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Bachelor of Commerce

BCom

240 cp

Minimum duration: 3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at:
Brisbane, Queensland
Melbourne, Victoria
Sydney (North Sydney), NSW
Hong Kong: In cooperation with Caritas Francis Hsu College, Centre for Advanced and Professional Studies (CFHC). The Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), delivered exclusively at CFHC, is a one year top-up program specifically designed for graduates of the Higher Diploma in Accounting Studies of CFHC or equivalent. More information on this course can be found at www.acu.edu.au/commercehongkong.*(Not offered in 2012).

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements1

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent:

New South Wales
Prerequisites: English.

Queensland
Prerequisites: English (4, SA).

Victoria
Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English.

2. Definitions

“Major”: In the case of a major in Accounting or Commercial Law, 90 cp from prescribed units; in any other case, 80 cp from prescribed units.

"Combined Major"*: 130 cp from prescribed units.

*A combined major is available only in Accounting and Commercial Law.

3. Requirements for Completion of the Pass Degree

To qualify for the Pass degree, a student must complete:

  1. 240 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:
    1. 110 cp from Core Units;
    2. 80 cp from one of the Majors2;
    3. the balance of the credit points from other units listed in the Schedule of Unit Offerings;
  2. BIPX100 Professional Experience A

4. Progression within the Course

In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator and bound by decisions of the Faculty Learning and Teaching Committee.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

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Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite(Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

Core units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
ACCT100 10 Principles of Accounting
BUSN100 10 Reasoning and Communication
BUSN202 10 Professional Ethics
ECON104 10 Business Economics
HRMG100 10 Management and People
ISYS101 10 Fundamentals of Business Information Systems
ISYS110 10 Applied Business Information Systems
LEGL101 10 Introduction to Law
MGMT304 10 Strategic Management (Pre:  completion of 150 cp including HRMG100 Management and People)
MKTG100 10 Principles of Marketing
STAT102 10 Business Data Analysis

Majors
Accounting

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
ACCT204 10 Managerial Accounting A (Pre: ACCT100 Principles of Accounting)
ACCT207 10 Financial Accounting A (Pre: ACCT100 Principles of Accounting)
ACCT209 10 Financial Accounting B (Pre: ACCT207 Financial Accounting A)
ACCT300 10 Auditing and Assurance Services (Pre: ACCT100 Principles of Accounting)
ACCT303 10 Managerial Accounting B (Pre: ACCT204 Managerial Accounting A)
ACCT304 10 Accounting Theory (Pre: ACCT209 Financial Accounting B)
BAFN200 10 Principles of Finance (Pre: ACCT100 Principles of Accounting and STAT102 Business Data Analysis)
LEGL201 10 Company Law (Pre: LEGL101 Introduction to Law)
LEGL300 10 Taxation Law (Pre: LEGL101 Introduction to Law, LEGL201 Company Law)


Commercial Law

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
ACCT204 10 Managerial Accounting A (Pre: ACCT100 Principles of Accounting)
ACCT303 10 Managerial Accounting B (Pre: ACCT204 Managerial Accounting A)
BAFN200 10 Principles of Finance (Pre: ACCT100 Principles of Accounting, STAT102 Business Data Analysis)
HRMG302 10 Employment Relations (Pre: HRMG100 Management and People; Co: LEGL101 Introduction to Law)
LEGL201 10 Company Law (Pre: LEGL101 Introduction to Law)
LEGL300 10 Taxation Law (Pre: LEGL101 Introduction to Law, LEGL201 Company Law)
LEGL304 10

Employment Law (Pre: LEGL101 Introduction to Law, HRMG302 Employment Relations)

LEGL306 10 Marketing Law (Pre: LEGL101 Introduction to Law, MKTG100 Principles of Marketing)
LEGL307 10 Banking and Finance Law (Pre: BAFN200 Principles of Finance, LEGL101 Introduction to Law)


