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Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business (BCBZ) - BCom BBus

This program is offered only to continuing students. No new admissions will be accepted. Students who are interested in this study area should consider the Bachelor of Business and Commerce which will be offered from semester 1 2017.

 On-campus*External
Semester intake:No new admissionsNo new admissions
Campus:Toowoomba, Springfield  
Fees:Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Standard duration:4 years full-time, up to 8 years part-time 

Notes

Students can commence study in semester 3 at Springfield campus or via distance education only.

Footnotes
*Not all majors are available on-campus at Springfield.

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Freecall (within Australia): 1800 007 252
Phone (from outside Australia): +61 7 4631 2285
Email usq.support@usq.edu.au 

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Professional accreditation

Accounting major graduates will meet the educational entrance requirements of CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). This provides Associate membership of CPA Australia, eligibility to study the CPA Australia professional exams and eligibility to study the CAANZ professional exams.

Accounting major students who complete a Finance minor will meet the educational entrance requirements of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia).

Successful completion of the Accounting major can qualify students for exemptions from the Fundamental level (9 papers) of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams.

Finance major graduates will meet the educational entrance requirements to become a member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia).

The Human Resource Management major is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and satisfies the educational requirements for professional membership of AHRI.

The Information Technology Management major is accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society and, through the Seoul Accord, is recognised in other countries.

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Program aims

The Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business provides a sound foundation in all aspects of commerce and business. These degrees are vocationally oriented emphasising the management and resolution of business problems in both private and public sectors.

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Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Year 12 English [4,SA] or equivalent.

  • Admission to the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business is in accordance with University's admissions policy for undergraduate programs.


All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements.

If students do not meet the English language requirements they may apply to study a University-approved English language program. On successful completion of the English language program, students may be admitted to an award program.

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Program fees

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth supported place is where the Australian Government makes a contribution towards the cost of a students' higher education and students pay a student contribution amount, which varies depending on the courses undertaken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Commonwealth Supported students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called HECS-HELP.

Domestic full fee paying place

Domestic full fee paying places are funded entirely through the full fees paid by the student. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Domestic full fee paying students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called FEE-HELP provided they meet the residency and citizenship requirements.

Australian citizens, Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders, Permanent Resident visa holders and New Zealand citizens who will be resident outside Australia for the duration of their program pay full tuition fees and are not eligible for FEE-Help.

International full fee paying place

International students pay full fees. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken and whether they are studied on-campus, via distance education/online. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

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Program structure

The Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business double degree consists of 32 courses as follows:

Area of study  Number of units 
Core courses  8 units 
Bachelor of Commerce major  8 units 
Bachelor of Business major   8 units 
Third major*
or 2 x 4 unit minors or 1 x 4 unit minor and 4 electives.  
8 units 
Total units  32 units 

Footnotes
*The third major or the minors and electives may be selected from any USQ undergraduate program. If a major is selected that is not equal to 8 units, then additional electives may need to be undertaken. Students should contact the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts for further information. For the purpose of satisfying the requirements for a third major, students may complete the General Commerce major from the Bachelor of Commerce , but will not be permitted to credit towards the General Commerce major any course completed to satisfy the requirements of the Bachelor of Commerce major or the Bachelor of Business major.

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Required time limits

Students have a maximum of 9 years to complete this program.

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Core courses

Course  Semester of offer
Distance/Online 
Semester of offer
Toowoomba campus 
Semester of offer
Springfield campus 
ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making  1, 2, 3  1, 2  1, 2 
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts  1, 2, 3  1, 2  1, 2, 3 
ECO1000 Economics  1, 2, 3  2, 3 
FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate Finance  1, 2, 3  1, 2 
LAW1101 Introduction to Law  1, 2, 3  1, 2  1, 2 
MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour  1, 2, 3 
STA2300 Data Analysis  1, 2, 3  1, 2 
Select one of the following courses:* 
MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing  1, 2, 3 
POL1000 Government, Business and Society  1, 2 

Footnotes
*Students undertaking the Business Economics major should select POL1000.

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Major studies

Students should refer to the separate section of the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business for further information on majors available.

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Minor Studies

Refer to the Bachelor of Commerce entry in this Handbook and the Bachelor of Business entry in this Handbook for information regarding the minors available. Minors may also be selected from the Options section of this Handbook.

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IT requirements

For information technology requirements please refer to the minimum computing standards.

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Other program requirements

Students must maintain good standing in this program. Please refer to the Academic Standing, Progression and Exclusion Procedure.

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Exit points

Students must maintain good standing in this program (see Other program requirements section). Students not wishing to complete the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business double degree may be permitted to exit with one of the following:


Students may exit with the Diploma of Business Administration if they have completed 8 courses as follows:


Students may exit with the Associate Degree of Business if they have completed 16 courses as follows:


Students may exit with either the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Business providing they have completed all requirements for that program.

Recommended enrolment patterns

In this section:

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Recommended enrolment pattern - Toowoomba campus and Online

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making1111
MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour1111
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts1121

Select one of the following two courses:

     MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing1121
     POL1000 Government, Business and Society
STA2300 Data Analysis1212
LAW1101 Introduction to Law1212Pre-requisite: Students enrolled in one of the following Programs: LLBP or BLAW or BABL or BALW or BBBL or BBLA or BCBL or BCLA or BCLW are not eligible for enrolment
Major 1 course 11222
Major 2 course 11222
Major 3 course 1/minor/elective2131
FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate Finance2131
ECO1000 Economics2141
Major 1 course 22141
Major 2 course 22232
Major 3 course 2/minor/elective2232
Major 1 course 32242
Major 2 course 32242
Major 3 course 3/minor/elective3151
Major 1 course 43151
Major 2 course 43161
Major 3 course 4/minor/elective3161
Major 1 course 53252
Major 2 course 53252
Major 3 course 5/minor/elective3262
Major 1 course 63262
Major 2 course 64171
Major 3 course 6/minor/elective4171
Major 1 course 74181
Major 2 course 74181
Major 3 course 7/minor/elective4272
Major 1 course 84272
Major 2 course 84282
Major 3 course 8/minor/elective4282

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Recommended enrolment pattern - Springfield campus

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making11
MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour11
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts11

Select one of the following two courses:

     MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing11
     POL1000 Government, Business and Society
STA2300 Data Analysis12
LAW1101 Introduction to Law12Pre-requisite: Students enrolled in one of the following Programs: LLBP or BLAW or BABL or BALW or BBBL or BBLA or BCBL or BCLA or BCLW are not eligible for enrolment
Major 1 course 112
Major 2 course 112
Major 3 course 1/minor/elective21
FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate Finance21
Major 1 course 221
Major 2 course 221
ECO1000 Economics22
Major 3 course 2/minor/elective22
Major 1 course 322
Major 2 course 322
Major 3 course 3/minor/elective31
Major 1 course 431
Major 2 course 431
Major 3 course 4/minor/elective31
Major 1 course 532
Major 2 course 532
Major 3 course 5/minor/elective32
Major 1 course 632
Major 2 course 641
Major 3 course 6/minor/elective41
Major 1 course 741
Major 2 course 741
Major 3 course 7/minor/elective42
Major 1 course 842
Major 2 course 842
Major 3 course 8/minor/elective42