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  • Objectives
    Business, or commerce, is the process of managing people or organising activities, usually with the aim of making a profit or improving the way a business works. All workplaces incorporate business, from small, independent shops to government departments and global mining companies. This course will give you business knowledge and practical skills to prepare you for a diverse range of careers. In first year you will study six common core units (accounting, economics, information systems, legal framework, management and marketing) to gain an introduction to the various aspects of business. You will develop communication skills and key professional skills identified by employer groups. You may also receive career guidance and study overseas. One of the most unique elements of this course is the Business Capstone unit in your final year. You will run a simulated multi-million dollar company, applying your skills and knowledge to reinforce your learning while providing workplace deliverables. This course offers a wide range of single and double majors. You will choose your major(s) in second semester, first year. Accounting Global Economics* Advertising Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations* Applied Accounting International Business Banking Legal Studies Business Information Systems Management Business Information Technology Marketing Business Law* Property Commercial Law* Public Relations Economics Sport Management Entrepreneurship Strategic Procurement Finance Taxation* Financial Planning Tourism Management * Available as part of a double major only.
  • Entry requirements
    TEE Applicable Mathematics or Discrete Mathematics desirable.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Commerce
  • Course description
    Bachelor of Commerce

    BCom(Curtin)

    Course CRICOS Code: 013905G
    Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 3 Years

    Introduction

    The Bachelor of Commerce programs are highly relevant to the requirements of today's world with considerable emphasis on decision making, trends in technology and associated work patterns, and other aspects of management in today's highly competitive business arena. Curtin's undergraduate commerce programs are designed to provide professional expertise in one of 21 single areas of specialisation or one of 40 double discipline areas. As well as theoretical concepts, the programs also emphasise the application of knowledge to commerce and industry. Graduates of the Bachelor of Commerce with suitable work experience may be considered for admission to graduate courses in Curtin Business School.

    Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

    None. TEE Applicable Mathematics or Discrete Mathematics desirable.

    Specific Requirements

    STAT elements considered are E and either V or Q.

    Duration and Availability

    3 years' full-time study or equivalent part-time. Some units may be available via external study.

    Professional Recognition

    Curtin Business School courses are designed, wherever possible, to conform with the membership standards of relevant professional bodies. All accounting majors are eligible on graduation to apply for associate membership of Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia, or to enter into the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA) program, subject to that institute's employment conditions. Economics majors - associate professional membership of the Economic Society of Australia (WA Branch). Financial Planning majors - the Financial Planning Association (FPA). Information Systems and Information Technology majors - Australian Computer Society (ACS). Internet Security Management major - ANZ Forensic Science Society. Logistics major - Logistics Association of Australia (LAA) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. Management major - Australian Institute of Management. Human Resource Management major - Australian Human Resources Institute. Marketing major - Australian Marketing Institute and International Advertising Association.

    Professional Recognition Continued

    Public Relations major - Public Relations Institute of Australia. Taxation majors - Taxation Institute of Australia, Association of Taxation and Management Accountants, Tax Agents Board of Western Australia. Sports Management majors - ANZ Sports Law Association. Single Property major is accredited for Certified Practicing Valuer status of Australian Property Institute (API). All double property majors are accredited only for associate membership of API.

    Additional Course Expenses
    Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

    Other CRICOS Codes

    Codes for Sydney - 054366A (104 weeks), 055198D (156 weeks).

    Further Information

    To apply for any of the single or double business majors offered, applicants need only select the course code for the campus of their choice once; majors will be selected upon successful completion of first semester. Only the common first year units are available at the regional centres.

    Special Note
    The list of core units can be found at the bottom of the list of majors. CBS has agreed to implement a capstone unit as an integral part of the Bachelor of Commerce program. Wherever possible, Business Capstone 301 will be taken in a student's final semester of study. The unit involves small teams of students from each CBS undergraduate School (Accounting, Business Law, Economics and Finance, Information Systems, Management and Marketing) combining their knowledge and skills in a multi-disciplinary virtual business project. One aim of the unit is to integrate and synthesise in an applied way all the learning experiences obtained by students in their undergraduate study programs.

