Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

Course summary for current students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Warrnambool
Cloud CampusYes
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code002395D
Deakin course codeM400

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) allows high-performing undergraduate students to extend on their undergraduate Commerce qualification.

This course is designed to give graduates a competitive edge on graduation, differentiating them for the business world and job opportunities.  Equally, if you're interested to undertake a higher degree by research, this course is designed as a pathway to higher degree programs including Masters and PhD qualifications.

The Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) permits candidates with a three-year degree to complete additional studies and qualify for an honours degree. Students may graduate with the Bachelor of Commerce first, or complete further study and qualify for the award of the degree with honours.

The Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree is a suitable qualification for students who wish to proceed to a higher degree by research and is available both full and part-time.

Indicative student workload

As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduate Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Discipline Specific knowledge and capabilities

Develop advanced knowledge that facilitates critical understanding of the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques of a discipline area of commerce enabling application of research principles and methods to undertake a substantial research project in a specialised discipline area.

Communication

Communicate and explain effectively advanced commerce concepts and ideas to an academic audience orally and in writing.

Digital Literacy

Use technologies to Identify, locate, evaluate, synthesise and disseminate research information and findings in a specialised area of commerce.

Critical thinking

Evaluate and critically analyse a range of ideas, arguments, theories and values to generate new understandings.

Problem Solving

Using intellectual independence, identify solutions to a diverse range of complex research problems in a specialised area of commerce.

Self-management

Take initiative to undertake own independent and original research by planning and managing own learning towards the achievement of established aims and objectives, including the recognition of knowledge limitations.

Teamwork

Interact and collaborate with others from a range of disciplines and backgrounds which leads to reflective, adaptive and collaborative learning.

Global Citizenship

Reflect social, sustainable, ethical, economic, and global dimension/ perspectives in a piece of independent research.

Approved by Faculty Board October 2014

 

Course rules

To complete the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), students must attain a total of 8 credit points consisting of a program of honours coursework and a research report. The research report must be prepared in the same field as the specialisation selected.

Specialisations

Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

 

Course structure

Units

There may be core units in the course, as well as other requirements, and these will vary according to the specialisation. Specialisations are offered in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing and Information Systems.

Details of specialisations

Accounting

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne)


Unit set code

SP-M400002


Units

Core research component:

MAA427Research Methods

MAR411Research Report 1

MAR412Research Report 2

MAR413Research Report 3

MAR414Research Report 4

Plus three coursework units from:

MAA428Contemporary Issues in Accounting

MAA451Advanced Auditing

MAA456Advanced Management Accounting


 

Economics

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne)


Unit set code

SP-M400003


Units

Core research component:

MAA427Research Methods

MAR411Research Report 1

MAR412Research Report 2

MAR413Research Report 3

Core coursework component:

MAE403Advanced Issues in Economics

MAE406Business and Financial Econometrics

or

MAE901Advanced Econometrics

MAE411Advanced Economic Theory

MAE413Macroeconomic Theory and Policy

Note: Students who do not satisfy the prerequisite requirements for the above units may study up to 1 credit point at level 3, or up to 2 credit points at level 4, offered within the University, subject to approval from the Head, School of Accounting, Economics and Finance.


 

Finance

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne)


Unit set code

SP-M400001


Units

Core unit component:

MAA427Research Methods

MAE406Business and Financial Econometrics

Plus core research component:

MAR411Research Report 1

MAR412Research Report 2

MAR413Research Report 3

MAR414Research Report 4

Plus 2 out of 3 elective coursework units from:

MAF421Advanced Investments

MAF430Advanced Derivative Securities

MAF453Advanced Corporate Finance

Note:

(i) Students may take no more than 1 credit point at level 3, or 2 credit points at level 4, offered within the University, subject to approval from the Head, School of Accounting, Economics and Finance.


 

Human Resource Management

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne)


Unit set code

SP-M400004


Units

Core research component:

MMC410Research Project

Core coursework component:

MMC401Qualitative Research for Business

MMC402Research Design Strategies for Business

MMC403Quantitative Research Methods for Business

MMC404Research Paradigms for Business


 

Management

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne)


Unit set code

SP-M400006


Units

Core research component:

MMC410Research Project

Core coursework component:

MMC401Qualitative Research for Business

MMC402Research Design Strategies for Business

MMC403Quantitative Research Methods for Business

MMC404Research Paradigms for Business


 

Marketing

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne)


Unit set code

SP-M400007


Units

Core research component:

MMC410Research Project

Core coursework component:

MMC401Qualitative Research for Business

MMC402Research Design Strategies for Business

MMC403Quantitative Research Methods for Business

MMK468Research Paradigms in Marketing


 

Sport Management

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne)


Unit set code

SP-M400008


Units

Core research component:

MMC410Research Project

Core coursework component:

MMC401Qualitative Research for Business

MMC402Research Design Strategies for Business

MMC403Quantitative Research Methods for Business

MMS435Research Paradigms in Sport Management


 

Information Systems

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Warrnambool


Unit set code

SP-M400005


Units

Core research component:

MSC401Research Report 1

MSC402Research Report 2

MSC403Research Report 3

MSC404Research Report 4

Core coursework component

MSC411Research Paradigms and Contemporary Issues in Information Systems

MMC401Qualitative Research for Business

MMC402Research Design Strategies for Business

MMC403Quantitative Research Methods for Business