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					                FACULTY OF THE PROFESSIONS
                BUSINESS SCHOOL

Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Business
Information Technology

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Welcome to The University of Adelaide
Business School
                        On behalf of the staff in the Business       The Business School is committed to providing the very best
                        School, which has come into                  quality learning opportunities for its students, and in so doing
                        existence as a result of the merging         recognises as its greatest asset its professional and academic
                        of the Schools of Commerce and the           staff and their commitment to delivering professional face-to-
                        Adelaide Graduate School of Business,        face teaching. We are always looking for ways to improve our
                        I would like to welcome all of our new       interactions, and during your time with the School you will be
                        and continuing Bachelor of Commerce          given a number of opportunities to provide constructive feedback
                        and Bachelor of Business Information         – your opinion is valued.
                        Technology students for the year 2008.
                                                                     Please take special note of the explanation in this handbook
As a student studying business programs at the University of         on the information about the restructure of programs. Content
Adelaide you have a somewhat unique opportunity to prepare           of existing courses will change a little, and you will have more
yourself with the skills and attributes needed for a career in       options to select from, increasing your flexibility. If you have any
areas of high demand and high reward.                                questions with respect to this change, please ask at the Business
                                                                     School Office.
As continuing students are aware, life at University poses
new challenges and opportunities. Our role, as we see it, is         Finally I congratulate you on choosing and being selected to study
best summarised as helping you learn to think, challenge and         with us and I wish you a very rewarding year ahead.
critique. Whilst you will be presented with a lot of information,
priority will be on ensuring that you understand its applications,   Assoc Prof Barry Burgan
relevance and weaknesses. I would therefore encourage you to         Head, The University of Adelaide Business School
think about your learning experience in the following construct:

▸ The face-to-face educational interchange between lecturers
  and students, and between students themselves, is a
  core focus and major benefit of the commerce education
  experience offered by this School. On-line resources and
  interactions are used to provide a complete package for you
  to work from, but maximum value occurs if you contribute in
  tutorials and workshops and take the opportunity to interact
  with staff and prepare for all classes.

• Your experience by definition should be challenging –
  otherwise you and your employers will be short-changed.
  That is, after all, part of why you chose to come to a
  high quality institution with high standards. You need to
  devote sufficient effort to your study to make it rewarding.
  On occasion there may be disappointments where you do
  not achieve the grade you hoped for, this is a situation you
  will need to work through.

• You will benefit if you develop groups of friends with whom
  you can study and discuss issues so that you can support
  each other, and learn from the debate.

• You will also be further developed if you become involved
  in student groups such as the Commerce Students’
  Association and AIESEC, both for the social outcomes, and
  because these groups provide professional development
  support, and a base to develop friendships and networks
  that will last well into your career.

                                                                     Bachelor of Commerce Undergraduate Handbook 2008                       1
        The University of Adelaide

    Welcome to The University of Adelaide Business School..............1
    Important Dates ..............................................................................3
    Undergraduate Handbook...............................................................4
    The Business School.......................................................................5
    Commencing Studies......................................................................6
    Campus Life ....................................................................................9
    Studying ........................................................................................11
    Graduating .....................................................................................18                              It’s your CSA!
    Bachelor of Commerce .................................................................19
    Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)............................................20                                                  On behalf of all CSA members I would
    Bachelor of Commerce (Corporate Finance) ................................22                                                      like to welcome all new and continuing
    Bachelor of Commerce (International Business) ..........................24                                                       students to the 2008 academic year.
    Bachelor of Commerce (Management) ........................................26                                                     Studying at the University of Adelaide
    Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) ..............................................28                                                offers many great academic opportunities.
    Other Focus Areas ........................................................................30                                     However, this is only a part of the
    Bachelor of Business Information Technology .............................32                                                      University experience. The Commerce
    Double & Concurrent Degrees ......................................................33                     Students’ Association (‘CSA’) exists to provide its members with all
    2008 Course Descriptions.............................................................35                  of the non-academic splendors that can be had whilst studying at
    Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of                                                                     the University of Adelaide. Through social and professional events
    Business Information Technology Teaching Staff .........................38                               the CSA provides members with opportunities to network with
    Commerce Professional Staff .......................................................44                    their 2000+ fellow business students and meet key people from
    Checklist ........................................................................................45     the business industry. The Association welcomes all who want to
    Timetable Planner .........................................................................46            participate and who have innovative new ideas to benefit the life
    Index ..............................................................................................48   of the business student on campus.
    Notes .............................................................................................50    All Bachelor of Commerce, Finance and Business Information
                                                                                                             Technology students are automatically members of the CSA.
                                                                                                             Membership is also open to students of other disciplines – check
                                                                                                             out our website for further information. Get involved with the
                                                                                                             organisation itself and speak to any member of the executive for
                                                                                                             more information.
                                                                                                             2008 is shaping up to be an exciting year, on the horizon are a
                                                                                                             number of changes within the Business School and the Faculty
                                                                                                             of the Professions, a whole range of new social activities, great
                                                                                                             new benefits for members, new career initiatives, competitions for
                                                                                                             members and the affiliation with the newly created Australasian
                                                                                                             Commerce & Economics Students’ Association. Become involved!
                                                                                                             Check out our website at to keep up to date
                                                                                                             with our events and to see how you can get involved. Also be
                                                                                                             sure to register and post on the forums as they are a great
                                                                                                             source of information. Next time you see one of us, whether in a
                                                                                                             lecture, on our way to work or on the dance floor, come up to us
                                                                                                             and say hello. We look forward to hearing from you and to your
                                                                                                             involvement with the CSA. Have a great O’Week and welcome to
                                                                                                             2008, a year that promises to be better than ever!

                                                                                                             Michael Healy
                                                                                                             President of the Commerce Students’ Association

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Important Dates
      Enrolment for New Students
                                                      Local Students                                    International Students
Pre-enrolment Talk                               ▸    Wednesday 13 February at 10am                     Wednesday 13 February at 10am
                                                      OR                                                OR
                                                      Tuesday 19 February at 10am                       Tuesday 19 February at 10am
Venue                                                 Elder Hall                                        Elder Hall

Online Enrolment Commences                       ▸    Monday 4 February                                 Monday 4 February

Enrolment Advice Will be available on            ▸    Wednesday 13 February, 1.30pm – 4.30pm            Wednesday 13 February, 1.30pm – 4.30pm
                                                      Thursday 14 February, 10am – 4pm                  Thursday 14 February, 10am – 4pm
                                                      Tuesday 19 February, 1.30pm – 4.30pm              Tuesday 19 February, 1.30pm – 4.30pm
                                                      Wednesday 20 February, 10am – 4pm                 Wednesday 20 February, 10am – 4pm
Venue                                            ▸    Elder Hall                                        Elder Hall

Induction Program                                ▸    Details provided at Pre-Enrolment Talk and

      Dates for Withdrawal and Addition of Courses Online
Action                                                                           Semester 1                          Semester 2
Last Day for Adding Course Online                                                Monday 17 March                     Monday 11 August
Last Day for Withdrawal Incurring no Fee Obligation (Census Dates)               Monday 31 March                     Sunday 31 August
Last Day for Withdrawal Without Failure (WNF)                                    Friday 9 May                        Friday 19 September
Last Day for Withdrawal Counting as Failure (WF)                                 Friday 6 June                       Friday 31 October
Please check for confirmation of dates

      Semester Dates
Orientation Week                                                                 Monday 25 February – Friday 29 February

Semester 1 Begins                                                                Monday 3 March
Mid-Semester Break                                                               Monday 14 April – Friday 25 April
Teaching Resumes                                                                 Monday 28 April
Semester Ends                                                                    Friday 6 June
Swot Vac                                                                         Saturday 14 June – Friday 20 June
Examinations Period                                                              Saturday 21 June – Saturday 5 July
Supplementary Exams                                                              Monday 21 July – Saturday 26 July

Semester 2 Begins                                                                Monday 23 July
Mid-Semester Break                                                               Monday 22 September – Friday 3 October
Teaching Resumes                                                                 Tuesday 7 October
Semester Ends                                                                    Friday 31 October
Swot Vac                                                                         Saturday 1 November – Friday 7 November
Examinations Period                                                              Saturday 8 November – Saturday 22 November
Supplementary Exams                                                              Monday 8 December – Saturday 13 December
Graduations                                                                      Monday 15 December – Tuesday 23 December

Please check for confirmation of dates

                                                                                  Bachelor of Commerce Undergraduate Handbook 2008               3
        The University of Adelaide

    Undergraduate Handbook
    Access to Information                                                  Location                        Postal Address
    This handbook is designed to provide you with essential                Business School                 The University of Adelaide
    information about the Business School. The University website,         Ground Floor                    Business School is your first port of call for information         10 Pulteney Street              The University of Adelaide
    regarding:                                                             Adelaide                        South Australia 5005
                                                                           Phone: 61 8 8303 4755
    ▸   your enrolment details and amendments
                                                                           Fax: 61 8 8303 6050
    ▸   timetable
    ▸   information about courses
    ▸   student services                                                         Sponsorship
    ▸   scholarships
    ▸   graduation                                                         The School is supported by business and industry in the form of
    ▸   employment information                                             student prizes and sponsorship of School activities
    The University’s email system is the most efficient means for
    students and staff to communicate with each other. It is essential     Our Sponsors
    that you check your university email regularly. If you have another    AAMI
    email account, you can organise for your University of Adelaide        Advantage One
    emails to be forwarded to this account. (See: http://webmail.          Auditor-General’s Department                  Australia Post
    Throughout the year the University will be sending important           Australian Institute of Management SA
    information to your University email account which is usually in the   Bank SA
    format:                    Commonwealth Bank
                                                                           Corporate Express
    The School’s website,, is also an         CPA Australia
    important source of information. This site has been designed to        Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
    provide detailed information at your fingertips, with links to allow   Edwards, Marshall & Co Ltd
    students and other visitors easy access to further information.        Ernst & Young
    Please consult the site for updates and amendments to                  Hayes Knight
    information, policies and procedures contained within this book.       Hays
    The Bachelor of Commerce Undergraduate                                 Holden Limited
    Handbook is available to download at:                                  KPMG                              Leadenhall Australia Ltd
    For the latest student news, please visit the Student Bulletin         McGregor Tan Research
    Board at:             PricewaterhouseCoopers
    For student forms:                                                     South Australian Government Financing Authority

    To request information, please email:

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The Business School
Studying at the University of Adelaide provides students with        Business Links & Employment Opportunities
many opportunities. Established in 1874, the University of
                                                                     Many courses offer opportunities for students to be involved
Adelaide is one of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious
                                                                     with real business situations. For example, in such courses as
universities and is widely recognised as the centre of academic
                                                                     Market Research and Project III, Organisational Behaviour II,
learning in South Australia. The main campus is located on
                                                                     Marketing II, International Management III, International Marketing
North Terrace in the centre of Adelaide, adjacent to the Central
                                                                     III and Strategic Management III, students undertake major
Business District. This is the original campus and is located
                                                                     group projects requiring fieldwork investigations in business,
in the attractive parklands which surround the city. Modern
                                                                     government and non-profit organisations.
computing facilities are available as well as access to the
University’s outstanding library of over 2 million volumes and       Business School graduates and students who are part-way
extensive electronic databases, which enhance our students’          through their degree are sought by firms and organisations for
learning experience.                                                 employment. On-campus recruitment sessions are held by all of
                                                                     the major accounting firms as well as banks and other financial
The University is divided into 5 faculties. The Business
                                                                     institutions. In addition, large companies recruit directly from our
School, along with the Schools of Economics, Law, Education,
                                                                     students during the year.
Architecture, all belong to the Faculty of the Professions. The
Business School is responsible for the administration of the         Each Year the Business School’s Commerce and Finance Graduate
Bachelors of Commerce, Finance and Business Information              Yearbook is produced and distributed widely to companies
Technology.                                                          throughout Australia and overseas. The Yearbook includes a
                                                                     photograph and self-prepared statement outlining the career
The Business School is committed to employing academic staff
                                                                     aspirations of each graduate, assisting graduates directly with
of the highest calibre. Teaching staff are dedicated to excellence
                                                                     finding employment. It has proved to be effective in the placement
in teaching and research. The diverse interests of the staff are
                                                                     of graduates into a wide range of employment positions.
reflected in the broad range of courses offered by the School.
Staff location, contact details, teaching and research interests     For current employment opportunities, please see:
are provided in the Staff section of this Handbook.        

The School has a number of committees, which provide a forum
for discussion and resolution of important matters affecting
our students. In accordance with University policy, each year
student representatives are sought as active members for each
of the School’s committees. Students interested in serving as
a student representative should contact the Business School
regarding the election process.

The Business School provides an excellent and well rounded
professional and general education in a top quality learning
environment. Our aim is to produce well educated graduates
who have the capacity for independent thought and work, as
well as for team work. Students are given the opportunity and
encouragement to develop their full potential and allow them
to make an intellectual contribution at the highest levels of
business, government and the community.

                                                                     Bachelor of Commerce Undergraduate Handbook 2008                       5
       The University of Adelaide

    Commencing Studies
    Enrolment                                                               Overloading
    When choosing courses for the year, you need to consider the            Under most circumstances, students are strongly advised not
    following:                                                              to overload (ie. enrol in more than 12 units per semester). There
    ▸ the pathway you wish to pursue;                                       are high failure rates among students who choose to overload
    ▸ the semester in which courses are offered (you should aim             courses in a semester. Students should seek advice from the
      towards achieving an even or balanced load per semester);             Business School Office about their decision to overload, and to
    ▸ course prerequisites and assumed knowledge.                           obtain further information about the courses and the demand on
                                                                            the student’s time. Having done this, students can overload by a
    Students are responsible for enrolling themselves in courses for        maximum of one course online.
    each semester. This is done online through Access Adelaide,                            Prerequisites
    Choose your courses carefully. It is your responsibility to ensure      Many courses in the Business School and School of Economics
    that you complete your degree with the correct courses.                 have prerequisite or co-requisite courses specified. This means
    If you would like your enrolment checked, please email:                 that students need to have achieved a pass in the necessary (noting your Student ID and pathway).          courses, or must be enrolled in them concurrently, before they
    Instructions for enrolling are available at   can be permitted to enrol in that course. Students who do not
    and which            satisfy the prerequisite will be unenrolled from the course. It is
    includes Study Planners that you can download to assist you in          also strongly recommended that you do not take a course without
    choosing your courses.                                                  having the ‘Assumed Knowledge’ as specified.

    Following are some of the policies and procedures students              Students who have a valid reason for enrolling in a course without
    should note:                                                            having the stated prerequisites or co-requisites can apply for a
                                                                            prerequisite waiver by completing a Prerequisite Waiver Form
    ▸ Students will not be able to enrol themselves in courses after
                                                                            available at
      the second week of semester; however they will be able to
      drop courses.                                                         Prerequisites, assumed knowledge and restrictions are listed on the
    ▸ Students may not be able to enrol or amend their enrolment            Course Planner (
      if they have a negative service indicator. If fees are not paid       and in the course description section of this handbook.
      when they are due, the University will automatically place a
      negative service indicator on your student record.                    Repeated Course Enrolment
    ▸ Students can withdraw themselves from courses online. The
                                                                            Study load restrictions are placed on students wishing to enrol in a
      timing when you do this will determine how this is recorded on
                                                                            course that they have previously failed.
      your transcript. For example, if you withdraw after the ‘WNF’
      date, but before the ‘WF’ date, you will record a ‘Withdraw Fail’      Attempt                               Max Units
      result (see important dates on page 3).
    ▸ Students must formally apply for a leave of absence if they            3rd attempt                           12 units
      plan to take a break from study or withdraw from all courses           4th attempt *                         8 units
      before the census date. Students who do not apply for leave            5th attempt *                         4 units
      of absence are automatically discontinued and will need to
                                                                             *Students may attempt a course four or more times only if that course is
      reapply through SATAC.                                                 compulsory in order for the student to obtain their relevant degree.
    ▸ New local students who drop all courses before the 31st
      March, must notify SATAC and let them know that they wish             Students enrolled in degree programs other than Commerce,
      to defer from the degree for one year, otherwise students will        Finance or Business Information Technology are not permitted
      be automatically removed from the program and will have to            to attempt a Commerce course more than twice. Please see
      reapply through SATAC.                                                the Faculty website for the policy on Unsatisfactory Academic
    ▸ All courses in which you remain enrolled after the census date        Performance:
      will appear on your transcript. Subsequent withdrawal from a
      course will appear as a ‘withdraw not fail’ or ‘withdraw fail’.       Students who fail two or more courses in a semester or who have
                                                                            been placed on a restricted load are encouraged to make time to
                                                                            discuss their progress with a Student Adviser prior to re-enrolment.

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Progress Monitoring                                                         Non-Award Enrolments
The Faculty of Professions is committed to maintaining the                  If you are suitably qualified you may apply to enrol as a non-award
highest standards in student academic performance. As part of               student. As the name suggests, courses completed under
this commitment the Faculty monitors the progress of all students           non-award arrangements may not normally be counted towards
enrolled in coursework programs in the Faculty. The monitoring              a qualification. Such courses are often taken by people who have
will identify students with outstanding achievement and students            already graduated and are seeking to complete professional
with unsatisfactory academic performance.                                   qualifications.

