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Bachelor of Commerce

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Commerce

Abbreviation:

BCom

Home Faculty:

Commerce

Duration:

3 years or part-time equivalent

Total Credit Points:

144

Delivery Mode:

Face-to-face

Starting Session(s):

Autumn/Spring

Location/UOW Course Code/UAC Code:

Wollongong/ 710/ 753602

Shoalhaven/ SH710/ 753603

Bateman's Bay/ BB710/ 753604

Bega/ BE710/ 753605

Moss Vale/ MV710/753606

CRICOS Code:

027464A

Overview

This degree is designed for students who would like to major in one or more of the principle areas of business and commerce. It is a suitable preparation for students who would like to become professionals in a particular discipline or want to pursue a general career in business. The degree consists of two components a core and a major(s). The core includes an integrating subject that is designed to bring students studying different majors together to examine a contemporary topic. The aim is to provide a foundation for the understanding of the business and commercial environment.

Entry Requirements / Assumed Knowledge

Assumed Knowledge - any two units of English.

Entry is open to students who have gained a UAI or equivalent at a level determined by UOW for this calendar year. Entry for 2006 was UAI 80. Applications are also accepted from students who have successfully completed a recognised TAFE qualification or course of study from an accredited institution.

Advanced Standing

The Faculty offers advanced standing (credit exemption) to students who have successfully completed relevant courses at accredited universities and colleges. Refer to: www.uow.edu.au/handbook/courserules/advancedstanding.html

Course Requirements

1. To qualify for award of the degree of Bachelor of Commerce a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 144 credit points, including a major study, by satisfactory completion of subjects listed in the General Schedule.
2. Students must complete and pass all core subjects plus one of the approved BCom degree majors, double majors or a major and a minor and elective subjects.
3. Of the 144 credit points not more than 72 credit points shall be for 100 level subjects.
4. Students should note that a Pass Conceded, Pass Terminating or Pass Restricted grade at 300-level in any required subject for the selected major area does not satisfy degree requirements. A student wishing to graduate with a double major must obtain clear passes in both majors at 300-level to satisfy requirements.
5. Each major in the BCom requires 48 credit points and each minor requires 24 credit points as specified in the relevant schedules. The following rules apply:
a) Students must complete at least one major but may complete two if they wish. A single subject may count towards two different majors. However, such double counting can apply to only one, 6 credit point subject. Thus completing a second major will require completion of an additional 42 to 48 specified credit points. Where two or more subjects are common to two majors, the relevant Head of School will designate a replacement subject(s).
b) Students may complete one or two of the designated minors but the completion of a minor is not a degree requirement. A minor cannot be completed in the same discipline as the major, for example an Accountancy Major with an Accountancy Minor. A single subject may not count towards a major and minor or towards two minors; double counting is not permitted when completing a minor. Thus completing each minor will require an additional 24 specified credit points. Where one (or more) subject(s) is common to a major and a minor or to two different minors, the relevant Head of School will designate a replacement subject(s).

Course Program

Commerce Core

Code

Subject

Session

Credit Points

ACCY100

Accounting IA

Autumn/Spring

6

ACCY102

Accounting IB

Spring

6

COMM110

Introduction to Business Information Systems

Autumn/Spring

6

COMM121

Quantitative Methods I

Autumn/Spring

6

ECON101

Macroeconomic Essentials for Business

Autumn/Spring

6

ECON111

Introductory Microeconomics

Autumn/Spring

6

MARK101

Marketing Principles

Autumn/Spring

6

MGMT110

Introduction to Management

Autumn/Spring

6

Plus at least one Integrating subject selected from:

Code

Subject

Session

Credit Points

COMM303

Development of Modern Business

Spring

6

COMM351

Business Ethics and Governance

n/o 2007

6

COMM327

Business Innovation, Technology and Policy

Autumn/Spring

6

COMM328

Contemporary Issues in Commerce

n/o 2007

6

Total Credit Points in Core = 54

Accountancy students may substitute STAT131 Understanding Variation and Uncertainty for COMM121 Quantitative

Methods l. Note: entry to this subject depends on HSC or equivalent performance (see General Schedule, Faculty of Informatics, School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics, for details).

Major Study Areas:

Students taking a major in a degree offered by a Faculty other than the Faculty of Commerce are not required to complete the core subjects in the Bachelor of Commerce except where those subjects are prerequisites to subjects in the major. All students must satisfy subject prerequisites except where waivers have been granted.

Accountancy

Business Information Systems

Business Law

Economics

Finance

Financial Planning

Human Resource Management

International Business

Management

Marketing

Supply Chain Management

Minor Study Areas

Students taking a minor in a degree offered by a Faculty other than the Faculty of Commerce are not required to complete the core subjects in the Bachelor of Commerce except where those subjects are prerequisites to subjects in the minor. All students must satisfy subject prerequisites except where waivers have been granted.

BCom Minor Study Areas (Accountancy; Business Information Systems; Business Law ; Economics; Electronic Commerce; Finance; Human Resource Management; International Business; Supply Chain Management; Management ; Marketing)

 

Last reviewed: 23 February, 2007

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