Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) [End-on]

Handbook year

2022

Course code

20709

Course type

Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8)

Owner

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

College

Business, Law and Governance

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF Level 7 bachelor degree in commerce or equivalent; and

Achievement of an overall grade point average of 5.0 (i.e. credit average) across their bachelor degree, with credits or better in specific discipline areas.

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.

Additional selection requirements

Entry to the Honours program is by invitation of the College Dean

Applicants who graduated with a pass degree from another university or who graduated more than two years ago may be required to complete such coursework or assessment as the College Dean recommends.

Special admission requirements

Nil

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points as per course structure

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.

Graduates from the James Cook University Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree will have demonstrated in their written assignments and oral work the ability to:

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the concepts and principles widely used in Accounting, Economics and/or Finance
  • Comment in detail on at least several current issues in Accounting, Economics and/or Finance research and practice
  • Analyse critically the core paradigms, research methodologies, methods and analytical tools which shape research effort in the discipline of disciplines of Accounting, Economics and Finance
  • Identify and integrate knowledge in select areas of Accounting, Economics and/or Finance which underpin a research issue
  • Synthesize creatively the existing research information with a critical mind-set for the purposes of designing a research investigation
  • Cooperatively develop and execute a research project addressing pertinent research questions and built on an advanced understanding of a topic area
  • Use initiative to solve specific research project problems in an ethical and socially responsible fashion
  • Convey information clearly and fluently in high quality written format appropriate for an academic audience
  • Demonstrate effective oral presentation skills for academic and professional audiences.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

BU4054:03 Research Methods and Statistics

BU4062:03 Current Issues in Business Research

EC5213:03 Financial Econometrics

OPTIONS

Select a major from Table A

TABLE A

Type of major

Mandatory, Single

Credit points in major

15 credit points

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Accounting

JCU Townsville

 

Banking and Finance

JCU Townsville

 

Economics

JCU Townsville

 

Financial Advising

JCU Townsville

 

Financial Management

JCU Townsville

 

International Trade

JCU Townsville

Location

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

JCU Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

1 year full-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Credit

Eligibility

Not applicable

Maximum allowed

Nil

Currency

Not applicable

Expiry

Not applicable

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (HONOURS)

Approved abbreviation

BCom(Hons)

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Majors will appear on the testamur

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable