Honours Degree of Bachelor of Commerce

Degree Type Honours Bachelor
Duration 1 year full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3BH003
CRICOS 001520A

Turn high-achieving into a higher degree

There are many reasons we encourage graduates to apply for an honours year. You might want to build a necessary foundation for postgraduate research in your specialisation. You could be seeking answers to questions no one else is asking in business research. Perhaps you’re pursuing advanced communication skills and commercial knowledge to gain a competitive edge in the job market.

What will you do?

  • Attend regular classes for advanced coursework.
  • Complete a major research project on a topic of your choice.
  • Partner with an academic mentor who’ll support and encourage your progress.

Brian Gray Scholarship Program

  • Entry Requirements

    For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.

    For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2020 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
    I am a:

    Domestic applicants

    Not a domestic applicant?

    Admissions information

    SATAC Code 3BH003
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Higher Education Study Students who have completed the required undergraduate program to a satisfactory level may be eligible to apply for the Honours program.
    Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3BH003

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 001520A
    Intake February
    Selection Criteria
    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
    Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    C1 Advanced 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
    More Information
    Tertiary Qualifications Graduate entry only
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
    I am a:

    Domestic applicants

    Not a domestic applicant?

    Indicative annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place

    More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $43,000

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Professional Accreditation

    Adelaide Business School is AACSB* accredited, and as such our programs have passed rigorous standards of quality. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and only the best schools in the world earn AACSB accreditation.
    Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

    Potential careers

    Business Manager, Communications Analyst, Data Analyst, Econometrician, Economist, Entrepreneur, Fund and Portfolio Manager, Industrial Organiser, Policy Adviser, Statistician

  • Degree Structure

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    You can find the academic program rules for this degree under the Faculty of the Professions 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 (H)

    Up to 2 elective courses from the list below:

    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 student and their 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).
  • Related Degrees

  • Further Information

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Last updated: Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020