Combined Major

Accounting and Commercial Law

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
ACCT204 10 Managerial Accounting A (Pre: ACCT100 Principles of Accounting)
ACCT207 10 Financial Accounting A (Pre: ACCT100 Principles of Accounting)
ACCT209 10

Financial Accounting B (Pre: ACCT207 Financial Accounting A)

ACCT300 10 Auditing and Assurance Services (Pre: ACCT100 Principles of Accounting)
ACCT303 10 Managerial Accounting B (Pre: ACCT204 Managerial Accounting A)
ACCT304 10 Accounting Theory (Pre: ACCT209 Financial Accounting B)
BAFN200 10 Principles of Finance (Pre: ACCT100 Principles of Accounting, STAT102 Business Data Analysis)
HRMG302 10 Employment Relations (Pre: HRMG100 Management and People; Co: LEGL101 Introduction to Law)
LEGL201 10 Company Law (Pre: LEGL101 Introduction to Law)
LEGL300 10 Taxation Law (Pre: LEGL101 Introduction to Law, LEGL201 Company Law)
LEGL304 10

Employment Law (Pre: LEGL101 Introduction to Law, HRMG302 Employment Relations)

LEGL306 10 Marketing Law (Pre: LEGL101 Introduction to Law, MKTG100 Principles of Marketing)
LEGL307 10 Banking and Finance Law (Pre: BAFN200 Principles of Finance, LEGL101 Introduction to Law)

 

Financial Services

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
BAFN200 10 Principles of Finance (Pre: ACCT100 Principles of Accounting, STAT102 Business Data Analysis)
BAFN203 10 Financial Planning (Pre: BAFN200 Principles of Finance)
BAFN204 10 Portfolio Management (Pre: BAFN200 Principles of Finance)
BAFN205 10 Financial Instruments and Institutions (Pre: ACCT100 Principles of Accounting, STAT102 Business Data Analysis)
BAFN303 10 Derivatives (Pre: BAFN204 Portfolio Management)
BAFN304 10 Superannuation and Retirement Planning (Pre: BAFN203 Financial Planning)
BAFN305 10 Risk Management and Insurance (Pre: BAFN203 Financial Planning)
LEGL300 10 Taxation Law (Pre: LEGL101 Introduction to Law, LEGL201 Company Law)

International Business

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
BAFN302 10 Financial Accounting A (Pre: BAFN200 Principles of Finance)
BUSN201 10 International Business
BUSN302 10 International Trade (Pre: BAFN200 Principles of Finance)
BUSN303 10 International Governance and Sustainability (Pre: LEGL101 Introduction to Law)
HRMG310 10 International HRM (Pre: HRMG100 Management and People)
MGMT307 10 Cross Cultural Management (Pre: HRMG100 Management and People)
MKTG301 10 International Marketing (pre: MKTG100 Principles of Marketing)
MKTG311 10 e-Marketing (pre: MKTG100 Principles of Marketing)


Hospitality Management

Successful completion of the Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management3.


Human Resource Management

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
HRMG201 10 Human Resource Development (Pre: HRMG100 Management and People)
HRMG202 10 Performance Management (Pre: HRMG100 Management and People)
HRMG204 10 Organisational Behaviour (Pre: HRMG100 Management and People)
HRMG302 10 Employment Relations (Pre: HRMG100 Management and People. Co: LEGL101 Introduction to Law)
HRMG303 10 Organisational Change (Pre: completion of 120 cp including HRMG100 Management and People)
HRMG305 10 Contemporary Issues in HRM (Pre: completion of 120 cp including 40 cp from the major in Human Resource Management)
HRMG310 10 International HRM (Pre: HRMG100 Management and People)
LEGL304 10 Employment Law (Pre: LEGL101 Introduction to Law, HRMG302 Employment Relations)

