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) allows high-performing undergraduate students to extend on their undergraduate Commerce qualification.

If you’re keen to undertake a higher degree by research, this course is ideal for you.

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.


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

This section is for:

  • all Commonwealth Supported Place students, or
  • domestic fee-paying undergraduate students, or
  • all domestic and International students who commenced in 2015 or before.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. The cost of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search under the 'Unit based calculation'.

* The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) indicative annual course fee shown in the table below is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines.


  This section is for:

  • all International students who commenced in 2016 or after, or
  • all postgraduate domestic student who commenced in 2016 or after.

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 eight credit points (which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than eight credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. The credit point and EFTSL value of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by eight, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying.

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 in Management and Human Resource Management


 

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 in Management and Human Resource Management


 

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