Recognition of outstanding achievement                                      As a non-award student, you will attend the same classes and
Students who achieve an average mark of 85 or above for                     sit the same exams as students studying for an award. However,
study undertaken in 2008 will be identified as outstanding.                 you must pay the course fee up front. Enrolment procedures are
Students must have completed 12 units (equivalent to one                    available at
fulltime semester) in a year to meet the criteria for recognition of        The Business School will permit non-award enrolments in all
outstanding performance. These students will receive a letter of            courses offered by the School excluding Accounting Method I.
congratulation from the Executive Dean.
                                                                            Courses passed in the Non-Award mode cannot be counted
Unsatisfactory Academic Performance                                         towards a degree, diploma or other award without the express
Students who meet the criteria for unsatisfactory academic                  approval of the University Council on recommendation of the
performance will be referred to the appropriate Academic                    relevant Faculty.
Program Committee who will examine their academic records on
                                                                            For a student currently enrolled in a program leading to an
an individual basis and implement procedures as outlined in the
                                                                            undergraduate degree at the University of Adelaide, no passes
Faculty’s policy.
                                                                            obtained as a non-award student may be counted towards any
The policy defines unsatisfactory academic performance as follows:          degree until the student has graduated with the degree in which
                                                                            she or he is currently enrolled.
▸ fail a compulsory course for the second time, OR
▸ A student is deemed to have unsatisfactory progress in a
  program if their GPA for that program is 2.8 or less. This applies
                                                                            Cross-Institutional Enrolments
  only to students who have attempted at least 18 units towards             The Business School accepts requests to take cross-institutional
  their degree. WNFs are excluded. (‘Load Pass Rate’ refers to the          studies on a case by case basis. The philosophy behind permitting
  total units passed/total units attempted as a percentage)                 cross-institutional studies is to allow students to engage in the
                                                                            study of a discipline or topic that is not offered by the University
If you are struggling with your academic studies or any other issue seek
assistance with the Business School Office or your lecturer/tutor as soon
                                                                            of Adelaide. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, for example
as possible.                                                                an interstate transfer, the School will consider permitting you to
                                                                            engage in up to a year’s worth of cross-institutional study, subject
Quotas                                                                      to meeting your degree’s Academic Program Rules.

Accounting Method I will have a quota imposed.                              Cross-institutional application forms are available from the
The quota on Accounting Method I does not apply to students                 Business School Office and at
                                                                            current/ug/credit/. Applications need to be submitted at least 2
enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce. Students enrolled in other
                                                                            weeks prior to the start of the course and should be accompanied
degrees wishing to enrol in Accounting Method I may only do so if
                                                                            with full course outlines for proposed cross-institutional courses.
their entry score is equal to or greater than a TER of 80, or if their
                                                                            An approval email will be sent which acts as your authority to
GPA is a credit or greater.
                                                                            enrol, subject to the approval of the ‘other’ institution.
Students should note that quotas may also apply to courses
                                                                            After you have successfully completed the course, you need
offered by other Schools in the University.
                                                                            to present a transcript (original or certified copy) of your results
                                                                            to the Business School so that credit may be formalised.
The “Ten Year Rule”
                                                                            For further information on cross-institutional enrolments visit
In determining your eligibility for the award of a degree, the    
Business School may disallow any course passed more than 10
years previously. You should apply to the School for permission to
present such courses towards your degree. Each application will
be judged on its merits.

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       The University of Adelaide

    Prior Study Transfer Credit                                          Students With a Disability
    You can obtain transfer credit for prior study at another tertiary   Students with a disability are encouraged to discuss their
    institution. An application for transfer credit needs to be          academic program with the Program Director, Bachelor of
    accompanied by an original or certified copy of your complete        Commerce, the University’s Disability Liaison Officer and Student
    academic record and copies of the full course outlines of the        Support Services. The School aims to negotiate Learning and
    relevant courses and details of the structure of the degree          Assessment Agreements for such students on a school-wide
    program previously studied. Transfer Credit forms are available at   basis. For further information visit and should be
    lodged with the Business School Office.

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Campus Life
The Business School Office                                           Student E-Mail
Located on the Ground Floor, 10 Pulteney Street, this is where       The University email system is the main mode of communication
many matters concerning enrolments, lectures, tutorials,             between staff and students. If you are enrolled as a student
assessment and results are administered. All enquiries are best      the campus email address is usually in the format of:
addressed by email to, where       Your password will be
they will be quickly forwarded on to the relevant staff member.      provided upon enrolment. Students can access their email at any
Students and members of the public can also call into the office     of the University’s computing labs, or at any computer connected
in person or call on 8303 4755.                                      to the Internet.
                                                                     Check your student email account daily to ensure you do not miss
Office Hours                                                         important information. It is your responsibility to check your email
 The Business School Office is open from
 Monday to Thursday                9:00am – 5:00pm                   Computing Facilities
 Friday                            10:00am – 3:00pm                  Security House
                                                                     233 North Terrace
If it is necessary to close the Office during these times, clear
signs will be displayed to let you know when the Office will         The Business School Computing Laboratories are located in the
re-open. The Office remains open during semester breaks and          basement of Security House. The labs are used for tutorial classes
also over the summer vacation, except for the week between           as well as providing students with access to computing facilities
Christmas and New Year.                                              for completing assignments and tutorial work.
                                                                     The Business School labs are open from 8:45 am to 5:00 pm
Student Responsibilities                                             Monday to Friday during the semester. Students are also able
It is important to provide the University with your current          to make use of the Computing Laboratories on the first floor
contact details as information will be sent during the course of     of the Napier Building, the Barr Smith Library, and in the 24
the year, and there will be occasions where you will be required     hour access, Union Resource Centre, on level 3 of the Union
to respond. Failure to respond may attract a penalty, so it is       Building. Opening times for all computing labs are available from
wise to ensure your information is current at all times. You can
view and update your details through Access Adelaide on the          Computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and
University’s website.                                                any computer left unattended for more than 10 minutes will be
You are urged to acquaint yourself with the “Important Dates”        logged out.
section of this Handbook. This action may save you money and         Students receive a printing quota each year. Once exhausted, students
help you protect your academic record. This section informs you      are required to pay for additional printing credit. Further information
of the last day for adding courses and, perhaps more importantly,    is available at
the last day for withdrawing from courses without incurring a
financial debt. You should also attempt to protect your academic     Staff Pigeon Holes
record by being aware of the various deletion, ‘withdraw not fail’
                                                                     Part-time tutors’ pigeonholes can be found in the Business School
and ‘withdraw fail’ dates.
                                                                     Office, with photographs attached for easy recognition.
You must apply for a Leave of Absence if you plan to not study for
                                                                     Documents or messages for other academic staff can be given to
a semester or if you drop all courses prior to the census date.
                                                                     the Business School Office staff who will ensure they are delivered.
Student Advice
                                                                     Staff E-Mail
The School’s professional staff can provide students with general
                                                                     This is the best method of contact with any member of staff at the
advice and information on the program and its administration.
                                                                     University of Adelaide. The email address of all campus staff is
Information specific to courses can be sought from the relevant
                                                                     usually in the format of: The
academic staff.
                                                                     University website has quick links to contact details for all staff.
Students requesting advice of a more complex nature are
encouraged to make an appointment with a Student Adviser.
Please email: with your query and
Student ID, and we will endeavour to reply as quickly as possible.

                                                                     Bachelor of Commerce Undergraduate Handbook 2008                          9
         The University of Adelaide

     Notice Boards                                                              Education and Welfare Officers (EWOs)
     There are many notice boards located throughout the University.            Ground Floor, Lady Symons Building, N-W corner of Cloisters.
     There are notice-boards on the Ground Floor of 10 Pulteney       
     Street, Tower Building. The notice boards provide course specific          Phone: (08) 8303 5430
     information for undergraduate and postgraduate students, career            Email:
     information, advertisements plus general student information.
                                                                                The EWOs advise students about welfare resources on campus,
     All posters on each notice board must be approved by the
                                                                                financial matters (Youth Allowance, Austudy or Abstudy), housing,
     Business School Office. Posters not approved will be removed.
                                                                                personal issues and academic matters.

     University Services                                                        Student Centre
     The University and Student Union provide a number of services for
                                                                                Lower Level of the Wills Building.
     students, ranging from academic to personal and recreational services
     and amenities. A useful publication to consult is The Student Guide
     which is provided free to all first year students (other students may      Administered by the Student Administration Branch, this office
     purchase this guide from the Student Centre). The Commerce website         serves as a central ‘one-stop-information-shop’ for students. The provides a list         staff can help students with most general queries, and if they
     of resources and support services that will assist with your university
                                                                                do not have the answer, they will advise students to whom they
     study and experience.
                                                                                should speak. For more detailed information visit their web site.

     Centre for Learning and Professional
                                                                                Careers Service
     Development (CLPD)
                                                                                Level 6, Hughes Building
     Level 2, Schulz Building
     CLPD provides support for students and staff in matters of                 The Careers Service aims to assist students to obtain an
     learning. Free workshops are run for students and address some             understanding of their personal qualities and skills as well as a
     of the following topics:                                                   knowledge of the labour market, industry sectors and sub sectors
                                                                                and employers. The service can also help students to develop job
     ▸   Essay and report writing
                                                                                strategies including career decision making, resume preparation
     ▸   Oral and written skills
                                                                                and interview techniques.
     ▸   Seminar presentations
     ▸   Exam preparation and performance                                       The Careers Service is responsible for the following:
                                                                                ▸ Employment Skills Workshops and Seminars (job search,
     Workshops are also held for students with English as a second
                                                                                  resume preparation, cover letters, application forms, interview
     language. For more detailed information visit their web site.
                                                                                  skills, career planning)
                                                                                ▸ Employer Information Sessions
     Counselling and Advocacy Services                                          ▸ Career Resource Centre
     Ground Floor of the Horace Lamb Building                                   ▸ Graduate Job Vacancies                                    ▸ Resume Checking Service
     The Counselling Service deals with personal issues such as stress,         ▸ Internet facilities to access career and employment information
     relationship difficulties, panic and anxiety, depression, family issues,   ▸ Web based Company/Employer Directories
     abuse and sexuality. Academic issues dealt with include motivation,        ▸ Careers Fair (held in March)
     organisation, concentration and special consideration for assessment.
                                                                                Other University Wide Services
     The following services are offered:
     ▸ Individual counselling (appointment required)                            Other services include:
     ▸ Telephone counselling                                                    ▸ Health Centre                         ▸   Clubs & Societies
     ▸ Assistance in crisis                                                     ▸ Student Association                   ▸   Security Office
     ▸ Daily Drop In Service                                                    ▸ Overseas Students Association         ▸   Accommodation Service
     ▸ Workshops                                                                ▸ Mathematical Learning Centre          ▸   Disability Liaison Officer
                                                                                ▸ Wilto Yerlo (Aboriginal Programs)     ▸   Student Loans

                                                                                Please visit the University Web Site, for further
                                                                                information on these and other services offered by the University.

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Workload/Contact Hours                                                 Assignment Submission
Most Commerce and elective courses available to you have two           Assignments are to be submitted in the submission slots in the
50-minute lectures and one tutorial per week. Tutorials take the       Foyer, Ground Floor of 10 Pulteney Street, Tower Building. Each
form of small discussion groups. Tutorials are a crucial component     assignment box is labelled a week or so before an assignment
of your learning and in some cases tutorial attendance and             is due. Make sure you place your assignment in a labelled box –
participation are assessable components. You will need to choose       not an empty one! It is your responsibility to get it right.
tutorial times when you enrol. Students cannot add or change
                                                                       Cover sheets and stationery are available in the Foyer, and a cover
tutorials after week 2, except under exceptional circumstances, for
                                                                       sheet must be included as your first page. There are different cover
example tutorial cancellations.
                                                                       sheets for individual and group assignments, and they need to
Although student ‘contact hours’ may appear minimal, if you enrol      be signed and dated by all students submitting the assignment.
full time (12 units per semester) you are expected to dedicate         Please make sure that the cover sheet is fully completed, including
yourself to a 48-hour week of study, and carefully plan your           the correct name of your Tutor. Cover sheets are available from
‘non-contact’ hours to complete set readings and assignments and and from the
to prepare for examinations.                                           assignment submission slots.
We strongly discourage students from compromising their                The after hours assignment box is located on the ground floor 10
non-contact study time by enrolling in overload courses or by          Pulteney Street, Tower Building. This box is cleared at 9:00 am
working excessive hours in paid employment. In our experience,         each morning, so feel free to use it if you cannot get in before
students who do this obtain results that fall far short of what they   closing time. Any assignments handed in after the due date will be
might have achieved otherwise.                                         date-stamped and forwarded to the appropriate person.

Course Material                                                        Assignment Collection
Initial course material is available from the Image & Copy Centre,     Assignments are normally handed back to students in tutorials.
Level 1, Hughes Building. Students are encouraged to collect this      After teaching ends, they are handed back via the Business School
material one week prior to start of semester.                          Office. Your Student ID card needs to be shown when collecting an
                                                                       assignment from the Business School Office.
Lecture Handouts                                                       Uncollected assignments will be shredded at the end of each
Spare handouts are placed on the racks provided in the hallway on      semester’s supplementary examination period, unless you contact
the Ground Floor. The Business School Office also keeps copies of      the Business School Office.
lecture handouts. If you cannot find it on the shelves, please ask.
                                                                       Students must retain a copy of all assignments submitted
Lecturers also provide information electronically for students
on “MyUni”.                                                            Examinations
                                                                       Examinations are held at the end of each semester, in the period
                                                                       specified in the “Important Dates” section of this handbook. The
       Examinations and Assessment                                     lecturer-in-charge will inform you of the weighting given to each
                                                                       exam in the Course Outline.

Assessment Procedures                                                  Evidence of personal communication skills is an implicit
                                                                       component of the assessment process. Such skills will be judged
Details of the assessment procedures in individual courses are         on assignments, tutorial participation and the final examination.
provided by the lecturer-in-charge no later than two weeks after       Legible handwriting and the quality of English expression are
the commencement of the course, generally in the Course Outline.       considered to be integral parts of the communication process
These details include methods of examination and assessment and        where assessment is concerned.
the relative weights given to the various course components.
                                                                       Marks may be deducted in assignments during the semester and
If there appears to be a convergence of assessment dates for           in the final examination because of poor handwriting.
essays across several courses you should advise the relevant
lecturer-in-charge.                                                    It is your responsibility to read the examination timetable.
                                                                       Misreading the timetable is not accepted as grounds for
In the event that you regard the assessment procedures in any          granting a supplementary examination. The official examination
individual course as unreasonable and cannot obtain satisfaction       timetable will be available on the web towards the end of each
from the lecturer-in-charge, you should take the matter up with the    semester.
Associate Head (Undergraduates), in the Business School.
                                                                       University staff are NOT permitted to provide examination times
                                                                       to you over the telephone or in response to personal enquiries.
                                                                       Examinations will be held only at the time and locations stated in
                                                                       the University’s Examination Timetable.

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     If you are scheduled to sit two exams at the same time you                course. If the course is the last course required to complete the
     may be eligible for alternative examination arrangements. You             student’s degree, the supplementary examination will be granted.
     must complete the Alternative Exam Arrangements application,              If the course is not the last course required for their degree, the
     found at and return it to the          supplementary examination may be granted at the discretion of
     Examinations Office.                                                      the Head of Commerce. An example where the supplementary
                                                                               examination might be approved is when the course is the last
     Further information on exams can be found at
                                                                               course required to complete one of the Commerce pathways.
                                                                               A student cannot be granted more than one “Last Course”
     NOTE: You should remain in Adelaide until the end of the supplementary
     examination period, as you may need to sit a supplementary. Alternative   supplementary examination.
     arrangements will not be granted if you are unavailable.                  The student’s final result from a “Last Course” supplementary
                                                                               examination will be based 100% on this exam and cannot be
     Course Results                                                            higher than ‘50 Pass’.
     Students may access their results through the University website,         Students seeking a “Last Course” supplementary examination
     Access Adelaide After logging in,            should apply to the Business School Office as soon as possible.
     select ‘Students’ and then ‘Academic Results’.
                                                                               3. On Medical Grounds
     Conceded Passes                                                           Where a student is prevented by illness or injury from attending
     Please note that a result of 45-49 will be displayed as a Conceded        an examination and/or where a student believes that an illness
     Pass on a student’s transcript. A conceded pass in any Commerce,          or injury has significantly impaired his or her preparation for or
     Finance or Economics course can not be presented to the                   performance at an examination, an application for supplementary
     B.Finance, B.Commerce, B.Economics or B.Business Information              examination on medical grounds will be considered if it is
     Technology programs.                                                      submitted within seven (7) days of the occurrence of the problem.

     Students receiving a conceded pass for a Finance, Commerce                Please note that you should visit your medical or dental practitioner
     or Economics course will automatically be granted an academic             on the day or at the latest the day after the examination for which you
     supplementary. Students must attend and pass the supplementary            are lodging your application. Given this timeline, it is expected that
     examination if they want to count the course towards a B.Finance,         if you are too ill to visit your practitioner, you will contact a locum.
     B.Commerce, B.Economics or B.Business Information Technology              4. On Compassionate Grounds
     program.                                                                  Where a student is prevented by circumstances beyond his or
     Further information about conceded passes is available in the             her control from attending an examination or believes that such
     Academic Program rules (see              circumstances significantly affected him or her before or during the
                                                                               examination, an application for a supplementary examination on
     Supplementary Examinations                                                compassionate grounds will be considered if it is submitted within
                                                                               seven (7) days of the occurrence of the problem.
     Supplementary examinations may be granted on the following
     grounds: academic, ‘Last Course’, medical, or compassionate.              Q. How will my Supplementary Exam be graded?
                                                                               The results of supplementary examinations offered on medical
     A supplementary examination will not be awarded to a student
                                                                               and/or compassionate grounds will be classified using the normal
     who misses an examination, or arrives late for an examination, as a
                                                                               grading system. However, if the student completed the primary
     result of misreading the examination timetable.
                                                                               exam, and then sat the supplementary exam, the existing mark for
     1. On Academic Grounds                                                    the primary exam will be cancelled and replaced by the mark for
     Students achieving a mark of 45 to 49 in a Commerce, Economics            the supplementary exam, regardless of whether the latter is higher
     or Finance course will automatically be granted a supplementary           or lower.
     examination on academic grounds. The student’s result will be
                                                                               The results of supplementary assessment offered on academic
     based 100% on this exam and cannot be higher than ‘50 Pass’.
                                                                               grounds will not be graded above the level of 50 Pass, except
     As mentioned, students receiving a conceded pass for a                    where a higher division Pass is required to proceed to the next
     Commerce, Economics or Finance course will automatically be               level in a course.
     granted an academic supplementary. Students must attend and
                                                                               All students will receive a single final result for each course, whether
     pass the supplementary examination if they want to present
                                                                               or not a supplementary exam or other redemption work was
     the course towards a B.Finance, B.Commerce, B.Economics or
                                                                               necessary to achieve that result. No indication of the supplementary
     B.Business Information Technology program.
                                                                               exam or assessment will appear on your final academic transcript.
     2. Last Course Grounds                                                    Students are advised to refer to the Examinations Policy
     If a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Finance or Bachelor of             Supplementary Examinations for more information.
     Business Information Technology student fails a course in their 
     final semester of study, they may apply for a “Last Course” (also
     referred to as “Final Semester “) supplementary examination in that

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Q. Will taking a Supplementary Exam affect my graduation?
In order to allow sufficient time for marking and processing results,          Plagiarism
students who sit a supplementary exam in December, and have
applied to graduate in December subject to a satisfactory result,       Plagiarism is a serious act of academic misconduct. The University
will normally have their graduation deferred until the next available   adheres strictly to the following policy:
ceremony.                                                               1. Plagiarism is expressly forbidden under the University’s Rules
Students who pass their supplementary examination and                        for Examinations and Other Forms of Assessment (based on
subsequently qualify for their degree can request an academic                existing Statute Chapter 17). The full text of the Statute is at:
transcript with a completion statement showing that they           
have met the requirements for the award. Additionally,                       The Statute states that:
students can request a letter (application available at                      No candidate shall submit for assessment whether by to confirm
                                                                             examination or otherwise, any piece of work which is not
that they have met the requirements of the program. The transcript
                                                                             entirely the candidate’s own except where either:
or letter should assist in seeking employment before the student’s
award is conferred at the next ceremony.                                a) use of the words or ideas of others is appropriate and duly
                                                                             acknowledged, or
Q. Can I sit my Supplementary Exam in another country?                  b) the examiner has given prior permission for joint or
Examinations will be held only at the time and locations stated in
                                                                             collaborative work to be submitted.
the University’s Examination Timetable. For this reason you should
                                                                             No student shall assist any candidate in an examination or
arrange travel dates after the supplementary exams period.
                                                                             other piece of assessed individual work, and no candidate shall
                                                                             accept assistance in such an examination or other piece of
Supplementary Lodgement Policy
                                                                             assessed individual work, except in accordance with approved
Application forms and Guidelines and Procedures for
                                                                             study and assessment schemes.
supplementary examinations are available from the Business
                                                                        2. Plagiarism consists of a person using the words or ideas of
School Office, or can be downloaded from the Web at: .                                          another as if they were his or her own. The University regards
                                                                             plagiarism as a very serious offence. At the very least it is a
Supplementary Notification                                                   misuse of academic conventions. Where it is deliberate and
                                                                             systematic, plagiarism is cheating and false pretences. It is the
Students will be notified of the outcome of their medical,
compassionate or last course supplementary application via the               obligation of every member of the University to understand
student official email.                                                      and respect the rules concerning plagiarism. The excuse of
                                                                             ignorance will not be accepted.
Viewing Exam Scripts                                                    3. Plagiarism can take several forms:
Students are allowed to access the examination scripts for              i) presenting substantial extracts from books, articles, theses,
discussion with academic staff as part of the normal learning                and other published or unpublished works such as working
and teaching process. Send an email to the lecturer-in-charge to             papers, seminar and conference papers, internal reports,
arrange viewing of exam scripts.                                             computer software, lecture notes or tapes, and other students’
                                                                             work, without clearly indicating their origin with quotation
Prizes                                                                       marks and references such as footnotes;
Prizes in Commerce courses are awarded on the basis of courses          ii) using very close paraphrasing of sentences or whole
taken at the University of Adelaide only. The rules for awarding             paragraphs without due acknowledgement in the form of
prizes are available from the Business School Office and online at           reference to the original work;                        iii) quoting directly from a source and failing to insert quotation
The prizes administered by the Business School are:                          marks around the quoted passages. In such cases, it is not
                                                                             adequate to merely acknowledge the source.
▸ The Edwards Marshall Prize in Accounting for Decision Makers I
▸ The KPMG Prize for Business Finance II                                NOTE: Be careful when taking notes in lectures or tutorials/seminars,
▸ The Leadenhall Australia Prize in Portfolio Theory and                because plagiarism may arise inadvertently. Make sure that quotations
  Management III                                                        and paraphrasing are clearly marked in your notes, so that you do not
▸ The South Australian Government Financing Authority Prize in          later mistake the work of another for your own, and so that you can
  Options Futures and Risk Management III                               provide full details of the source of the work in your final draft.

                                                                        4. Related forms of cheating that will be treated in the same way
                                                                           as direct plagiarism include:
                                                                        i) submitting under your own name an essay or assignment
                                                                           written by somebody else on your behalf;

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     ii) submitting another student’s work whether or not it has been          How to Develop Skills
          previously submitted by that student;
                                                                               There are many activities that can help you to develop these skills,
     iii) two students separately submitting the same piece of work
                                                                               while you continue to study. The following list is only a beginning:
          upon which they have illicitly collaborated.
                                                                               University Activities
     NOTE: You can work together on projects and assignments. However,
     the work of each student that is submitted for assessment must be the     The University provides many clubs and social activities in which
     work of that student alone, except for material that is acknowledged      you can be involved. Most clubs set up displays during orientation
     as being derived from another – even another student. It is perfectly     week. Two of the more popular and well-known organisations are
     legitimate to study together and discuss your assignment with others      the Commerce Students’ Association (CSA) and AIESEC. Please
     – but ensure that the work you submit is your own. Do your writing        see page 17 for further information on both CSA and AIESEC.
     independently. When in doubt, consult your lecturer and if appropriate,
     get written permission to work together on projects or assignments.       Students can also be involved at a School level. This is done
                                                                               by representing the student body on School Committees. You
     iv) a student submitting a piece of his or her own work for two           can learn a lot about the university, and meeting procedures,
         (or more) different courses.                                          by completing a one year stint on a committee. The Business
     If a student admits, or is found to have committed, conduct in            School requires a student on the following committees: Program
     breach of any of these clauses which prejudices the interests             Academic Committees, Assessment and Appeals Committee,
     of other candidates in an examination or the integrity of an              Learning and Teaching Committee and School Board.
     assessment scheme itself, the Head of the School shall refer the
                                                                               The Business School also produces a Graduate Yearbook and
     matter to the Board of Conduct, which may impose any penalty
                                                                               students are encouraged to be involved in the student committee
     authorised under Chapter 17 or in Chapter 12 of the Statutes.
                                                                               that produces this booklet.
     Penalties                                                                 Work Experience/Voluntary Work
     The penalties for plagiarism are designed both to impose                  A great deal can be learnt by going out to organisations and
     sanctions on offenders that reflect the seriousness of the                being involved in the day-to-day running of a work place. Work
     offence, and to deter other students from contemplating or                experience can reveal not only the expectations of a job, but can
     committing plagiarism. As such, the penalties are necessarily             help you choose the specific area in which you would like to work.
     severe. Help on how to avoid plagiarism can be found at
                                                                               You should organise work experience carefully, so that it meets
                                                                               your objectives. Negotiate your role carefully.

                                                                               The Careers Handbook provides helpful hints on finding
            Career Moves                                                       work experience, getting the most out of the experience and
                                                                               organising insurance, and is available from the Careers Service at
     As a Business School student you will learn a lot of theory about
     the way organisations operate. However, when you move into an
                                                                               Students considering workplace work experience should consult
     employment situation, you will be expected to have more than a
                                                                               the University Insurance Manual regarding scope of cover and
     knowledge of theory. For example, not only will you need to apply         conditions at:
     your knowledge to the job, but you will need to apply it effectively
     so that you are successful in your role.                                  Professional Organisations
                                                                               Many professional careers are represented by professional
     You will also need well-developed communication skills, so that
                                                                               organisations that allow members opportunities to update
     you can interact successfully with all types of people and groups.
                                                                               knowledge and provide networking opportunities. You should
     Important skills you will require include: working to meet deadlines,     look to joining a number of professional organisations while you
     conflict resolution, public speaking, the ability to research material,   are a student (it is cheaper) so that you can begin to interact
     analytical and problem-solving skills and being able to implement         with people who will be your future peers. These networking
     projects within your work environment.                                    opportunities can also lead to work experience or jobs.

     For more information please see                                           The following lists some of these professional bodies:
                                                                               ▸   Alumni Association (Commerce Chapter)
                                                                               ▸   Australian Institute of Management
                                                                               ▸   The Australian Human Resources Institute
                                                                               ▸   Australian Institute of Project Management
                                                                               ▸   Australian Market and Social Research Society
                                                                               ▸   Australian Marketing Institute

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▸   Australian Securities and Investments Commission
▸   Chartered Institute of Company Secretaries in Australia                    Communication Skills
▸   CPA Australia
▸   Financial Services Institute of Australasia                         The development of students’ communication skills, including
▸   Institute of Internal Auditors                                      reading, thinking, arguing, speaking, writing and reporting in
▸   Institute of Professional Secretaries and Administrators            a range of contexts, is held to be of great importance by the
▸   Public Relations Institute of Australia                             Business School and industry employers.
▸   The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia                 In the Commerce degree, communication skills are developed
▸   The Institute of Management Consultants                             within the context of the subject matter of each course. This
Most of these organisations send out special packages to                provides students with a context-specific understanding of the
potential members. CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered         information that they are learning and how to apply it in both their
Accountants also provide lectures, work experience opportunities        written and oral communications. From a student’s point of view,
and clubs that will enable you to make contact with people in           it is important that communication skills are seen as part of the
your area of career interest. The Australian Marketing Institute        course, not just something that is ‘added on’. The integration of
runs seminars during ‘Marketing Week’ in August each year and           communication skills into individual courses over the three-year
appreciates student help.                                               degree is a major initiative for providing quality education and
                                                                        comprehensively preparing students for the workplace.
Non-Profit Organisations
                                                                        In 1994, the Business School in conjunction with the Learning
Don’t forget non-profit organisations (eg Volunteer SA) when thinking
                                                                        & Teaching Development Unit of the university was successful
of work experience. These organisations are often short of skilled
                                                                        in obtaining a Teaching Development Grant that allowed the
staff and are happy to have people with management knowledge.
                                                                        Communications Skills Program to be implemented. Now all
International Exchange                                                  Commerce courses include components of communication
The University encourages and supports students to                      skills. The Commerce Graduate Survey in 2005 revealed that the
include international study as part of their degree program.            majority of students agreed that their studies assisted them in
The application process, a list of approved universities                developing their critical thinking, professional writing and oral
and profiles of past exchange students are available at                 presentation skills.
                                                                        Transferring Communications Skills
Public Speaking                                                         Between Courses
Employers are looking for graduates who can speak well in both          Students are expected to transfer communication skills learned in
formal and informal situations. Joining groups like Rostrum or          one course to concurrent and subsequent courses. For example,
Toastmasters will enable you to develop public speaking skills.
                                                                        in Accounting for Decision Makers, students are introduced to
Commerce Alumni                                                         writing short answers. Tutorial work and assignments provide
                                                                        students with the opportunity to practise writing short answers
The Commerce Alumni provides networking opportunities
                                                                        about issues in accounting, and to gain feedback from their tutor
for graduates. Experience has shown that active participation
                                                                        about their progress. Students’ abilities to write short answers
in the Alumni Association leads to professional growth and
                                                                        will also be assessed in the final examination. It is expected
career progression.
                                                                        that students will continue to practise and develop writing short
Registered Alumni members also gain discounted entry                    answers in every other Commerce course that they undertake.
to professional development seminars with other bodies                  Thus the assessment of short answers in other courses follows
(eg. AMI, MRSA). You can register as a member of the Commerce           similar criteria and is explicit. The integrated communication skills
Alumni at their website, and should do so in your second or third       approach, as opposed to a separate specialised communications
year of study –                     course, allows for greater transference of skills between courses
                                                                        and then into the workplace (De Corte 1999).
Library Skills Tutorial
All students who did not do the Library Skills Tutorial as              Communication Skills Guide
part of Principles of Microeconomics I or Principles of                 A Communications Skills Guide is available (free of charge) to
Macroeconomics I are strongly advised to do it in their own             students. It is intended that students will use this as a reference
time. The tutorial is available online on MyUni for all students        for preparing assignments, management reports, essays and
enrolled in at least one Commerce course and is available at            tutorial papers. It contains sections on referencing as well as                              some aspects of grammar and vocabulary.

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     Every student is expected to obtain this guide and use it               Core Generic Skills – Guidelines for the Professional
     as reference for all courses. Guides are available from the             Accounting Bodies
     Image and Copy Centre or a copy can be downloaded at                     Cognitive Skills                  ▸ think and act critically;
     where there is also further information on communication                                                  ▸ know what questions to ask;
                                                                             1. Routine Skills
     skills and expectations of students.                                                                      ▸ engage in lifelong learning;
                                                                                                               ▸ recognise own strengths
     Students who believe that they need an intensive study of               ▸ report writing;
                                                                                                                 and limitations;
                                                                             ▸ computer literacy.
     business English are advised to take “English for Professional                                            ▸ appreciate ethical
     Purposes” or “Professional English (ESL)” as an elective.               2. Analytic / Design Skills         dimensions of situations;
                                                                                Particularly the ability to:   ▸ apply disciplinary and multi-
     Views from Employers and Professional Bodies                            ▸ identify, find, evaluate,         disciplinary perspectives;
                                                                                organise and manage            ▸ appreciate processes of
     Students in past years have been assessed primarily on their factual
                                                                                information and evidence;        professional adaptation
     knowledge of the courses they were studying, and Commerce
                                                                             ▸ initiate and conduct              and behaviour.
     students have generally graduated with good technical knowledge.
     However, graduates have been criticised by a wide range of
                                                                             ▸ analyse, reason logically,      Behavioural Skills
     professional organisations and employers for not being able to             conceptualise issues;
     communicate effectively with clients and colleagues. Various industry   ▸ solve problems and              4. Personal Skills
     and professional bodies, including the accounting profession,              construct arguments;              Particularly the ability to:
     have expressed their strong support to the Business School for          ▸ interpret data and reports;     ▸ be flexible in new/different
     the implementation of the communication skills program.                 ▸ engage in ethical                  situations;
                                                                                reasoning.                     ▸ act strategically;
     Desirable Skills                                                                                          ▸ think and act independently;
                                                                             3. Appreciative Skills
                                                                                                               ▸ be focused on outcomes;
     The Institute of Chartered Accountants (Capelleto 1993) has been           Particularly the ability to:
                                                                                                               ▸ tolerate ambiguity;
     highly critical of graduate skills. The Matthews Report (1990), into    ▸ receive, evaluate and react
                                                                                                               ▸ think creatively.
     accounting education in Australia, was also critical of graduates’         to new ideas;
     communication skills. It found that many universities provide an        ▸ adapt and respond               5. Interpersonal Skills
     excellent education in accounting, but the effectiveness of this           positively to challenges;         Particularly the ability to:
     education is limited by poor communication skills.                      ▸ make judgements derived         ▸ listen effectively;
                                                                                from one’s own value
     Evidence gained from interviews with employers, as well as                 framework;
     published information from the Graduate Careers Council of
     Australia Ltd and the Matthews Report, indicates that employers         References
     are seeking graduates with high levels of oral and written
                                                                             Cappeletto, G., 1993. Educating Chartered Accountants in
     communication skills, problem solving and analytical skills, and
                                                                             Australia, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
     interpersonal teamwork skills.
                                                                             CPA Australia & Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia,
     The professional accounting bodies, CPA Australia and the               2005, Accreditation Guidelines for Universities
     Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, provide guidelines
                                                                             De Corte, E., 1999. On the road to transfer: an introduction,
     to universities for designing the curriculum of accounting degrees.
                                                                             International Journal of Education Research, Vol. 31, p.555-559
     The professional accounting bodies believe graduates require
     the skills listed below to be able to participate effectively in the    Department of Employment, Education and Training 1990.
     profession (CPA Australia & Institute of Chartered Accountants in       Accounting in Higher Education: Report of the Review of the
     Australia, 2005).                                                       Accounting Discipline in Higher Education, (Mathews Committee)
                                                                             volume 1, Main Report and Recommendations.
                                                                             GCCA, 1989. After the White Paper: Reports of Seminars on
                                                                             Strategies and Goals for Graduate Employment, Graduate Careers
                                                                             Council of Australia Ltd.