Information Systems4

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
ISYS201 10 Information Technology Infrastructure
ISYS202 10 Business Analysis 1 (Pre: ISYS101 Fundamentals of Business Information Systems)
ISYS203 10 Application Development 1
ISYS209 10 Business Analysis 2 (Pre: ISYS202 Business Analysis 1)
ISYS300 10 Application Development 2 (Pre: ISYS203 Application Development 1)
MGMT308 10 Project Management (Pre: completion of 80 cp)

and
Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
ISYS305 10 Information Systems Project (Pre: completion of 120 cp including MGMT308 Project Management)

or
Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
BIPX301 10 Professional Experience B (Pre: completion of 120 cp)

Any other ISYS unit from the Bachelor of Business Information Systems


Marketing

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
MKTG200 10 Marketing Research (Pre: MKTG100 Principles of Marketing, STAT102 Business Data Analysis)
MKTG201 10 Consumer Behaviour (Pre: MKTG100 Principles of Marketing)
MKTG202 10 Marketing Communication (Pre: MKTG100 Principles of Marketing)
MKTG301 10 International Marketing (Pre: MKTG100 Principles of Marketing)
MKTG302 10 Retail Marketing (Pre: MKTG100 Principles of Marketing)
MKTG305 10 Services Marketing (Pre: MKTG100 Principles of Marketing)
MKTG311 10 E-Marketing (Pre: MKTG100 Principles of Marketing)
MKTG313 10 Strategic Marketing (Pre: MKTG200 Marketing Research, MKTG201 Consumer Behaviour)

Management

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
BAFN200 10 Principles of Finance (Pre: ACCT100 Principles of Accounting)
HRMG200 10 Strategic Human Resource Management
HRMG204 10 Organisational Behaviour
LEGL201 10 Company Law (Pre: LEGL101 Introduction to Law)
LMGT202 10 Supply Chain Strategy
MGMT205 10 Managerial Decision Making
MGMT305 10 Management and Leadership
MGMT307 10 Cross Cultural Management (Pre: HRMG100 Management and People)
MGMT308 10 Project Management

Occupational Health, Safety and Environment

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
OHSE201 10 Principles of Occupational Health and Safety
OHSE202 10 Principles of Environmental Management
OHSE211 10 Case Studies in OHSE
OHSE221 10 OHSE Hazards
OHSE311 10 OHSE Management Systems
OHSE321 10 OHSE Risk Management
OHSE331 10 OHSE Law
OHSE341 10 OHSE Performance Management

Supply Chain Management

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
HRMG204 10 Organisational Behaviour
LMGT201 10 Supply Chain Concepts
LMGT202 10 Supply Chain Strategy
LMGT301 10 Supply Chain Demand Management
LMGT310 10 Supply Chain Inventory Management
LMGT320 10 Supply Chain Process Management
MGMT308 10 Project Management
OHSE201 10 Principles of Occupational Health and Safety


Tourism Management

Successful completion of the Advanced Diploma in Tourism Management or equivalent5.

Elective Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
BIPX301 10 Professional Experience B (Pre: completion of 120cp)
BIPX302 10 Professional Experience C (Co: BIPX301 Professional Experience B)
BUSN201 10 International Business
BUSN302 10 International Business Finance
BUSN306 10 International Field Experience (Pre: completion of 80 cp)
MGMT308 10 Project Management (Pre: completion of 80 cp)

Other units listed in this Schedule of Unit Offerings or units from other disciplines (subject to campus availability, unit limitations and provided that prerequisite and co-requisite requirements are met).

Professional Experience

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
BIPX100 0 Professional Experience A


1A student must also comply with the Admission Rules
2A student undertaking a major in Accounting or Commercial Law must complete 90 cp from the major. A student undertaking the combined Accounting/Commercial Law major just complete all 130cp from the dual-major offerings

380 cp granted for successful completion of the National Training Information Service (NTIS) Hospitality Training Package THH60202 from an accredited RTO orequivalent as formally recognised through an articulation agreement with Australian Catholic University.
4The Information Systems Major is not offered at the Brisbane and Melbourne Campuses in 2012.
580 cp granted for successful completion of the National Training Information Service (NTIS) Tourism Training Package THT60102 from an accredited RTO or equivalent as formally recognised through an articulation agreement with Australian Catholic University.

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