Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
Course summary for local students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Waterfront (Geelong), Warrnambool|
|Length||1 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
|Tuition fee rate||Available fee rates for 2017 can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees|
Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
|CRICOS course code||002395D|
|Deakin course code||M400|
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
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.
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.
Communicate and explain effectively advanced commerce concepts and ideas to an academic audience orally and in writing.
Use technologies to Identify, locate, evaluate, synthesise and disseminate research information and findings in a specialised area of commerce.
Evaluate and critically analyse a range of ideas, arguments, theories and values to generate new understandings.
Using intellectual independence, identify solutions to a diverse range of complex research problems in a specialised area of commerce.
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.
Interact and collaborate with others from a range of disciplines and backgrounds which leads to reflective, adaptive and collaborative learning.
Reflect social, sustainable, ethical, economic, and global dimension/ perspectives in a piece of independent research.
Approved by Faculty Board October 2014
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.
Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.
- Human Resource Management
- Information Systems
- Sport Management
Please note: not all specialisations are available in all modes of study
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.
Entry requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.
Entry requirements - specific
Completion of a three year Bachelor degree in a related area to a minimum of a credit average.
Credit for prior learning - general
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning Systemwhich outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
How to apply
For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
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.