B-COMM v.1 Bachelor of Commerce
Course CRICOS Code: 013905G
Registered full-time Duration: 3 Years
Bachelor Degrees prepare students to develop broad and coherent knowledge and skills in a discipline for professional work and further learning corresponding to AQF level 7 qualifications.
This course is designed to prepare you for the challenges in the global business environment. You will study foundation areas of accounting, economics, business law, management, marketing and technology. Through specialised study, in your chosen major, you will gain the theory and practical skills needed to be confident and industry-ready. The following major combinations are available with disciplines in the Humanities: Advertising and Creative Advertising Graphic Design; Business Law and International Relations; Economics and International Relations; Public Relations and Journalism;
Graduates from this course may be eligible for membership of appropriate professional bodies. See information about the specific majors for details.
These include Public Relations major - Public Relations Institute of Australia. Taxation majors - Taxation Institute of Australia, Association of Taxation and Management Accountants, Tax Agents Board of Western Australia. A combination of the Property and Property Valuations majors is accredited for Certified Practicing Valuer status of Australian Property Institute (API).
As a graduate of the Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University you have a range of career opportunities depending on your chosen field of study. Most industries and organisations, whether private or public, local or international, employ commerce graduates.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase textbooks, and other essential study materials.
Course Overview Note
Students should be aware that they need to undertake prerequisite units for their major in Year 1, Semester 2. Please refer to the relevant major to determine what prerequisites are required.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Bachelor Degree are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au and include flexible entry pathways. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
STAT elements considered are E and either V or Q.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to a Bachelor Degree with Honours and some Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Master degrees. For further details, see the University website http://curtin.edu.au.
Bachelor Degrees typically contain a series of units which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences. They may contain a range of majors, streams and/or minors for students to choose from to pursue learning in a specialised area of study.
The first year of this course provides a foundation consisting of a set of common core units which includes units from a range of disciplines. This provides a basis for more concentrated study in your chosen major. You will have the choice of a combination of two majors, or a single major and an elective stream. This elective stream will provide you with the possibility of taking further study in the same or another discipline. Two introductory units from the interfaculty discipline together with six units from the Bachelor of Commerce common core in the first year. Wherever possible, the final unit, Business Capstone 301, will be taken in a student's final semester of study. This unit involves small teams of students from each CBS undergraduate School (Accounting, Business Law and Taxation, Economics and Finance, Information Systems, Management and Marketing) combining their knowledge and skills in a multi-disciplinary virtual business project. One aim of the unit is to integrate and synthesise in an applied way all the learning experiences obtained by students in their undergraduate study programs.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical business situations through research and practical application
2. think creatively and critically to generate innovative solutions to complex business and commercial problems
3. access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from a range of organisational and external sources
4. communicate appropriately and effectively in professional and public contexts
5. apply technologies appropriately for a variety of commercial purposes
6. demonstrate initiative, responsibility and lifelong learning skills by applying critical reflection and active participation
7. describe global and cultural issues as related to the business area and their impact on local and international communities
8. demonstrate respect for human rights, cultural diversity and the particular rights of Indigenous Australians and highlight the importance and impact of cultural diversity on the interactions of commercial agents
9. show leadership, and employ ethical practice and professional integrity when working within a team and independently
Duration and Availability
This course is three years full-time or equivalent part-time study. Some units and majors may be available via external study. Some majors in this course are not available at all campus locations and to international students studying in Australia. Please refer to information provided for individual majors.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 2||Y||Y|
|2017||Charles Telfair Inst Mauritius||Semester 1||Y|
|2017||Charles Telfair Inst Mauritius||Semester 2||Y|
|2017||Dongbei Uni Econs Fin China||Semester 2A||Y|
|2017||Miri Sarawak Campus||Semester 1||Y|
|2017||Miri Sarawak Campus||Semester 2||Y|
|2017||Nanjing Audit University||Semester 1||Y|
|2017||Nanjing Audit University||Semester 1||Y|
|2017||Nanjing Audit University||Semester 2A||Y|
