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Bachelor of Commerce BCOM

Program focus


The Bachelor of Commerce is a career-oriented degree which provides
a sound foundation in all aspects of commerce.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Duration

3 years full-time, up to 6 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 Faculty of Business and Law is currently seeking accreditation
for its Information Technology Management major from the Australian Computer Society.

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Program aims

This program aims to provide students with specific knowledge
and skills relevant to their disciplines and careers. This program
satisfies the educational entrance requirements for membership of
relevant professional bodies.

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Program objectives

At the completion of the program, students should be able to:

  • demonstrate strong communication skills

  • identify, analyse and solve problems in different decision contexts

  • think constructively and logically

  • make effective and creative use of modern technologies

  • acquire specific knowledge and skills relevant to their major
    study areas

  • demonstrate an understanding of the principles of accounting,
    finance, economics and business law

  • satisfy educational entrance requirement of relevant professional
    bodies.


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Program structure

The Bachelor of Commerce is comprised of 24 single-unit courses
as follows:

Area of study Number of units
Core courses 8 units
Bachelor of Commerce majors (select one):
  • Accounting

  • Business Law

  • Finance

  • General Commerce

  • Information Technology Management

  • Sustainable Business

  • Sustainable Economics and Policy


8 units
Plus one of the following:
  • Second major (8 units) or

  • 2 x 4-unit minors or

  • 1 x 4-unit minor and 4 elective courses.


8 units
Total 24 units

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Core courses

All students are required to complete a core of 8 single-unit
courses. The purpose of the core courses is to expose business students
to fundamental concepts and methods and the diversity of subject matter
that they will encounter in their studies. The functional areas of
business are identified and elementary tools leading to a focus in
the majors are developed.

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
STA2300 Data Analysis S1, S2, S3 S2S2, S3
Select one of the following courses:
MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing S1, S2, S3 S1S1, S2
POL1000 Government, Business and Society S1, S2 S2S1

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Major studies

All students in the Bachelor of Commerce must complete at least
one major study. A major study is a set of courses that make up a
coherent, in-depth study of a specific discipline.

In this section:

  • Double major studies
  • Accounting major
  • Business Law major
  • Finance major
  • General Commerce major
  • Information Technology Management major
  • Sustainable Business major
  • Sustainable Economics and Policy major
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Double major studies


All Faculty of Business and Law majors are 8 units. Students
may choose to complete a second major from the undergraduate degree
programs in the Faculty of Business and Law, except the General Commerce
major, or from the undergraduate degree programs in another faculty
at the University of Southern Queensland. A program in which there
is a first and second major is known as a 'double major'. Where a
second major from another faculty contains less than 8 units, students
must complete extra elective units, chosen from undergraduate courses
offered at the University of Southern Queensland to ensure that their
program contains 24 units in total.

The sets of courses that make up each major in the Bachelor
of Commerce are summarised in the following tables:

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Accounting major


Course Semester/mode of offer Toowoomba campus Semester/mode of offer Fraser Coast campus Semester/mode of offer Springfield campus
Level 1
ACC1102 Financial Accounting S1, S2, S3 S2S2
Level 2
ACC2113 Management Accounting I S1, S2 S2S2
ACC2115 Company Accounting (Formerly
ACC3115)
S1, S2, S3 S1S1
LAW2106 Law of Business Organisations S2, S3 S2S2, S3
Level 3
ACC3101 Accounting Information Systems S1, S2, S3 S2S2
ACC3116 Accounting and Society S1, S2, S3 S1S1
ACC3118 Auditing S1, S2, S3 S1S1
LAW3130 Revenue Law and Practice S1, S2, S3 S1S1

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Business Law major


Not all courses are available on-campus.

Course Semester/mode of offer Toowoomba campus Semester/mode of offer Fraser Coast campus Semester/mode of offer Springfield campus
Level 2
LAW2104 Business and Consumer Law S1
LAW2106 Law of Business Organisations S2, S3 S2S2, S3
LAW2107 Environmental Law S2 S2
LAW2301 e-Law S1
Level 3
LAW3110 Insolvency and Restructuring Law S2
LAW3130 Revenue Law and Practice S1, S2, S3 S1S1
LAW3131 Revenue Law and Practice II S2
Select one of the following courses:
BUS3000 Work Integrated Learning S1, S2 S1, S2
MGT2204 Business Ethics and Governance S1, S3 S1
MGT3001 Global Management S1, S3 S1
POL2001 Politics and International Business S2

