Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

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Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

Information correct as at

30th May 2015 8:21pm

Program Code

10801

AQF Level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC Codes

Mode of Delivery

  • Face to Face

Duration

Domestic - 1 years full time or part time equivalent.

International - 1 years full time.

Term Type

Semesters

Contributing Schools

Relevant University rules and policies

CRICOS Code

Description

The Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) is currently available in Accounting or Finance or Economics. Potential Honours students should consult with the Newcastle Business School towards the end of the semester prior to that in which they intend to enrol.


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Admission Information

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed the Bachelor of Commerce or equivalent program with a credit grade point average to apply for entry.

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


Credit Transfer

No credit is available for Honours programs.


Academic Requirements for Program Completion

Total Units required

80 units

Program Duration

1 years full time or part time equivalent up to 3 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

The program requires the completion of 80 units of Approved Courses. For the Accounting stream and the Finance stream students will complete one 20 unit Business Research Methods course, one 20 unit discipline theory course and 40 units of research thesis. For the Economics stream students will complete one 10 unit Research Methodology course, 30 units of discipline specific courses and 40 units of research thesis.


Program Structure

Accounting major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

ACFI4030Theory in Accounting
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
BUSN4100Business Research Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
BUSN4200Research Thesis 1
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
BUSN4300Research Thesis 2
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units

Economics major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

ECON4001Research Methodology
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ECON4002Microeconomics
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ECON4003Macroeconomics
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ECON4007AResearch Thesis Part A
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ECON4007BResearch Thesis Part B
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
30 units
Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses

ECON4004Advanced Topics in Applied Economics I
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ECON4005Advanced Topics in Applied Economics II
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

Finance major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

ACFI4005Theory in Finance
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
BUSN4100Business Research Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
BUSN4200Research Thesis 1
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
BUSN4300Research Thesis 2
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units

Honours

The following Classes of Honours may be awarded:

  • Class I,
  • Class II, Division 1,
  • Class II, Division 2,
  • Class III.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Communicate effectively orally to varied audiences.
  • Communicate effectively in writing to varied audiences.
  • Work effectively independently.
  • Work effectively in collaboration with others.
  • Engage in critical thinking and complex analytical problem-solving.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of theory, models and concepts relevant to one of the disciplines of Accounting, Finance or Economics.
  • Display proficiency in the utilization of information and technology in research.
  • Apply skills that incorporate understanding of global, social and ethical issues.
  • Apply theory and method at an advanced level to conduct independent research/project of professional quality in their selected field.

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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