Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

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Program Description

The Bachelor of Commerce Honours year provides a bridge between undergraduate study and advanced research. With an Honours degree, you can move into academic and/or public sector positions requiring advanced research and analytical skills that will aid policy formulation and analysis.

This degree

The program provides training in research skills using a variety of information systems (archives, the Library, databases, electronic research networks); an opportunity to practice articulating complex ideas orally and in writing; practice in working closely with a supervisor on a project and in preparing a major project within a deadline; experience in devising, researching and writing up an individual topic of study in an extended argument/thesis. Some examples of government institutions that employ students who complete an Honours degree are the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Australian Treasury, and the Australian Productivity Commission.

Honors students can also apply to continue to a research degree.

What you will study

The program includes training in research skills using a variety of information systems (archives, the library, databases); an opportunity to practise articulating complex ideas; practise in working closely with a supervisor on a project and delivering within a timeline: and experience in devising, researching and writing up an individual topic of study in an extended argument/thesis. If you are considering an Honours degree, we encourage you to talk to the Honours Coordinator in advance to seek approval for enrolment, discuss your program, and negotiate a thesis topic and supervisors.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

1 Demonstrate core knowledge of business and organizations and major disciplinary knowledge.
2 Effectively communicate orally and in writing
3 Critically analyze business and organizational issues in local, national and international contexts.
4 Demonstrate responsible judgment in decision making
5 Work effectively with others on shared goals
6 Use relevant technology for professional purposes
7 Demonstrate independent learning

Entry Requirements

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.

In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

The Faculty of Business is a signatory to the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME), a global initiative of the United Nations. The PRME endorses institutions that champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership.

Why choose this course

Business is always changing, so at UOW we focus on strong links with industry, business, and government to keep our degrees relevant. We develop professionals, managers and business leaders with critical thinking skills who will succeed in their chosen fields.

The Faculty of Business is a signatory to the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME), a global initiative of the United Nations. The PRME endorses institutions that champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership.

Career opportunities

  • Auditor
  • Banker
  • Analyst
  • Financial controller
  • Accountant
  • Policy advisor
  • Business adviser
  • OHS officer
  • HR manager consultant
  • Stockbroker
  • Insurance broker
  • Fund manager
  • Exporter/Importer
  • Public relations coordinator
  • Market researcher
  • Advertising executive
  • Brand/product manager
  • Event manager
Last updated July 2019

About the School

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