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Finance major


Course Semester/mode of offer Toowoomba campus Semester/mode of offer Fraser Coast campus Semester/mode of offer Springfield campus
Level 1
FIN1103 Financial Markets S2, S3 S2
Level 2
FIN2105 Portfolio Management S2 S2
FIN2108 Credit Analysis and Lending Management S2 S2
FIN2302 Financial Economics and Methods
S1 S1
Select one of the following two courses:
ECO2000 Macroeconomics for Business and Government S1 S1
FIN2106 Personal Financial Planning S1 S1
Level 3
FIN3101 Finance Theory and Applications S2 S2
FIN3106 International Finance S1 S1
FIN3109 Managing Financial Institutions S1) S1

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General Commerce major


Students may select 8 courses from all courses listed in Bachelor
of Commerce majors. Please Note: This major may only be taken
as a first major by Bachelor of Commerce students.

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Information Technology Management major


Course Semester/mode of offer Toowoomba campus Semester/mode of offer Fraser Coast campus Semester/mode of offer Springfield campus
CIS1101 Business Online S2, S3
CIS2000 Systems Analysis and Design S1, S3
CIS2002 Database Design and Implementation S1, S3
CIS2005 Principles of Information Security S2
CIS3002 Business Analysis S1, S3
CIS3009 Enterprise Systems in Practice S2, S3
FIN3103 Business Data Forensics S1
Select one of the following courses:
BUS3000 Work Integrated Learning S1, S2 S1, S2
CIS3011 Information Systems Project S2

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Sustainable Business major


Not all courses are available on-campus.

Course Semester/mode of offer Toowoomba campus Semester/mode of offer Fraser Coast campus Semester/mode of offer Springfield campus
Compulsory courses:
ECO3030 Sustainable Economies S2 S2
LAW2107 Environmental Law S2 S2
REN1201 Environmental Studies For current year offerings, please refer
to
course
specification website
REN3301 Biodiversity and Conservation
REN3302 Sustainable Resource Use
Select three of the following courses:
ACC3040 Sustainable Business S2 S2
ACC3041 Sustainable Accounting and Finance S2 S2
BUS3000 Work Integrated Learning S1, S2 S1, S2
CIS1101 Business Online S2, S3
CIS3008 Information Technology Service Management S1
CLI1110 Weather and Climate For current year offerings, please refer
to
course
specification website
CMS3001 Global Conflict Communication
MGT2002 Managing Organisations S2, S3 S3S2
MGT2008 Managing Knowledge S1
MGT3001 Global Management S1, S3 S1
MGT3002 Leading Organisational Change S2 S2
POL3013 Sustainability and Politics S1 S2
TOU2008 Ecotourism S1
or any other course with the approval of the Director
of Coursework Studies.

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Sustainable Economics and Policy major


Not all courses are available on-campus.

Course Semester/mode of offer Toowoomba campus Semester/mode of offer Fraser Coast campus Semester/mode of offer Springfield campus
Level 1:
REN1201 Environmental Studies For current year offerings, please refer to
course specification
website
Level 2:
ECO2000 Macroeconomics for Business and Government S1 S1
ECO2001 Microeconomics for Business and Government S2
POL2000 Political and Economic Ideas S1
POL2001 Politics and International Business S2
Level 3
ECO3002 Economic Policy Analysis S2
ECO3030 Sustainable Economies S2 S2
POL3013 Sustainability and Politics S1 S2

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Minor studies

In this section:

  • Accounting
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Business Law
  • e-Commerce
  • Economics and Politics
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Small Business

A minor study is a coherent group of 4 courses. Within the Bachelor
of Commerce, all students, except those undertaking a second major,
must complete at least one 4-course minor from any minor within the
Faculty of Business and Law or any other faculty.

Students may choose courses from those listed in the Minor Studies section of this Handbook. Enrolment requirements
must be satisfied for any course selected.


Bachelor of Business minors

Refer to the Bachelor of Business entry
in this Handbook regarding the list of minors offered.


Other minors

Students may select any other minor from the Faculty of Business
and Law or from another faculty from courses listed in the Minor Studies section of this Handbook, subject to pre-requisite
requirements of the specific minor being met.


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Accounting

CourseOn-campusDistance education
(EXT)
Online
(WEB)
Enrolment requirements
Fraser Coast
Springfield
Toowoomba

Non-business students:

ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making*S1 S1 S1 , S2 S1 , S2 , S3
FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate Finance*S1 S1 , S3 S1 S1 , S3

Select other courses from the accounting major in the Bachelor of Commerce (subject to enrolment requirements).