    Course Award Titles I

    Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting); Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Accounting Technologies); Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Banking); Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Business Law); Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance); Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Entrepreneurship); Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Financial Planning); Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Business Information Systems); Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Sport Management); Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Taxation); Bachelor of Commerce (Advertising); Bachelor of Commerce (Advertising and Public Relations); Bachelor of Commerce (Applied Accounting); Bachelor of Commerce (Banking); Bachelor of Commerce (Banking and Finance);

    Course Award Titles II

    Bachelor of Commerce (Economics); Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Finance); Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Financial Planning); Bachelor of Commerce Economics and Management); Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Marketing); Bachelor of Commerce (Entrepreneurship); Bachelor of Commerce (Entrepreneurship and Marketing); Bachelor of Commerce (Finance); Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Management); Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Marketing); Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning); Bachelor of Commerce (Global Economics and Finance); Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations); Bachelor of Commerce (International Business); Bachelor of Commerce (International Business and Business Information Systems); Bachelor ofCommerce (International Supply Chain Management); Bachelor of Commerce (Legal Studies); Bachelor of Commerce (Logistics and Marketing; Bachelor of Commerce (Logistics Management); Bachelor of Commerce (Management and Business Information Systems);

    Course Award Titles III


    Bachelor of Commerce (Management); Bachelor of Commerce (Management and Business Information Systems); Bachelor of Commerce (Management and Marketing); Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing); Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and Advertising); Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and Business Information Systems); Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and Commercial Law); Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and Public Relations); Bachelor of Commerce (Property and Accounting); Bachelor of Commerce (Property and Commercial Law); Bachelor of Commerce (Property and Finance); Bachelor of Commerce (Property and Marketing); Bachelor of Commerce (Property); Bachelor of Commerce (Public Relations and Management); Bachelor of Commerce (Public Relations); Bachelor of Commerce (Sport Management and Commercial Law); Bachelor of Commerce (Sport Management and Marketing); Bachelor of Commerce (Sport Management and Tourisim); Bachelor of Commerce (Sport Management);

    Course Award Titles IV

    Bachelor of Commerce (Strategic Procurement); Bachelor of Commerce (Tourism Management and Public Relations); Bachelor of Commerce (Tourism Management and Marketing); Bachelor of Commerce (Tourism Management).

    Combined Degree Information

    Commerce may be combined with Applied Geology, Communication and Cultural Studies, Geographic Information Science, Languages and Asian Cultures, Mathematical Sciences, Minerals Engineering, Mining Engineering, Psychology (Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations double major only), Social Science, Surveying.

    Course Structure Disclaimer

    Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

    Course Structure                                                                                     Hrs/Wk     Credit

