Bachelor of Commerce (B-COM) // Attributes, outcomes and skills
About this course
- Entry and participation requirements
- Attributes, outcomes and skills
- Course structure
- Majors, minors and specialisations
- Further study
Currently enrolled students:
Prof. Paul Jensen
Accreditation information is available on the Faculty's website.
Intended learning outcomes
The Bachelor of Commerce has the objective of enabling students to move into positions of global leadership through the acquisition of contemporary business and economics knowledge, technical skills and professional practice.
On successful completion of the degree, students will have achieved the following learning outcomes.
Graduates of this degree will be knowledgeable across the core requirements of the degree, as demonstrated by the ability to:
- Communicate an understanding of foundational knowledge in the core disciplines of the BCom
- Apply knowledge of major theories, models and modes of analysis in the core disciplines of the BCom to provide insight into complex, practical problems
- Adopt a critical approach to the access, evaluation and use of information from diverse sources
Graduates of this degree will be knowledgeable of at least one of the majors in the degree, as demonstrated by the ability to:
- Communicate an understanding of foundational knowledge in the major(s)
- Critically review key theories, models and modes of analysis in the major(s)
- Apply learning to suggest solutions to complex, practical problems relating to the disciplinary content of the major(s)
Graduates of this degree will be knowledgeable of domestic and international business and economic environments as demonstrated by the ability to:
- Contribute to debate about domestic and global societal issues using the knowledge and modes of analysis acquired through the core of the BCom and the major(s)
- Analyse business and economic issues in an international context
Graduates of this degree will be knowledgeable of disciplines outside the faculty as demonstrated by the ability to:
- Communicate an understanding of theories, models and modes of analysis of selected areas of study outside the core disciplines of business and economics
Graduates of the degree will have the capacity to:
- work collaboratively and productively in groups.
- use basic mathematical and statistical tools of analysis.
- apply critical and analytical skills and methods to the identification, evaluation and resolution of complex problems.
- engage confidently in self-directed study and research.
- communicate ideas effectively in both written and oral formats.
- operate effectively in multicultural and diverse environments.
- effectively use information from diverse sources.
- be proficient in the use of appropriate information technologies.
- critically evaluate new ideas, research findings, methodologies and theoretical frameworks in a specialised field of study.
- recognise and understand the ethical responsibilities of individuals and organisations in society.
Bachelor of Commerce graduates will have the following attributes and skills:
- Analysis and evaluation of evidence in the commerce disciplines in support of an argument, proposition or solution to problems in organisations and in society.
- Strategic and critical thinking in relation to business and commerce related issues.
Research skills including the retrieval of information from variety of business, commerce and economics sources.
- Knowledgeable across disciplines.
- Synthesis of knowledge across disciplines.
- Problem solving through the application of appropriate theories, principles and data.
- Skilled in the use of computer systems and software used in commerce and business through practical assignments, exercises and demonstrations.
Attuned to cultural diversity
- Aware of cultural differences and able to account for these in developing solutions to commerce related problems.
Active global citizens
- Effective communicators on matters related to economics and commerce.
- Participants in discussion and debate on national and international issues related to the disciplines of the faculty.
Leaders in communities
- Effective decision makers in business and commerce.
- Ethical and collegial in professional practice.
Last updated: 7 June 2023