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Bachelor of Commerce (Dean's Scholar) | 2020
Testamur Title of Degree:
Bachelor of Commerce (Dean's Scholar)
UOW Course Code:
Total Credit Points:
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty of Business and Law
Delivery Campus / UAC Code:
Wollongong / 753610
* First and second year subjects can also be completed at the following locations:
- UOW Batemans Bay - UAC 753612
- UOW Bega - UAC 753613
- Shoalhaven Campus - UAC 753611
- UOW Southern Highlands - UAC 753614
- UOW Southern Sydney - UAC 753615
The Bachelor of Commerce (Dean's Scholar) program is designed for high achieving students who wish to undertake a degree in the principle areas of business and commerce and would like to pursue a career in business or a specific professional discipline. The Dean’s Scholar program is suitable for those students who wish to continue their studies through the completion of honours and/ or research degrees. Dean's Scholars receive one-to-one academic mentoring and have special opportunities to attend workshops and seminars.
The degree includes a book allowance, extended library borrowing rights, mentoring, leadership development and access to work experience.
Students must maintain a distinction average across all subjects to continue in the course.
Entry Requirements & Credit Arrangements
Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.
Course Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to:
|Demonstrate core knowledge of business and organisations and disciplinary knowledge of major(s).
|Effectively communicate orally and in writing.
|Critically analyse business and organisational issues in local, national and international contexts
|Demonstrate responsible judgement in decision making.
|Work effectively with others on shared goals.
|Use relevant technology for professional purposes.
|Demonstrate independent learning.
|Plan and execute a research project.
To qualify for award of the degree of Bachelor of Commerce (Dean's Scholar) a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 144 credit points, including 54 credit points of core subjects (inclusive of the capstone subject) listed below.
Students will select at least one major study comprising 48 credit points and, additionally may choose a minor study comprising 24 credit points. Students may also choose subjects from the general schedule in order to complete a total of 144 credit points. No more than 72 credit points of 100-level subjects shall be completed.
|Accounting Fundamentals In Society
|Principles of Responsible Business
|Statistics for Business
|Economic Essentials for Business
|Introductory Principles of Finance
|Introduction to Management
|Plus at least ONE subject from the following:
|Business Oriented Information Systems
|Accounting In Organisations
|Economics and Society
|Integrative Research Capstone
*From 2022 the capstone subject is Integrative Research Capstone (BUS 333).
- Please click the subject codes in the above table for information on sessions of offer for each subject at different locations. For information regarding timetables, tutorials, and classes please visit the Timetables and Classes page.
- Students majoring in Accountancy, Finance or Financial Planning must undertake ACCY112.
- Students majoring in Economics or International Business are strongly encouraged to take ECON102.
- Students selecting the major in Public Relations (PR) must undertake MGNT102. MGNT102 is a required subject for the PR major. To ensure you have completed the 144 credit points required for your degree you will need to select ONE more 6 credit point Faculty of Business elective subject. For students planning to complete a double major OR a double degree please consult an academic advisor.
Major Study Areas
Major study course structures listed within Bachelor of Commerce course handbook page.
To satisfy the requirements of a major study a student shall complete the Bachelor of Commerce core subjects as listed in the course requirement, plus one capstone subject and 48 credit points listed for the major.
A single core first year subject is permitted to count towards a major, however students must ensure they complete the minimum 144 credit points and meet all requirements for the degree.
A single subject may count towards two different majors. However, such double counting can apply to only one, 6 credit point subject. Thus completing a second major will require the completion of an additional 42 to 48 credit specified credit points. Where two or more subjects are common to two majors, the relevant Discipline Leader will designate a replacement subject.
Candidates for this degree will be required to maintain a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 75 each year to continue in the program.
Minor Study Areas
BCom Minor Study Areas (Accountancy; Business Information Systems; Business Law; Economics; Finance; Human Resource Management; International Business; International Economics; Management; Marketing; Public Relations; Supply Chain Management).
To satisfy the requirements of a minor study a student shall complete the listed subjects for the minor.
A single core first year subject is permitted to count towards a minor, however students must ensure they complete the minimum 144 credit points and meet all requirements for the degree.
Students may complete one or more of the designated minors but the completion of a minor is not a degree requirement. A minor cannot be completed in the same discipline as a major, for example an Accountancy Major with an Accountancy Minor. A single subject may not count towards a major and minor or towards two minors: double counting is not permitted when completing a minor. Thus completing each minor may require an additional 24 credit points if a single core subject is not included in the minor. Where one (or more) subject(s) is common to a major and a minor or to different minors, the relevant Discipline Leader will designate a replacement subject(s).
PLEASE NOTE: Subject and session offerings may change prior to the commencement of session. Students are advised to check the latest information available on the Subject Database.
In addition to core and selected major(s)/minor(s) subjects, students may complete elective subjects chosen from any UOW subject offerings (provided they meet the subject enrolment requirements), to total 144 cps for the degree. Students are encouraged to complete business related electives, listed on the Subject Database. A recommended elective to apply to enrol within their final year of study is the Professional Experience in Business (COMM391 or equivalent subject from 2022 BUS 391).
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