Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Data Science

Program code

1606

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

4 years full-time
8 years part-time

Credit points

320

Indicative fee

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Entry requirements

14

OP 2019

68

Rank 2019 (more)

Offered in

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Prerequisites

  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

  • Maths A or B (4SA)

OP 1-6 Guarantee

If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.

 

Domestic students enrolled in this program whose first language is not English may complete the following English Language Enhancement (ELE) course as an elective.

Students whose first language is English are not permitted to undertake this ELE course.

For Domestic and those International students not required to complete the English Language Enhancement course

For the award of Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Data Science (BCom/BDataSc), you must successfully complete 320 credit points, made up of the core courses AND

  • 60 credit points for a Commerce major AND
  • 60 credit points of listed and/or free-choice electives
Other program requirements

You must successfully complete:

  • no more than 130 credit points for courses at first year level (the first digit of a course code denotes the level);
  • at least 60 credit points of Level 3 courses or higher.

This degree/s may be awarded with Distinction where a student achieves a minimum program GPA of 6.5 with no failed courses. The words 'This award was achieved with Distinction' will be recorded on the testamur and will appear below the conferral date of the award.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. The Bachelor of Commerce and the Bachelor of Data Science are accredited as an AQF Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.

Program Learning Outcomes for the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Data Science describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.

Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 1621ICT Web Technologies  10
Tri 1,2 1201SCG Linear Algebra  10
Tri 1,2 1017SCG Foundation Mathematics (See Note 1) 10
OR
Tri 1,2   Listed elective OR Free-choice elective  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 1102AFE Accounting for Decision Making  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 1303AFE Economics for Decision Making 1  10
Tri 1,2   Listed elective OR Free-choice elective  10
OR
Tri 1,2 1202AFE Financial Planning 1 (see Note 2) 10
Tri 2,3 1701ICT Creative Coding  10
OR
Tri 1,2 or 3 5901LHS Language and Communication for Business and Commerce (see Note 3) 10
Tri 2,3 1802ICT Foundations of Systems Development  10

Note 1: Students who have not completed Maths B or equivalent must complete 1017SCG Foundation Maths in place of an elective.

Note 2: Students undertaking the Finance or Financial Planning majors must take 1202AFE in place of an elective.

Note 3: Students required to complete 5901LHS will complete the course in their first trimester of entry in place of 1701ICT.

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,3 2807ICT Programming Principles  10
Tri 1 2814ICT Data Management (offered from 2020) 10
OR
Tri 2 2808ICT Information and Security Management  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 2105AFE Introduction to Business Law  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 1203AFE Money, Banking and Finance (offered Tri 3 Nathan only) 10
Tri 1,2 1305AFE Business Data Analysis  10
Tri 2 2030ICT Introduction to Big Data Analytics  10
Tri 2,3 2810ICT Software Technologies  10
Tri 1,2 or 3   Listed elective OR Free-choice elective  10
OR
Tri 2,3 1701ICT Creative Coding (see Note 1) 10

Note 1: Students who completed 5901LHS in Year 1 must complete 1701ICT in Year 2 in place of an elective.

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 3030ICT Data Analytics  10
Tri 1 3031ICT Applied Data Mining  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 1101IBA Management Concepts  10
Tri 1,2 1001EHR Work and Employability  10
Tri 1,2 or 3   Commerce major courses  30
Tri 2 2703ICT Web Application Development  10

Year 4

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,3 4030ICT Big Data Analytics and Social Media  10
Tri 1,2 or 3   Commerce major courses  30
Tri 1,2 or 3   Listed elective OR Free-choice elective  30
Tri 1,2 or 3 1003MKT Introduction to Marketing  10

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 or 3 2104AFE Management Accounting (NA Tri 1 & Tri 3; GC Tri 2, Tri 3) 10
Tri 1,2 2107AFE Accounting Information Systems (NA Tri 1 & Tri 2; GC Tri 1) 10
Tri 1,2 2108AFE Financial Accounting  10
Tri 1,2 2103AFE Company Accounting  10
Tri 1,2 3104AFE Strategic Management Accounting (NA Tri 1 & Tri 2; GC Tri 1) 10
Tri 1,2 3101AFE Accounting Theory and Practice (capstone course) 10

Accounting accreditation requirements: In order to satisfy professional accreditation requirements with CPA Australia and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, students must successfully complete the degree including the Accounting major AND the courses for Accreditation (see Listed electives). Students should note that only the Bachelor of Commerce is accredited.

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 or 3 2303AFE Economics for Decision Making 2 (offered Tri 3 at GC only) 10
Tri 1 2304AFE Intermediate Macroeconomics  10
Tri 1 2305AFE Intermediate Microeconomics  10
Tri 1,2 3311AFE Cost Benefit Analysis Applications (GC: T1; NA: T2) 10
Tri 1 3305AFE Applied Econometrics  10
Tri 2 3312AFE Economic Policy Analysis (capstone course) 10

You must complete the following foundation course:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 1202AFE Financial Planning 1  10

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2204AFE Financial Institutions Management  10
Tri 1,3 2201AFE Corporate Finance  10
Tri 1,2 2206AFE Investment Analysis and Management  10
Tri 2 2214AFE Derivatives Securities  10
Tri 2 3208AFE Portfolio Management  10
Tri 1,2 3210AFE Advanced Corporate Finance (capstone course) 10
OR
Tri 1,2 3217AFE Student Managed Investment Fund (capstone course) 10

You must complete the following foundation course:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 1202AFE Financial Planning 1  10

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 2213AFE Financial Planning 2  10
Tri 1 2202AFE Risk Management and Insurance  10
Tri 1 3204AFE Retirement and Estate Planning  10
Tri 1,2 3106AFE Revenue Law: Theory and Policy in Action (NA: T1, T2; GC: T1) 10
Tri 2 3108AFE Taxation Planning  10
Tri 2 3202AFE Financial Planning, Construction and Review (capstone course) 10

Financial Planning accreditation: In order to satisfy professional accreditation requirements with the Financial Planning Education Council and professional recognition requirements with the Financial Planning Association of Australia, students must successfully complete the degree including the Financial Planning major AND the courses for Accreditation (see Listed electives).

