Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) - 2018

Honours - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Business and Economics.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code

B3701

Credit points

48

Abbreviated title

BCom(Hons)

CRICOS code

083903G

Managing faculty

Business and Economics

Coordinator

Dr Ross Booth

Contact details

Visit http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/findoutmore/current-students.html

Admission and fees

Australia

Course type


One-year honours

Standard duration

1 year FT, 2 years PT

You have a maximum of 2 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.

Mode and location

On-campus (Caulfield, Clayton)

Units will be offered at Caulfield or Clayton, dependent upon your chosen area of study.

Award

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

Description

This is a prestigious program of coursework and research in commerce for high achieving students who have completed a relevant undergraduate degree. You will undertake research methodology training and carry out an independent research project in your selected discipline, working closely with a supervisor who will provide you with individual guidance and academic counselling. The course offers a pathway to a commerce higher degree by commerce. In some circumstances, candidature embracing more than one discipline may be approved.

Completing honours demonstrates your advanced research, analytical and communication skills enhancing employability outcomes.

Specialisations

  • Accounting
  • Business law and taxation
  • Econometrics
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing

Candidature embracing more than one discipline may be approved.

Combined honours

Combined honours may be undertaken provided that all honours requirements have been met in the disciplines. Application to undertake combined honours must be made with the support of the school honours coordinators of the disciplines. Combined honours normally take the form of a joint dissertation alongside coursework chosen from the component disciplines.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 8 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://monash.edu/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that students will:

  1. be critical and creative scholars who:
    • produce innovative solutions to problems
    • apply research skills to business challenges
    • communicate effectively and perceptively
  2. be responsible and effective global citizens who:
    • engage in an internationalised world
    • exhibit cross cultural competence
    • demonstrate ethical values
  3. have comprehensive understanding of their discipline and be able to provide discipline based solutions relevant to the business, professional and public policy communities that we serve
  4. be able to construct conceptual frameworks and use these to analyse complex issues in the corporate sector, government and the professions
  5. have an ability to undertake research informed by advanced studies in their discipline.

Structure

This course consists of a combination of coursework and research. In the coursework component you will develop advanced theoretical and/or technical knowledge of your discipline and appropriate research methodologies. In the research component you will plan and execute a research project under the individual guidance of an academic supervisor.

Requirements

This course comprises 48 points: Part A. Research (12 or 24 points) and Part B. Coursework (36 or 24 points).

Honours studies may be taken as single honours (a single discipline over one year of full-time study), or in some instances can be taken as combined honours (more than one discipline over one year of full-time study). You need to discuss with the relevant honours coordinator if interested in undertaking combined honours.

Units are 6 credit points unless otherwise specified.

Accounting

a. You must complete the following two units (30 points):

  • ACX4000 Research methods
  • ACX4018 Honours research thesis (24 points)

b. Three units (18 points) from the following:

  • ACX4040 Issues in accounting information systems
  • ACX4050 Issues in auditing and assurance
  • ACX4070 Issues in financial accounting
  • ACX4090 Issues in management accounting

Selection of units not specified above is to be determined in consultation with the honours coordinator and approved by the course director.

Business law and taxation

You must complete the following three units (42 points):

  • BTX4110 Directed studies
  • BTX4130 Honours research thesis (24 points)
  • BTX4900 Research methods and proposal (12 points)

and:

Selection of units not specified above is to be determined in consultation with the honours coordinator and approved by the course director.

Econometrics

a. You must complete the following unit:

  • ETC4860 Honours research project (12 points)

b. Six coursework units (36 points), with at least three (18 points) from:

  • ETC4010 Special reading unit in econometrics honours
  • ETC4400 Econometric theory
  • ETC4410 Applied econometrics 2
  • ETC4420 Microeconometrics
  • ETC4460 Financial econometrics 2
  • ETC4541 Bayesian time series econometrics

Selection of units not specified above is to be determined in consultation with the honours coordinator and approved by the course director.

Economics

a. You must complete the following three units (24 points):

b. Four units (24 points) from the following:

Selection of units not specified above is to be determined in consultation with the honours coordinator and approved by the course director.

Finance

a. You must complete the following two units (30 points):

  • BFX4000 Research methods
  • BFX4018 Honours research thesis (24 points)

b. Three units (18 points) from the following:

Selection of units not specified above is to be determined in consultation with the honours coordinator and approved by the course director.

Management

You must complete the following five units (48 points):

  • MGX4000 Introductory management research methods
  • MGX4100 Perspectives and paradigms in management theory
  • MGX4200 Data analysis for organisational research
  • MGX4300 Contemporary issues in management
  • MGX4400 Honours research thesis (24 points)

Marketing

You must complete the following five units (48 points):

  • MKX4050 Marketing theory
  • MKX4070 Qualitative research methods
  • MKX4080 Advanced business research methods
  • MKX4461 Contemporary issues in marketing
  • MKX4900 Honours research thesis (24 points)

Progression to further studies

Satisfactory completion of this course may provide credit toward a Monash master's by coursework degree and will provide the preparation necessary to undertake a master's by research degree or a doctoral (PhD) degree.