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Bachelor of Commerce

Course resolutions

The course resolutions detailed in this page apply to all courses included in the table below under section 1 (course codes). 

These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2021 (the 'Coursework Policy'), the Learning and Teaching Policy 2019, the Resolutions of the Faculty, University of Sydney (Student Academic Appeals) Rule 2021, the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Current versions of all policies are available from the Policy Register: http://www.sydney.edu.au/policies

1 Course codes

Code Course title
BPCOMMER-06 Bachelor of Commerce
BPCOMAVS-01 Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Advanced Studies

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Streams

(1) The Dalyell stream is available in the Bachelor of Commerce and the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies.

(2) Completion of a stream is not a requirement of the Bachelor of Commerce or the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies.

(3) The requirements for the completion of the Dalyell Stream are as specified in Table D of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees and Part 6 of these resolutions. Candidates who wish to exit the stream should do so through the enrolment system.

4 Cross-faculty management

(1) Candidates in the Bachelor of Commerce and the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies will be under the supervision of the University of Sydney Business School throughout.

(2) Candidates undertaking honours in the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies will be under the management of the University of Sydney Business School.

(3) Admission, requirements, award of the honours mark, and award of the grade of honours for an honours component undertaken by a candidate will be under the academic governance of the faculty offering and supervising the embedded honours component. The faculty offering and supervising the embedded component will direct the University of Sydney Business School on all matters relating to admission, requirements, award of honours mark and award of honours grade.

(4) The Dean of the University of Sydney Business School shall exercise authority in any matter concerned with the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies and the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor Advanced Studies (Honours) combined degrees not otherwise dealt with in these resolutions.

5 Admission to candidature

(1) Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. Admission prerequisites set by the Academic Board must be met where applicable. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Special admission pathways are open for mature aged applicants who do not possess a school leaving qualification, educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Details of admission policies are found in the Coursework Rule and Coursework Policy.

(2) Admission to the Dalyell Stream requires achievement of a minimum tertiary admission rank (ATAR) set by joint agreement of the Deans and Heads of School and Deans of University schools of all the faculties and University schools administering degrees offering the Dalyell Stream, or equivalent.

6 Requirements for award

(1) The units of study that may be taken for the Bachelor of Commerce and the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies are set out in:

(a) Table A for the Bachelor of Commerce and the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies;

(b) Table S of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees; and

(c) Table O of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees.

(d) For students enrolled in the Dalyell stream, Table D of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees.

(2) In these resolutions, except where otherwise specified, Table A, Table S, Table O and Table D mean Table A for the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor Advanced Studies, Table S, Table O and Table D as specified here.

(3) Bachelor of Commerce:

To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Commerce, a candidate must complete 144 credit points, comprising:

(a) 24 credit points of core units of study as set out in Table A;

(b) a major (48 credit points) or program listed in Section 7 below and specified in Table A;

(c) a minor (36 credit points) or second major (48 credit points) as listed and specified in Table A or Table S;

(d) for students not enrolled in the Dalyell Stream, a minimum of 12 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as listed in Table O;

(e) for students enrolled in the Dalyell Stream;

(i) a minimum of 6 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as specified in Table O; and

(ii) a minimum of 12 credit points of Dalyell units of study as specified in Table D.

(f) for students previously but no longer enrolled in the Dalyell Stream who have completed at least 6 credit points of Dalyell units of study;

(i) a minimum of 6 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as specified in Table O; and

(g) where appropriate, elective units from Table A for the Bachelor of Commerce, or Table S, Table O or, for students enrolled in the Dalyell Stream, Table D.

(h) If enrolled in a stream, complete the requirements for the stream as specified in Table D.

(4) Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies:

To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies, a candidate must complete 192 credit points, comprising:

(a) 24 credit points of core units of study as set out in Table A;

(b) a major (48 credit points) or program listed in Section 7 below and specified in Table A;

(c) a second major (48 credit points) as listed and specified in Table A or Table S;

(d) for students not enrolled in the Dalyell Stream, a minimum of 12 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as listed in Table O;

(e) for students enrolled in the Dalyell Stream;

(i) a minimum of 6 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as specified in Table O; and

(ii) a minimum of 12 credit points of Dalyell units of study as specified in Table D;

(f) for students previously but no longer enrolled in the Dalyell Stream who have completed at least 6 credit points of Dalyell units of study;

(i) a minimum of 6 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as specified in Table O.

(g) a minimum of 24 credit points at 4000-level from Table A or Table S, including a research, community, industry or entrepreneurship project of at least 12 and up to 36 credit points; and

(h) where appropriate, elective units from Table A, Table S, Table O or, for students enrolled in the Dalyell Stream, Table D.

(i) If enrolled in a stream, complete the requirements for the stream as specified in Table D.

7 Programs, majors and minors

(1) Bachelor of Commerce:

Completion of a major or program from Table A and a minor or second major from Table A or Table S is a requirement of the Bachelor of Commerce.

(2) Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies:

Completion of a major or program from Table A and a second major from Table A for the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies, or Table S is a requirement of the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies.

(3) Requirements for programs, majors and minors

(a) A program, major and minor are as defined in the Learning and Teaching Policy.

(b) The requirements for completion of programs, majors and minors are as set out in Table A and Table S.

