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Bachelor of Commerce (Business Economics) - MGB302

Course Code: MGB302
Course Version: 1
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): School of Information Systems & Accounting
UAC Code: 361228
CRICOS Code: 095930E
Lowest Selection Rank: NEW
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Make a career in economics and commerce your business

This course aims to produce highly competent, work-ready graduates with in-depth discipline knowledge, and the professional and technical skills to work as socially responsible economists in the private and public sectors. You’ll become well-versed in subject areas including microeconomics, macroeconomics, international trade theory and econometrics.

You’ll also engage in a range of authentic, Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities with the aim of developing your professional practice in the areas of communication, judgement and cross-cultural teamwork. Upon graduation, you’ll possess a thorough knowledge of business economics, along with a solid background in commerce, and will be well-placed for a bright future in a professional business environment.

Study a Bachelor of Commerce (Business Economics) at UC and you will:

  • evaluate the concepts and theories acquired in business economics
  • exercise critical thinking skills when dealing with ambiguous and incomplete information
  • identify and obtain relevant information for decision making and providing advice to stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds
  • utilise discipline-specific technologies to analyse complex problems in a variety of contexts
  • communicate a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of stakeholders, addressing a diverse range of business/commerce problems
  • develop the capacity to exercise initiative and professional judgement in an ethically and socially responsible manner.

Work Integrated Learning

The Bachelor of Commerce (Business Economics) sees academics and industry working together to develop a range of diverse WIL opportunities for students, including internships, work placements, industry projects, competitions, exhibitions, study tours, virtual real-world learning experiences and more.

Through the WIL experiences you’ll acquire the necessary professional skills consistent with industry expectations for your future career in the worlds of business, economics and commerce. Previous business economics students have undertaken internships and cadetships with organisations including the US Embassy, Soldier On, Yellow Edge, Hero Sushi, Australia China Business Council, Le Beck, Australian Centre for Financial and Environmental Compliance, National Trust (ACT), SignOnSite, Goulburn Regional Conservatorium, Getaboutable.com, RDA Southern Inland and the Australian College of Nursing.

The course culminates in a capstone project, which aims to integrate what you’ve learned across your degree and prepare you for the transition to either successful future employment or further studies.

Career opportunities

  • Economist
  • Economic analyst
  • Economic forecaster
  • Labour market economist
  • Taxation economist
  • Business development manager
  • Business analyst

Course-specific information

Students should note the assumed knowledge requirements for individual majors and minors when choosing a program of study.

High-achieving students can enrol in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) program.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students:
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students:
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
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

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry

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.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2019 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

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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For a list of breadth majors and minors follow this link. Other majors may also be available so seek course advice if you want more information.

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 Commerce (Business Economics) BCom (BusEc)

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

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

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.


Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Evaluate and synthesize concepts and theories acquired in business economics. 1.1 UC graduates are professional: employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills.
Exercise critical thinking skills when dealing with ambiguous and incomplete information. 1.3 UC graduates are professional: use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
Identify and obtain relevant information for decision making and providing advice to stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds. 1.2 UC graduates are professional: communicate effectively; and
3.3 UC graduates are lifelong learners: adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
Utilise discipline-specific technologies to analyse complex problems in a variety of contexts. 1.1 UC graduates are professional: employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; and
2.5 UC graduates are global citizens: make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.
Communicate a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of stakeholders, addressing a diverse range of business/commerce problems. 1.2 UC graduates are professional: communicate effectively.
Develop the capacity to exercise initiative and professional judgement, in an ethically and socially responsible manner. 2.6 UC graduates are global citizens: behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
Engage in a range of authentic, work-integrated learning opportunities to reflect on and improve professional practice in areas of communication, judgement, cross-cultural teamwork. 3.1 UC graduates are lifelong learners: reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development.

Course Duration

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

Honours

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

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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