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AIESEC                                                                  CSA — Commerce Students’ Association
‘Do you want to join a student club or a global organisation?’          The University of Adelaide
AIESEC (pronounced EYE-SEC) is an international platform for            The CSA was founded in co-ordination with the Commerce Alumni
young people to discover and develop their potential to have a          in April 2004 by a group of ambitious and enthusiastic individuals
positive impact on society while still at university. AIESEC provides   dedicated to establishing a student group that would specifically
the opportunity to make friends with driven and globally minded         cater for commerce students. CSA’s focus and membership has
people, who actively try to positively impact society through           extended to now include all business students.
developing young people by giving them leadership positions and
                                                                        The Commerce Students Association works actively to:
the opportunity to work overseas on graduate exchange.
                                                                        ▸ Create a sense of identity and community in the Business
As a student, you have the chance to get involved in AIESEC and
                                                                          School through facilitating interaction between business
facilitate the exchange program allowing you to build networks,
                                                                          students by the organisation of social events and other
develop leadership, sales, marketing and finance skills, meet other
students from around Australia and the world, explore the future
                                                                        ▸ Provide students with helpful, unbiased information about
and prepare for your own graduate exchange experience.
                                                                          employment opportunities and experience to help students
With over 3000 partner organisations and a presence in 800                prepare for what can be a very daunting and competitive job
universities in more than 95 different countries, AIESEC is a             application process through the organization of information
proven and innovative route for sourcing high-potential university        sessions designed to address the particular needs of students.
students and young professionals from all over the world. This          ▸ Encourage current students to develop and upon different
means you have the opportunity to work overseas. As a member              business skills necessary for a future career in business and
of AIESEC you will have a global support network and your                 commerce sectors by the organization of workshops aimed at
reputation will precede you.                                              improving skills in the areas of networking, negotiation, public
                                                                          speaking, goal setting etc.
Our current global partners include organisations such as Alcatel,
                                                                        ▸ Provide networking opportunities and develop links with the
ABN AMRO, Cadbury Schweppes, DHL, Electrolux, InBev, Proctor
                                                                          Commerce Alumni to help career moves.
& Gamble, PwC and UBS.
                                                                        Involving yourself in the CSA provides a great opportunity to
If you want more out of your university experience, the chance to
                                                                        network, learn, have fun and prepare for your future endeavours.
challenge yourself and meet great friends from all over the world,
                                                                        Your membership in the CSA is free and begins with your
then AIESEC is the organisation for you!
For more information contact:
                                                                        For further information visit:
Or visit our international web site:

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     Applying to Graduate                                                 Further Study
     Students are responsible for ensuring they have fulfilled the        Commerce and Finance students interested in continuing with
     requirements for their degree. Students apply on-line at Access      Honours need to submit an application to the School upon
     Adelaide. All information relating to graduations can be found at:   completion of their degree. International students must apply                              through the International Office, however all applications will
     Students intending to graduate must apply by the closing date        be assessed by the School’s Honours Committee. Entry into
     noted on the web site. Students who do not apply by the closing      the Honours degree is based upon undergraduate academic
     date will have to wait until the next ceremony.                      achievements, and the program requires an extra full year of full-
                                                                          time study. Please see the course descriptions section of this
     Normally, students who sit a supplementary exam in their
                                                                          handbook for more details about the program.
     final semester cannot be processed in time for the closest
     graduation ceremony, and will need to wait until the                 The Business School offers the postgraduate degree by
     following ceremony. Students who pass their supplementary            coursework, Master of Commerce. The Masters degree can
     examination and subsequently qualify for their degree can            be obtained within 1-1.5 years of full-time study. The Business
     request an academic transcript with a completion statement           School offers the Masters in Accounting, Marketing, Applied
     showing that they have met the requirements for the award.           Finance and Performance Management. Entry into the
     Additionally, students can request a letter (application available   Master of Commerce coursework degrees is not restricted to
     at to          previous Commerce students, but is open to graduates of all
     confirm that they have met the requirements of the program.          disciplines. Information about this program can be accessed at
     The transcript or letter should assist in seeking employment
     before the student’s award is conferred at the next ceremony.
                                                                          Students who wish to continue with a Doctorate of Philosophy
     Please note that when you graduate, only one pathway will            (PhD) or with other postgraduate education, should consult the
     appear on your degree parchment. For example, a student
                                                                          University website for relevant information.
     can only graduate with a degree of either B.Com. (Accounting)
     or B.Com (Management), even if they in fact qualify for both
                                                                          Program Restructure
     pathways. Once graduated, you can apply for a letter from the
     Business School Office certifying that you have qualified for a      From 2009, the Bachelor of Commerce, Economics, Finance and
     second or third pathway; the application form is available at        Business Information Technology degrees will become 24-course                   degrees by changing the unit value of Level II and Level III courses
                                                                          to 3 units. That is, all courses will have the same value of 3 units
     Students should ensure that the details of their chosen
                                                                          (24 courses @ 3 units each = 72 units). The exact courses are
     pathway are correct by checking their enrolment details at
                                                                          subject to university approval.
     Access Adelaide on the web. If you wish to add or amend your
     plan, fill out the Change of Academic Plan form, available at        The reasons for the change include:                   ▸ Increased flexibility for students
     Graduation ceremonies are held twice a year in Adelaide during       ▸ To align the structure of these Adelaide degrees with those of
     August and December, and offshore during March or April. You           the G08 and other Australian universities
     can attend the ceremony or can apply to graduate ‘in absentia’.      ▸ Improved ability to include study from a number of disciplines
                                                                          ▸ An increase in the courses offered in some disciplines
     Graduating students are encouraged to attend the Business
     School Graduation Dinner, a special evening to celebrate the         From 2009, students will undertake eight 3 unit courses at
     completion of your undergraduate studies. Details of this event      Level II, instead of six 4 unit courses. This change will also be
     will be available closer to the graduation dates.                    implemented for Level III courses in 2010. The study plans
                                                                          included in this booklet show the study pathways for students
     Graduate Yearbook                                                    commencing the first year of a degree in 2008. These changes are
     The Yearbook presents graduating students to employers               still subject to final approval.
     using a photograph and a self-prepared statement outlining           Students can be assured that arrangements will be put in place
     career aspirations. The booklet is prepared by a student             for a smooth transition for those students who have commenced
     committee and mailed to over 900 Australian human resource           these programs prior to 2008. Further information can be obtained
     managers as well as 450 firms in Malaysia, Singapore and             at and
     Hong Kong. In addition, the booklet is available on the Business
     School web site where it is searchable by employers (see

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Bachelor of Commerce
The Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Adelaide
is a high demand degree which is valued by employers. There
                                                                            Commerce Study Pathway
is a large number of universities throughout Australia offering       Year 1
a confusing array of business degrees. Your degree from the
                                                                      Semester 1       Accounting for Decision Makers I
University of Adelaide can give you the competitive edge.
                                                                                       Principles of Microeconomics I
Students admitted to the Bachelor of Commerce degree may
                                                                                       Elective I
choose to graduate with one of the following degrees:
                                                                                       Elective I
Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)                                     Semester 2       Principles of Macroeconomics I
Bachelor of Commerce (Corporate Finance)                                               Business Data Analysis I
Bachelor of Commerce (International Business)                                          Elective I
Bachelor of Commerce (Management)
                                                                                       Elective I
Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)
                                                                      Year 2
Length of program: 3 years full time study (72 units)
                                                                      Semester 1       Commerce Level II
Specialisations are offered in
                                                                                       Commerce Level II
▸   accounting,
                                                                                       Elective II
▸   corporate finance,
▸   international business,                                                            Elective II
▸   management and                                                    Semester 2       Commerce Level II
▸   marketing.
                                                                                       Commerce Level II
Students who specialise in more than one area or who want the                          Elective II
breadth of their degree recognised, may choose to be awarded
                                                                                       Elective II
the Bachelor of Commerce degree rather than a ‘named’ degree.
                                                                      Year 3
The first year of the degree provides you with the foundation
necessary for a career in business and includes core courses          Semester 1       Commerce Level III
in accounting, economics and business statistics. You will                             Commerce Level III
complete the first year of the degree program before choosing                          Elective III**
to specialise. The degree program has flexibility which allows
                                                                                       Elective III**
you to pursue your interests within a wide range of courses,
including a choice of electives from other faculties. This enables    Semester 2       Commerce Level III
you to gain a wide range of employable skills and knowledge                            Commerce Level III
leading to improved job opportunities.
                                                                                       Elective III**
                                                                                       Elective III**
                                                                      ** If two of these electives are Commerce Level III courses, the
                                                                      remaining electives can be Level II courses.

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     Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

     Professional Bodies                                                   Accounting Specialisation
     The Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) is designed for students        Financial Accounting II
     who wish to gain their professional accounting qualifications. The
                                                                           Financial accounting looks at how financial reports such as
     Bachelor of Commerce degree is accredited by the two major
                                                                           statements of financial position and financial performance are
     Australian professional accounting bodies: CPA Australia and the
                                                                           prepared, and critically analyses whether these reports adequately
     Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA).
                                                                           service the needs of shareholders, managers, customers,
     You will be granted full professional membership of either            employees, and government. An understanding of a firm’s financial
     accounting body upon completion of:                                   position and performance requires knowledge of how business
                                                                           reports are generated, of the important financial relationships
     ▸ The Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree;
                                                                           disclosed in reports, and particularly of the weaknesses of
     ▸ The CPA Program (CPA Australia) or the CA Program (Institute
                                                                           methods used to derive the final figures. The financial accounting
       of Chartered Accountants in Australia);
                                                                           courses deal with real-life accounting problems for such business
     ▸ A stipulated length of work experience.
                                                                           organisations as partnerships and consolidated company groups,
                                                                           look at the recording of share issues and the borrowing of money,
                                                                           examine how to account for the sale and purchase of stocks of
     A Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree not only offers you        inventories, and analyse the accounting standards that govern the
     immediate career opportunities in the field of accounting, but also   way accountants do their job in practice.
     provides the foundations from which you may pursue many other
                                                                           Your study will also focus on ways of understanding accounting
     options. Accounting graduates have the opportunities to pursue
                                                                           policy choices rather than simply the professional application
     a variety of careers, and the possibility of high financial rewards
                                                                           of accounting standards. In addition, the study of corporate
     and international mobility. Employment may be found in large or
                                                                           accounting examines the techniques used by companies to record
     small firms in public practice, commerce, industry, government
                                                                           the various kinds of inter-corporate investments, some of which
     or academia.
                                                                           may be in overseas operations.
     Career prospects lie in such specialised fields as corporate
     accounting, financial accounting, management accounting,              Management Accounting II
     accounting systems, auditing, taxation, business advisory services    Management accountants provide information to help managers
     and finance. There is also demand from government departments         run effective and efficient businesses. Management accounting
     and agencies such as: Commonwealth and State Auditors-General         covers the concepts and techniques for providing information to
     offices, Australian Securities and Investments Commission and         help managers make decisions, plan and control. This viewpoint
     the Australian Taxation Office. There are increasing opportunities    provides an important element that helps an enterprise achieve
     for accountants in all public sector entities.                        its objectives. Management accounting looks at techniques for
                                                                           estimating product and process costs, preparing budgets, and
     You may choose to include the study of other areas within your
                                                                           monitoring performance. It also considers specific tools to assist
     degree to prepare you for a more specialised career path. For
                                                                           with management decision making.
     example, you may choose to expand your study of information
     systems and gain an understanding of how to use technology            Auditing III
     to provide business solutions. Other high demand areas such as
                                                                           Corporate Law requires that auditors check the reliability of
     finance and capital markets, international business and strategic
                                                                           financial statements, the documents that support them and
     management may be included as part of your degree program to
                                                                           evaluate the methods used to compile them. Auditors face many
     complement your accounting studies.
                                                                           new challenges including the operation of complex organisations
     Accounting qualifications provide you with a starting point that      across national boundaries and the increasing use of electronic
     may lead to many other careers such as those in the finance           data transfer. The Auditing course aims to equip you with the
     industry, strategic planning, computer system integration,            knowledge and tools to meet these challenges.
     administration, public relations and market research. Accounting
     skills are invaluable in all areas of business.                       Income Tax Law III
                                                                           The tax reforms are constant and complex and affect business
                                                                           decision making. As part of the degree program you will develop
                                                                           experience in identifying tax issues and applying the income tax
                                                                           law to arrive at reasoned solutions to problems.

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      Accounting Study Pathway                                         Professional Accounting Bodies
                                                                       Any inquiries relating to the requirements laid down by the
Year 1
                                                                       professional accounting bodies should be directed to:
Semester 1      Accounting for Decision Makers I
                                                                       State Director
                Information Systems I                                  CPA Australia
                Principles of Microeconomics I                         280 Pulteney Street
                Elective I                                             ADELAIDE SA 5000
                                                                       Telephone: (08) 8232 3188
Semester 2      Accounting Method I
                Commercial Law I(S)
                                                                       State Director
                Principles of Macroeconomics                           The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
                Business Data Analysis I                               Level 11/1 King William Street
                                                                       ADELAIDE SA 5000
Year 2
                                                                       Telephone: (08) 8231 5926
Semester 1      Financial Accounting II                      
                Commercial Law II
                                                                       Students should be aware that:
                Elective II
                                                                       ▸ all 15 courses listed in the Accounting Study Pathway are
                Elective II                                              required for the B.Com (Accounting) degree
Semester 2      Management Accounting II                               ▸ associate membership of CPA Australia can be achieved
                Business Finance II                                      WITHOUT Income Tax Law III and Auditing III
                                                                       ▸ membership of ICAA can be achieved WITHOUT Information
                Elective II
                                                                         Systems I
                Elective II                                            ▸ CPA Australia and the ICAA have different course requirements.
Year 3                                                                   The ICAA requires Income Tax Law III, Auditing III, Accounting
                                                                         Theory III, and Corporate Accounting III. CPA Australia also
Semester 1      Level III Accounting Course**
                                                                         requires all these courses EXCEPT for Income Tax Law III
                Level III Accounting Course**                            and Auditing III. These two subjects can be undertaken after
                Elective III*                                            the degree as part of the requirements of CPA Australia’s
                                                                         ‘CPA Program’.
                Elective III*
Semester 2      Level III Accounting Course**
                Level III Accounting Course**
                Elective III*
                Elective III*
Additional Requirement – Students must include one of the following
courses: Management II, Organisational Behaviour II, Marketing II or
Financial Institutions Management II
*If two of these electives are Commerce Level III courses, the
remaining electives can be Level II courses.
** Accounting Level II Courses Offered:
   Income Tax Law III
   Auditing III
   Accounting Theory III
   Corporate Accounting III
Note: Specific courses required to meet CPA and ICAA
requirements can be found on:

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     Bachelor of Commerce (Corporate Finance)
     The Bachelor of Commerce (Corporate Finance) degree is                  Corporate Finance Specialisation
     designed to provide students with specialist skills in finance
                                                                             Modern corporate finance requires an understanding of how
     together with broader studies in business.
                                                                             financial securities are priced in the capital markets. The rapidly
     Corporate finance focuses on the way financial managers make            expanding markets for options and futures contracts on fixed
     investment and financing decisions and use financial contracts          interest securities and equity, offer opportunities for companies
     and capital markets to enhance returns and manage risk.                 and other participants to manage risk exposures and enhance
     The degree blends financial accounting with finance and has less
     emphasis on mathematics than the Bachelor of Finance degree,            As a corporate finance professional you will require good
     also offered at the University of Adelaide.                             communication skills and fluency in English, a capacity to work
                                                                             in groups, and information technology skills, especially the ability
     Professional Bodies                                                     to explain spreadsheet structures and interpret data analysis. The
     Completion of the Bachelor of Commerce (Corporate Finance)              four level III courses offered for the Corporate Finance major are
     entitles graduates to affiliate membership of FINSIA, the leading       outlined below.
     professional body in Australia. Full membership requires
                                                                             Corporate Investment & Strategy III
     completion of the Institute’s Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance
     and Investment, progress towards which is greatly facilitated by        This course considers the following topics in the area of corporate
     completion of this degree. The Bachelor of Commerce (Corporate          investment: equity valuation models, corporate taxation, mergers
     Finance) is also a useful starting point for complying with the         and acquisitions, corporate governance and control including
     entrance requirements of the American professional body, CFA            executive compensation, international corporate finance,
     Institute, to become a Chartered Financial Analyst.                     corporate risk management strategies.

                                                                             Portfolio Theory and Management III
                                                                             This course follows closely CFA material and reviews available
     Finance is a global profession and is one of the fastest growing        asset classes and considers asset pricing models and the notion
     and rewarding professions in the business world. A diverse              of market efficiency. You will gain an understanding of methods of
     range of career paths is possible, both in Australia and overseas.      portfolio construction involving shares and fixed interest securities
     Australia is a major financial centre in the Western Pacific, making    in order to maximise return for an acceptable level of risk. This
     knowledge and skills acquired here portable to the world’s              course provides you with essential tools for a career in investment
     financial markets and corporations.                                     and funds management.
     As a graduate you are likely to find employment in the financial
                                                                             Corporate Finance Theory III
     services sector comprising corporates, banks, credit unions,
     investment institutions, financial consultants, accounting firms,       The course is essential to understanding the investment and
     and financial planning firms. Finance directors and corporate           financing decisions and policies of companies and other
     treasurers are typically represented on the board of directors of       organisations. Financial managers are responsible for choosing
     most large companies and public corporations.                           appropriate financing methods according to the mix of investment
                                                                             opportunities, which also includes real options of expansion and
     The structure of the commerce degree is flexible enough to allow        abandonment. This course provides you with essential tools for a
     you to complete majors in both corporate finance and accounting.        career in corporate financial management and consulting.
     This is particularly valuable for vocations such as corporate advisor
     for mergers and restructuring, corporate treasurer, credit analyst,     Options, Futures and Risk Management III
     financial planner, investment adviser, securities analyst, and          This course provides an introduction to futures and options
     stockbroker. Other finance careers include securities dealing and       markets and the different ways these derivatives are used. The
     portfolio management.                                                   course follows CFA material and describes a wide range of dealing
     If you are seeking a high-profile career with investment banks          strategies and their application to hedging and risk management.
     or investment consultants, you should consider undertaking an           This course also provides you with essential tools for a career in
     extra year of study to complete an Honours degree in Commerce           security dealing and corporate treasury management.
     majoring in Corporate Finance.

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Combining Pathways                                                           Corporate Finance Study Pathway
Corporate Finance and Accounting                                       Year 1
The structure of the Bachelor of Commerce (Corporate Finance)                           Accounting for Decision Makers I
                                                                       Semester 1
degree is quite flexible. To maximise career prospects, students
                                                                                        Principles of Microeconomics I
are encouraged to include courses from the areas of financial
accounting, law, quantitative methods, information systems                              International Financial Institutions & Markets I
or economics. A double pathway with accounting is a popular                             Elective I
choice but requires enrolling in a third year accounting course in
                                                                       Semester 2       Principles of Macroeconomics I
second year.
                                                                                        Business Data Analysis I
For further information on studying finance at the University of
Adelaide see:                                               Elective I
                                                                                        Elective I
Some Suggested Electives                                               Year 2
There are numerous electives including many finance courses that       Semester 1       Business Finance II
are available within the University. Below is a list of suggestions
                                                                                        Economic & Financial Data Analysis II
for elective courses.
                                                                                        Elective II
▸   Introduction to Financial Mathematics I
▸   International Financial Institutions and Markets                                    Elective II
▸   Applications of Quantitative Methods in Finance                    Semester 2       Financial Economics II
▸   Commercial Law I(S)
                                                                                        Financial Institutions Management II
▸   Economic and Financial Data Analysis II
▸   Financial Computing II                                                              Elective II
▸   International Finance III                                                           Elective II
▸   Money, Banking and Financial Markets III                           Year 3
▸   Applied Econometrics III
                                                                       Semester 1       Corporate Investment & Strategy III
                                                                                        Portfolio Theory & Management III
                                                                                        Elective III**
                                                                                        Elective III**
                                                                       Semester 2       Corporate Finance Theory III
                                                                                        Options, Futures & Risk Management III
                                                                                        Elective III**
                                                                                        Elective III**
                                                                       ** If two of these electives are Commerce Level III courses, the
                                                                       remaining electives can be Level II courses.

