Bachelor of Commerce

Handbook year

2021

Course code

20710

Course type

Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7)

Professional accreditation status

Pending accreditation for the Accounting Major which will be jointly accredited by CPA Australia and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).

Owner

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

College

Business, Law and Governance

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English (Units 3/4,C), Recommended: Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4)

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1 Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

72 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

A maximum of 30 credit points may be taken at level 1

A minimum of 18 credit points must be taken at level 2

A minimum of 18 credit points must be taken at level 3

Course learning outcomes

JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.

In the context of a JCU graduate on successful completion of the Bachelor of Commerce graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge for a career in a changing business and not for profit environments
  • Work collaboratively and creatively to promote innovation and apply critical thinking and problem-solving strategies in disruptive business domestic and global contexts
  • Demonstrate initiative, independence, judgement, and reflective practice with a commitment to lifelong learning and professional development
  • Critically evaluate, interpret and communicate information, data and resources in academic and digital contexts
  • Model ethical, sustainable and socially responsible standards in decision making and professional practice
  • Compare and contrast business objectives with societal values to create adaptable and manageable solutions
  • Critically analyse the core professional obligations and values for sustainable business operations
  • Select, analyse and interpret quantitative and qualitative data, using appropriate methodologies and applications and convey findings and recommendations through effective written and oral communication
  • Apply technical and digital skills, including literacy and numeracy necessary for professional practice in business

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

BU1002:03 Accounting for Decision Making

BU1003:03 Principles of Economics

BU1007:03 Principles of Data Analysis for Business

BU1104:03 Introduction to Management Concepts and Application

BU1105:03 Business Communication

BU1108:03 Marketing Matters

BU1112:03 Business Law

Level 3

BU3101:03 Professional Internship or BU3102:03 Multi-Disciplinary Project or BU3103:03 Independent Project

PLUS

Select a Major from Table A

OPTIONS

Select one of the following options:

OPTION 1 (Second Major)

Select a second major. Please refer to Table A for possible double major combinations.

or

OPTION 2 (Electives)

(a) Select 24 credit points of elective subjects for students enrolled in the major of Banking and Finance, Economics, Financial Advising, Financial Management or International Trade as per the parameters below:

9 credit points of level 1, 2 or 3 undergraduate subjects

Plus

6 credit points of level 2 undergraduate subjects

Plus

6 credit points of level 2 or 3 subjects

Plus

3 credit points of level 3 subjects

Or

(b) Select 18 credit points of elective subjects for students enrolled in the Accounting major as per the parameters below:

9 credit points of level 1, 2 or 3 undergraduate subjects

Plus

3 credit points of level 2 undergraduate subjects

Plus

6 credit points of level 2 or 3 subjects

TABLE A (Majors)

Type of major

Mandatory, Single or double

Credit points in major

24 credit points (except Accounting with 30 credit points)

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Allowable Second Majors

*Not all second majors are available in all locations. Please check campus availability of second majors

Accounting

Brisbane

Cairns

Townsville

Singapore

External

Available mid-year

Business Law

Financial Advising

Financial Management

Banking and Finance

External

Singapore

Available mid-year

Business Law

Economics

Financial Advising

Financial Management

International Trade

Business Law

Townsville

External

Only available as a Second MajorNot applicable

Economics

Townsville

Singapore

External

Available mid-year

Banking and Finance

Business Law

Financial Advising

Financial Management

International Trade

Financial Advising

Cairns

Townsville

External

Available mid-year

Banking and Finance

Business Law

Economics

Financial Management

Townsville

Singapore

External

Available mid-year

Business Law

Economics

International Trade

International Trade

Singapore

Available mid-year

Economics

Financial Management

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Brisbane

 

Cairns

 

Singapore

 

Townsville

 

External

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

8 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression
requisites

Must successfully complete 12 credit points at level 1 before attempting any level 3 subject.

This course has a Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) program culminating in a third year core subject.  Students must successfully complete the prescribed WIL preparation modules and quizzes to be eligible to apply for a WIL capstone subject.

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment
requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation
requirements

Pending accreditation with CPA and CAANZ for the Accounting Major within this program.

To be eligible for accreditation with Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA Australia) and/or the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) students must complete the Accounting major that consists of 30 credit points.

Maximum allowed Pass
Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for
final subject

A student who has failed a single subject towards the award in their final teaching period and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However, if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.

Credit

Eligibility

Students may apply for credit transfer for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.

Maximum allowed

48 credit points

Currency

Credit will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 18 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the student has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

Nil

Award Details

Award title

BACHELOR OF COMMERCE

Approved abbreviation

BCom

Inclusion of majors on
testamur

Majors will appear on the testamur

Exit with lesser award

Students who have completed 24 credit points of their course award requirements, and withdraw from or fail to meet the requirements for progression in the later years, may be eligible for the award of Diploma of Tertiary Studies.

Course articulation

Not applicable