|2017||Nanjing Uni Jinshen College||Semester 1||Y|
|2017||Singapore Campus||Trimester 1A||Y|
|2017||Singapore Campus||Trimester 2A||Y|
|2017||Singapore Campus||Trimester 3A||Y|
|2017||Zhongnan Uni of Econ & Law||Semester 1||Y|
|2017||Zhongnan Uni of Econ & Law||Semester 1||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|STRU-BCOCC||v.1||Bachelor of Commerce Common Core||200.0|
|MJDU-PRJRN||v.1||Public Relations and Journalism Double Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJDU-LGSCM||v.1||Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Marketing Double Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJDU-FNMKG||v.1||Finance and Marketing Double Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJDU-TRHPR||v.1||Tourism and Hospitality and Public Relations Double Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJXU-HRMGM||v.1||Human Resource Management Major (Extended) (BCom)||400.0|
|MJRU-ACCTG||v.1||Accounting Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJDU-ACTAX||v.1||Accounting and Taxation Double Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJDU-ACFNC||v.1||Accounting and Finance Double Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJDU-MKADV||v.1||Marketing and Advertising Double Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJDU-BNKFN||v.1||Banking and Finance Double Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJXU-BSLAW||v.1||Business Law Major (Extended) (BCom)||400.0|
|MJXU-PUBRL||v.1||Public Relations Major (Extended) (BCom)||400.0|
|MJDU-ACATC||v.1||Accounting and Accounting Technologies Double Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJDU-BINTS||v.1||Business Information Technology and Systems Double Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJDU-MGMKT||v.1||Management and Marketing Double Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJDU-FNMGT||v.1||Finance and Management Double Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJDU-MGHRM||v.1||Management and Human Resource Management Double Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJDU-ACAGD||v.1||Advertising and Creative Advertising Graphic Design Double Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJDU-ENTMK||v.1||Entrepreneurship and Marketing Double Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJDU-PRMGT||v.1||Public Relations and Management Double Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJXU-TRHOS||v.1||Tourism and Hospitality Major (Extended) (BCom)||400.0|
|MJXU-MNGMT||v.1||Management Major (Extended) (BCom)||400.0|
|MJDU-ADVPR||v.1||Advertising and Public Relations Double Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJRU-PROPV||v.1||Property Development and Valuation Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJDU-ECFNC||v.1||Economics and Finance Double Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJDU-BLWIR||v.1||Business Law and International Relations Double Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJRU-BUISP||v.1||Business Information Systems (Professional) Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJDU-PRPFN||v.1||Property and Finance Double Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJDU-EVMPR||v.1||Event Management and Public Relations Double Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJDU-MKBLW||v.1||Marketing and Business Law Double Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJDU-HRMIR||v.1||Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations Double Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJDU-ECINT||v.1||Economics and International Relations Double Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJDU-ACBNK||v.1||Accounting and Banking Double Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJXU-ADVRT||v.1||Advertising Major (Extended) (BCom)||400.0|
|MJDU-ACENT||v.1||Accounting and Entrepreneurship Double Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJDU-BILSC||v.1||Business Information Systems and Logistics and Supply Chain Management Double Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJXU-FINCE||v.1||Finance Major (Extended) (BCom)||400.0|
|MJDU-ECMGT||v.1||Economics and Management Double Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJDU-PRPMK||v.1||Property and Marketing Double Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJDU-ACBIS||v.1||Accounting and Business Information Systems Double Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJDU-MKPBR||v.1||Marketing and Public Relations Double Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJXU-INBUS||v.1||International Business Major (Extended) (BCom)||400.0|
|MJXU-ECONS||v.1||Economics Major (Extended) (BCom)||400.0|
|MJDU-ACBLW||v.1||Accounting and Business Law Double Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJXU-EVNTM||v.1||Event Management Major (Extended) (BCom)||400.0|
|MJXU-MRKTG||v.1||Marketing Major (Extended) (BCom)||400.0|
|MJXU-ENTRP||v.1||Entrepreneurship Major (Extended) (BCom)||400.0|
|MJDU-ECMKG||v.1||Economics and Marketing Double Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJDU-TRHOS||v.1||Tourism and Hospitality and Marketing Double Major (BCom)||400.0|
|MJXU-LGSCM||v.1||Logistics and Supply Chain Management Major (Extended) (BCom)||400.0|
|MJRU-BUITP||v.1||Business Information Technology (Professional) Major (BCom)||400.0|
To apply for the Bachelor of Commerce, applicants need only select the course code for the campus of their choice once; majors will be selected upon enrolment. A brochure with detailed information on majors and career options is available from Curtin Business School Student Services on telephone (08) 9266 7713 (Bentley campus).
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