Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
|Year and Campus:||2015 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||300 credit points taken over 36 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.|
Commerce Student Centre
Upper Ground Floor
111 Barry Street
The University of Melbourne
Tel: 13 MELB (13 63 52)
Fax: +61 3 9347 3986
Faculty Mailing Address
Commerce Student Centre
The University of Melbourne
The Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) at Melbourne equips graduates with the knowledge and technical skills necessary to understand and participate in the modern business world. The course also prepares students for subsequent graduate studies and allows them to achieve the highest level of success in their professional careers.
The Bachelor of Commerce provides a solid foundation in economics, quantitative methods and organisational behaviour. The structure of the course requires students to study compulsory and elective subjects from the core program. These determine a student's major field of study.
A feature of all the new generation undergraduate degrees is the compulsory breadth component. Students choose a number of subjects from disciplines outside of commerce, exposing them to multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills.
The course allows students to meet accreditation requirements specified by accounting and actuarial professional bodies. Graduate options upon completion of the degree include proceeding directly to employment, an Honours year, or further professional or research related graduate studies.
The Bachelor of Commerce has the objective of preparing graduates who embody the University of Melbourne graduate attributes. It aims to provide students with the knowledge, tools of analysis and skills with which to understand and participate in the modern business and economics world, to prepare them for subsequent graduate studies and to achieve success in their professional careers.
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
General points requirements
200 points of commerce discipline subjects including:
The remaining 100 points must include:
A minimum of 87.5 points must be taken at Level 1. A maximum of 125 points may be taken at Level 1.
Option 1 – standard path:
Option 2 – mathematics path:
It is recommended that students not pursuing actuarial studies meet the prerequisites for MAST20006 Probability for Statistics and MAST20004 Probability by enrolling in MAST10006 Calculus 2and MAST10007 Linear Algebra, even if they meet prerequisites for MAST10008 Accelerated Mathematics 1and MAST10009 Accelerated Mathematics 2. Students intending to pursue actuarial studies will take the mathematics path and enrol in MAST20004 Probability.
• Accounting: ACCT30001 Financial Accounting Theory, ACCT30002 Enterprise Performance Management, ACCT30004 Auditing and Assurance Services.
Breadth in the Bachelor of Commerce
Note: Certain breadth subjects in law or mathematics must be taken to gain accounting or actuarial accreditation. Students pursuing an approved engineering breadth sequence or accreditation in actuarial studies should see “Special arrangements” below.
Breadth subjects NOT available for Bachelor of Commerce students: any subjects offered by the Departments of Accounting, Economics, Finance and Marketing and Management and the Centre for Actuarial Studies cannot be taken as breadth subjects (even if expressly available as a breadth subject for students based in another degree).
Students pursuing accreditation in actuarial studies will take 75 – 87.5 points of breadth, including two breadth subjects that are neither mathematics nor statistics.
|Breadth Options:|| |
Breadth subjects offer you the opportunity to choose additional subjects from outside your major study area (learn more about breadth subjects) .
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
(a) the Victorian Certificate of Education including
• VCE Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in Mathematics Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics;
(b) the International Baccalaureate Diploma including
• at least Grade 4 in English or English B (Standard Level or Higher Level) and
(c) a senior secondary program, foundation studies program or equivalent approved by the Academic Board including appropriate English language and Mathematics studies.
Except for applicants eligible for Access Melbourne, minimum ATAR or equivalent overall performance rankings apply (link).
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Admission and Selection into Course Policy.
4. For applicants who have not completed the Victorian Certificate of Education or the International Baccalaureate Diploma, the undergraduate English language requirements must be met.
Note. For applications through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre, “middle-band” selection adjustments are made only on the basis of eligibility for Access Melbourne.
|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Faculty of Business and Economics welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and Faculty policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the Faculty’s programs.
The BCom and Masters degrees of the Faculty of Business and Economics equip graduates with the knowledge and technical skills necessary to understand and participate in the modern business world. The degrees include the following academic requirements for study:
(1) The ability to explain and evaluate concepts, theories, institutional arrangements and operations of modern mixed economies;
All students of the Faculty’s courses must possess intellectual, ethical, and emotional capabilities required to participate in the full curriculum and to achieve the levels of competence required by the Faculty. Candidates for the BCom degree and for FBE Masters degrees must have abilities and skills in communication; in conceptual, integrative, and quantitative dimensions; and in behavioural and social dimensions.
I. Communication: The student must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in oral and/or written form. A student must have the ability to clearly and independently communicate knowledge and application of a discipline, principles or practices during assessment tasks, and in some discipline streams.
Students who feel their disability will prevent them from participating in tasks involving the inherent academic requirements of the BCom and FBE Masters courses are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit. Adjustments can be provided to minimise the impact of a disability, but students should participate in the course in an independent manner.
Graduate degrees offer the opportunity for graduates to obtain a professional qualification or develop their expertise in an individual field. Graduate studies in commerce are also available for non-commerce graduates.
Graduate Professional Degrees are professional qualifications in disciplines including law, engineering and teaching. Fifty percent of designated places will be Commonwealth supported.
Graduate Programs in Commerce are business qualifications open to graduates from any discipline. They also allow commerce graduates to broaden their knowledge of business and management or extend their expertise in a particular field.
The Honours year provides advanced studies in individual commerce disciplines and is a gateway to research degrees such as the PhD.
Bachelor of Commerce graduates will have the following attributes and skills:
Knowledgeable across disciplines
Attuned to cultural diversity
Active global citizens
Leaders in communities
Please refer to the following website for up to date information regarding the accreditation status of this course: http://bcom.unimelb.edu.au/about/accreditation
Graduates of the degree will have the capacity to:
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