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     Bachelor of Commerce (International Business)

     The Bachelor of Commerce (International Business) is             International Business                          multinational corporations; understanding
                                                                                                                      documentation used in the international
     designed for students who wish to specialise in courses
     that can lead to a career in international business..            Specialisation                                  business arena; and international governance
     The degree program provides a broad foundation in                The structure of the Bachelor of Commerce
     business in addition to specialised studies in topics            (International Business) allows you to          There course aims to provide opportunities
                                                                      select the approach that you feel is most       for the practical implementation of the main
     related to the International business arena. In addition,
                                                                      suitable to your future career plans and        concepts covered.
     you will complete either one semester of study abroad
                                                                      prospects. The development of skills            Corporate Responsibility for Global
     or study a foreign language or undertake international
                                                                      required by business such as teamwork,          Business III
     cultural studies.                                                interpersonal and presentation skills and
                                                                                                                      The objective of this course is to provide
                                                                      critical thinking are emphasised in the
     In the 1990s business enterprises were faced with the                                                            students with an understanding of the social
                                                                      courses studied.
     need to address the challenge of staying competitive                                                             challenges faced in the international business
     in an increasingly global market. This situation will            Management II                                   arena. The course provides an introduction to
                                                                                                                      the economics and politics of globalisation
     continue in the coming decades of the new millennium             This course lays the foundations for the
                                                                                                                      and the emergence of “corporate social
     and this degree has been designed to provide you with            acquisition of the technical, human and
                                                                                                                      responsibility”. In addition, the course
     the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills to meet         social skills that managers require. You will
                                                                                                                      focuses on internal and external issues.
     this challenge.                                                  learn not only how managers establish goals
                                                                                                                      Internal corporate governance issues include
                                                                      and plans, foster innovation and change, and
                                                                                                                      how a company identifies new markets,
                                                                      motivate and lead subordinates, but also
                                                                                                                      man-ages risks, overcomes exporting and
     Careers                                                          what motivates people, how people deal with
                                                                                                                      importing challenges, deals with the trade
                                                                      stress, and the dynamics of group behaviour.
                                                                                                                      law, the WTO and with change management.
     A career in international business management offers you         Marketing II                                    External social challenges concern legal
     not only the possibility of high financial rewards but also                                                      obligations, consumer rights, labour and
                                                                      This course provides an introduction
     variety, satisfaction, and the possibility of international      to marketing which will develop your            hu-man rights issues, poverty, sustainable
     assignments. The Bachelor of Commerce (International             understanding of the importance of the          development and environmental issues.
     Business) degree is designed for those who wish to               consumer/purchaser in the success of            Legal Aspects of International Business III
     work in a company involved in international business, or         marketing exchanges. Consumer and
                                                                                                                      This course focuses on introducing students
     for those who can bring such expertise to public bodies          business buying behaviour is introduced as
                                                                                                                      to the legal aspects of doing business abroad.
     such as government.                                              well as market planning, market strategy,
                                                                                                                      The course provides an understanding of the
                                                                      product policy, distribution, pricing and
                                                                                                                      different legal systems; tax and regulation
     One career alternative in international business                 advertising.
                                                                                                                      of trade; the enforceability of con-tracts;
     management is to work for a large multinational                  International Management III                    and judgements and dispute management
     corporation. Such firms constantly search for good               International Management III will introduce     across borders. The course will also introduce
     personnel to assist them in their international operations.      you to the challenge of international           students to the issues of intellectual property
     These organisations expect employees to be firmly                management affecting international              protection and antidumping regulations.
     grounded in the principles and practices of management.          companies and to the role of culture in         International Trade and Investment Policy II
     It is most likely that they would hire you at a starting level   overseas business operations. In addition to
                                                                                                                      This course examines the interactions between
                                                                      learning about how organisations deal with
     and expect you to become familiar with the company’s                                                             economic, political, strategic, and legal aspects
                                                                      the issue of planning in the global arena
     operations before they would give you a position of              and organising and controlling international
                                                                                                                      of international trade and investment policies
     responsibility or consider you for an overseas assignment.                                                       at national, regional and global levels. This
                                                                      operations, you will also learn how to deal
     You may be required to undertake further training in a                                                           includes the ways in which WTO members
                                                                      with the cross-cultural management of
                                                                                                                      affect and are affected by regional and
     specialised area. Opportunities in this area include not         human resources.
                                                                                                                      multilateral trade and economic integration
     only the giant multinational firms, but also banks, airlines     International Marketing III                     agreements. The effects of trade and
     and travel, tourism and hospitality organisations.               The ability to analyse information about        investment policy on the efficiency of resource
                                                                      international markets intelligently is a        use, on income distribution, and on national
     Career opportunities also exist in small and medium-sized                                                        and global trade and economic welfare are
                                                                      critical part of establishing a market
     firms (SMEs). Very often, such firms have just developed         presence in international markets. This         analysed using trade theories and models of
     an international orientation, and the new employee will          course provides the student with a set of       international trade and investment.
     arrive on the ‘ground floor’. Managers in SMEs may not           analytical frameworks based on recent
     be as specialised as those in large organisations, and your      research and real world examples to
                                                                                                                      Additional Requirement
     initial involvement would be in the export field, carrying       evaluate international markets and firms
     out such tasks as evaluating potential new customers             based on their environmental forces and         To complete the degree you will need to
                                                                      consumer behaviour. The student will be         include the courses shown in the Study
     and markets, preparing quotes and dealing with such
                                                                      able to demonstrate an understanding of         Pathway, and one of the following:
     activities as shipping and transportation. You may prefer        how a manager of a small and growing firm
     the challenges of working in this sort of environment                                                            either
                                                                      or a well established one could respond
     as you will be involved in a wider variety of tasks and                                                          1. at least 3 units of Level II Humanities &
                                                                      to international marketing opportunities by
                                                                                                                          Social Sciences and 12 units of study
     responsibilities, and could involve specialising in either       developing a marketing mix based on this
                                                                                                                          undertaken at an approved overseas
     importing or exporting activities.                               analysis.
                                                                                                                          institution*; or
                                                                      International Business II                       2. at least two approved Level II Cultural
     Other career options include working for a government
                                                                      The course introduces students to the basic         Studies courses; or
     trade bodies or an international aid agency. Career
                                                                      concepts of international business and          3. at least 12 units of foreign language
     opportunities also exist for management consultants,             globalisation. The course focuses on the            studies.
     advising others how to manage their businesses.                  external environment that impacts the way       * International students who are granted 12
     Following this career route usually requires several years       international business is conducted. Topics     units credit for tertiary study in their home
     of practical experience and a postgraduate qualification.        include internationalisation theories; the      country are deemed to have satisfied 12 units
                                                                      impact of politics, law and technology on       of study abroad.

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         International Business Study                  Approved Level II Cultural Studies                        Overseas Universities
         Pathway                                       Semester 1                                                These are some of the overseas
                                                       ANTH 2021      Anthropology of Development                Universities that are included in
Year 1                                                 ANTH 2022      Popular Culture : Discourse and            the B.Com International Business
Semester 1       Accounting for Decision Makers I                     Desire                                     scheme:
                                                       ANTH 2024      Anthropology of Conflict & Crisis
                 Principles of Microeconomics I        ASIA 2002      Asian Studies (core topic)                 Canada
                 International Financial               ASIA 2008      Contemporary China : Politics and          University of Guelph, Ontario
                 Institutions & Markets I                             Society
                                                                                                                 McMaster University
                                                       ASIA 2015      Politics & Foreign Policy in
                 Elective I                                           Contemporary Japan                         USA
                                                       INST 2001      International Studies (core topic)         Indiana University
Semester 2       Principles of Macroeconomics I
                                                       HIST 2025      Russia in Crisis and Revolution :          Washington State University
                 Business Data Analysis I                             1890 – 2004
                                                                                                                 Purdue University, Indiana
                                                       HIST 2030      America, Asia and the Cold War :
                 Elective I
                                                                      1945 – 1990                                Denmark
                 Elective I                            HIST 2045      Migrants and the Making of                 University of Copenhagen
                                                                      Modern Australia
Year 2                                                 POLI 2012      Global Politics and the Dilemmas
Semester 1       Management II                                        of Citizenship                             University of Avignon
                                                       POLI 2074      Politics, Ideology and Discourse           Germany
                 Marketing II                          POLI 2081      Post-Cold War International
                                                                                                                 University of Mannheim
                 Elective II                                          Relations
                                                       POLI 2094      Incredible India : Dynamics of a           Sweden
                 Elective II                                          Rising World Power                         University of Lund
Semester 2       International Business                Semester 2                                                University of Uppsala
                 International Trade & Investment      ANTH 2027 Poverty and Social Development                  The Netherlands
                 Policy II                             ANTH 2028 Communication Technologies for                  The Hague University
                 Elective II                                                                                     UK
                                                       ANTH 2030 Ethnography : Engaging Social
                                                                                                                 University of East Anglia
                 Elective II                                     Research
                                                                                                                 University of Leeds
                                                       ASIA 2016 Religions of China
Year 3
                                                       ASIA 2012 Contemporary Japan: Culture &                   Japan
Semester 1       International Management III                    Identity                                        Hiroshima Shudo University
                 Legal Aspects of International        ECON 2000 International Trade & Investment                Kansai University, Osaka
                                                                 Policy (changed from Sem 1 to                   Okayama University
                 Business III
                                                                 Sem 2)
                                                                                                                 Waseda University
                 Elective III**                        HIST 2002 Uniting the Kingdoms: Britain
                                                                 1534 – 1707                                     Korea
                 Elective III**
                                                       HIST 2032 Colonial Identity and the Legacies              Korea University
Semester 2       International Marketing III                     of Empire                                       Malaysia
                 Corporate Responsibility for          POLI 2002 Comparative Politics (changed                   Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang
                 Global Business III                             from Sem 1 to Sem 2)
                                                       POLI 2018 Environmental Politics                          PRC
                 Elective III**                                                                                  SAR Univerisity of Hong Kong
                                                       POLI 2071 Issues in Australian Politics
                 Elective III**                        POLI 2079 Politics, Power and Popular                     Singapore
                                                                 Culture                                         National University of Singapore
Additional Requirement – Students must complete
one of the additional requirements listed on the       POLI 2092 Problems in Policy : Australia in               Singapore Management University
previous page                                                    the World
                                                       * Details correct at January 2008. However, some of       Thailand
** If two of these electives are Commerce Level
III courses, the remaining electives can be Level II
                                                       these listed courses may no longer be offered for 2008.   Thammasat University, Bangkok
                                                       Check timetable information before enrolling to check
courses.                                               availability of course.                                   New Zealand
                                                                                                                 University of Canterbury

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     Bachelor of Commerce (Management)
     Management is the process of administering and coordinating               educational, welfare, sporting and environmental organisations.
     an organisation’s resources efficiently and effectively in an effort      The skills and theories provided in the management major are as
     to achieve its goals. The Bachelor of Commerce (Management)               applicable to these sectors as they are to the private sector.
     will help you develop the skills required to successfully manage
                                                                               A Bachelor of Commerce (Management) degree offers you
     changes in work structures, process and product technologies,
                                                                               not only immediate career opportunities but also provides the
     employment relations and organisational culture.
                                                                               foundation from which you can pursue other career options.

     Professional Bodies                                                       Management Specialisation
     The Bachelor of Commerce (Management) is designed for
                                                                               The management courses collectively introduce you to key
     students who wish to gain a recognised qualification to enhance
                                                                               areas in the study of management. The second year courses –
     their career prospects and leads to membership of a number of
                                                                               Management II and Organisational Behaviour II – lay the
     professional associations.
                                                                               foundations for the acquisition of the technical, human and social
     Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Institute         skills that managers require. You will be introduced not only to
     of Management (AIM). The Bachelor of Commerce degree meets                theories about management and organisations but also to what
     the AIM (SA) qualification of Certified Professional Manager              managers actually do. These courses study the interpersonal,
     (CPMgr). In addition this qualification requires a minimum of five        informational and decisional roles that managers play as
     years work experience with three years in a supervisory position.         leaders, spokespeople, resource allocators and negotiators in
     Graduates are also eligible for membership of the Australian              organisations and place these roles in their organisational context.
     Human Resources Institute AHRI.                                           You will learn not only how managers establish goals and plans,
                                                                               foster innovation and change, and motivate and lead subordinates,
     Note: During the course of their studies students can register as
                                                                               but also what motivates people, how people deal with stress, and
     student members of these professional bodies.
                                                                               the dynamics of group behaviour.
     Careers                                                                   As management is the art of achieving goals through people,
     A career in management offers you not only the possibility of high        you will be introduced to the important area of how to manage
     financial rewards but also variety, satisfaction and the possibility of   people in an organisation in Human Resource Management III.
     international assignments. Managers are required in organisations         You will learn about the legal environment surrounding people
     of various sizes, in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.      management and how to recruit, select and train employees,
                                                                               reward performance, manage careers and even how to manage
     As a graduate you may join a large organisation. It is most likely
                                                                               retrenching employees.
     that you will be hired at a starting level in areas such as human
     resources, administration or production, and expected to become           Australian companies need to maintain and increase their
     familiar with the company’s operations before being given a               competitive position in world markets. International
     position of responsibility. You may be required to undertake              Management III will introduce you to the challenges of
     further training in specialised areas. If you work for a multinational    international management and the different political, legal,
     company, you will need to become familiar with the company’s              economic and technological forces affecting international
     operations before being considered for an overseas assignment.            companies, and to the role of culture in doing business overseas.
                                                                               In addition to learning how organisations deal with the issue
     Opportunities for employment also exist in small and medium
                                                                               of planning in the global arena and organising and controlling
     sized enterprises (SMEs). Managers in SMEs may not be as
                                                                               international operations, you will also learn how to deal with the
     specialised as those in large organisations. You may prefer the
                                                                               cross-cultural management of human resources.
     challenges of working in this sort of environment as you will be
     involved in a wider variety of tasks and responsibilities.                Organisational Dynamics III aims to assist future managers
                                                                               to negotiate the complexities in today’s rapidly changing
     Career opportunities also exist for management consultants,
                                                                               environments so as to optimise their organisations’ activities
     advising others how to manage their business. Management
                                                                               toward successful outcomes. This course explores organisational
     consultants may work for large international consulting firms,
                                                                               change and dynamics with particular emphasis on the three
     national firms, local consulting companies, or themselves. This
                                                                               fundamental influences on modern-day organisations –
     career route usually requires several years of practical experience
                                                                               knowledge, innovation and technology.
     and a postgraduate qualification such as a Master of Business
     Administration (MBA) or a Master or Commerce (Performance                 Strategic Management III rounds off the study of management
     Management).                                                              and looks at the core management function of crafting and
                                                                               implementing strategy. This includes deciding what business
     Opportunities also exist for administrators and social researchers
                                                                               the organisation should be in, forming a vision of where the
     in government agencies or in the not-for-profit sector including

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organisation should be headed, converting this vision into
measurable objectives and performance targets, crafting a
                                                                        Management Study Pathway
strategy to achieve desired results, implementing the chosen      Year 1
strategy efficiently and effectively, and then evaluating
                                                                  Semester 1       Accounting for Decision Makers I
performance and taking corrective measures.
                                                                                   Principles of Microeconomics I
Some Suggested Electives                                                           Elective I
Other courses offered by the Business School, such as those in                     Elective I
Marketing, Finance, Accounting and Information Systems can        Semester 2       Business Data Analysis I
be used to strengthen your understanding of management, and
                                                                                   Principles of Macroeconomics I
to build your functional skills for employment purposes.
                                                                                   Elective I
Further recommended electives offered by other schools in
the University include:                                                            Elective I
                                                                  Year 2
▸ Argument and Critical Thinking
▸ Culture and Society: Contemporary Debates                       Semester 1       Management II
▸ Gender Work & Society                                                            Commerce Level II
▸ Social Organisation of Work
                                                                                   Elective II
▸ Mass Communication Discourses
▸ Media Analysis                                                                   Elective II
▸ Media and Culture                                               Semester 2       Organisational Behaviour II
▸ Professional Ethics
                                                                                   Commerce Level II
▸ Professional English (ESL) for students with English as a
  second language                                                                  Elective II
▸ English for Professional Purposes for students with                              Elective II
  English as their first language
                                                                  Year 3
                                                                  Semester 1       Human Resource Management III
                                                                                   International Management III
                                                                                   Elective III**
                                                                                   Elective III**
                                                                  Semester 2       Strategic Management III
                                                                                   Organisational Dynamics III
                                                                                   Elective III**
                                                                                   Elective III**
                                                                  ** If two of these electives are Commerce Level III courses, the
                                                                  remaining electives can be Level II courses.

                                                                 Additional Requirements
                                                                 Students must include at least two of the following courses:
                                                                 Commercial Law I(S)
                                                                 Marketing II
                                                                 Business Finance II
                                                                 Management Accounting II
                                                                 Professional Ethics
                                                                 Argument & Critical Thinking
                                                                 Culture Globalisation & Power
                                                                 Professional English(ESL)
                                                                 English for Professional Purposes
                                                                 International Business II

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     Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)
     The Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) is designed to provide             Graduates can move into careers as graduate trainees with large
     you with a sound background in business, together with                  multi-national corporations in areas such as marketing, sales
     an understanding of marketing’s role within and between                 or advertising and later into general management or marketing
     organisations. With greater competition in markets arising              management positions.
     from globalisation, technological change and, deregulation, an
                                                                             The Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) also develops a sound
     understanding of marketing is becoming increasingly important for
                                                                             basis for postgraduate studies, whether an Honours degree,
     all professionals in both private and government business areas. In
                                                                             a Master of Commerce (Marketing) or a Master of Business
     a more competitive world, graduates with the ability to add value
                                                                             Administration (MBA).
     to products and services are in increasing demand.

