Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Waterfront (Geelong), Warrnambool
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code002395D
Deakin course codeM400

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) permits candidates with a three-year degree of sufficient quality to complete additional studies to qualify for an honours degree. Honours candidates may graduate with the BCom first or complete the honours year, without actually taking out the three-year pass degree, and qualify for the award of the degree with honours after successful completion of the four years of study. The honours year is normally available full-time or part-time. The Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree is a suitable qualification for students who wish to proceed to a higher degree by research.


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

Fees and charges

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
$10,345Not applicable$26,000

The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

Course rules

The Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) course requires the completion of a fourth year of full-time study or part-time equivalent, consisting of 8 credit points. Students complete 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

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)


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

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)


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

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)


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

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)


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 in Management and Human Resource Management


 

Management

Campuses

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)


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 in Management and Human Resource Management


 

Marketing

Campuses

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)


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

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)


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

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong) or Warrnambool


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