Bachelor of Commerce

General

Read more about this program on the school's website

Program Description

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Our students graduate not only job-ready but industry ready, with practical work-based industry experience, networking opportunities and career portfolio development, equipping them with the skills to succeed in a range of business careers.

The course offers fourteen majors across a broad range of disciplines, all created in consultation with industry, with many being professionally accredited and recognised with the relevant industry bodies. Students can choose up to two majors, a major and a minor, or, a major and a range of electives providing great flexibility in the course and giving students the opportunity to tailor their degree to suit their career aspirations.

Students are equipped with the theory, practical experience and employability skills, including the leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, and communication and problem-solving skills.

Graduate world-ready to succeed in a variety of complex, competitive and dynamic global business environments.

Course Entry

Academic Admission requirements (Band 3)

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course. The indicative or guaranteed ATAR is as published (where applicable) or academic admission requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
  • University Preparation Course;*
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test; or*
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.*

* Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

For international students, requirements include your secondary school results.

English Language requirements (Band 3)

English competency requirements may be satisfied through the completion of one of the following:

  • Year 12 English ATAR/English Literature ATAR grade C or better or equivalent;
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
  • IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0);
  • Successfully completed 1.0 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher in the UK, Ireland, USA, NZ or Canada;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test;*
  • AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree;
  • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent); or
  • Other tests, courses or programmes defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

* Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

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Course Details

Semester availability

  • Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup
  • Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Note: Students wishing to take the Accounting major with one of the following professionally accredited majors (Project Management or Marketing) will be required to complete additional credit points/units exceeding that required for completion of the Bachelor of Commerce.

Year 1 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SBL1100 Foundations of Business 15
SBL1300 Business Environments & Markets 15
SBL1400 Introduction to Business Analytics 15
ACC1100 Accounting I 15

Year 1 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ECF1110 Economics I 15
SBL1600 Business Identity and Protocols 15
Unit from Major   15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective   15

Year 2 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
Unit from Major   15
Unit from Major   15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective   15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective   15

Year 2 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
Unit from Major   15
Unit from Major   15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective   15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective   15

Note: Students with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65% or higher after their second year of study may be invited to complete an additional year of study to undertake a one year domestic or international internship. Those students will transfer to the Bachelor of Commerce Professional for their third and fourth year of study.

Year 3 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
Unit from Major   15
Unit from Major   15
Unit from Major   15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective   15

Year 3 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
Option 1
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective   15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective   15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective   15
Select one unit from:
FBL3501 ^ Business Practicum 15
SBL3500 ^ Integrated Business Application 15
Option 2
Internship Minor which consists of:
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
FBL3400 ^ Business Internship I 30
FBL3500 ^ Business Internship 2 30

Note: Enrolment into the Internship Minor is by application only.

^ Core Option

Majors you can study in this course

One or more of the majors in this course is externally recognised when studied within this course. Refer to the major for more information.

  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Event Management
  • Finance
  • Health Management
  • Hotel Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Law in Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Sport Business

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Access, analyse and critically evaluate relevant information to solve challenging business problems systematically.
  • Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of business situations, incorporating international/global/cultural perspectives.
  • Collaborate effectively in team settings to produce measurable outcomes.
  • Communicate business knowledge, concepts and advice persuasively and clearly in both written and oral formats, using relevant technology.
  • Generate creative ideas for business innovations that respond to opportunities and constant change.
  • Reflect on feedback and critique one's own performance in order to identify and plan opportunities for development.
  • Value professional behaviours and/or personal citizenship that reflect an appreciation of the interrelationship between business ethics and corporate social responsibility.

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Commerce prepares students for a diverse range of business-related careers. Students graduate with an evidence-based career e-portfolio along with a situated learning experience and learn how to apply the theoretical concepts studied in a practical and real-world setting. Over the course of the degree, students have the opportunity to undertake international study tours, work-integrated learning opportunities and internships in their chosen field.

Possible future job titles

Corporate Accountant, Bank Officer, Management Consultant, Economic Adviser, Financial Analyst, Human Resources Manager, Recruitment Consultant, Project Manager, Marketing/Sales Manager, Sport/Event Manager.

Last updated May 2020

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