Faculty of Commerce & Economics

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An Introduction

The two main undergraduate courses are the Bachelor of Commerce and the Bachelor of Economics. Both courses are regularly reviewed to ensure that they continue to meet standards of national and international best practice. In addition, the professional accounting bodies conduct major evaluation and accreditation of both courses (plus the BCom-LLB) for professional membership purposes. Both courses provide ample opportunity for students to undertake interdisciplinary study from other departments of the University, such as Computing, Humanities & Social Sciences and Science & Technology. As a consequence, Faculty has an excellent reputation for the ready employment of its graduates in the public and private sectors. Two major initiatives for 1996 are the addition of a major in International Business within the BCom and the introduction of five year combined degrees with Computing, Applied Science and Humanities & Social Sciences. Both anticipate attracting additional students as well as providing increased course and employment opportunities for current students. Students wishing to pursue their studies beyond the pass degree level are encouraged to undertake honours or postgraduate study. The reputation of staff has attracted many students to undertake research degrees.

All courses maintain targets or quotas on student entry and while the majority of places are allocated for school leavers, applicants with alternative or professional qualifications and experience are encouraged to apply. Faculty is an active participant in the AV-CC Credit Transfer Scheme which provides for the articulation of TAFE Associate Diplomates.

Faculty values its students and is committed to addressing their views, needs and aspirations on all matters to do with teaching, welfare and the general learning environment of the University.

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