    Majors, Streams or Other Core Components

    230001     v.3           Accounting Major                                                                         450.0
          OR
    301176     v.3           Accounting and Accounting Technologies Double Major              450.0
          OR
    234911     v.3           Accounting and Banking Double Major                                        450.0
          OR
    234901     v.5           Accounting and Business Information Systems Double Major      450.0
          OR
    235001     v.2           Accounting and Business Law Double Major                                450.0
          OR
    303029     v.3           Accounting and Entrepreneurship Double Major                         450.0
          OR
    234906     v.5           Accounting and Finance Double Major                                         450.0
          OR
    305274     v.1           Accounting and Financial Planning Double Major                         450.0
          OR
    234926     v.3           Accounting and Sport Management Double Major                       450.0
          OR
    235002     v.2           Accounting and Taxation Double Major                                        450.0
          OR
    310432     v.1           Advertising Major                                                                         450.0
          OR
    310433     v.1           Advertising and Public Relations Double Major                            450.0
          OR
    307021     v.2           Applied Accounting Major                                                            450.0
          OR
    230002     v.3           Banking Major                                                                             450.0
          OR
    235007     v.3           Banking and Finance Double Major                                             450.0
          OR
    230010     v.7           Business Information Systems Major                                           450.0
          OR
    230011     v.8           Business Information Technology Major                                     450.0
          OR
    234923     v.7           Business Information Technology and Systems Double Major     450.0
          OR
    230007     v.3           Economics Major                                                                         450.0
          OR
    235010     v.3           Economics and Finance Double Major                                         450.0
          OR
    234807     v.4           Economics and Financial Planning Double Major                         450.0
          OR
    234805     v.3           Economics and Management Double Major                                 450.0
          OR
    300168     v.3           Economics and Marketing Double Major                                     450.0
          OR
    230202     v.3           Entrepreneurship Major                                                             450.0
          OR
    234921     v.3           Entrepreneurship and Marketing Double Major                          450.0
          OR
    230008     v.3           Finance Major                                                                            450.0
          OR
    234806     v.2           Finance and Management Double Major                                    450.0
          OR
    235020     v.4           Finance and Marketing Double Major                                         450.0
          OR
    300959     v.2           Financial Planning Major                                                             450.0
          OR
    305339     v.1           Global Economics and Finance Double Major                              450.0
          OR
    235017     v.3           Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations Double Major                                                                                                                                                 450.0
          OR
    230012     v.2           International Business Major                                                      450.0
          OR
    234814     v.4           International Business and Business Information Systems Double Major                                                                                                                                            450.0
          OR
    230023     v.3           Legal Studies Major                                                                     450.0
          OR
    300114     v.2           Logistics Management Major                                                       450.0
          OR
    309412     v.2           Management Major                                                                     450.0
          OR
    234905     v.5           Management and Business Information Systems Double Major  450.0
          OR
    300966     v.2           Management and Human Resource Management Double Major  450.0
          OR
    235016     v.3           Management and Marketing Double Major                                  450.0
          OR
    300115     v.3           Marketing Major                                                                          450.0
          OR
    234925     v.3           Marketing and Advertising Double Major                                     450.0
          OR
    234907     v.6           Marketing and Business Information Systems Double Major       450.0
          OR
    235018     v.5           Marketing and Commercial Law Double Major                             450.0
          OR
    235023     v.5           Marketing and Public Relations Double Major                              450.0
          OR
    230014     v.4 #           Property Major                                                                         450.0
          OR
    234918     v.4 #           Property and Accounting Double Major                                     450.0
          OR
    303559     v.3 #           Property and Commercial Law Double Major                             450.0
          OR
    234920     v.4 #           Property and Finance Double Major                                          450.0
          OR
    234916     v.4 #           Property and Marketing Double Major                                      450.0
          OR
    230020     v.4           Public Relations Major                                                                   450.0
          OR
    234816     v.2           Public Relations and Management Double Major                          450.0
          OR
    230201     v.3           Sport Management Major                                                             450.0
          OR
    301156     v.3           Sport Management and Commercial Law Double Major                450.0
          OR
    301155     v.3           Sport Management and Marketing Double Major                          450.0
          OR
    309835     v.2           Sport and Tourism Management Double Major                             450.0
          OR
    300522     v.3           Strategic Procurement Major                                                         450.0
          OR
    230019     v.3           Tourism Management Major                                                         450.0
          OR
    307322     v.1           Tourism Management and Marketing Double Major                      450.0
          OR
    309871     v.1 #           Tourism Management and Property Double Major                     450.0
          OR
    234813     v.3           Tourism Management and Public Relations Double Major             450.0
    301598     v.2           Bachelor of Commerce Pre-Major                                                  450.0
                                                                                                                                          900.0

    Year 1 Semester 1
    10830     v.5           Business Information Systems 100                                         3.0    25.0
    10987     v.5           Accounting 100                                                                       3.0    25.0
    11011     v.4           Business Law 100                                                                  3.0     25.0
    1234       v.4           Economics 100                                                                       3.0     25.0
                                                                                                                                           100.0

    Year 1 Semester 2

    10848     v.2           Management 100                                                                   3.0     25.0
    10850     v.4           Marketing 100                                                                        3.0     25.0
                                                                                                                                           50.0

    #              This major is not available to International Students
    *              Some majors (listed or unlisted) are only available at offshore locations. Check with Curtin Business School.
      

    The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

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