The listed elective interest groups are provided to assist you in choosing electives that align with your career interests. You must ensure that you do not exceed the maximum of Level 1 courses (130 credit points) in your entire program. You are not limited to selection from any one group - you can select from across the listed elective interest groups.

Elective courses may be available at multiple campuses and during a different trimester. Click on the course code to find out more information on where and when the course is offered.

Accounting
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 1202AFE Financial Planning 1  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 2004GIR Government-Business Relations  10
Tri 1 2101AFE International Accounting  10
Tri 1,2 2206AFE Investment Analysis and Management  10
Tri 2 2213AFE Financial Planning 2  10
Tri 1,2 3000AFE Commerce WIL  10
Tri 2 3108AFE Taxation Planning  10

Accounting accreditation requirements: In order to satisfy professional accreditation requirements with CPA Australia and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, students must successfully complete the degree including the Accounting major AND the following courses. Students should note that only the Bachelor of Commerce is accredited.

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,3 2201AFE Corporate Finance  10
Tri 1,2 2106AFE Company Law  10
Tri 1,2 3106AFE Revenue Law: Theory and Policy in Action  10
Tri 1,2 3102AFE Auditing  10
Economics
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2009GIR Economic Ideas and Political Institutions (not offered in 2019) 10
Tri 1,2 2306AFE Quantitative Methods for Business Finance and Economics  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 2004GIR Government-Business Relations  10
Tri 1,2 2313AFE Environmental and Energy Economics  10
Tri 1 3307AFE International Economics  10
Tri 1 3203THS Tourism and Hotel Economic Analysis  10
Tri 1,2 3000AFE Commerce WIL  10
Tri 2 3302AFE Interest Rates, Money and Central Banking  10
Employability electives

The following courses focus on preparation for (and gaining) employment. For more information, please visit Griffith Business School Student Opportunities.

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,3 2008EHR Business Communication  10
Tri 1,2 3000AFE Commerce WIL  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3002LFC Community Internship  10
Tri 1,2 3217AFE Student Managed Investment Fund  10
Tri 1,2 3400THS Career Development  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 2043MKT Entrepreneurship and New Business Ventures  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3029MKT Self-Marketing  10
Tri 2,3 3001EHR Negotiation  10
Tri 2 3014IBA International Business Negotiation  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3031IBA Griffith Innovation Challenge  10
Tri 2 3002GBS Industry Project (not offered in 2018) 10
Tri 2 3100AFE Engaging with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Business Communities  10
Tri 2 3016EHR Disruption, Technology and Workplaces  10
Tri 3 3003GBS UG Global Mobility Internship II  20
Tri 3 3114IBA Management Problem Solving  10
Finance
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 1202AFE Financial Planning 1  10
Tri 1,2 2306AFE Quantitative Methods for Business Finance and Economics  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 2004GIR Government-Business Relations  10
Tri 1 3209AFE International Finance  10
Tri 1,2 3217AFE Student Managed Investment Fund  10
Tri 1,2 3105AFE Law of Finance  10
Tri 1 3305AFE Applied Econometrics  10
Tri 2 3213AFE Credit and Lending  10
Tri 1,2 3000AFE Commerce WIL  10
Financial Planning
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 1202AFE Financial Planning 1  10
Tri 1,2 2306AFE Quantitative Methods for Business Finance and Economics  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 2004GIR Government-Business Relations  10
Tri 1,2 3217AFE Student Managed Investment Fund  10
Tri 1,2 3105AFE Law of Finance  10
Tri 1,2 3000AFE Commerce WIL  10
Tri 2 3208AFE Portfolio Management  10
Tri 2 3213AFE Credit and Lending  10

Financial Planning accreditation: In order to satisfy professional accreditation requirements with the Financial Planning Education Council and professional recognition requirements with the Financial Planning Association of Australia, students must successfully complete the degree including the Financial Planning major AND the following course:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 3215AFE Contemporary Issues in Financial Planning  10

You may select free-choice electives from the list below or any Undergraduate free-choice elective offered across the University provided pre-requisites are met. You must ensure that you do not exceed the maximum of Level 1 courses (130 credit points) in your entire program. If you require guidance please liaise with your Program Director.

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2002GIR Australian Politics and Government  10
Tri 1 2009GIR Economic Ideas and Political Institutions (not offered in 2019) 10
Tri 1 2013GIR Political Leadership  10
Tri 1 2101GIR The Politics of Sustainability  10
Tri 1 2205NSC Calculus II  10
Tri 1 2291ENV Applied Data Science  10
Tri 1 3518LHS Media Campaigns and Strategies  10
Tri 1,3 2107ENV Introduction to Geographic Information Systems  10
Tri 1,3 2513LHS Media Law  10
Tri 1,3 3812ICT Agile Business Analysis (Tri 3 Nathan only) 10
Tri 2 2505LHS Ethical Communication  10
Tri 2 2808ICT Information and Security Management  10
Tri 2 2809ICT Computer Networking Essentials  10
Tri 2 3013GIR Power and Policy Making  10
Tri 2 3418ENV Spatial Modelling  10