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2 Bachelor of Commerce Course Information Briefing 2013 Bachelor of Commerce-Course Information Session 2013

3 Today- Academic Advice Day How do I enrol in the Bachelor of Commerce? How do I structure my degree? What subjects should I choose? What's next? Bachelor of Commerce-Course Information Session 2013

4 What you need to do to complete your Bachelor of Commerce To satisfy the requirements of the Bachelor of Commerce degree you need to: Satisfy points requirements Complete the compulsory subjects Satisfy the quantitative requirement Complete at least one major from the commerce discipline areas Meet prerequisite/corequisites as required Points Requirements Level 1Level 2Level 3Total Commerceminimum 50minimum 62.5minimum 50minimum 200; maximum 250 Breadthmaximum 37.5no special requirements minimum 50; maximum 100 Totalminimum 87.5; maximum 125 minimum 62.5minimum 75300

5 Bachelor of Commerce-Course Information Session 2013 Commerce Component These are the subjects across the business discipline areas: accounting, actuarial economics, finance, management and marketing. All Commerce students must complete a minimum commerce points requirements as below:......these must include the five compulsory subjects ECON10004 Introductory Microeconomics ECON10003 Introductory Macroeconomics ECON10005 Quantitative Methods 1 MGMT Organisational Behavior And one level-2 quantitative subject: ECON20003 Quantitative Methods 2 OR equivalent Actuarial: Finance: Level 1Level 2Level 3Total Commerceminimum 50minimum 62.5minimum 75minimum 200; maximum 250

6 Bachelor of Commerce-Course Information Session 2013 What is a major? A sequence of subjects in a particular discipline from an introductory level through to an advanced level. All students must complete three specified level 3 subjects to complete a major. Majors are available across six disciplines: accounting actuarial studies economics finance management marketing Double Majors Students are able to combine: First Major AccountingEconomicsFinanceManagementMarketing Second Major Economics Finance Management Marketing Accounting Finance Management Marketing Accounting Economics Management Marketing Accounting Economics Finance Marketing Accounting Economics Finance Management

7 Bachelor of Commerce-Course Information Session 2013 Professional Accreditation The Bachelor of Commerce degree allows students to meet accreditation requirements specified by accounting, actuarial and finance bodies Accounting: To practice as a professional accountant in Australia, graduates are required to become a member of one of the three professional accounting bodies. See page 10 of the BCom Planner for further information Actuarial: The Institute of Actuaries Australia is the professional actuarial accreditation body in Australia. Students must complete certain subjects to continue onto accreditation. See page 12 of the BCom Planner for further information Finance: The Finance and Treasury Association accreditation gives recognition to finance subjects in the BCom as part of their membership and accreditation requirements. See page 14 of the BCom Planner for further information

8 Bachelor of Commerce-Course Information Session 2013 Breadth Component: Breadth studies are opportunity for you to develop expertise outside of the core commerce component. Students can select subjects of their own choice or follow a specific track of subjects Certain breadth studies are required for accounting accreditation and actuarial accreditation Approved sequences of breadth studies can lead to graduate courses including engineering or psychology Points requirements: Level 1Level 2Level 3Total Breadthmaximum 37.5no special requirements minimum 50; maximum 100

9 Bachelor of Commerce-Course Information Session 2013 Sample Course Plan: Accounting major and accreditation + Finance major Year 1Year 2Year 3 ECON Introductory Microeconomics ECON20003 Quantitative Methods2ACC30002 Enterprise Performance Management ECON10005 Quantitative Methods 1MGMT20001 Organisational BehaviorACCT30001 Financial Accounting ACCT10001 Accounting Reports and Analysis ACCT20001 Cost ManagementBreadth or Commerce elective BreadthBreadth or Commerce electiveFNCE30001 Investments ECON Introductory Macroeconomics FNCE20001 Business FinanceFNCE30007 Derivative Securities ACCT10002 Accounting Transactions and Analysis ACCT20002 Intermediate Financial Accounting FNCE30002 Corporate Finance ACCT10003 Accounting Process and Analysis Breadth or Commerce electiveACCT Auditing and Assurance Services BLAW10001 Principles of Business Law BLAW20001 Corporate LawBLAW30002 Taxation Law

10 Complete your Administrative Enrolment steps Enrol in Subjects Bachelor of Commerce-Course Information Session 2013

11 Academic Advice Day Click “Choose” Bachelor of Commerce-Course Information Session 2013

12 Have you studied at University before? Commerce Credit Information Session (Advanced Standing) : Credit (advanced standing) may be available to students who have already completed University equivalent study. If you believe that you are eligible you must apply as this will determine your semester 1 enrolment. Students must apply for credit- How? Attend the session -12:00 pm today in this theatre!

13 Bachelor of Commerce-Course Information Session 2013 DELA What is DELA? DELA is a diagnostic tool that assesses your strengths and weaknesses in academic reading, writing and listening over 2 hours. Why you should sit DELA? Doing well at university requires excellent academic language skills – a ‘step up’ from what you have been used to at secondary school. This is why the University of Melbourne is asking many students to take the Diagnostic English Language Assessment (DELA) when they commence an undergraduate degree.

