Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units). Find out more about feesAUD 31,910 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units). Find out more about fees
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.
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.
Students should refer to the separate program handbook entries for specific information about the programs. Bachelor of Business: https://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-business/handbook
Bachelor of Commerce: https://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-commerce/handbook
Program learning outcomes
On successful completion of the program students will have:
- Effective skills to communicate (a) orally and/or (b) in writing
- Skills to work effectively in teams or independently
- Critical thinking and analytical problem-solving skills
- Knowledge of theories, models and concepts relevant to disciplines in business and commerce
- Proficiency in the utilisation of information and technology in business and commerce
- Business skills that incorporate understanding of ethical, economic, regulatory and global perspectives
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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. During the admission process adjustment factors may be applied to your Selection Rank. Please visit our website to see if you are eligible.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
All Applicants 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.
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 for more information on applying for credit.
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Exemptions may apply for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for students who complete the Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting major)
Australian Human Resources Institute
The Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Commerce (HRM major) is accredited by the Australian Human Resource Management Institute (AHRI).
Association of International Accountants
The Association of International Accountants (AIA) is a global body for professional accountants. They aim to create world class accountants; through offering high-standard, relevant and innovative qualifications, and providing first-class, tailored and pertinent services for their members around the world. The AIA qualification is recognised in over 30 countries worldwide. Qualification of full-membership requires completion of the AIA examinations plus three years relevant work experience. Exemptions from selected examinations may be awarded to University of Newcastle graduates who have completed the Bachelor of Commerce degree program with a focus on Accounting. For specific information regarding exemptions please refer to the AIA Database at: www.aiaworldwide.com
Australian Marketing Institute
The Bachelor of Business (Marketing major)/Bachelor of Commerce is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI).
Australian Securities and Investment Commission
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. The suite of courses meet the various RG146 knowledge requirements as they stood at 2012 and as the requirements continue to be under review by ASIC it is assumed that the courses continue to meet those knowledge area requirements. Consequently, students need to convey such information to prospective employers (and the employers then need to respond with acceptance or that they require further evidence). For more details see: http://www.asic.gov.au/online-services/search-asics-registers/asics-training-register/asics-training-register-search-results/training-registers/bachelor-of-commerce-finance-2/
CPA Australia and CA Australia and New Zealand
Students must complete the units set out in the CPA and CA Australia and New Zealand accreditation requirements 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 CA Australia and New Zealand. For further information see the document in the Additional Information section or go to CPA Australia at https://www.cpaaustralia.com.au/ or CA Australia and New Zealand at http://www.charteredaccountants.com.au/
Academic requirements for program completion
Total units required
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.
International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au
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
- The Compulsory and Directed courses from one Major sequence for the Bachelor of Business
- The Compulsory and Directed courses from one Major sequence for the Bachelor of Commerce
- At least 40 units at each level of the program;
- No more than 120 units at 1000 level
- A maximum of 100 units at the 2000 level
- The remaining units (electives) can be chosen from any discipline area within the University. You may utilise your electives to undertake a double major. You must ensure that each major has 60 units of unique courses.
Students should refer to the individual program structures for the Bachelor of Business (http://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-business/handbook) and Bachelor of Commerce (http://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-commerce/handbook) for information regarding the majors in each program, accreditation requirements and transition arrangements.
Students may study 40 units of courses which comprise a minor (see additional program information at: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/335442/Bachelor-of-Business-Minor-Areas-of-Study.pdf or http://www.newcastle.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/335452/Bachelor-of-Commerce-Minor-areas-of-Study.pdf). When you have successfully completed your program, your transcript will specify completed major/s but will not specify completed minors.
Greater Bank Finance Lab - Located on level one of the University’s new state of the art CBD vertical campus, NeW Space, the Greater Bank Finance Lab is a hands-on learning environment, enabling University of Newcastle Business School students to build their skills in financial decision making, risk management and economic systems, before they graduate.
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.
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Important Information for Students who commenced in this program prior to 2021
Changes to Core Courses - 2021
Prior to 2021 students were required to complete 80 units of Core courses and 10 units of Core Directed courses toward the Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Commerce. From Semester 1, 2021 onward, students are required to complete 90 units of Core courses (STAT1060 Business Decision Making added to Core course list). The Core Directed course requirement has been removed. Transition arrangements are as follows:
- Students who have completed ECON1003 Basic Econometrics and Quantitative Modelling as a Core Directed course prior to 2021 will continue to count ECON1003 toward their program and are not required to complete STAT1060.
- Students who have not completed a Core Directed course prior to 2021 will complete STAT1060 Business Decision Making as a Core course toward their program and are not required to complete ECON1003.
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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Complete all core courses
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|ACFI1001||Accounting for Decision Makers||10 units|
|ACFI1002||Accounting Practice||10 units|
|ACFI1003||Introduction to Finance||10 units|
|ECON1001||Microeconomics for Business Decisions||10 units|
|ECON1002||Macroeconomics in the Global Economy||10 units|
|LEGL1001||Foundations of Law||10 units|
|MKTG1001||Foundations of Marketing||10 units|
|MNGT1001||Introduction to Management||10 units|
|STAT1060||Business Decision Making||10 units|
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.
|LEGL3005||Concepts and Issues in Property and Commercial Law||10 units|
All students can access free academic skills and support provided by Academic Learning Support through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre.
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.
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.
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.
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