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Duration4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.4 years full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face
Start datesSemester 2 (19 Jul 2021), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (19 Jul 2021), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022),
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English proficiencyIELTS overall minimum - 6.0, IELTS section minimum - 6.0 Find out more about IELTS.
CRICOS CodeCRICOS code: 088922G
Program Code40017
Selection Rank
75.00
<5 (Median SR)
Entry requirements

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.

For additional information about this degree you can refer to the page for the corresponding single degree:
Bachelor of Commerce

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, the compulsory and directed courses from one major, and electives. 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:

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective skills to work independently and in teams.
  • Critical thinking and analytical problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of theory, models and concepts relevant to Accounting or Finance or Economics or Actuarial Studies and Risk Management and Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
  • Proficiency in the utilization of information and technology in business.
  • Business skills that incorporate understanding of ethical, economic, regulatory and global perspectives.

Details

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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.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian

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Assumed knowledgeHSC Mathematics or equivalent
Term typeSemesters
Fees
  • International students - AUD30,595 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
    Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees
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 https://www.newcastle.edu.au/study/undergraduate/getting-in/entry-schemes for information on entry schemes.

 

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.


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 for more information on applying 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 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

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 120 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
  • 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 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.

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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


Transition arrangements

Changes to Core Courses - 2021

Prior to 2021 students were required to complete 170 units of Core courses and 10 units of Core Directed courses toward the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. From Semester 1, 2021 onward, students are required to complete 180 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.

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

Complete all core courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ACFI1001Accounting for Decision Makers
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Degree Transfer Term 3 2021 (UNCIE)
10 units
ACFI1002Accounting Practice
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ACFI1003Introduction to Finance
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ECON1001Microeconomics for Business Decisions
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Degree Transfer Term 3 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
ECON1002Macroeconomics in the Global Economy
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LEGL1001Foundations of Law
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
MKTG1001Foundations of Marketing
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT1001Introduction to Management
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Degree Transfer Term 3 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (UNCIE)
10 units
MNGT1002Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
STAT1060Business Decision Making
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Degree Transfer Term 3 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT2002Business Venturing
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (BINUSUNI)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (UTCC)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
MNGT2004Managing Innovation
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT2005Leadership and Ethics
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (BINUSUNI)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (UTCC)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT2007Ideation in Enterprise
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (BINUSUNI)
10 units
MNGT3007Social Entrepreneurship
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (UTCC)
10 units
MNGT3008Advanced Innovation Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT3009Business Development and Growth
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (UTCC)
10 units
MNGT3016Innovation and Entrepreneurial Strategy
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (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
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
ACFI2011Financial Accounting for Reporting Entities
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ACFI3001Accounting Theory
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ACFI3004Taxation
  • Summer 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ACFI3005Auditing and Assurance
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ACFI3009Contemporary Accounting Issues
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units

Economics Major

Compulsory Courses

Complete all compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ECON2001Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ECON2002Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
ECON3008International Macroeconomics
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
Directed Courses

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

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ECON3003Global Trade and Finance
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
ECON3005Economics of Entrepreneurship and InnovationNot currently offered10 units
ECON3006Environmental Economics
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ECON3009Urban Property Economics
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units

Finance Major

Compulsory Courses

Complete all compulsory courses to fulfill the requirements of the major

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ACFI2070Business Finance
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ACFI2080Corporate Finance
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (BINUSUNI)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ACFI3130Derivative Securities
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (BINUSUNI)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
Directed Courses - Group A

Students must complete 20 units from the Group A directed courses below

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ACFI3006Personal Financial Planning
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ACFI3008Financial Analysis and Valuation
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ACFI3140International Finance
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (BINUSUNI)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ACFI3190Financial Institutions Risk Management
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (BINUSUNI)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
Directed Courses - Group B

Students must complete 10 units from the Group B directed courses below

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ACFI3018Portfolio Management
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ACFI3019Funds Management
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (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
LEGL3005Concepts and Issues in Property and Commercial Law10 units

Honours

Honours is available to students as a separate program with a duration of one year full-time (or part-time equivalent) to those who meet the entry requirements. For more information about Honours please follow the link below:

http://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-commerce-honours/handbook


Additional information

Through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre, students can access a free suite of NUPrep preparation courses as well as Academic Learning Support.

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.


Additional support

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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