Business or commerce students not undertaking an Accounting
major:

Select four courses from the Accounting major in the Bachelor of Commerce (subject to enrolment requirements).

Footnotes
*Students
must complete this course before enrolling in other courses from the
Accounting major.

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Advanced Accounting

This is only available to Accounting major students .

CourseOn-campusDistance education
(EXT)
Online
(WEB)
Enrolment requirements
Fraser Coast
Springfield
Toowoomba
ACC3114 Management Accounting II S1 Pre-requisite: ACC2113
LAW3110 Insolvency and Restructuring Law S2 (Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: LAW2106) or (Pre-requisite: LAW1201) or (Pre-requisite: LAW5501)
LAW3131 Revenue Law and Practice II S2 Pre-requisite: LAW3130

Select one other course from the Bachelor of Commerce
(subject to enrolment requirements).


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Banking and Financial Services

Students completing a Banking and Financial Services minor and
who have also successfully completed FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate Finance under the core component of the Bachelor of Commerce will meet the educational entrance requirements
to become an Associate member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia).

CourseOn-campusDistance education
(EXT)
Online
(WEB)
Enrolment requirements
Fraser Coast
Springfield
Toowoomba
FIN2108 Credit Analysis and Lending Management S2 S2 S2 , S6 Pre-requisite: FIN1101 and FIN1103
FIN2106 Personal Financial Planning* S1 S1 S1 Pre-requisite: FIN1101 and FIN1103
FIN3109 Managing Financial Institutions S1 S1 S1 Pre-requisite: FIN2108

plus one of the following courses:

ECO2000 Macroeconomics for Business and Government S1 S1 S1 Pre-requisite: ECO1000
MKT2012 Services MarketingS2 S2 S2 S2 , S6 Pre-requisite: MKT1001
LAW2104 Business and Consumer Law S1 Pre-requisite: LAW1101 and Students enrolled in one of the following Programs: BLAW or BALW or BBLA or BCLA not eligible for enrolment
MKT3002 Business Strategy in a Global Environment S1 S1 , S3
Footnotes
*This
course is not recommended for international students.

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Business Law

CourseOn-campusDistance education
(EXT)
Online
(WEB)
Enrolment requirements
Fraser Coast
Springfield
Toowoomba
LAW1101 Introduction to Law*S2 S2 S1 , S2 S1 , S2 , S3 Pre-requisite: Students enrolled in one of the following Programs: BLAW or BALW or BBLA or BABL or BCLA are not eligible for enrolment.

Select other courses from the Business Law major in the Bachelor of Commerce (subject to enrolment requirements).

Footnotes
*Students
must complete this course before enrolling in other courses from the
Business Law major.

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e-Commerce

CourseOn-campusDistance education
(EXT)
Online
(WEB)
Enrolment requirements
Fraser Coast
Springfield
Toowoomba
LAW2301 e-Law S1 S1 Pre-requisite: (Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BLAW or BALW or BBLA or BCLA & Co-requisite: LAW1201) or (Students must be enrolled in Program: DJUR & Co-requisite: LAW5501) or (All other Students: Pre-requisite LAW1101)
CIS1101 Business Online S2 S2 , S3
CIS3009 Enterprise Systems in Practice S2 S2 , S6 , S3
ACC3101 Accounting Information SystemsS2 S2 S2 S1 , S2 , S3 Pre-requisite: ACC1102 and CIS1000


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Economics and Politics

CourseOn-campusDistance education
(EXT)
Online
(WEB)
Enrolment requirements
Fraser Coast
Springfield
Toowoomba
POL2000 Political and Economic Ideas S1 S1
POL2001 Politics and International Business S2 S2
ECO2000 Macroeconomics for Business and Government S1 S1 S1 Pre-requisite: ECO1000
ECO2001 Microeconomics for Business and Government S2 , S6 Pre-requisite: ECO1000

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Finance

CourseOn-campusDistance education
(EXT)
Online
(WEB)
Enrolment requirements
Fraser Coast
Springfield
Toowoomba
FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate Finance*S1 S1 , S3 S1 S1 , S3

Select other courses from the Finance major within the Bachelor of Commerce (subject to enrolment requirements).

Footnotes
*Students
must complete this course before enrolling in other courses from the
Finance major.

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Human Resource Management

CourseOn-campusDistance education
(EXT)
Online
(WEB)
Enrolment requirements
Fraser Coast
Springfield
Toowoomba

Select four courses from the Human Resource Management major
in the Bachelor of Business (subject to enrolment
requirements).



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