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Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

Overview

Take your outstanding academic abilities and superior analytical skills to the next level in your chosen field of commerce.

This one-year program will teach you how to conduct research relevant to business or finance. Entry is based on your undergraduate grade point average.

You'll undertake a compulsory course on research methods, study electives that will advance your existing knowledge and skills, and complete a thesis on a topic of your choice.

Your honours year will open doors to a career in research or consultancy, industry or academia and provide you with an advantage when applying for roles both in Australia and internationally.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
2131
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$43664 (indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year full-time
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
2131
CRICOS Code
081754J
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Push the boundaries in critical and analytical thinking, communication, problem-solving and project management.
  • Advance your knowledge and develop specialised competence and expertise.
  • Gain the skills you need to successfully design and conduct research projects.

55 in the world for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

57 in the world for business and economics

U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings 2019

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Scientific Methods in Commerce
  • Honours Thesis
  • Financial Information in Capital Markets
  • Accounting in the Modern Financial Economy

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Quantitative researcher
  • Customs and taxation adviser
  • Portfolio governance analyst
  • Forensic accountant
  • Corporate insolvency manager
  • Merchant banker
  • Financial systems accountant
  • Credit and treasury administrator

Professional memberships

When you graduate, you may be eligible for memberships with the following professional organisations. Contact the organisation to find out how to become a member.

  • Australian Computer Society
  • Australian Institute of Bankers
  • Australasian Institute of Banking and Finance
  • Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand
  • Chartered Secretaries Australia Limited
  • Certified Practising Accountants Australia
  • Institute of Public Accountants

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

To enrol for honours, a student must complete the Bachelor of Commerce program requirements or equivalent with a GPA of at least 5.5.

Prerequisites

To enrol for honours, a student must complete the Bachelor of Commerce program requirements or equivalent with a GPA of at least 5.5.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

Learn more about English language requirements

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $43,664

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $11,155

Indicative annual fee 2020 Commonwealth supported place

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units over two semesters).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value. The Australian Government indexes fees each year.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.
  • Please note that all applications will be considered after the closing date.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • Please note, the closing date for Honours can vary between Schools. Please refer to the relevant School website for further information.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit