Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Commerce

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Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Commerce

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28th May 2015 11:35pm

Program Code

11065

Locations and UAC Codes

Mode of Delivery

  • Face to Face

Duration

Domestic - 4 years full time or part time equivalent.

International - 4 years full time.

ATAR (2015)

Cut-off Median
Callaghan Campus70.8582.00
Ourimbah70.8082.00

Assumed Knowledge

HSC Mathematics or equivalent.

Term Type

Semesters

Relevant University rules and policies

CRICOS Code

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.


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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

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement.  Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Proficiency Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/000104.html

Assumed Knowledge

HSC Mathematics or equivalent.


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, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Professional Recognition

Australian Securities and Investment Commission

Students may also be able to gain accreditation with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission with regard to various education and knowledge requirements under RG146. For more details see: http://www.asic.gov.au/eTraining/eTrain.nsf

Certified Practising Accountants Australia

Students must complete the units set out at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/Resources/Schools/Newcastle%20Business%20School/Accounting%20and%20Finance/CPA-course-list-jun09.pdf in order to meet the academic requirements for Associate membership of CPA Australia and enrolment in the CPA Program, and for enrolment in the the CPA Program, and for enrolment in the Chartered Accountants Program of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. This linked information must be read in conjunction with the approved program documentation detailed below.


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,
  • A Major sequence from the Bachelor of Commerce, including all compulsory and directed courses,
  • Elective courses.
  • No more than 110 units at 1000 level
  • At least 80 units at the 3000 level.

The courses listed are only the core courses for the combined program. Students should refer to the individual program structures for the Bachelor of Business (http://www.newcastle.edu.au/program/10039.html) and Bachelor of Commerce (http://www.newcastle.edu.au/program/10446.html) for information regarding the majors in each program, accreditation requirements and tranisition arrangements.


Program Structure

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

ACFI1001Accounting for Decision Makers
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ECON1001Microeconomics for Business Decisions
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ECON1002Macroeconomics in the Global Economy
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
IRHR1001Managing the Organisation
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LEGL1001Foundations of Law
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
ACFI2005Finance
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
EBUS2000Information and Communication in Business
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
MKTG2100Principles of Marketing
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MNGT2001Business Strategy
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
POLI3001Organisations, Politics and Society
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units

Core Courses

Students undertaking an Economics major must study ECON1003. Other students may study either STAT1060 or ECON1003.

ECON1003Basic Econometrics and Quantitative Modelling
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT1060Business Decision Making
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

Honours

There is no honours awarded for this degree. Honours can be undertaken as a separate award.


Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

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 http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Special Needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided 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. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

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