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Bachelor of Applied Economics/Bachelor of Commerce - 945AA

Course Code: 945AA
Course Version: 3
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): School of Government & Policy
School of Management
UAC Code: 361023
CRICOS Code: 061872B
Lowest Selection Rank: N/A
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Aiming for a career in the financial sector? You can bank on it.

If you’re after a flexible study program combining both commerce and economics, this double degree can help you capitalize on your current qualifications and fine-tune your skill-set in the areas of Accounting, Financial Planning, Banking Services, Public Sector Management or International Business.

Accredited by the CPA and the CAANZ, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of economic theory and a solid grasp of statistics, commercial law and information systems, meaning you’ll be able to confidently analyse data, articulate impressive reports and practically apply the results within your respective career. Show me the money!

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

  • gain a strong core of knowledge in economic theory and a deeper understanding of the workings of the economy
  • understand how different economic agents interact in the market and how government intervention affects their behavior
  • be able to interpret economic information, confidently analyse economic data and provide advice to various stakeholders
  • be able to identify economic problems and apply critical thinking to find and evaluate solutions
  • develop the skills to write economic reports and communicate ideas through oral presentations.

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 Applied Economics / 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

It is recommended that students have a Mathematics T/Mathematic Applications (ACT), or Mathematics (NSW) and English (major) (ACT), or English Advanced (NSW) qualifications or their equivalent.

International students need to meet the English language requirements of UC and all students should note the assumed knowledge requirements for the individual courses when choosing their program of study.

 

Enquiries

Prospective Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au Ph 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Current and Commencing Students
In person, Student Centre Building 1 (take a BGL Faculty course advice ticket) or Email bglstudent@canberra.edu.au

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Additional Admission Requirements

Refer to individual courses.

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.

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.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Applied Economics BAppEc
Bachelor of Commerce BCom

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Applied Economics 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.
      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
2019 CSP $31,500

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

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
The degree provides students with a strong core of knowledge in economic theory. .
Students will learn to apply economic theory in the analysis of a wide-array of problems and real life situations. Problem solving: ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; identify, analyse problems then formulate, implement solutions.
Students will develop a deeper understanding of the workings of the economy. Analysis and inquiry: ability to gather information, analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.
Students will understand how different economic agents (such as consumers and producers) interact in the market and how government intervention affects their behaviour. .
Students will develop the skills to write economic reports (individually or in groups) and communicate their ideas (and findings) through oral presentations. Communication: ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.
Students will develop the skills to identify economic problems and apply critical thinking to find and evaluate solutions. Problem solving: ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; identify, analyse problems then formulate, implement solutions.

Working independently and with others:
ability to plan own work, be self-directed, use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.
Students will be able to interpret economic information and confidently analyse economic data and provide advice to various stakeholders. Analysis and inquiry: ability to gather information, analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.

Professionalism and social responsibility: capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefits 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

High performing students may be eligible for entry into the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours).

UCC Pathway

Diploma of Business; Diploma of Business Extended.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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