Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

Program Code

BCOM

Academic Year

2024

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

The Bachelor of Commerce is designed to prepare students for professional accreditation in accounting, finance or marketing. Students completing an accounting major will be entitled to join the CPA Australia (Certified Practising Accountants) and CA ANZ (Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand); the finance major meets the entrance requirements of the CFA Institute (Chartered Financial Analyst); and the marketing major is accredited with the AMI (Australian Marketing Institute).

The objectives of the Bachelor of Commerce are to provide students with:

  • professional business skills, knowledge and experience/analytical tools necessary to be the creators, transformers and leaders of sustainable and innovative enterprises in the modern world;
  • broad and coherent procedural and declarative knowledge of contemporary business issues and skills, with specialist discipline-specific depth in their respective discipline;
  • opportunities to engage in work integrated learning;
  • the capability to demonstrate their understanding of the principles, skills and knowledge of their respective disciplines.

The Bachelor of Commerce is an AQF level 7 program with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.

Program Learning Outcome
1. Identify business issues/problems and apply relevant theories, principles, concepts and models to propose solutions
2. Apply relevant ethical frameworks for decision making in a professional business context
3. Display critical thinking and apply judgement when interpreting business issues/problems
4. Communicate and work effectively in teams and as individuals
5. Display reasoned decision making processes and self-managed strategies leading to professional outcomes
Conditions

Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Faculty before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program. 

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Commerce

There shall be a Bachelor of Commerce.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Commerce, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 72 units, comprising:

  1. Level I courses not exceeding 30 units
  2. Core courses to the value of 12 units
  3. One major from the following:
    • Accounting
    • Accounting and Corporate Finance
    • Accounting and Marketing
    • Corporate Finance
    • Corporate Finance and Marketing
    • Marketing
  4. Capstone course to the value of at least 3 units
  5. Broadening electives to the value of 9 units