Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
|Year and Campus:||2012 - 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 Bachelor of Commerce Course Requirements
The Bachelor of Commerce requires the successful completion of 300 points comprising:
200 points of Commerce discipline subjects including:
• At least 62.5 points at Level 2, including compulsory subject MGMT20001 Organisational Behaviour and one of ECON20003 Quantitative Methods 2, ECOM20001 Introductory Econometrics, MGMT20005 Managerial Decision Analysis or MKTG20004 Market Research to meet the quantitative requirement of the course.
• At least 50 points at Level 3 to be undertaken at this university.
The remaining 100 points:
Students must meet the quantitative requirement of the course. This can be satisfied through the standard quantitative (above), alternative mathematics (MAST20006 Probability for Statistics and MAST20005 Statistics) or accredited Actuarial Studies path (MAST20004 Probability and MAST20005 Statistics).
Students must complete at least one Commerce major, and may complete up to two commerce majors. With the exception of the multidisciplinary business major, a major requires completion of three specified subjects at Level 3.
2010, 2011 and beyond commencing students pursuing an approved Engineering breadth sequence in the Civil, Electrical, Mechanical or Software streams will undertake 112.5 points of breadth and free points and 187.5 points of Commerce discipline subjects.
Students pursuing accreditation in Actuarial Studies will take 75 – 87.5 points of breadth and free subjects outside the Commerce disciplines including two breadth subjects that are neither mathematics nor statistics.
Students must normally complete 50 points of study at one year ‐ level before proceeding to the next year ‐ level.
Option 1 – standard path:
Option 2 – mathematics path:
Prerequisites for students with a study score of 27 or above in units 3 and 4 VCE Specialist Mathematics (or equivalent):
Prerequisites for students with a study score of 38 or above in units 3 and 4 VCE Specialist Mathematics (or equivalent):
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 .
Majors Available for the Bachelor of Commerce
|Breadth Options:|| |
Breadth subjects offer you the opportunity to choose additional subjects from outside your major study area (learn more about breadth subjects) .
For the most up-to-date admission requirements visit:
|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
Graduates of the degree will have the capacity to:
Download PDF version.