Offerings

  • 2017->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2016->UC Bruce Campus-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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