About this course
|Award title||Bachelor of Commerce (Degree with Honours)|
|Year & campus||2017 — Parkville|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Undergraduate Coursework|
|Duration & credit points||100 points taken over 12 months full time or 24 months part time|
The honours year is an additional (fourth) year of specialised study in one of the following disciplines: accounting, finance, actuarial studies or economics and related areas. It is an integrated program with small classes and an emphasis on research and specialised subject areas.
The honours year is open to commerce students. Intending applicants should note that students must commence the honours year within two years of completing the requirements of the commerce course. Graduates of other institutions are also welcome to apply. Honours is normally taken on a full-time basis immediately after finishing the requirements for the three-year commerce degree. Provision exists for deferred entry in exceptional circumstances.
Chancellor's Scholars who are admitted into the University of Melbourne's Bachelor of Commerce under a guaranteed entry pathway to a professional entry graduate course, such as the Juris Doctor, can undertake an Honours year and not jeopardise their guaranteed entry into their chosen graduate course.
The honours degree is an entry qualification for a masters degree and a PhD within Australia or overseas. A good honours degree also assists students in obtaining scholarships or other forms of financial support to undertake higher degrees. Career advancement has also tended to be more rapid for honours graduates.