ATAR cut-off
72.90
75.35 (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
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
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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Duration

4 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 40017
CRICOS code: 088922G

Program handbook

Description

The Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (BCom/BIE) is a 320 unit Bachelor degree. Students must complete 180 units of core courses and the compulsory and directed courses from one major. The program is designed to provide students with an understanding of the processes, risks, rewards, motivations and societal impacts of innovation and entrepreneurship within regional, national and global perspectives. It aims to develop and inspire individuals interested in creating innovative futures that influence markets, economies and communities. It is a multi-disciplinary program that appeals to people from all backgrounds. The majors provide students with additional knowledge and skills in accounting, economics and finance.


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 at28th Jun 2017 3:37pm
Program code40017
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 Campus72.9075.35

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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 Code088922G

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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 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'.


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 Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 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 in Accounting, Economics or Finance from the Bachelor of Commerce, including all compulsory and directed courses
  • No more than 110 units at 1000 level
  • At least 40 units at the 2000 (second year) level and 3000 (third year) level
  • No more than 100 units at the 2000 (second year) level
  • Elective courses

Please Note: The Actuarial Studies and Risk Management major is not available within the combined Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Students may study 40 units of courses which comprise a minor (see additional document at: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/335440/B-Commerce-B-Innov-and-Entrep-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.

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


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
  • 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
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
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
ECON1001Microeconomics for Business Decisions
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
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 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Winter - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
MNGT1001Introduction to Management
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Winter - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT1002Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT2002Business Venturing
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
MNGT2003Entrepreneurial and Innovation Diversity
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
MNGT2004Managing Innovation
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT2005Leadership and Ethics
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT3006Entrepreneurial Strategy
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units
MNGT3007Social Entrepreneurship
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MNGT3008Advanced Innovation Management
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units

Core Courses

Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses Note: Students studying an Economics 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 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units

Accounting Major

Compulsory Courses

Complete all compulsory courses to fulfill the requirements of the major

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ACFI2003Management Accounting
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
ACFI2011Financial Accounting for Reporting Entities
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ACFI3000Contemporary Accounting Issues
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ACFI3001Accounting Theory
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
ACFI3004Taxation
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
ACFI3005Auditing and Assurance
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units

Economics Major

Compulsory Courses

Complete all compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ECON2001Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ECON2002Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ECON3008International Macroeconomics
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Complete at least 30 units from the following directed courses to fulfill the requirements of this major.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ECON3002Economic Development
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ECON3003Global Trade and Finance
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ECON3004Money and Banking
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ECON3005Economics of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ECON3006Environmental Economics
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ECON3007Intermediate Econometrics
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units

Finance Major

Compulsory Courses

Complete all compulsory courses to fulfill the requirements of the major

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ACFI2070Business Finance
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ACFI2080Corporate Finance
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ACFI3018Portfolio Management
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ACFI3130Derivative Securities
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ACFI3140International Finance
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ACFI3190Financial Institutions Risk Management
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units

Suggested electives

Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them. However, the Faculty suggests the following course options that may complement your program or major.

A full list of courses that are available to study as an elective can be found in the course handbook.

CodeTitleUnits
ECON1003Basic Econometrics and Quantitative Modelling

It is recommended that students completing an Economics or Finance major study this course.

10 units
INFT1001Foundations of Information Technology10 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