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|Year and Campus:||2009|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Commerce Student Centre
Upper Ground Floor, ICT Building,
111 Barry Street,
The University of Melbourne VIC 3010
Tel: +61 3 8344 5317
Toll Free: 1800 666 300
Fax: +61 3 9347 3986
The Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) aims to develop powers of critical thinking and analysis that can be applied to many fields and a wide range of professions. It offers studies in disciplines relating to economics and commerce, and prepares students for careers in many professions, including accounting, economic research, management, marketing, consulting, finance, the public service, the teaching professions and management positions in commerce and industry.
Within the BCom, a core of basic subjects are covered, including two subjects in economics, two subjects in quantitative methods and one in organisational behaviour. As there are only five compulsory subjects (totalling 62.5 points), you have the opportunity to study a wide range of optional subjects which can be chosen according to your interests and career objectives.
The Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) and the Bachelor of Commerce (Management) aims at developing powers of critical analysis that can be applied in many fields, and provides professional training for a wide variety of careers.
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Students undertaking the Bachelor of Commerce or the Bachelor of Commerce (Management) must accumulate a minimum (and maximum) of 300 points which must:
Students must pass prerequisite subjects before they will be permitted to proceed.
All students must complete 50 level-3 commerce points at the University of Melbourne, including students who complete part of their degree at another institution prior to commencing the BCom or whilst on an approved study abroad or exchange program.
One of:(see note 2)
Which quantitative subject?
Actuarial studies and quantitative subjects
Bachelor of Commerce (Management) requirements
To be eligible to graduate with the Bachelor of Commerce (Management) students must complete the following as part of their Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Commerce double degree. The Bachelor of Commerce (Management) is only available to students who commenced their Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Commerce double degree between 1998 to 2007.
Six core subjects
Six core management subjects
Four other level-2/3 management subjects (325-prefix) (see note 4)
Bachelor of Commerce (Management) students should note that the general Course requirements of the BCom apply to the BCom(Mgmt) also.
Students wishing to complete with the Bachelor of Commerce (Management) need to apply by completing a form available in the Student Centre by the 30th April (for a June completion) or 30th September (for a December completion).
Commerce and non-commerce subjects
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Science
In addition, approval will not normally be granted to enrol in subjects which, in the opinion of the Faculty, are equivalent to those taught within the Faculty, nor will approval normally be granted to enrol in professional subjects.
Specifically, Bachelor of Commerce students may not enrol in the following subjects taught by the Department of Information Systems (note that students in the double commerce and information systems degree may enrol in these subjects as part of their Bachelor of Information Systems degree):
Non-commerce subjects cannot be counted towards the commerce component of the Bachelor of Commerce degree.
Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce degree complete a major in psychology with 112.5 credit points. Bachelor of Commerce degree students may count 512-320 Research Methods 3 as part of the required Commerce points. They also have permission to count 325-201 Organisational Behaviour as their third year psychology elective. For further information, please see Psychology as a major.
2. Bachelor of Agricultural Science/Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Agriculture/Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Forest Science/Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Forestry/Bachelor of Commerce students must enrol in either 316-205 Introductory Econometrics or 316-206 Quantitative Methods 2.
3. Students intending to graduate with BCom(Management) who commenced the BCom prior to 2003 are not required to complete 325-201 Organisational Behaviour as a core subject, but are recommended to do so, if possible. Students who commenced prior to 2003 who do not intend to complete 325-201 must complete an additional level-2 or level-3 Management (325-2XX or 325-3XX) subject.
4. Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Engineering (IT)/Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Forestry/Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Forest Science/Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Property and Construction students must enrol in four level-3 subjects in order to satisfy the minimum 50 level-3 Commerce points requirement.
5. 325-228 Principles of Strategic Management will no longer be available from 2008. Students wishing to complete with Bachelor of Commerce (Management) who have not yet completed 325-228 Principles of Strategic Management will be required to complete 325-218 Managing the Multinationals instead.
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Students with a temporary or permanent disability or medical condition requiring additional assistance should contact the Faculty's Disability Contact Officer (FDCO). The FDCO can ensure that students with special needs have access to a number of University services provided by the Disability Liaison Unit (DLU), including alternative examination arrangements (such as additional writing time or a venue which is wheelchair accessible), notetakers or sign language interpreters, specialised equipment (such as computer screen reading software) and overall support in liaising with academic and other general staff. Students who think that they may require alternative exam arrangements should discuss this matter with the Faculty's Disability Contact Officer early in the academic year (or, in the case of acute conditions, as soon as possible). Some form of documentation will normally be required. It is possible for students with permanent disabilities with non-changing effects to have appropriate examination arrangements on an on-going basis if they register with the DLU. Note that English as a second language is not grounds for alternative exam arrangements.
For more information on the wide range of services that the DLU provide, go to their website http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability or visit them on campus to make a time to discuss your needs.
|Further Study:||An honours option is available for graduates of the Bachelor of Commerce through the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) course.|
On successful completion of the commerce course, graduates should be able to:
By participating in all scheduled classes and activities and achieving the timely completion of assignments and other forms of assessment, commerce graduates should aquire skills in:
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