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Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

  • B1359BACHELOR OF COMMERCE

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Title Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
Course Code B1359
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Business
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Mr John Murphy | Email: j.murphy@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 7515

Qualification Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Murdoch campus (external)
Description A Murdoch Bachelor of Commerce graduate is future enabled with a global mindset. Murdoch's Commerce degree provides you with the knowledge and skills to succeed in an ever changing world. The degree is workplace-focused, enabling you to develop your critical thinking and creative problem solving skills by working on real organisational projects, learning from professionals and through a range of internship opportunities.

The Bachelor of Commerce offers ten majors across a broad range of industry. The course is flexible allowing students to choose up to two majors, a major and a two minors or a major, a minor and a range of electives. Majors include; accounting, banking, business law, finance, hospitality and tourism management, human resources management, international business, management, global business and politics, and marketing.

Students studying a BCom may be eligible to enrol in Murdoch University's MasterClass Program. MasterClass gives students the opportunity to complete a postgraduate qualification whilst studying for an undergraduate degree. To participate in the MasterClass Program students must have completed 1 year of a degree (24 credit points), and maintained a GPA of 3.0 or more (or equivalent). In addition, to the academic requirements students may be required to take part in a competitive selection process.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Minimum ATAR of 70

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Course Learning Outcomes CLO1: Demonstrate knowledge of cognate discipline
CLO2: Apply discipline knowledge in practical contexts (e.g. workplace)
CLO3: Exhibit effective interpersonal skills appropriate to the context
CLO4: Evaluate issues and problems and structure evidence-based conclusions
CLO5: Employ learning strategies that demonstrate intentional learning
CLO6: Display the capability to think across contexts
CLO7: Integrate knowledge of ethical issues into professional practice
Employment Prospects Areas of employment include corporate, government, and not-for-profit organisations. Career opportunities include: accountant, management consultant, financial analyst, human resource adviser, marketing manager and general manager.
Professional Recognition Students can satisfy the entry requirements for admission to membership of the professional accounting bodies when this major is taken in combination with the Professional Accounting Minor. These include Associate membership of CPA Australia, direct entry into the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand Programme, and Associate membership of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

Students who have been granted Advanced Standing must discuss their enrolment and selection of units with the Academic Chair as their Advanced Standing may affect their ability to satisfy the admission requirements to the professional accounting bodies on completion of their degree.
Professional Accreditation CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).
Main research areas Research areas include strategy, business, not-for-profit, business sustainability, accounting, banking, business law, economics, finance, hospitality and tourism management, human resources management, international business, management, and marketing.
Further Study A fourth year of study is available in the form of an honours year.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 72 credit points

Where a course core unit is listed in a major structure, an elective unit may be required. Please contact your Student Advisor for further advice

Year 1 - 24 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

MSP100 Career Learning: Managing Your Career - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

Core Units - 15 credit points

BUS122 Business in Society - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BUS123 Management in a Global Environment - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BUS124 Global Marketing - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BUS163 Introduction to Accounting - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BUS171 Foundations of Economics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

Major Units - 3 credit points

Refer to Major structure

Options - 3 credit points

Major 2 /Co-Major /Minor /General Elective

Year 2 - 24 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

MSP200 Building Enterprise Skills - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

MSP201 Real World Learning - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external, SUM-external, W-external, Y-external

Core Unit - 3 credit points

BUS368 Cultures of Innovation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

Major Units - 6 credit points

Refer to Major structure

Options - 12 credit points

Major 2 /Co-Major /Minor /General Elective

Year 3 - 24 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

BUS399 Signature Experience - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

MSP201 Real World Learning - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external, SUM-external, W-external, Y-external

Major Units - 12 credit points

Refer to Major structure

Options - 9 credit points

Major 2 /Co-Major /Minor /General Elective

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