Bachelor of Commerce (Management)

Course 205-MN (2009)

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Year and Campus: 2009
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Undergraduate




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

Course Overview:



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.

Course Structure & Available Subjects: -
Subject Options:

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 after 1998.

Six core subjects

  • 306-107 Accounting Reports and Analysis or 306-102 Accounting Concepts or 306-103 Accounting 1A (2004 handbook and earlier)
  • 316-101 Introductory Macroeconomics
  • 316-102 Introductory Microeconomics
  • 316-130 Quantitative Methods 1
  • 316-205 Introductory Econometrics or 316-206 Quantitative Methods 2 or 325-210 Managerial Decision Analysis or 325-212 Principles of Market Research 2
  • 325-201 Organisational Behaviour3


Six core management subjects

  • 325-101 Managing People and Organisations
  • 325-102 Business in the Global Economy
  • 325-203 Managing Operations
  • 325-209 Human Resource Management
  • 325-211 Principles of Marketing
  • 325-228 Principles of Strategic Management


Four other level-2/3 management subjects (325-prefix)4

Bachelor of Commerce (Management) students should note that the general Course requirements of the BCom apply to the BCom(Mgmt) also.

1. Students who commenced the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Commerce double degree prior to 2005 are not required to complete this subject.
2. Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Engineering (IT)/Bachelor of Commerce students must enrol in 316-205 Introductory Econometrics. 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. (see p. 386) 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.


Entry Requirements: -
Core Participation Requirements: -
Further Study: An honours option is available for graduates of the Bachelor of Commerce through the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) course.
Graduate Attributes:

On successful completion of the commerce course, graduates should be able to:

  • explain the basic concepts and theories and institutional arrangements underlying the operations and performance of modern mixed economies using Australia as an example;
  • critically evaluate the economy, commerce and business in the broader social and political context;
  • explain and apply concepts from several economics and commerce disciplines in solving business and policy problems including specialised knowledge developed in one specific discipline;
  • contribute positively to the development of organisations and society particularly related to business, government and the commercial professions.
Generic Skills:

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:

  • effective communication on matters related to economics and commerce through assignment preparation and writing and class discussions and presentations;
  • skills in the use of computer systems and software used in business through practical assignments, exercises and demonstrations;
  • critical thinking and analysis through recommended reading, report writing, assignments and discussion;
  • information discovery and retrieval through the competent use of structured and unstructured sources including the internet;
  • applying theory to practice through undertaking recommended reading, writing reports, completing assignments, analysing cases and discussing issues;
  • interpretation and analysis of data with basic quantitative methods through assignments and discussion;
  • attention to detail through assignment preparation, problem-solving exercises and examination revision;
  • teamwork through joint projects and group discussion;
  • understanding of social, ethical and cultural context through the analysis of case studies, the contextualisation of judgement, and being open to new ideas and possibilities;
  • time management through managing and organising workloads for recommended reading, assignment completion and examination revision.

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