ATAR cut-off
73.15
80.90 (Median ATAR)
70.60
78.80 (Median ATAR)
N/A
About ATARs
International entry requirement

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

Find out more about IELTS.

Duration

4 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 40035
CRICOS code: 029749E

For addtional information about this degree you can refer to the pages for the corresponding single degrees:
Bachelor of Business, and Bachelor of Commerce

Program handbook

Description

This combined degree program provides students with the opportunity to increase the depth and breadth of their study in relevant disciplines within Business and Commerce whilst completing two awards over four years of full-time study or part-time equivalent.

A combined degree program enhances the academic and professional qualities gained in each separate degree. At the same time, it recognises the increasing need for students to graduate with multidisciplinary skills.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Communicate effectively, (a) orally and/or (b) in writing

Details

Information correct as at20th Sep 2017 4:59pm
Program code40035
AQF level

Level 7 Bachelor Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 4 years full-time.
ATAR (2017)
LocationCut-offMedian
Callaghan Campus73.1580.90
Ourimbah70.6078.80

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Assumed knowledgeHSC Mathematics or equivalent
Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Business and Law
Contributing schools
  1. Newcastle Law School
  2. Newcastle Business School
  3. School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code029749E

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students.  Admission information for Australian students and residents is available from http://www.newcastle.edu.au/future-students .  Admission information for international students can be found at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/study-with-us/how-to-apply .You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).  Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/domestic-students/options-for-entry/bonus-points.html to see if you are eligible.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Professional recognition

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Exemptions may apply for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)  for students who complete the Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting major)

Australian Human Resources Institute

The Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Commerce (HRM major) is accredited by the Australian Human Resource Management Institute (AHRI).

Association of International Accountants

The Association of International Accountants (AIA) is a global body for professional accountants. They aim to create world class accountants; through offering high-standard, relevant and innovative qualifications, and providing first-class, tailored and pertinent services for their members around the world. The AIA qualification is recognised in over 30 countries worldwide. Qualification of full-membership requires completion of the AIA examinations plus three years relevant work experience.   Exemptions from selected examinations may be awarded to University of Newcastle graduates who have completed the Bachelor of Commerce degree program with a focus on Accounting. For specific information regarding exemptions please refer to the AIA Database at: www.aiaworldwide.com

Australian Marketing Institute

The Bachelor of Business (Marketing major)/Bachelor of Commerce is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI).

Australian Securities and Investment Commission

Students may also be able to gain accreditation with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) with regard to various education and knowledge requirements under RG146. The suite of courses meet the various RG146 knowledge requirements as they stood at 2012 and as the requirements continue to be under review by ASIC it is assumed that the courses continue to meet those knowledge area requirements. Consequently, students need to convey such information to prospective employers (and the employers then need to respond with acceptance or that they require further evidence). For more details see: http://www.asic.gov.au/online-services/search-asics-registers/asics-training-register/asics-training-register-search-results/training-registers/bachelor-of-commerce-finance-2/

CPA Australia and CA Australia and New Zealand

Students must complete the units set out in the CPA and CA Australia and New Zealand accreditation requirements in order to meet the academic requirements for Associate membership of CPA Australia and enrolment in the CPA Program, and for enrolment in the Chartered Accountants Program of CA Australia and New Zealand. For further information see the document in the Additional Information section or go to CPA Australia at https://www.cpaaustralia.com.au/ or CA Australia and New Zealand at http://www.charteredaccountants.com.au/


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

320 units

Program duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program requirements

To complete the program, students must pass courses totalling 320 units (generally made up of 32 courses worth 10 units each).

The 320 units required to complete the program must include:

  • All core courses listed
  • A Major sequence from the Bachelor of Business, including all compulsory and directed courses (seeBachelor of Business handbook)
  • A Major sequence from the Bachelor of Commerce, including all compulsory and directed courses (see Bachelor of Commerce handbook)
  • Elective courses. Students who are interested in undertaking Honours and/or those wishing to enhance their quantitative/econometric skills may choose ECON2003 Introductory Econometrics as an elective.
  • At least 40 units at each level of the program;
  • No more than 120 units at 1000 level
  • No more than a maximum of 100 units at the 2000 (second year) level.

Students should refer to the individual program structures for the Bachelor of Business (http://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-business/handbook) and Bachelor of Commerce (http://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-commerce/handbook) for information regarding the majors in each program, accreditation requirements and transition arrangements.

Students may study 40 units of courses which comprise a minor (see additional program information at: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/335442/Bachelor-of-Business-Minor-Areas-of-Study.pdf or http://www.newcastle.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/335452/Bachelor-of-Commerce-Minor-areas-of-Study.pdf). When you have successfully completed your program, your transcript and testamur will specify completed major/s but will not specify completed minors.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.

Additional documents


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

Core Courses

Complete all core courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ACFI1001Accounting for Decision Makers
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
ACFI1002Accounting Practice
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ACFI1003Introduction to Finance
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ECON1001Microeconomics for Business Decisions
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ECON1002Macroeconomics in the Global Economy
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LEGL1001Foundations of Law
  • Summer 3 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
MKTG1001Foundations of Marketing
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Winter - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT1001Introduction to Management
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Winter - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units

Core Courses

Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses. It is recommended that students studying the Economics major choose ECON1003 Note: Students studying the Economics and/or Finance major must choose ECON1003.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ECON1003Basic Econometrics and Quantitative Modelling
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
STAT1060Business Decision Making
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses. It is recommended that students study the directed course most applicable to their major/s. Please refer to the Program Requirements for the list of applicable courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
IBUS1000Managing International Business Risk
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
IRHR1002Dynamics of People and Work in Organisations
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LEIS1000Leisure Behaviour and Organisation
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT1002Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
POLI1010Australian Politics and Government
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units

Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Special needs

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program,  contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility  before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online