2020 Undergraduate Courses

Bachelor of Commerce | 2020

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Commerce

Abbreviation:

BCom

UOW Course Code:

710

CRICOS Code:

027464A

Total Credit Points:

144

Duration:

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Business and Law

Intake Session(s):

Autumn/Spring

Delivery Mode:

On Campus (Face-to-face)

Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong / 753602 (All majors)
Shoalhaven / 753603 (Accountancy/Management)
Bateman's Bay / 753604 (Accountancy/Management)
Bega / 753605 (Accountancy/Management)
Southern Highlands / 753606 (Accountancy/Management)
South Western Sydney / 753608 (Accountancy/Management/Marketing)
Southern Sydney / 753607 (Accountancy/Management)

Overview

This degree is designed for students who would like to undertake a degree in the principle areas of business and commerce. It is suitable preparation for students who would like to become professionals in a particular discipline or want to pursue a general career in business. The degree consists of compulsory core subjects including a capstone subject and a major must be undertaken. The aim is to provide a foundation for the understanding of the business and commercial environment.

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:

CLO Description
1 Demonstrate core knowledge of business and organisations and major disciplinary knowledge.
2 Effectively communicate orally and in writing
3 Critically analyse business and organisational issues in local, national and international contexts.
4 Demonstrate responsible judgement in decision making
5 Work effectively with others on shared goals
6 Use relevant technology for professional purposes
7 Demonstrate independent learning

Course Structure

To qualify for award of the degree of Bachelor of Commerce a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 144 credit points including 54 cps of core subjects listed below.

Students will select at least one major study comprising 48 credit points and, additionally may chose a minor study comprising 24 cps. Students may also choose subjects from the general schedule in order to complete a total of 144 cps.

No more than 72 credit points of 100 level subjects shall be completed.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
Core
ACCY111 Accounting Fundamentals In Society 6
COMM101 Principles of Responsible Business 6
COMM121 Statistics for Business 6
ECON100 Economic Essentials for Business 6
FIN 111 Introductory Principles of Finance 6
MGNT110 Introduction to Management 6
MARK101 Marketing Principles 6
Plus at least one subject from the following ** :
OPS 113 Business Oriented Information Systems 6
ACCY112 Accounting In Organisations 6
ECON102 Economics and Society 6
MGNT102 Business Communications 6
Plus one capstone subject
COMM331 Integrative Business Capstone 6

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.

** PLEASE NOTE:

  • 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.
  • Please note all majors are available at Wollongong campus, however a limited selection of majors are available at other campuses.  Majors in Accountancy and Management are offered at Shoalhaven, Batemans Bay, Bega, Southern Highlands and Southern Sydney campuses.  Majors in Accountancy, Management and Marketing are offered at South Western Sydney Campus.

Major Study Areas

    • Accountancy
    • Business Law
    • Economics
    • Finance
    • Financial Planning
    • Human Resource Management
    • International Business
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Public Relations
    • Supply Chain Management

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.

Minor Study Areas

Bachelor of Commerce 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.

General Electives

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).  

Other Information

For further information email: business-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 22 July, 2020