Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management (281JA.1)
|Selection rank||English language requirements||Duration||UAC code|
|Faculty||Discipline(s)||Location||Available teaching periods|
|Faculty of Business, Government & Law||
Canberra Business School
| UC - Canberra, Bruce
Annual fee rates
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|Academic entry requirements||English language requirements||CRICOS code||Faculty|
|080999G||Faculty of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline(s)||Location||Available teaching periods||Duration|
Canberra Business School
| UC - Canberra, Bruce
Annual fee rates
The fees shown 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. Information on how fees are calculated can be found here.
Academic entry requirements
To study at UC, you’ll need to meet our academic entry requirements and any admission requirements specific to your course. Please read your course admission requirements below. To find out whether you meet UC’s academic entry requirements, visit our academic entry requirements page.
Harness that entrepreneurial streak with management qualifications
If you’re a business professional keen to up the ante on your multi-disciplinary skills and secure a dream job in event and tourism management (one of Australia’s fastest growing sectors), then this Double Degree is definitely an ‘event’ worth planning.
Score a job in a world-class convention centre, in a dynamic tourism organization or hey, why not go for gold and aim for a role as the CEO of your own private event our tourism business?
This qualification will teach you the nitty-gritty of event planning, policy proposals and sustainable tourism development, and combined with a choice of commerce electives (think HR, marketing and accounting), you’ll not only be an entrepreneurial force to be reckoned with, you’ll have CPA and CAANZ accreditation to back up your impressive (and somewhat sparkly) CV.
Combine a Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management at UC and you will:
- develop in-depth knowledge of relevant disciplinary theory and practices, as well as practical applications in your chosen discipline areas
- acquire the cognitive skills to critically analyze, evaluate and synthesize concepts and theories
- gain in-depth knowledge of historic and contemporary principles and concepts in events and tourism management with specific attention to business-related disciplines such as HR management, accounting and information systems
- gain a demonstrated understanding of the events and tourism industry including its structure, standards, codes of practice and corporate governance
- develop the technical skills required to facilitate research and analyse business and tourism data.
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.
Opportunities exist for Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management’s graduates in a range of sectors including in:
- Conferences and Conventions Centres
- Hospitality Training and Consultancy Firms
- Hotels and Resorts
- Institutional Hospitality Management
- Performing and Visual Arts Complexes
- Private Event Enterprises
- State, Regional and Local Tourism Organisations
- Tourism and Hotel Consultancies
Course specific information
Applicants must meet normal university requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.
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).
Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.
Periods course is open for new admissions
This course is not open for new admissions.
There are currently no formal credit transfer arrangements for entry to this course. Any previous study or work experience will only be considered as part of the application process in accordance with current course rules and university policy. Credit is not permitted towards completion of a graduate certificate.
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management (281JA) | 96 credit points
- From Semester 1 2018 unit 5617 Accounting for Managers is no longer offered. Students complete unit 11009 Business Decision Making instead.
- From Semester 1 2018 students not completing the major in Marketing, Marketing Management or Business Administration, may choose to complete an Open Elective unit in lieu of 6357 Intro to Marketing.
- Commerce students seeking accreditation by professional Accounting bodies or the Financial Planning Assoc must pass Intro to Economics & (Accounting for Managers or Business Decision Making).
- 1. From Semester 1 2018 unit 11220 Business Law replaces 4977 Introduction to Business Law.
- 2. Students not undertaking an Accounting, Banking & Finance or Financial Planning major may choose to complete an Open Elective unit in lieu of 11220 Business Law.
- 3. From Semester 1 2018 students may choose to complete an Open Elective unit in lieu of 6348 Information Systems in Organisations.
- Unit Levels: In selecting electives students should note that no more than 30 credit points at Level 1 is permitted for the entire course.Note:
- Must pass 18 credit points from anywhere in the University, as a major, a minor and/or as individual units.
- From 2018 students should take unit 8296 Introduction to Politics & Government instead of unit 6606. Students who are already required to take 8296 in their course may select an Open Elective instead.
- 1. Unit 8730 Problem Evaluation and Resolution was replaced by unit 5123 Business Statistics or 9522 Business Research Methods from 2016.
- 2. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce at Bruce campus not undertaking an Accounting, Banking & Finance or Financial Planning major can substitute 5123 with 9522 Business Research Methods
- Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce at Bruce campus not undertaking an Accounting, Banking & Finance or Financial Planning major can substitute 5123 with 9522 Business Research Methods.
- From 2018 students at Bruce campus should take 8296 Introduction to Politics & Government instead of 6606. Students already required to take 8296 in their course may select an Open Elective instead.
- From 2018 students at Bruce campus can elect to complete 11010 Professional Orientation (Commerce) or 11011 Professional Orientation (Business), depending on their choice of major, in lieu of 9799.
- Students taking an Accounting, Banking and Financial Services or Financial Planning major should choose 11010 Professional Orientation (Commerce).
- Students taking an Economics, Public Sector Mgt, HRM, International Business, Marketing, Business Admin or Event & Tourism Mgt major should choose 11011 Professional Orientation (Business).
- Students commencing from 2016 are expected to meet the requirements of MN0204 Minor in Business & Government Foundation (ISA). Please talk to a Course Adviser in the Student Centre if you need help.
- Students in Bachelor of Human Resource Management courses must select 6354 Managing Human Resources as their Restricted Choice unit.
- The Major in Information Systems is not available to students commencing this course from 2016. Please talk to a Course Adviser in the Student Centre if you have any questions about this.
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
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Commerce Major Unit
Open Elective Unit
Commerce Major Unit
Minor in Business & Government Foundation (ISA) Restricted Choice Unit
Open Elective Unit
Minor in Business & Government Foundation (ISA) Restricted Choice Part C Unit
Standard eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.
|Learning outcomes||Related graduate attributes|
|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.||
|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.||
|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.||
|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.||
|Graduates of the Bachelor of Events and Tourism Management degree will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills through innovation and initiative, particularly as these relate to problem solving and decision making. They will develop and adapt solutions to a diverse range of issues and contexts by taking responsibility for their own learning, both independently and within a team environment||
Analysis and inquiry
Professionalism and social responsibility
Working independently and with others
|An in depth knowledge of historic and contemporary principles and concepts in events and tourism management with specific attention to business-related fields and disciplines such as human resource management, accounting and information systems||
|A demonstrated understanding of the events and tourism industry including its structure, standards, codes of practice and corporate governance||
|The ability to critically analyse event and tourism management principles and concepts in order to develop solutions to problems in contemporary professional practice.||
|Communication skills to enhance the working environment and to present clear and coherent information in a range of formats for business and academe.||
|Technical skills to facilitate research and analysis of business and tourism data.||
- Major in Financial Planning (Restricted) (MJ0041)
- Major in Business Administration (MJ0135)
- Minor in Business & Government Foundation (ISA) (MN0204)
- Minor in Business and Government Foundation (MN0144)
- Major in Business Management (Restricted) (MJ0014)
- Minor in Business Foundation (MN0145)
- Major in Accounting (Restricted) (24cp) (MJ0191)
- Major in Public Sector Management (MJ0190)
- Major in Event and Tourism Management (MJ0248)
- Major in Human Resource Management (Restricted) (MJ0052)
- Major in Banking & Financial Services (Restricted) (MJ0012)
- Major in International Business (Restricted) (MJ0067)
- Major in Economics (Restricted) (MJ0037)
- Major in Information Systems (MJ0059)
- Major in Marketing Management (Restricted) (MJ0088)
|Bachelor of Commerce||BCom|
|Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management||B Event&TrsmMgt|
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