     People seeking careers in marketing are expected to have well-          The Marketing Specialisation
     developed decision-making skills and to be innovative in their
                                                                             The pathway not only allows you to develop an understanding
     approach to business problems and situations. As a result, the
                                                                             of marketing theory, but you will also prepare marketing reports,
     marketing courses are combined with a general business education
                                                                             marketing plans, a diagnostic case study of an exporting firm, and
     to ensure that you develop a multi-disciplinary perspective of
                                                                             analyse advertisements in a variety of media. Some of the more
     business. The degree program also aims to develop critical
                                                                             substantial of these reports will make valuable additions to your
     thinking and communication skills so that you may deal effectively
                                                                             job application portfolio.
     with the continually changing business environment. To achieve
     these aims the degree integrates the development of practical           Marketing II
     skills and knowledge, with a strong emphasis on understanding           The introduction to marketing will develop your understanding
     current theories, strategic decision making and the latest research.    of the importance of the consumer/ purchaser in the success of
     Assessment activities are designed to provide you with quality          marketing exchanges. Consumer and business buying behaviour
     learning experiences that develop your employment skills.               is introduced as well as market planning, market strategy, product
                                                                             strategy, distribution, pricing and advertising. Thus you will
     Professional Bodies                                                     develop an understanding of the factors a marketing manager
     The Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) enables you to gain                must control for the firm’s marketing efforts to be successful.
     partial credit towards the Certified Professional Marketer (CPM)
     status awarded by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI). This        Consumer Behaviour II
     professional accreditation, recognised throughout Australia and         This course looks at the theory of consumer behaviour and its
     the Pacific Basin, signals a full professional in the marketing area.   central role in the practice of marketing. It helps explain why,
     Further information about the CPM is available from the AMI             when, and how consumers buy. Relevant theory from psychology,
     homepage (                                              anthropology, and the social and behavioural sciences is included
                                                                             so that a full appreciation of the complexity of the consumer
     In addition, completion of five specified courses (marked with an
                                                                             decision process is developed.
     asterisk *) allows Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) students
     to obtain the Certificate of Market Research from the Australian        Marketing Communications III
     Market and Social Research Society.
                                                                             Successful communication with different sectors of the
                                                                             community is an important aspect of marketing. This course
     Careers                                                                 covers the range of tools, including the worldwide web and
     The Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) will equip you with the            internet, available to marketers for the purpose of promotion,
     educational background you need to enter many career areas              personal selling, sponsorship, publicity and public relations as well
     in both private enterprise and the government sector. Potential         as the process by which these are integrated and planned.
     employment opportunities are extensive as people with marketing
     knowledge and skills are required by all kinds of organisations and     Market Research III
     businesses to manage their client relationships.                        This course will provide students with an in-depth understanding
                                                                             of market research. Students will be involved in a practical
     The degree is designed to equip you for future business roles,
                                                                             application of market research via a group project which will focus
     such as: market planner, sales manager, brand marketer, product
                                                                             on a real company situation. Students will write a research brief,
     and advertising manager, retail manager, public relations officer,
                                                                             determine the research methodology and conduct interviews and
     advertising executive, service manager and market researcher.
                                                                             surveys as required. Students will be responsible for presenting
     Apart from specialist marketing areas, employment may be found
                                                                             their findings in both written and oral form to their clients.
     in such areas as the broadcast media, social research, policy and
     business analysis, management consulting and strategic planning.

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Market Strategy and Project III
                                                                               Marketing Study Pathway
This is a capstone course for students completing the Bachelor of
Commerce (Marketing). The course integrates market theory and            Year 1
management practices, within the context of marketing strategies         Semester 1       Accounting for Decision Makers I
and different competitive situations. Students will develop a
                                                                                          Principles of Microeconomics I
marketing plan for a live client firm, on the basis of market theory,
market research and the potential strategic directions available                          Elective I
to their client. Students will be responsible for presenting their                        Elective I
findings in both written and oral form to their clients.
                                                                         Semester 2       Principles of Macroeconomics I
International Marketing III                                                               *Business Data Analysis I
Australian firms face global markets with serious challenges                              Elective I
such as large and powerful competitors, rapidly changing                                  Elective I
economic, political and regulatory conditions, and cultural
elements amenable to change and others that resist. Against this,        Year 2
small and large exporters face different problems that require           Semester 1       *Marketing II
different and creative solutions. This course introduces you to                           Commerce Level II
analytical frameworks and uses videos, case studies and practical
                                                                                          Elective II
project work so you develop a sophisticated understanding of
international markets.                                                                    Elective II
                                                                         Semester 2       *Consumer Behaviour II
Marketing Strategy and Project III
                                                                                          Commerce Level II
This course introduces strategic thinking for a firm, or
organisational unit, through a marketing perspective. This is a                           Elective II
cap-stone course for marketing study which brings together                                Elective II
theory and application form each of the earlier courses. Students
                                                                         Year 3
will work in groups to prepare a marketing plan for a live client,
selected from the Adelaide business and not-for-profit areas.            Semester 1       Marketing Communications III
Students will develop a range of skills which are highly sought                           *Market Research III
after in today’s job market.
                                                                                          Elective III**

Some Suggested Electives:                                                                 Elective III**

▸   Information Systems I                                                Semester 2       *Market Strategy & Project III
▸   Commercial Law I(S)                                                                   International Marketing III
▸   Internet Commerce II                                                                  Elective III**
▸   Management II
                                                                                          Elective III**
▸   Business Finance II
▸   Electronic Commerce III                                              ** If two of these electives are Commerce Level III courses, the
▸   Strategic Management III                                             remaining electives can be Level II courses.

▸   Professional Ethics
                                                                        Wine Marketing
Certificate of Market Research
                                                                        Students interested in brand management in the wine marketing
Students who complete the five courses marked with an                   area can complete electives through the School of Agriculture at the
asterisk (*) in the Marketing Study Pathway, as part of their degree    Waite Campus. However there are specific wine marketing courses
program will be eligible for the Certificate of Market Research upon    which students are not permitted to take towards their Bachelor of
application to the Australian Market and Social Research Society.       Commerce degree due to the overlap of course content.
This is a professional institution, independent of the University
of Adelaide. If you would like more information, please visit           For further clarification, please visit the Bachelor of Commerce                                                         Program Rules in the University of Adelaide Undergraduate
                                                                        Calendar 2008.

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     Other Focus Areas
     Students specialising in one of the major areas of study may also        Professional English
     choose to take courses from other special focus areas such as
                                                                              Including one of the English courses as an elective could prove
     electronic commerce or commercial law.
                                                                              beneficial now and in your future employment. You may take only
                                                                              ONE of these courses in your degree. Note that these courses are
     Electronic Commerce
                                                                              run by Humanities and Social Sciences and numbers are limited,
     Your study of Electronic Commerce courses will explore the many          so they are subject to availability.
     roles of computerised information systems in modern commercial
     organisations. Graduates will use computers throughout their             English for Professional Purposes is a practical course designed
     careers and many will be involved in evaluating, managing or             to improve your business communication skills. Lectures focus
     designing computerised information systems. Each course                  on business letters, job application packages and interviews,
     balances the understanding of principles with practical skills and       formal reports and submissions, media releases and electronic
     analysis of current systems.                                             communications. Workshops assist you in developing your writing
                                                                              skills including accurate spelling and grammar. Assessment tasks
     The Internet Commerce II course examines how businesses                  are designed to help you practice producing the documents you
     use the world wide web to interact with consumers, including             are most likely to encounter in the work environment after you
     the commercial benefits and costs, development of a web-site,            graduate.
     integration with an accounting system, and evaluation of web-
     sites both in South Australia and overseas. The technical issues         For students with English as their first language, the course is
     of security and payment systems are addressed within the                 entitled English for Professional Purposes and it is available at
     management context of marketing and business plans.                      either Level II or III.

     Electronic Commerce III studies electronic linkages between              For students with English as their second language, the course is
     organisations, such as suppliers, business-customers, government         entitled Professional English (ESL) and it is available at either level
     agencies and financial institutions. Key topics are electronic           I or II; it is for students who wish to improve their expression in
     data interchange, public and private networks, supply-chain              English in the context of business communications.
     management, and the integration of external and internal systems.
     The course compares several methods of strategic planning for            Combined Pathways
     information technology, emphasising the need to use technology           Courses from different Commerce pathways can be combined.
     to interact with other organisations more efficiently and effectively.   However, only one pathway will be shown on your named degree.
                                                                              For example, a student completing both the Accounting Pathway
     Students are introduced to a wide range of commercial software
                                                                              and the Corporate Finance Pathway can choose to graduate with
     and learn to identify the business benefits of using technology,
                                                                              either the B.Com (Accounting) degree or the B.Com (Corporate
     rather than simply learning how to use a program. Another
                                                                              Finance) degree.
     theme running through all the Electronic Commerce courses is
     the manager’s role in supervising each project to maximise its           Study plans for combining pathways are available at
     contribution to the business.                                  
                                                                              Although it is not possible to be awarded more than one named
                                                                              degree, the School, upon request, will provide you with a
                                                                              letter indicating the pathways you have completed within your
                                                                              degree program. Applications for this letter are available at

                                                                              Two popular examples of combined pathways are shown on the
                                                                              next page.

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         Combining Accounting and Corporate                                    Combining Management and Marketing
         Finance Pathways                                                      Pathways
Year 1                                                                Year 1
Semester 1       Accounting for Decision Makers I                     Semester 1     Accounting for Decision Makers I
                 Principles of Microeconomics I                                      Principles of Microeconomics I
                 Information Systems I                                               Elective I
                 International Financial Institutions & Markets I                    Elective I
Semester 2       Accounting Method I                                  Semester 2     Principles of Macroeconomics I
                 Principles of Macroeconomics I                                      Business Data Analysis I
                 Business Data Analysis I                                            Elective I
                 Commercial Law I(S)                                                 Elective I
Year 2                                                                Year 2
Semester 1       Financial Accounting II                              Semester 1     Management II
                 Commercial Law II                                                   Marketing II
                 Business Finance II                                                 Elective II
                 Financial Institutions Management                                   Elective II
Semester 2       Management Accounting II                             Semester 2     Organisational Behaviour II
                 Financial Economics II                                              Consumer Behaviour II
                 Elective II                                                         Elective II
                 Economic & Financial Data Analysis II                               Elective II
Year 3                                                                Year 3
Semester 1       Accounting Level III**                               Semester 1     Human Resource Management III
                 Accounting Level III**                                              International Management III
                 Corporate Investment & Strategy III                                 Marketing Communications III
                 Portfolio Theory & Management III                                   Market Research III
Semester 2       Accounting Level III**                               Semester 2     Strategic Management III
                 Options, Futures & Risk Management III                              International Marketing III
                 Corporate Finance Theory III                                        Organisational Dynamics III
                 Accounting Level III**                                              Marketing Strategy & Project III
Students may graduate with either the B.Com (Accounting) or           Students may graduate with either the B.Com (Management) or
B.Com (Corporate Finance)                                             B.Com (Marketing)
** Accounting Level III courses offered:                              Students must satisfy the Marketing & Management pathways for
Income Tax Law III, Auditing III, Accounting Theory III, Corporate    additional requirements (refer to theMarketing & Management
Accounting III, Advanced Management Accounting III                    study plans)
Note: For further information on
CPA and ICAA requirements please visit:

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     Bachelor of Business Information Technology

     Study Information Technology in a business context                           Professional Accreditation

     The Bachelor of Business Information Technology degree is designed           The Bachelor of Business Information Technology has received
     to prepare students for a career in the development, implementation          accreditation at the professional level by the Australian Computer
     and management of business information systems. There is a                   Society.
     growing need in industry for professionals who have skills in
                                                                                  Concurrent Degrees
     information technology together with a sound business background.
                                                                                  It is possible to complete both the Bachelor of Business
     Pre-requisite:                                                               Information Technology degree and a Bachelor of Commerce
     SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Studies                                            degree or a Bachelor of Computer Science degree in four years of
                                                                                  study. The concurrent degree with Commerce makes it possible
     The Degree Program                                                           to undertake the educational requirements for professional
     The Bachelor of Business Information Technology degree offers                accounting qualifications.
     students knowledge and skills in the application of modern
     information technology within business. It integrates courses                       Bachelor of Business Information Technology
     taught by the Business School and the School of Computer                      Year 1
     Science. The degree program aims to develop knowledge, skills
     and understanding in the application of information technology to             Semester 1     Statistical Practice I (recommended) or Business
                                                                                                  Data Analysis I
     developing business solutions.
                                                                                                  Principles of Microeconomics I
     The academic program provides students with the foundation
     necessary for a business graduate and includes core courses in                               Information Systems I
     accounting, information systems, mathematics for IT, economics                               Computer Science IA
     and statistics. Students will complete a sequence of studies in                              Accounting for Decision Makers I
                                                                                   Semester 2
     information technology and electronic commerce as well as a
                                                                                                  Principles of Macroeconomics I
     range of business courses.
                                                                                                  Mathematics for Info Tech I
     The first year of the degree provides you with the foundation
     necessary for a career in business information technology                                    Computer Science IB
     and includes core courses in accounting, computer science,                    Year 2
     economics, information systems, statistics and mathematics. In
                                                                                   Semester 1     Database & Information Systems
     the second and third years you will undertake studies in electronic
     commerce, computer systems, software engineering, networks                                   Data Structures & Algorithms
     and data communications.                                                                     Commerce Level II

     The degree program builds skills in business problem analysis,                               Commerce Level II
     application design and development and implementation of IT                   Semester 2     Internet Commerce II
     solutions to business problems. In addition communication and
                                                                                                  Computer Systems
     decision- making skills are developed throughout the degree
     program. All these skills will be invaluable in future professional roles.                   Intro to Software Engineering

     You will have a choice of Commerce and Computer Science                                      Commerce Level II
     courses making up your degree. Commerce electives include                     Year 3
     management, marketing and corporate finance courses. The                      Semester 1     Electronic Commerce III
     study of management will help you develop the skills required to
                                                                                                  Programming Techniques
     successfully manage changes in work structures, process and
     product technologies, employment relations and organisational                                Commerce Level III
     culture. Marketing courses are designed to provide you with a                                Computer Science Level III
     sound background in business, together with an understanding
                                                                                   Semester 2     Software Engineering & Project
     of marketing’s role within and between organisations. With
     greater competition in markets an understanding of marketing                                 Commerce Level III
     is becoming increasingly important for all professionals in both                             Computer Science Level III
     private and government business areas.
                                                                                                  Commerce Level III

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Double & Concurrent Degrees
To succeed in today’s competitive business environment a second
degree may be desirable.                                                  Commerce and Law
Some programs, such as Commerce/Law, Finance/Law, Finance/                Many law graduates will work in the commercial law area. Career
Economics and Finance/Mathematical and Computer Sciences are              opportunities are enhanced by combining the study of commerce
                                                                          and law. Students completing the first year of study for the
recognised Double degrees and students will receive an offer to
                                                                          Bachelor of Commerce may apply for admission to Law studies at
join both programs.
                                                                          the University of Adelaide.
For other combinations, such as Finance/Commerce, Commerce/
                                                                          Law courses are studied from the second year of full-time study.
Arts, Commerce/Design Studies are not recognized double                   This study pathway takes five and a half years to complete, with
degrees, but can be studied concurrently. Local Students apply            students gaining their Commerce degree after three years and
for both programs via SATAC, ie; two different SATAC program              then completing their Law degree.
codes. They may commence one program in the first year, then
                                                                          It is possible for a Commerce student who has been accepted into
apply to SATAC for the second program in the following intake.
                                                                          the Bachelor of Laws degree to fulfil the educational requirements
International students should discuss the application process with
                                                                          for professional accounting bodies (i.e. CPA Australia and ICAA)
the Student Adviser.                                                      within the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degrees.
Please note that there are many different combinations of
programs that are classed as Concurrent degrees. Some of
the most popular pairing of programs relating to Finance and                      Bachelor of Commerce with the
Commerce are                                                                      Bachelor of Laws
▸   Bachelor of Arts                                                     Year 1
▸   Bachelor of Design Studies
                                                                         Semester 1     Accounting for Decision Makers I
▸   Bachelor of Economics
▸   Bachelor of Environmental Studies                                                   Principles of Microeconomics I
▸   Bachelor of Computer Science                                                        Introduction to Australian Law
▸   Bachelor of International Studies                                                   Elective I
▸   Bachelor of Media
                                                                         Semester 2     Principles of Macroeconomics I
▸   Bachelor of Psychology
                                                                                        Business Data Analysis I
Students undertaking concurrent degrees assume responsibility
for ensuring that they satisfy the academic requirements for                            Elective I
both degrees. Although there is no formal agreement for double-                         Elective I
counting Level I and Level II courses, this may be possible if
                                                                         Year 2 & Year 3
the course selections meet the requirements of both Academic
Program Rules. While students may be able to double-count Level          Seek consultation with the Commerce Student Adviser
I and Level II courses, they will need to present a separate 24 units
of Level III courses for both degrees. Provided appropriate courses               Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
are chosen, concurrent degrees may be completed within four                       and Bachelor of Laws
                                                                         Year 1
Students undertaking concurrent degrees, either the ones shown           Semester 1     Accounting for Decision Makers I
here or otherwise, assume responsibility for ensuring that the
                                                                                        Principles of Microeconomics I
correct amount of units are completed FOR EACH DEGREE.
Choosing the correct courses for concurrent degrees can be a                            Information Systems I
complicated task, and requires consultation with advisers of both                       Introduction to Australian Law
disciplines to determine the correct courses and unit values for
                                                                         Semester 2     Accounting Method I
each degree. As the Business School has limited information
about the requirements for degrees from other areas of the                              Principles of Macroeconomics I
University, it is the student’s responsibility to educate themselves                    Business Data Analysis I
about requirements for both degrees.
                                                                                        Commercial Law I(S) or Elective I
                                                                         Year 2 & Year 3
                                                                         Seek consultation with the Commerce Student Adviser

