Honours Degree of Bachelor of Commerce
Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Honours Bachelor
Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code N/A
Students who are completing the Bachelor of Commerce may apply for entry to an Honours Degree, specialising in any of the areas of study supervised by the School. This requires an extra year of full-time study and leads to the award of a second degree, Bachelor of Commerce (Honours). It is an intensive program and runs for two semesters starting the last week in February. The program is structured around the requirements of the students and their research interests.
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I am a:
Mid-year entry Subject to availability Intake February Enquiries Ask Adelaide
Alternative entry pathways
- Higher Education applicants
Students who have completed the required undergraduate program to a satisfactory level may be eligible to apply for the Honours program.
- Other Entry Pathways
CRICOS 001520A Intake February
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry Requirements
Tertiary Qualifications Graduate entry only.
- Higher Education applicants
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
Annual tuition fees International student place: $37,500
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
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This means the University of Adelaide's Business Degrees are recognised internationally for their high quality and successful graduates.
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Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Areas of Specialisation
Accounting, Corporate Finance, International Business, Management or Marketing.
Example Study Plan
Indicative study plan First Semester Common Courses COMMERCE 4037 Research Methodology
Up to 2 elective courses from the below list:
CORPFIN 4033 Quantitative Methods (H)
COMMERCE 4100 Qualitative Methods (H)
COMMERCE 4106 Advanced Readings (H)
COMMERCE 4015 Business Statistics (H)*
ECON 4014 Econometrics IV (H)*
*Students may select one of these courses in lieu of either quantitative or qualitative
methods by agreement between the students and the supervisor (s)
Discipline -Specific Courses Students will take 1 course from the list below:
ACCTING 4101 Advanced Theory in Accounting (H)
CORPFIN 4102 Advanced Finance (H)
COMMERCE 4104 Advanced Theory in Management (H)
MARKETING 4103 Advanced Theory in Marketing (H)
INTBUS 4000 Advanced Theory in International Business (H)
Second Semester Research project Approximately 12,000 to 15,000 words.
This thesis counts for 50% of the year’s assessment.
COMMERCE 4105 Dissertation (H)
Note: Applied Finance students are able to take an additional elective in lieu of any of those courses listed as electives by agreement between the student and their supervisor(s)
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It may be possible for Honours students to undertake an overseas study experience. See supervisors for more information.
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Last updated: Friday, 1 Dec 2017