Course essentials

Offered by:
VU course code:
BBCA
Location:
Duration:
3 years
Intake:
2018: February and July
CRICOS:
084100A
Fees:
2018: A$13,000 per semester

Get job-ready for an exciting career in commerce. Graduate with a solid base of financial knowledge, and the work experience to apply it in your professional life.

Our Bachelor of Commerce is taught in the heart of Melbourne's CBD, and has a flexible schedule to make studying as convenient as possible.

This course is endorsed by the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) institute, a globally recognised professional institute for investment and financial professionals.

We teach a range of technical, ethical and professional competencies in finance, with a global focus. These include:

  • accounting systems
  • business law
  • economic principles
  • financial econometrics
  • valuation of securities
  • financial management.

Your study will be underpinned by real work experience through industry placements and case-based scenarios. You’ll develop valuable skills in critical thinking, teamwork and communication. There’s also exciting opportunities to study overseas.

Practical learning & industry connections

We place a great emphasis on work experience through industry integration, and we have well-established industry connections.

This course gives you the opportunity for:

  • industry placements
  • workplace-based projects with authentic case-based scenarios
  • taking part in a mentoring program
  • hearing guest speakers from leading financial bodies.

We are currently accepting applications for this course.

Methods of applying:

International students can apply directly to Victoria University using our online application system, or apply through an education agent.

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[Supp. Desc. Info] Bachelor of Commerce

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Study Bachelor of Commerce in the heart of Melbourne's CBD at our City Flinders Campus.

Careers

Bachelor of Commerce graduates find employment in many areas. Professional settings include private corporations, professional service firms, the public service and community sector.

Career possibilities include:

  • financial adviser
  • financial analyst
  • financial services management (investment fund managers and trustees)
  • insurance consultant/superannuation
  • investment analyst
  • portfolio manager
  • research analyst
  • stockbroker
  • strategic planning and project evaluation analyst (takeovers, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures).
  • equity market analyst.

Salaries

The Australian national public site, Job Outlook, has these averaged salaries:

  • finance managers: around $100,000 (Job Outlook)
  • financial investment managers: around $90,000 (Job Outlook).

Course objectives

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Integrate conceptual understandings of commerce, quantitative methods, economics, accounting, finance, investment, international business and relevant legal areas with advanced specialist knowledge within the commerce discipline;  
  2. Critically review, analyse, adapt and apply broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of commerce in diverse contexts, including political and global contexts;  
  3. Critically analyse and exhibit ethical and professional judgement and effective decisions, by adapting the knowledge and skills to both anticipate and solve complex problems in local and international commercial contexts across of a range of economically diverse markets;  
  4. Communicate a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and skills in both oral and written form to a range of audiences;  
  5. Reflect on personal learning and skills in relation to career goals and implement effective, creative strategies to promote lifelong learning and pathways to further learning.  

Course structure

To attain the award of Bachelor of Commerce, students will be required to complete 288 credit points (equivalent to 24 units) consisting of:

  • 96 credit points First Year Core units

  • 48 credit points Core units  
  • 96 credit points Major studies from the approved list
  • 48 credit points Minor studies from the approved list

Minors not available for students completing the Applied Finance Major are:-

  • BMIAPF Applied Finance
  • BMIFNM Finance Mentoring
  • BMIFWI Finance Work Integrated Learning

Minors not available for students completing the International Business Major are:-

  • BMIIBU International Business
  • BMIIBM International Business Mentoring
  • BMIIBW International Business Work Integrated Learning

First Year Core Units

Professional Core Units

Majors

Minors

We've changed the way we teach our courses, so that you experience a first year like no other - focused on you and your success.

From 2018, the first-year of this bachelor degree* will see units delivered one at a time, in four-week blocks. This means you won't have to juggle the deadlines and demands of studying multiple units at once. Instead you'll complete one unit before moving on to the next.

All units will be conducted in small class sizes with three face-to-face sessions per week. This means you will get more one-on-one time with your teachers.

You will have access to different learning and teaching methods including:

  • online
  • educator-led delivery
  • tutorials
  • group work
  • laboratory and practical work (where it applies).

You will have access to additional activities designed to extend and improve your skills. These activities foster the skills you need to be an adaptable, resilient, confident and competent learner and employee.

Find out more about our First Year Model.

* Melbourne-based campuses only

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Credits

Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.

Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

  • TAFE: Successful completion of a Diploma in the field of business or finance with a minimum 75% of GPA score or equivalent. Students may be eligible for advanced standing of up to 48 credit points (equivalent to four units of study).
  • Year 12: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in any other English.
  • International: Completed a secondary school qualification equivalent to Australia's year 12 or VCE qualification (refer to Year 12 Admission requirements for details). In addition to VCE admission, English language requirements apply to international applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. A minimum overall band score of 6.0 on IELTS (Academic) with no individual band score less than 6 or equivalent.
  • Mature: Applicants with a minimum of 5 years relevant professional experience.

English language requirements

Find out if you meet the entry requirements, including English language and academic requirements.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

If you have completed any of the following course(s), you will be guaranteed a place in this degree. In some cases you may receive credit for your previous study, reducing the time it takes to complete your course.

You will be guaranteed entry only.

You will be guaranteed entry only.

You will be guaranteed entry only.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.

How to apply

We are currently accepting applications for this course.

Methods of applying:

International students can apply directly to Victoria University using our online application system, or apply through an education agent.

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If you have questions about your application, you can:

Information and fees listed above are for non-resident students. Fees are accurate at the time of viewing and will be subject to annual increases. Some courses require students to purchase equipment or clothing that they will need in the course. These equipment or clothing costs are not included in the course fees listed above and we recommend that you confirm these costs with the relevant college.

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