- In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
- Within the last two years a Bachelor of Commerce or equivalent with a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least H2B (70%), or equivalent, with a major relevant to the discipline stream within the Bachelor of Commerce (Degree with Honours) that they seek to enter (see below).
- Any application requirements, specific subject prerequisites and prior academic performance requirements associated with the discipline stream that they seek to enter. These are outlined in the schedule below.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
- In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- prior academic performance; and
- the availability of supervision and resources in suitable project areas; and where applicable
- the application requirements associated with the discipline stream.
- The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
- For applicants who have not completed the Victorian Certificate of Education or the International Baccalaureate Diploma, the undergraduate English language requirements must be met.
The schedule below shows available discipline streams and additional conditions applicants must meet to be eligible for (but not automatically guaranteed) selection into Honours within that stream.
Accounting: a grade of at least H2B (70%) in each of the third-year subjects within the major, and successful completion of one of BUSA20001 Visualisation and Data Wrangling; or ECOM30002 Econometrics 2; or equivalent studies in data analytics.
Actuarial Studies: a grade of at least H2B (70%) in any four third-year actuarial subjects.
Economics: a grade of at least H2B (70%) in each of the following third-year subjects or their equivalent: Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and Econometrics 2. A one-page description of a potential research area must also be submitted as part of the application process.
Finance: a grade of at least H2B (70%) in each of the third-year subjects within the major, and successful completion of Econometrics 2.
Students who have reached the required standard should lodge a formal online application.
Graduates of other institutions are also welcome to apply but will need to provide an original or certified copy of their transcript/s and syllabi of subjects needed to meet eligibility requirements with their application. More information about how to apply can be viewed at the Honours website.
Additional discipline specific information:
The Bachelor of Commerce (Degree with Honours) is usually offered for full-time, Semester 1 entry only. Part-time honours may be offered to suitable candidates who meet the criteria for appointment to Senior Tutor within the Department of Accounting. These are subject to the approval of the Head of Department.
Selection into Honours is at the discretion of the Head of the Department of Accounting.
Selection into Honours is at the discretion of the Director of the Centre for Actuarial Studies.
Students are strongly advised to give early consideration to a topic for their fourth year research essay. They will need to obtain approval for it from an advisor during Semester 1 of their fourth year.
Selection into Honours is at the discretion of the Head of the Department of Economics. Students should note that a quota will be applied to the number of places available for Honours in economics.
Selection into Honours is at the discretion of the Head of the Department of Finance. Students should note that a quota will be applied to the number of places available for Honours in finance.
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills for this entry.
The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at Student Equity and Disability Support.
Last updated: 3 June 2022