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     Commerce and Finance                                                               Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and
     The rules of the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Finance
                                                                                        Bachelor of Finance
     degrees allow a student to complete both degrees within four years        Year 1
     provided suitable courses are selected. In addition, accounting           Semester 1      Accounting for Decision Makers I
     qualifications may be gained by taking a slight overload in each                          Principles of Microeconomics I
     semester of the second year. The features of this four year pattern are
                                                                                               Information Systems I
     that it contains a common first year, it completes the requirements
     for the B.Com (with accounting qualifications) by the end of the third                    International Financial Institutions & Markets I
     year and it allows a Level II Elective course to be taken in third year   Semester 2      Accounting Method I
     which may be used to provide a prerequisite for Level III Electives.                      Principles of Macroeconomics I
     In addition, some Finance is studied within every year.                                   Business Data Analysis I
                                                                                               Commercial Law I(S)
                                                                               Year 2
                                                                               Semester 1      Financial Accounting II
                                                                                               Commercial Law II
                                                                                               Financial Institutions Management II or
                                                                                               Financial Computing II
                                                                                               Semester 1 Maths
                                                                               Semester 2      Management Accounting II
                                                                                               Business Finance II
                                                                                               Economic & Financial Data Analysis II
                                                                                               Semester 2 Maths
                                                                               Year 3
                                                                               Semester 1      Accounting Level III**
                                                                                               Accounting Level III**
                                                                                               Financial Economics II
                                                                                               Elective III
                                                                               Semester 2      Accounting Level III**
                                                                                               Accounting Level III**
                                                                                               Elective III*
                                                                                               Elective III*
                                                                               Year 4
                                                                               Semester 1      Portfolio Theory & Management III
                                                                                               Finance Level III
                                                                                               Elective III*
                                                                                               Elective III*
                                                                               Semester 2      Options, Futures & Risk Management III
                                                                                               Finance Level III
                                                                                               Elective III*
                                                                                               Elective III*
                                                                               Additional Requirement – Students must include one of the following
                                                                               courses: Management II, Organisational Behaviour II, Marketing II or
                                                                               Financial Institutions Management II
                                                                               *If two of these electives are Commerce Level III courses, the
                                                                               remaining electives can be Level II courses.
                                                                               ** Accounting Level II Courses Offered: Income Tax Law III, Auditing
                                                                               III, Accounting Theory III, Corporate Accounting III
                                                                               Note: Specific courses required to meet CPA and ICAA
                                                                               requirements can be found on:

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2008 Course Descriptions
        Level I                                                             ECON 1009             International Financial Institutions & Markets I

                                                                            3 units               semester 1 or semester 2

ACCTING 1002          Accounting for Decision Makers I                                            2 lectures, 1 tutorial per week
                                                                            available for non-award study
3 units               Semester 1 or 2
                                                                            Lecturer in Charge    Mr Steven Hail
                      2 lectures, 1 tutorial per week
                                                                            Quota                 may apply
Lecturer in Charge    Mr John Tretola
                                                                            This course provides an overview of modern and rapidly changing
Eligibility           B.Com. students only in semester 1, available for
                                                                            financial systems, with special reference to Australia. It covers the
                      non-award study in semester 2 only
                                                                            principle institutions, instruments and financial markets, which make
Quota                 quota applies for semester 1                          up the system. There is a focus throughout on the economics of the
                                                                            financial markets – including an introduction to the efficient markets
Restriction           not to be counted with 3086 Financial
                                                                            hypothesis and behavioural finance theory. Topics covered include the
                      Accounting IB
                                                                            domestic and international flow of funds; the money, credit, capital
This course considers the use of accounting information by external         and foreign exchange markets; the role of the deposit taking and long
users and management. Topics include: accounting information in             term savings institutions; the role of the Reserve Bank of Australia
its decision making context; external financial reports; financing and      as a modern central bank. Instruments discussed include traditional
business structures; financial statement analysis; the time value of        instruments such as equities, bills and bonds, and modern instruments
money; capital budgeting; cost-volume-profit analysis; management           such as asset backed securities. The management of interest rate and
accounting tools of analysis; and budgeting.                                foreign exchange risk, including the use of derivatives, is introduced.
                                                                            Elements of financial mathematics are introduced.
Assessment            written exam 50% – 80%, assignments as
                      determined at preliminary lecture                     Assessment            tutorial participation, written assignments, mid
                                                                                                  semester exam and final exam
ECON 1008             Business Data Analysis I
                                                                            ACCTING 1005          Accounting Method I
3 units               Summer semester or semester 1 and 2
                      2 lectures, 1 tutorial per week                       3 units               semester 1 or semester 2
                                                                                                  2 lectures, 1 tutorial, 1 workshop, per week
available for non-award study
                                                                            Lecturer in Charge    Dr Fred Bloch
Quota                 may apply
                                                                            Quota                 quota will apply
Restriction           ECON 1008 Business Data Analysis I and
                      STATS 1000 Statistical Practice I cannot both be      Restriction           not to be counted with 4359 Financial
                      counted toward degree                                                       Accounting IA
This course introduces statistics as a way of using data and reasoning      Introduction to financial accounting including the principles of double-
to better understand the world. The emphasis is on thinking and             entry accounting and preparation of financial statements. Topics
understanding the concepts and the interpretation and discussion of         include worksheets, perpetual and periodic inventory systems, LIFO
results rather thanon definitions, maths equations and theory.              and FIFO, specialised journals and ledgers, subsidiary ledgers, bills
Topics include descriptive statistics, correlation and simple regression,   receivable and payable, bad debts, and non-current assets.
probability, an introduction to statistical inference, index numbers
                                                                            Assessment            exam, assignments as determined at preliminary
and time series analysis. Students are taught to access a statistical
database, and how to use a statistical package to do calculations.
Assessment            tutorials, assignments, tests, final exam             COMMLAW 1004          Commercial Law I(S)

                                                                            3 units               semester 2
                                                                                                  2 lectures, 1 tutorial per week
                                                                            Lecturer in Charge    Dr Robert Langton
                                                                            Quota                 quota may apply
                                                                            An introduction to the legal system including the roles of the
                                                                            Constitution, parliaments and courts. An introduction to the basic rules
                                                                            of commercial law including breach of contract, the tort of negligence,
                                                                            liability for unsafe products, misleading conduct and unconscionable
                                                                            Assessment            exam, assignments as determined at the
                                                                                                  preliminary lecture

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     ECON 1000            Principles of Macroeconomics I                    ECOMMRCE 1000         Information Systems I

     3 units              Summer semester or semester 1 and 2
                                                                            3 units               semester 1
                          2 lectures, 1 tutorial per week                                         2 lectures, 1 tutorial per week
     available for non-award study                                          Lecturer in Charge    Dr Michael Gerrard
     Quots                will apply                                        Quota                 quota may apply
     Restriction          Not available to students who have already        Assumed               This course assumes students have knowledge
                          passed ECON 1000 Macroeconomics I                 Knowledge             and understanding of basic accounting concepts.
                                                                                                  Students without this basic knowledge are
     This course provides an introduction to macroeconomic theory and
                                                                                                  advised to enrol concurrently in ACCTING 1002
     policy in Australia. Provides framework in which the interaction of
                                                                                                  Accounting for Decision Makers I
     labour, money, goods and services markets are developed to allow
     the students to understand how the process, unemployment, interest     Restriction           not to be counted with either COMP SCI
     rates and production of goods and services are jointly determined.                           1004 Computer Literacy I or COMP SCI 1001
     The framework is then used to understand how policies set by the                             Computer Applications I or MATHS 1002
     central bank and the government affect the economy.                                          Quantitative Methods Using Computers I
     Assessment           tutorial participation, mid semester test and     Introduction to information systems and their role in organisations;
                          final exam                                        computer hardware (PC and multi-user), system and application
                                                                            software, data and people; end-user application software
     ECON 1004            Principles of Microeconomics I                    (spreadsheets and graphics, database management, accounting
                                                                            packages); networking and data communication; information systems

     3 units              Summer semester or semester 1 and 2               for business operations, decision support and strategic advantage;
                                                                            introduction to E-Business and E-Commerce; principles of information
                          2 lectures, 1 tutorial per week                   system development; trends, issues and concerns.
     available for non-award study                                          Assessment            exam, assignments as determined at preliminary
     Quota                may apply                                                               lecture

     Restriction          Not available to students who have already
                          passed ECON 1004 Microeconomics I                 COMP SCI 1008            Computer Science IA

     The course provides an introduction to a core area of economics
     known as microeconomics. It considers the operation of a market
                                                                            3 units                  semester 1 or 2
                                                                                                     3 lectures, 3 hours practical work per week, 1
     economy and the problem of how best to allocate society’s scarce
                                                                                                     tutorial per fortnight
     resources. The course considers the way in which various decision
     making units in the economy (individual and firms) make their          Lecturer in Charge       Please refer to Computer Science
     consumption and production decisions and how these decisions
                                                                            Assumed Knowledge        SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Studies
     are coordinated. It considers the laws of supply and demand, and
     introduces the theory of the firm, and its components, production      Restriction              cannot be counted with COMPSCI 1004
     and cost theories and models of market structure. The various causes                            Computer Literacy I, COMP SCI 1000
     of market failure are assessed, and consideration is given to public                            Engineering Programming IE, or PURE MTH
     policies designed to correct this market failure.                                               1002 Quantitative Methods Using Computers I
     Assessment           mid semester exam and final exam                  Programming via the Java language: variables, types, control structures
                                                                            (selection, iteration, recursion), principles of data abstraction, objects
                                                                            (classes, methods, inheritance), scope and visibility, input/ output,
                                                                            program design, error detection and debugging, elementary data-
                                                                            Assessment               written exam, compulsory projects

                                                                            COMP SCI 1009            Computer Science IB

                                                                            3 units                  semester 1 or 2
                                                                                                     3 lectures, 3 hours practical work per week, 1
                                                                                                     tutorial per fortnight
                                                                            Lecturer in Charge       Please refer to Computer Science
                                                                            Prerequisite             COMP SCI 1008 Computer Science IA (Pass
                                                                                                     Div 1)
                                                                            Restriction              cannot be counted with COMPSCI 1004
                                                                                                     Computer Literacy I, COMP SCI 1000
                                                                                                     Engineering Programming IE, or PURE MTH
                                                                                                     1002 Quantitative Methods Using Computers I
                                                                            Programming via the Java language: recursion, event handling, and
                                                                            graphical user interfaces. Introduction to computer science: numerics,
                                                                            computer architecture, finite state machines, information systems,
                                                                            artificial intelligence, theory of computation, ethics for Information
                                                                            Assessment               written exam, compulsory projects

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STATS 1000                Statistical Practice I                                       For Level II and Level III course
3 units                   semester 1 or 2                                              descriptions, students should refer
                          3 lectures, 1 tutorial and 1 hour practical a                to the Online Course Planner
Lecturer in Charge        Mrs Margaret Vaughton
Assumed Knowledge         SACE stage 2 Mathematical Methods or
                          equivalent                                                   Honours
Restriction               cannot be counted with STATS 1004 Statistical
                          Practice I (Life Sciences), ECON 1008 Business
                          Data Analysis I or STATS 2004 Laplace                 COMMERCE 4000 A/B      Honours Commerce
                          Transforms and Probability and Statistical
                          Methods or APP MTH 2009 Numerical                     24 units               full year
                          Analysis and Probability and Statistics or                                   note: detailed arrangements for classes will
                          STATS 2001 Statistical Methods (Civil)                                       depend on enrolments, and students are advised
                                                                                                       to communicate with the Honours Coordinator
This course is an introduction to the application of statistical methods                               well before the beginning of the academic
to experimental and observational data. It is designed to provide                                      year. Students will be admitted to Honours
students in all areas with a sound practical knowledge of frequently                                   classes only with the approval of the Honours
used statistical methods and quantitative thinking. Topics covered                                     Committee.
include the organisation, description and presentation of data; the
design of experiments and surveys; random variables and probability             The BCom (Honours) year is an intensive program and runs for 2
distributions; binominal distributions; continuous distributions; the           semesters starting in the last week of February. The program is
Normal distribution; the use of inference to draw conclusions from              structured around the requirements of the students and their research
data, tests of significance for means; confidence intervals, goodness           interest.
of fit tests; the t and X2 distributions; fitting straight lines to data; the
                                                                                The first semester of the program involves undertaking 4 subjects, two
method of least squares; regression and analysis of variance.
                                                                                of which are common for all students across disciplines, two of which
The lecture material will include a sequence of detailed case studies
                                                                                are discipline specific. The subjects are:
and examples chosen to illustrate the application of statistical methods
in a broad range of applications. Students will be introduced to the            Common Subjects:
statistical package SAS which will be used throughout the course.               1. Research Methods – Discuss research philosophies.
                                                                                2. Quantitative Methods – Provides students with tools to undertake
Assessment                3 hour exam, assignments, mid semester test              research.
                                                                                Discipline Specific Subjects:
MATHS 1008                Mathematics for Information Technology I              1. Advanced Theory – Discusses current research and linkages with
                                                                                   established theories.
3 units                   semester 2
                                                                                2. Selected Readings – a research specific subject that is conducted
                          4 lectures, 1 tutorial, 1 hour computing                 by the students’ supervisor. Student will be expected to develop
                          laboratory session a week using the                      a critical overview of the overall literature relevant to the student’s
                          mathematical package Matlab.                             area of interest.
Lecturer in Charge        Dr David Parrott                                      Second semester involves a research project of around
                                                                                12,000 – 15,000 words written. It will be the student’s own work,
Assumed Knowledge         SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Studies                     based on coursework taken in the first semester, readings of the
                                                                                literature and discussions with the supervisor.
Restriction               cannot be counted with PURE MTH 1004
                                                                                The thesis counts for 50% of the year’s assessment. The thesis is
                          Mathematical Applications I
                                                                                to be completed and presented by the end of classes in the second
 This course provides an introduction to a number of areas of discrete          semester. Students will be expected to present themselves for an
mathematics with wide applicability. Areas of application include:              oral examination on their thesis at a date towards the end of the
computer logic, analysis of algorithms, telecommunications, gambling            University’s November examination period.
and public key cryptography. It includes discrete mathematics:
sets, relations, logic, graphs, mathematical induction and difference
equations; probability: sample spaces, events, discrete random
variables and distributions; information security and encryption: prime
numbers, congruences.
It is recommended for students intending to study Discrete
Mathematics II, Algebra II, Operations Research II or undertake studies
in Statistics or Computer Science.
Assessment                3 hour exam, percentage based on weekly
                          assignments and computing work

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     Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of
     Business Information Technology Teaching Staff

        Dr Syed A. Z. Ali (Aku)                                          Associate Professor Barry Burgan
                   Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building                    Head, Business School
                   Phone            8303 8258                                     Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building
                   email                        Phone            8303 4756
                   Qualifications   BS (Comp Sci), MBA (Marketing),               email  
                                    MCom (Finance), Ph.D (Adelaide)
                                                                                  Qualifications   B.Ec (Hons), AAIBF (Snr)
                   Teaching         Portfolio Theory & Management,
                                    Treasury & Risk Management
                                                                                  Teaching         Business Finance, Honours
                                                                                                   Quantitative Methods
                   Research         Behavioural Finance; Time Series
                                                                                  Research         Financial Evaluation and Economic
                                                                                                   Development Issues; Econometric
                                                                                                   Modelling; Housing Finance

        Mr Damien Arthur                                                 Dr Jean Canil
                   Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building                    Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building
                   Phone            8303 8335                                     Phone            8303 5534
                   email                   email  
                   Qualifications   B.Com (Hons)                                  Qualifications   B.Ec, B.Com (Hons), Ph.D, F Fin, FMA
                   Teaching         Consumer Behaviour, Marketing and             Teaching         Finance
                                    Information Systems
                   Research         Consumer Behaviour, Symbolic                  Research         Corporate Finance
                                    Consumption, Youth Culture,

        Mr Nigel Barker                                                  Mr Domenic Carbone
                   Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building                    Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building
                   Phone            8303 6432                                     Phone            8303 4759
                   email                    email  
                   Qualifications   Master of Marketing, Grad Dip of              Qualifications                    ,
                                                                                                   LL.B, Grad.Dip.LP LL.M (Commercial)
                                    Marketing (CIM)
                                                                                  Teaching         Income Tax Law
                   Teaching         Marketing Communications
                                                                                  Research         Issues in Income Tax
                   Research         Australian Marketing Communication

        Dr Fred Bloch                                                    Dr Lisa J Daniel
                   Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building                    Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building
                   Phone            8303 5529                                     Phone            8303 3105
                   email                      email  
                   Qualifications   B.Ec (Hons), Ph.D                             Qualifications   B.Sc Hons Ph.D
                   Teaching         Accounting Method                             Teaching         Management
                   Research         Financial Accounting                          Research         Technology, Innovation and
                                                                                                   Knowledge Management,
                                                                                                   Organisational Dynamics and Change.

