Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
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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. Further information is available at: www.newcastle.edu.au/school/nbs/programs/
An honours degree gives graduates employment advantages in the diverse areas of commerce, for example, as chartered accountants, management accountants and financial advisers.
A Finance specialisation enables graduates to work in international banking, international finance, investment management, treasury management, money market operations and financial forecasting.
An Economics specialisation enables graduates to work in private sector positions in finance, investment and securities analysis, and in policy analysis and development. Within the public sector, job opportunities are available in a range of federal (and state) departments including Treasury and Employment and Workplace Relations, as well as the Reserve Bank and APRA.
Applicants must have successfully completed the Bachelor of Commerce or equivalent program with a credit grade point average to apply for entry.
The following Classes of Honours may be awarded:
Class II, Division 1,
Class II, Division 2,
Students undertaking the Economics major may choose one 3000 level course on approval of the Program Convenor.
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, 40 units of discipline specific courses and 30 units of research thesis. Students may choose one course at 3000 level subject to approval by the Program Convenor.
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