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Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business BCBZ

Program focus


This double degree provides students with the opportunity to
expand their knowledge in both commerce and business fields. Students
must select a major from Commerce and a major from Business, with
considerable flexibility regarding the remainder of the program.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Duration

4 years full-time, up to 8 years part-time

Professional accreditation

Accounting major graduates will meet the educational entrance
requirements of CPA Australia and The Institute of Chartered
Accountants in Australia (ICAA). This provides Associate membership
of CPA Australia, eligibility to study the CPA professional exams
and eligibility to study the ICAA professional exams.

Accounting major students who complete a Finance minor will
meet the educational entrance requirements of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia).

Finance major graduates will meet the educational entrance requirements
to become an Associate member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia).

The Human Resource Management major will satisfy the academic
requirements for membership of the Australian Human Resources Institute.

The Information Technology Management major within the Bachelor
of Business is accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society and,
through the Seoul Accord, is recognised in other countries.

The Faculty of Business and Law is currently seeking accreditation
for its Information Technology Management major within the Bachelor
of Commerce from the Australian
Computer Society.

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Program aims

The Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business provides a
sound foundation in all aspects of commerce and business. These degrees
are vocationally oriented emphasising the management and resolution
of business problems in both private and public sectors.

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Program structure

The double degree of Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business
consists of 32 courses as follows:

Area of study Number of units
Core courses 8 units
Bachelor of Commerce major 8 units
Bachelor of Business major 8 units
Third major * 8 units
or 2 x 4 unit minors
or 1 x 4 unit minor and 4 electives
Total units 32 units

Footnotes
*The third major or the minors and electives may
be selected from any USQ faculty. If a major is selected that is not
equal to 8 units, then additional electives may need to be undertaken.
Students should consult with a Program Administrator for further information.
For the purpose of satisfying the requirements for a third major,
students may complete the General Commerce major from the Bachelor of Commerce, but will not be permitted to credit towards
the General Commerce major any course completed to satisfy the requirements
of the Bachelor of Commerce major or the Bachelor of Business major.
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Core courses

Course Semester/mode of offer Toowoomba campus Semester/mode of offer Fraser Coast campus Semester/mode of offer Springfield campus
ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making S1, S2, S3 S1S1
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts S1, S2, S3 S1S1, S3
ECO1000 Economics S1, S2, S3 S1S2, S3
FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate Finance S1, S3 S1S1, S3
LAW1101 Introduction to Law S1, S2, S3 S2S2
MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour S1, S2, S3 S2S1
MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing S1, S2, S3 S1S1, S2
STA2300 Data Analysis S1, S2, S3 S2S2, S3

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Major studies

Students should refer to the separate section of the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business within this Handbook for further information on majors available.

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Minor studies

Refer to the Bachelor of Commerce entry
in this Handbook and the Bachelor of Business entry
in this Handbook for information regarding the minors available. Minors
may also be selected from the Options section of this Handbook.

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Exit points

Students must maintain good standing in this program (see Other
program requirements section). Students not wishing to complete the
Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business program may be permitted
to exit with either (a) the Diploma of Business Administration or (b) the Associate Degree of Business or (c) the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Business.

Students may exit with the Diploma of Business Administration
if they have completed 8 courses as follows:

  • a minimum of 4 courses from the Bachelor of Business
    core courses, and

  • 4 other courses from the Bachelor of Business.


Students may exit with the Associate Degree of Business
if they have completed 16 courses as follows:

  • 8 core courses from the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Business, and

  • any 8 courses from within the Bachelor of Commerce
    , Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Business Administration.


Students may exit with either the Bachelor of Commerce
or Bachelor of Business providing
they have completed all requirements for that program.

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