(c) Units of study higher than 1000-level contributing towards one program, major or minor may not contribute towards any other program, major or minor completed except where a unit is listed as core for both course components.

(4) The programs, majors and minors available in Table A for the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies are:

Programs Majors Minors
Professional Accounting Accounting Accounting
  Banking  
  Business Analytics Business Analytics
  Business Information Systems Business Information Systems
  Business Law Business Law
  Finance  
  Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
  Innovation and Entrepreneurship Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  International Business  International Business 
  Management and Leadership Management and Leadership
  Marketing Marketing

(5) The minors and majors available as second majors in the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies are as listed in Table A and Table S.

8 Progression rules

(1) Full time students must enrol in all 1000-level degree core units of study within the first year of enrolment.

(2) Part time students must enrol in all 1000-level degree core units of study within the first two years of enrolment.

(3) Progression within a major, minor or program:

Enrolment and progression within a major, minor or program is governed by progression rules specified for that component in the relevant Table.

(4) Progression within the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies:

Except with the permission of the Bachelor of Commerce program director, candidates who are not in the Dalyell Stream must complete the degree requirements listed under 6(3) before progressing to 4000-level units.

(5) Progression within the Dalyell Stream:

(a) With the permission of the Dalyell coordinator, candidates in the Dalyell stream may attempt units at higher levels than the usual sequence through a program, major or minor.

(b) Candidates must achieve a Cross-Semester Average Mark (CSAM) at a level determined by joint agreement of the Deans and Heads of School and Deans of University schools of all the faculties and University schools administering degrees offering the Dalyell Stream in each year of study or over each 48 credit point block to continue in the Dalyell Stream.

(c) Candidates who do not maintain a CSAM at the level determined by joint agreement of the Deans and Heads of School and Deans of University schools of all the faculties and University schools administering degrees offering the Dalyell Stream may continue in any other major, minor, program or stream into which they were admitted, but will not remain in the Dalyell Stream.

(d) Candidates enrolled in the Dalyell Stream who do not satisfy requirements for the Dalyell Stream but who otherwise meet requirements for the award course in which they are enrolled will graduate from the award course without the Dalyell Stream.

9 Requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies with honours

(1) An embedded honours component, involving a research project, is available to meritorious students in the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies who complete an alternative set of units of study in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies.

(2) Candidates undertaking an honours component within the Business School must complete the requirements for the honours component full-time over two consecutive semesters. If the Business School is satisfied that a student is unable to attempt the honours component on a full-time basis and if the Associate Dean so recommends, permission may be granted to undertake honours part-time over four consecutive semesters.

(3) For candidates undertaking an honours component with the Business School, admission, requirements and award of honours are according to these resolutions, the Coursework Policy and the Resolutions of the University of Sydney Business School.

(4) For candidates undertaking an honours component in another faculty, admission, requirements and award of honours are according to these resolutions, the Coursework Policy and the relevant resolutions of the faculty in which the honours component is undertaken.

(5) Admission to the embedded honours component is by permission of the relevant honours coordinator or head of department after the completion of the following:

(a) 144 credit points including a major or program, a minor, degree core, and 12 credit points from the Open Learning Environment (6 credit points for students enrolled in the Dalyell Stream);

(b) a Weighted Average Mark of at least 65 in units of study completed to that point;

(c) a major or study of equivalent depth in the area of the proposed honours component; and

(d) any requirements for honours set by the relevant department, school or faculty as set out in the relevant resolutions.

(6) To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies with honours a candidate must complete the requirements for the pass degree and 36–48 credit points of honours units at 4000-level or above, including an honours research project of 12–36 credit points, and 12–36 credit points of honours coursework, as required by the relevant department and published in the faculty handbook. Honours subject areas and units of study for honours within the Business School are listed in Table A for the relevant faculty.

(7) The grade of honours will be determined by an honours mark calculated from work in the embedded honours component as specified in these resolutions, the Resolutions of the University of Sydney Business School or in the resolutions of the relevant faculty and in the Coursework Policy.

10 Award of the Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies and Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies with honours

(1) Candidates for the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies combined degree who have completed the requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce but who do not meet the requirements for the combined degree will be awarded the Bachelor of Commerce.

(2) Honours in the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class according to the following table, the Coursework Policy and rules specified in the Faculty resolutions of the University of Sydney Business School or relevant resolutions for the faculty in which the embedded honours component is undertaken.

80=> honours mark =<100 First Class

(3) Candidates for the award of the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies with honours who do not meet the requirements for the honours degree, but who otherwise meet the requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce, or the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies will be awarded the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies as appropriate.

11 Cross-institutional study

Cross-institutional study is available in this course under the conditions specified in the Resolutions of the University of Sydney Business School.

12 International mobility

The Business School encourages candidates in this course to participate in international mobility programs as set out in the Resolutions of the University of Sydney Business School.

13 Course transfer

A candidate may abandon the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies combined degree and elect to complete the Bachelor of Commerce in accordance with these resolutions.

14 Credit for previous study

Credit transfer is subject to the provisions of the Coursework Rule and the Resolutions of the University of Sydney Business School.

15 Transitional provisions

(1) These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2022 2023. Students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2022 2023 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.