Bachelor of Commerce

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The Bachelor of Commerce is your first step to becoming a fully qualified accountant or undertaking careers in finance and economics. You'll be exposed to industry-relevant areas of study including the opportunity to specialise in one of three major sequences: Accounting, Economics, Finance. As accountancy and financial management are at the very heart of all organisations, you'll find commerce is a field offering enormous scope and opportunity.


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All students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.


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Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/ for information on how to gain entry.

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.


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Mathematics


Credit Transfer (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

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 https://intraweb.newcastle.edu.au/catso/pages/credittransferhome.aspx to apply online.


Honours (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Available as an additional year to students who have achieved at least a credit grade point average.


Professional Accreditation (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Students must complete the units set out at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/Resources/Schools/Newcastle Business School/Accounting and Finance/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 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.

The Finance Major Sequence in the Bachelor of Commerce meets the requirements for the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA). 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. For more details see: http://www.asic.gov.au/eTraining/eTrain.nsf


International Students (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. 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/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.


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Student with disabilities 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 medial 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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Students wishing to follow a double major need to undertake 60 or 70 units of study unique to the second major in place of electives.


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To complete the degree, students must pass courses totalling 240 units (generally made up of 24 courses worth 10 units each). The 240 units required to complete the degree must include:

  • No more than 100 units at the 1000 (first year) level
  • At least 60 units at the 3000 (third year) level
  • The core courses at all levels
  • The compulsory and directed courses for at least one major sequence
  • The remaining units can be selected from any other discipline area within the University.

Please note that some courses in the major sequence listed below may require additional assumed knowledge other than the compulsory courses within the major.

Where two approved Major Sequences are completed within the single degree, an overlap of not more than 20 units is permitted between major Sequence courses at 3000 level.

Not all major sequences are located at each location.


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Back to topCore Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
ACFI1001Accounting for Decision MakersSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
ECON1001Microeconomics for Business DecisionsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
ECON1002Macroeconomics in the Global EconomySemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
ECON1003Basic Econometrics and Quantitative Modelling

Economics students must study this course. Other students may study either STAT1060 or ECON1003

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
IRHR1001Managing the OrganisationSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
LEGL1001Foundations of LawTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
STAT1060Business Decision Making

Students must study either STAT1060 or ECON1003.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
ACFI2005FinanceSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
EBUS2000Information and Communication in BusinessTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
MKTG2100Principles of MarketingTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
MNGT2001Business StrategySemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
POLI3001Organisations, Politics and SocietyTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
Back to topElectives (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 60 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program.60 units
For more information on electives, including online electives, please visit the Electives page. (opens in a new page)
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Compulsory Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major.
ACFI1001Accounting for Decision MakersSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
ACFI1002Accounting PracticeTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
ACFI2001Company Accounting

Choose 20 units from either ACFI2001 and ACFI2002 or ACFI2003 and ACFI2004.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
ACFI2002Financial Accounting

Choose 20 units from either ACFI2001 and ACFI2002 or ACFI2003 and ACFI2004.

Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
ACFI2003Management Accounting

Choose 20 units from either ACFI2001 and ACFI2002 or ACFI2003 and ACFI2004.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
ACFI2004Advanced Management Accounting

Choose 20 units from either ACFI2001 and ACFI2002 or ACFI2003 and ACFI2004.

Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
ACFI3001Accounting TheoryTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
Directed Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 30 units from 3000 level Directed courses.
ACFI3002Issues in Financial AccountingTrimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
ACFI3003Issues in Management AccountingSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ACFI3004TaxationSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
ACFI3005Auditing and AssuranceTrimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
ACFI3007Accounting and the Sustainability EthosSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
BUSN3001Project in Business

An application is needed for enrolment in this course. See: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/school/business/for-students/current-students.html

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
PHIL3930Human Values & Commercial PracSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
Back to topEconomics Major Sequence (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Compulsory Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major.
ECON1001Microeconomics for Business DecisionsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
ECON1002Macroeconomics in the Global EconomySemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
ECON2001Intermediate MicroeconomicsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ECON2002Intermediate MacroeconomicsSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ECON3008International MacroeconomicsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
Directed Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 30 units from 3000 level Directed courses.
BUSN3001Project in Business

An application is needed for enrolment in this course. See: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/school/business/for-students/current-students.html

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
ECON3002Economic DevelopmentSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ECON3003Global Trade and FinanceSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ECON3004Money and BankingSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ECON3005Economics of Wealth CreationSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ECON3006Environmental EconomicsSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ECON3007Intermediate Econometrics

Students may study this course in their second year to follow on from ECON1003.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
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Compulsory Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major.
ACFI1001Accounting for Decision MakersSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
ACFI1002Accounting PracticeTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
ACFI2070Business FinanceSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ACFI2080Corporate FinanceSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ACFI3130Derivative SecuritiesSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ACFI3140International FinanceSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
Directed Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 20 units from 3000 level Directed courses.
ACFI3004TaxationSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
ACFI3006Personal Financial PlanningSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ACFI3018Portfolio ManagementSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ACFI3190Financial Institutions Risk ManagementSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
BUSN3001Project in Business

An application is needed for enrolment in this course. See: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/school/business/for-students/current-students.html

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
ECON3003Global Trade and FinanceSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ECON3004Money and BankingSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LEGL3001Finance LawNot currently offered10 units
PHIL3930Human Values & Commercial PracSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units