To be awarded a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree, one additional year of study is required following the completion of the Bachelor of Commerce. You'll complete coursework and supervised research, leading to a 20,000-word dissertation focusing on an accounting, finance, financial planning, or economics. Your dissertation topic will be decided in consultation with academic staff members.
As a graduate, you will have a unique skill set that will give you a competitive edge in the employment market. You'll be equipped with the practical skills, experience and attributes that employers value, as well as highly developed research capabilities. Your skills will be valuable in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
Offered through the Griffith Business School, which is ranked in the top 200 worldwide by the prestigious Academic Rankings of World universities, this degree can also provide a pathway to higher degree by research studies and a career in academia.
Students will also have access to a team of dedicated advisors who can provide advice on welfare issues, academic policies, program issues and more.
This program will be offered full-time and part-time, on-campus at Nathan and Gold Coast. Some courses are also offered online.
From 2017, to be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.
Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.
Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.
Graduates of this program will be able to plan and conduct research in business and commerce, and therefore will be well-placed for positions in the private, not for profit and public sectors. In addition, graduates will also be able to progress to higher degree by research programs, thereby preparing them for high level research careers.
You'll be prepared for work in business, industry and government in areas such as banking and finance, accounting, management, advocacy and lobby groups (NGOs), communications, insurance, education, and planning and policy support. As an honours graduate, you will be qualified for advanced professional work and be able to plan and conduct research in commerce.
If you are already employed, the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree will increase your business value and prepare you for leadership roles.
A degree with honours can also be used as a pathway to higher degree by research studies and an academic career.
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
|Year of study||Fee category/Band||Fee per CP||Tuition fee 80cp|
|2019||Fee Band 27.5||$343.75||$27,500.00|
|2018||Fee Band 27.0||$337.50||$27,000.00|
Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.