14 Bachelor of Commerce-Course Information Session 2013 Commerce Student Centre Where? Upper Ground Floor Faculty of Business and Economics Building- 111 Barry street –campus map reference P14 What? You will find friendly staff on hand for advice in all areas relating to your enrolment Subject selection assistance Assistance with timetabling issues Special Consideration applications-guidance and support Administrative assistance Assistance with accessing University and Faculty services Student Experience

15 Bachelor of Commerce-Course Information Session 2013 First Year Bcom Network Meet other first year BCom students while being mentored by later year students - a great way to start your student life! By joining the network, you will: be able to ask experienced students questions find out about services and facilities get tips such as where to find past examination papers build networking and communication skills and have fun in the process. We look forward to seeing you! Registration online NOW at: fbe.unimelb.edu.au/csc/experience/academic/bcom_network

16 FBE Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Academic Success for Bachelor of Commerce Students

17 ACADEMIC EXPECTATIONS AT UNIVERSITY You are responsible for managing your own time and assignment deadlines (which can be all due in the same week) It is up to you whether you attend lectures and tutorials, no one will check (show up!) hour rule. You will need to be aware of the conventions of academic writing, such as referencing and citations

18 Planning your Time It is expected that you have acquired self-discipline, self- reliance and good planning skills. BE PROACTIVE NOT REACTIVE – Don’t wait for the lecturer to tell you to do something – Don’t wait for your friends to start something – Don’t wait to the last minute – Find out your assessment requirements NOW! – Find out what you will/might need to do and start work NOW! – Design your own planning schedule NOW!

19 A Realistic Study Timetable? TimeMonTuesWedThursFriSatSun study 10-11study church 12-1study church 1-2study 2-3study 4-5study 6-7study 8-9study 10-11study 12-1study 1-2study 3-4study

20 A Realistic Study Timetable? TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday 7.30gym breakfast sleep 8.00breakfast travel 8.30travel library 9.00lecture study 9.30 preparation study 10.00café tutoriallecturetutorial 10.30lecture review caféASU HELP tute lecture review 12.00tutestudy lunch 12.30preparationstudy lunch 1.00lunch peer mentoring lecture 1.30 grouptutepreparation 2.00tutoriallecture preparationlecture study tutorialstudy 3.30study 4.00café gymcafé

21 Make a Yearly Planner A wall planner not a pocket planner Plot in all assignment deadlines, presentations, etc. Work back 4-5 weeks and write “Begin assignment 1 NOW” etc. Do this for all assessed tasks Put wall planner where you see it every day! Work to the plan. If the plan cannot be kept start another one Tick off tasks accomplished as you do them (e.g. edit essay for Management; redraft essay for Economics).

22 Make a Yearly Planner March1 RESEARCH FOR MARKET ESSAY START MARKET ESSAY START MACRO ESSAY … 29 EDIT MACRO ESSAY 30 START MARKET ESSAY April1 PREPARE FOR FINANCE TEST 2 MACRO ESSAY DUE 3 PLAN FOR PRESENTATION 4 READ BOOK CHAPTER FOR ECO TUTE MARKET ESSAY DUE 1314

23 HOW CAN YOU FIND OUT HOW TO MEET EXPECTATIONS? Attend the Transition to Commerce (T2C) seminar series Make use of your lecturers’ and tutors’ consultation times Refer to CELT helpsheets: fbe.unimelb.edu.au/celt Make an appointment at Academic Skills via the Commerce Student Centre Join the First Year BCom Network

24 ASK QUESTIONS AND TALK TO PEOPLE! Ask questions in your tutorial Talk with your lecturer and tutor Staff are available to help you and answer your questions Make new friends: Talk to others in your tutorial Join a club; the Faculty offers many discipline-specific clubs

25 Bachelor of Commerce-Course Information Session 2013 What Next? After this session you are ready to... Attend as many sessions as you can today-refer to the AAD guide Attend a Course Advice Appointment Complete your administrative enrolment & enter your chosen subjects online Collect your student card Complete your enrolment before Friday 15 th March How? Course advice appointments are held 21 Feb -1 March Commerce Computers Labs - Level 3, The Spot open from 21 Feb Collect your student The Sydney Myer Asia Centre upon completion of your enrolment *TRY TO AVOID ATTENDING IN THE LUNCH TIME PERIOD*

26 Bachelor of Commerce-Course Information Session 2013 Orientation is Tuesday 26th February to Friday 1 st March Orientation introduces you to... Campus life-meet new people and join in on fun activities Teaching and learning methods Resources and support Faculty staff All the unique opportunities available to Bachelor of Commerce Students Activities include Bachelor of Commerce Course Information Session and Welcome Lunch Subject Information Sessions Host Program Clubs And Societies activities

27 Bachelor of Commerce-Course Information Session 2013 Where to from here? 11:00am Credit information session 10:00-12:00pm Student clubs and societies information tables 1:00-4:00 Commerce subject information lectures commence Throughout the day: Breadth information sessions 21 Feb to 1 March: : Attend a course advice session. You must book in first 21 Feb to 1 March: Commerce Computer Labs are open for you to complete your Level 3, the Spot 26 Feb -1 March: Orientation week Any Questions? Facebook.com/BComUniMelb


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