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Ms Ratna Derina (Erin)                                                Mrs Kate Harris
         Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building                            Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building
         Phone            8303 7137                                             Phone            8303 5532
         email                            email  
         Qualifications   BEc (Hons) University of Indonesia,                   Qualifications   B.Sc. (Hons), Grad.Dip.Acc, Dip.T.,
                          MComm (UNSW)                                                           M.Com.
         Teaching         Business Finance, Financial                           Teaching         Accounting Theory; Financial
                          Institutions Management                                                Accounting
         Research         Capital Market, Banking                               Research         Financial Accounting

Mr Shabeer Eklim                                                      Associate Professor Bryan Howieson
         Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building                            Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building
         Phone            8303 0106                                             Phone            8303 4760
         email                           email  
         Qualifications   MBus, BBus Systems (Hons) Grad                        Qualifications   MCom. BCom.(Hons) FCPA
                          Dip IT
                                                                                Teaching         Intermediate Accounting (Masters
         Teaching         Intermediate Financial Accounting (M)                                  level), Financial Accounting
         Research         Information Systems, Ecommerce,                       Research         Financial reporting, regulation,
                          Insider Trading, Earnings                                              accounting policy, professional ethics,
                          Management, Audit Quality                                              corporate governance, accounting

Dr Michael Gerrard                                                    Dr Cate Jerram
         Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building                            Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building
         Phone            8303 4509                                             Phone            8303 4757
         email                         email  
         Qualifications   B.Sc. (Hons), Ph.D                                    Qualifications   PhD, BAdEd (Hons), BAdEd, Cert.IV in
                                                                                                 Small Business Management, Cert.IV
         Teaching         Electronic Commerce                                                    in Assess & Workplace Training
         Research         Electronic Commerce; System                           Teaching         Information Systems I, Commercial
                          Development                                                            Law Information Systems (M)
                                                                                Research         Information Systems Education and
                                                                                                 Employment, Tertiary Education,
                                                                                                 Information Systems, Knowledge

Mr Graeme Gould                                                       Mr Michael Jones
         Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building                            Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building
         Phone            8303 4508                                             Phone            8303 4512
         email                            email  
         Qualifications   B.Ec, M.Com                                           Qualifications   B.A.(Acc), MBM, FCPA
         Teaching         Accounting and Finance                                Teaching         Financial Accounting
         Research         Accounting and Finance                                Research         Financial Accounting

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       Dr Amal Karunaratna                                                  Dr Margaret Lightbody
                  Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building                        Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building
                  Phone            8303 5687                                         Phone            8303 3104
                  email                    email  
                  Qualifications   PhD (Bus), MCom, MBA, BSc (Hons)                  Qualifications   B.A.(Acc), Ph.D (Adelaide), CPA
                  Teaching         International Marketing III,                      Teaching         Auditing, Financial Accounting,
                                   International Marketing (M)                                        Management Accounting
                  Research         International Marketing Channels,                 Research         Financial management in non-profit
                                   Country of Origin, Culture of Business                             organisations; environmental audit
                                   to Business Marketing, Technology                                  practice; Work and pregnancy/family
                                   Commercialisation (particularly                                    issues

       Dr Liz Kummerow                                                      Associate Professor Edward Lin
                  Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building                        Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building
                  Phone            8303 4753                                         Phone            8303 7243
                  Email                        email  
                  Qualifications   B.A., Dip.App.Psych, Ph.D (Adelaide)              Qualifications   PhD (Finance), MBA (Finance), B.S.
                                                                                                      (Electrical Engineering)
                  Teaching         Management
                                                                                     Teaching         Principles of Finance (M)
                  Research         Methodological approaches to
                                   understanding organisational culture;             Research         Corporate finance, Investment and
                                   Considerations in conducting field                                 Banking
                                   research in organisational settings;
                                   Work-family balance in contemporary

       Dr Robert Langton                                                    Dr Jing Hui Liu (Jackie)
                  Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building                        Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building
                  Phone            8303 4758                                         Phone            8303 8373
                  email                      email  
                  Qualifications   B.A. (Hons) (VUW), LL.B (Cantuar),                Qualifications   B.Acc, M.Ec, Ph.D (UNE), ASA, CPA
                                   MBA, Ph.D (Massey), LL.M (Corp &                                   (China)
                                                                                     Teaching         Accounting for Decision Makers
                  Teaching         Commercial Law
                                                                                     Research         Corporate Disclosure, International
                  Research         Commercial Law                                                     Accounting

       Mr Jim Larkin                                                        Mr Vinh Nhat Lu
                  Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building                        Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building
                  Phone            8303 8378                                         Phone            8303 7112
                  email                        email  
                  Qualifications   B.Acc.(UniSA) Grad.Dip.Eco(Adelaide)              Qualifications   Diploma in Market Research,
                                                                                                      Certificate III in Government, B.Com
                  Teaching         Accounting for Decision Makers                                     (Marketing) and B.Com (Hons)
                  Research         Economic (and econometric) analyses               Teaching         Information Systems, Marketing,
                                   of prohibitions, drug and crime policy                             International Marketing
                                   and social policy more broadly;
                                   Economic & social thought of Ludwig               Research         International Marketing, International
                                   von Mises (1881-1973); Philosophy                                  Market Entry Strategy
                                   of Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860);
                                   Mathematics applications for business
                                   and economics education; Accounting

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Mr Martin Markovic                                                        Ms Alexandra Myers
        Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building                                 Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building
        Phone            8303 4516                                                  Phone            8303 7166
        email                              email  
        Qualifications   B.Ec (Hons), MBA, LL.M                                     Qualifications   B.A, LL.B, LL.M.
        Teaching         Commercial Law                                             Teaching         Commercial Law
        Research         Corporations Law                                           Research         Corporations Law, Law and Society

Mr Mahmud Masum                                                           Dr Carolin Plewa
        Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building                                 Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building
        Phone            8303 3384                                                  Phone            8303 4514
        email                                 email  
        Qualifications   M.Bus(Acc), M.Com(Fin), B.Com                              Qualifications   Dipl. Betriebswirtin (FH Muenster,
                         (Hons)(Fin&Banking)                                                         Germany), Cert. Teaching at University,
                                                                                                     Ph.D (Adelaide)
        Teaching         Corporate Accounting (M), Financial
                         Accounting II                                              Teaching         Market Research & Project
        Research         Corporate disclosure, Accounting                           Research         Relationship Marketing, University-
                         regulation and Corporate governance.                                        Industry Relationships, Science to
                                                                                                     Business Marketing, Technology
                                                                                                     Transfer and Commercialisation, Event

Mr Tony McMurtrie                                                         Dr Lisa Powell
        Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building                                 Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building
        Phone            8303 4515                                                  Phone            8303 0103
        email                               email            lisa
        Qualifications   B.Com (Hons)(Flinders), M.Com                              Qualifications   PhD, BEc, CA
                         (Adelaide), CPA
                                                                                    Teaching         Financial Accounting II, Advanced
        Teaching         Management Accounting,                                                      Financial Accounting (M)
                         Performance Management
                                                                                    Research         Environmental Reporting
        Research         Acct Education

Associate Professor Chris Medlin                                          Mr Hussain G. Rammal
        Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building                                 Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building
        Phone            8303 3103                                                  Phone            8303 4513
        email                                 email  
        Qualifications   B.Ec, Dip.Ed, Grad.Dip.Ed.Admin,                           Qualifications   B.Com, MBA (Int. Bus.)(Flinders),
                         MBA, Ph.D, FAMI, CPM                                                        AAIBF, AIMM CPMgr, CMA
        Teaching         Marketing, Market Research, Market                         Teaching         International Management
                         Planning, Relationship Marketing
                                                                                    Research         International Business; Interest-Free
        Research         Inter-organisation and Interaction Theory;                                  Financing systems
                         Business-to-Business Marketing;
                         Marketing Management; Marketing
                         Strategy; Marketing Research

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       Dr Sally Rao                                                         Mr Phil Saj
                  Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building                        Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building
                  Phone            8303 4237                                         Phone            8303 6023
                  email                           email  
                  Qualifications   B.Bus. (Hons)(USQ), Ph.D (Griffith)               Qualifications   B Acc (Hons.1A), ASA
                  Teaching         E-Marketing; Consumer Behaviour                   Teaching         Auditing, Financial Accounting
                  Research         Internet Marketing; Relationship                  Research         Performance measurement and
                                   Marketing; Services Marketing; Cross-                              accountability in not for profit
                                   Culture Marketing Management                                       organisations

       Mr Philip Ritson                                                     Ms Claire Sherman
                  Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building                        Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building
                  Phone            8303 4754                                         Phone            8303 4511
                  email                       email  
                  Qualifications   B.Ec.(Acc)(Hons)(Flinders), M.Com.                Qualifications   B.Com. (Hons), B.Fin.
                                   (Adelaide), LL.B. (Adelaide)
                                                                                     Teaching         Marketing and Finance
                  Teaching         Financial Accounting; Management
                                   Accounting; Management                            Research         Branded Entertainment;
                                                                                                      Consumer Behaviour; Marketing
                  Research         Accounting and the construction of                                 Communications; Advertising
                                   organisational realities; Post modern
                                   approaches to accounting research;
                                   Organisational control; Accounting

       Dr Bruce Rosser                                                      Mr John Tretola
                  Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building                        Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building
                  Phone            8303 4510                                         Phone            8303 8250
                  email                        email  
                  Qualifications   B.Ec.(Hons), M.Ec, Ph.D (Adel) , FCPA,            Qualifications   M.Tax (UNSW), Grad.Dip. Legal
                                   FSIA                                                               Practice (Uni SA), L.LB (Hons)
                                                                                                      (Adelaide), B.Com (Adelaide), CPA
                  Teaching         Corporate Finance
                                                                                     Teaching         Accounting for Decision Makers,
                  Research         Corporate Finance                                                  Commercial Law, Income Tax
                                                                                     Research         Taxation

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Dr Indrit Troshani                                                        Mr Luke Voortman
         Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building                                Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building
         Phone            8303 5526                                                 Phone            8303 3198
         email                             email  
         Qualifications   Ph.D. (Computer Science), M.Sc.                           Qualifications   BCom(Mgt)(Hons), BFin,
                          (Computer-Based Information Systems),                                      MCom(AppFin)
                          Grad.Cert. Ed. (Tertiary Teaching), B.Bus
                          Admin. (Hons), MACS
                                                                                    Teaching         Principles of Finance, Options Futures
                                                                                                     And Risk
         Teaching         Internet Commerce, Electronic
                          Commerce, Information Systems,
                                                                                    Research         Financial Planning
                          Business Finance
         Research         Electronic Commerce, Software
                          Engineering Economics, Software
                          Process Improvement, Error
                          Modelling, IT and Competitive
                          Advantage, Technology Adoption and
                          Diffusion (e.g. XBRL, Mobile Services

Dr Thuy Duong To                                                          Professor Ralf Zurbrugg
         Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building                                Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building
         Phone            8303 7215                                                 Phone            8303 5535
         email                                     email  
         Qualifications   B.Com. (UNSW), M.Bus. (UTS), PhD                          Qualifications   B.Sc. (Econ)(LSE), M.Sc., Ph.D.
                          (UTS).                                                                     (Manch), Grad.Cert.H.Ed. (UNSW)
         Teaching         Fixed Income Securities, Treasury                         Teaching         Options, Futures & Risk Management
                          and Financial Risk Management,
                          Investment Derivatives
         Research         Interest Rate Modelling, Credit                           Research         Time Series Analysis, Derivatives,
                          Risk Modelling, Derivative and Risk                                        Insurance Economics and Real Estate
                          Management, Trading Rules, Applied                                         Finance
                          Financial Econometrics

Dr Roberta Veale
         Room             10 Pulteney Tower Building
         Phone            8303 5687
         Qualifications   PhD, BCom (Hons), BBus (Mkting),
                          BEd, Grad Cert (eLearning)
         Teaching         Marketing II, International Marketing
         Research         Consumer Ability to Accurately
                          Assess Extrinsic Product Cues,
                          The Quantification of Consumer
                          Knowledge and Self Confidence,
                          Country of Origin Effect –
                          Development and Influence of
                          Country Image Influence of Price on
                          Consumer Assessment of Quality and
                          Subsequent Purchase intentions

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       Ms Leanne Bache                                             Ms Toni Kennedy
               Receptionist                                              Finance, Timetabling & Exams Officer

               Phone             (08) 8303 4755                          Phone              (08) 8303 4583

               email               email    

       Ms Sandra Findlay                                           Ms Margaret Larden
               Student Support Officer                                   Publications Officer

               Phone             (08) 8303 4518                          Phone              (08) 8303 4752

               email             email    

               Qualifications    B.Ed., Dip.T.(Prim), Grad.Dip.          Qualifications     Dip. T.(Early Childhood Education)
                                 (Educational Counselling)

       Ms Marelle Piche                                            Ms Nicole Rizzo
               Executive Assistant                                       Undergraduate Student Advisor

               Phone             (08) 8303 7212                          Phone              (08) 8303 3079

               email              email    

               Qualifications    B.A.(French and English)

       Ms Kay Gasiorowski                                          Ms Linda Rust
               Finance Officer                                           Finance and Publications Officer

               Phone             (08) 8303 3628                          Phone              (08) 8303 7243

               email            Email    

                                                                         Qualifications     B.A. (Hons.)

       Jason George                                                Darlene Truong
               Student Support Officer                                   International Executive Officer

               Phone             (08) 8303 8069                          Phone              (08) 8303 7098

               Email               Email    

       Rowan Mitchell                                              Ms Bernadette Smith
               Student Support Officer                                   Administrative Officer

               Phone             (08) 8303 4518                          Phone              (08) 8303 8131

               Email             Email    

                                                                         Qualifications     B.A. (Hons.)

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Commencing Students

   Have you?                                                                                      Check out the location of:
  Attended your Information Session and Induction Program                                        Student Centre
  Read the Enrolment websites                                                                    Barr Smith Library
                                                                                                 Business School Office
                                                                                                 Adelaide University Union and
  Planned your timetable using the “University Course Planner”
                                                                                                 services offered
  Completed the Access Adelaide “Checklist” – updating information if needed
  Enrolled in both semesters
                                                                                                 Image and Copy Centre
  Located your lecture theatres, tutorial rooms, laboratories etc.
                                                                                                 Counselling Centre
  Collected your Student ID card, Student Diary and Union Card
                                                                                                 Centre for Learning and Professional
  Identified preliminary lectures to attend for your courses during O-Week                       Development
  Purchased your text books                                                                      Accommodation Service
  Collected any relevant course materials and outlines from the Image and Copy                   24 hour computer labs in Union
  Centre                                                                                         House
  Created a Program Plan — i.e identified courses that must                                      Computer labs in the basement of
  be undertaken in order to qualify for your degree                                              Security House
  Checked out your password and User ID for MyUni,                                               Maths Drop In Centre
  your Student Email and Access Adelaide

Continuing Students

   Have you?
  Completed the Access Adelaide “Checklist” – ensuring all information is updated.i.e. contact details, and financial information
  Visited for the latest student information.
  See the Enrolment and Student Bulletin Board web pages
  Worked out your timetable and enrolled in both semesters
  Renewed your Student ID card
  Located your lecture theatres, tutorial rooms, laboratories etc
  Picked up a new Student Diary and Union Card
  Identified preliminary lectures to attend for your courses during O-Week
  Thought about becoming a student representative
  Collected any relevant course materials and outlines from the Image and Copy Centre
  Filled in your “Expected Completion” details on Access Adelaide
  Made yourself familiar with the support services, the conceded pass rules and the 24 course degree restructure

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     Timetable Planner

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     Level I

                 Semester 2 ▸

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     Level II

                 Semester 2 ▸

                 Semester 1 ▸
     Level III

                 Semester 2 ▸

                 Semester 1 ▸
     Level I

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     Activities (University) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14       Developing skills (how to) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
     Advice (enrolment) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3            Commerce Alumni . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
     AIESEC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17       International Exchange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
     Alumni (Commerce) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15                Non-Profit Organisations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
     Applying To Graduate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18               Professional Organisations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
     Assessment Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11                  Public Speaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
     Assignment Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11                University Activities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
     Assignment Submission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11               Disability (students with a) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

     B                                                                                                    E
     Bachelor of Business Information Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32                           Education and Welfare Officers (EWOs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
     Bachelor of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19              Email
     Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20                         Staff email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
     Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of                                                                   Student email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
     Business Information Technology Teaching Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . 38                            Enrolment
     Bachelor of Commerce (Corporate Finance) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22                              Cross-Institutional Enrolments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
     The Business School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5            Enrolment Advice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
     Business School Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9             Non-Award Enrolments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
                                                                                                            Repeated course enrolment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
                                                                                                          Enrolment Advice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
     C                                                                                                    Examinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
     Campus Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9      Examinations and Assessment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
     Career Moves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14          Assessment Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
     Careers Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10         Assignment Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
     Centre for Learning and Professional Development (CLPD). . . . 10                                      Assignment Submission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
     Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45     Course Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
     Commencing Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6               Examinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
     Commerce Alumni . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15               Prizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
     Commerce Professional Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44                   Supplementary Examinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
     Commerce Students’ Association (CSA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17                            Supplementary Lodgement Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
     Communication Skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15              Supplementary Notification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
     Communication Skills Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15                  Viewing Exam Scripts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
     Computing Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
     Conceded Passes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
     Contact Hours (workload) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11              F
     Counselling and Advocacy Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10                     Further Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
     Course Descriptions
        Commerce Honours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
        Commerce Level I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35             G
     Course Material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11       Graduate Yearbook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
     Course Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
     Cross-Institutional Enrolments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
     CSA (Commerce Students’ Association) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17                          H
                                                                                                          Handouts — Lecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

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Important dates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3         Skills (developing desirable) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
International Exchange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15               Sponsorship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
                                                                                                           Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of
L                                                                                                          Business Information Technology Teaching Staff . . . . . . . . . . 38
Lecture Handouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11                Professional Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Library Skills Tutorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15             Staff E-Mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
                                                                                                        Students With a Disability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
                                                                                                        Student Advice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
N                                                                                                       Student Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
negative service indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6              Student E-Mail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Non-Award Enrolments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7                Student Responsibilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Non-Profit Organisations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15               Studying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Notice Boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10          Supplementary Examinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
                                                                                                        Supplementary Lodgement Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
                                                                                                        Supplementary Notification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Office Hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Online Enrolment Commences. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3                       T
Organisations (non-profit) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15               Teaching Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Organisations (professional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14                 Ten Year Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Other Focus Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30              Timetable Planner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Other University Wide Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Overloading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
                                                                                                        University Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
P                                                                                                       University Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Plagiarism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13       University Wide Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Prerequisites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Prizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Professional Accounting Bodies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21                     V
Professional Organisations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14                 Viewing Exam Scripts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Professional Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Program Restructure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Progress Monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7             W
Public Speaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15          Withdrawal and addition of courses dates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
                                                                                                        Workload/Contact Hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Quotas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Repeated Course Enrolment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

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