Changes to Undergraduate Programs in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 and transitional arrangements for continuing students

Change Details Transitional arrangements

UG degrees will have an aligned BUSS code from 2012. The BUSS code will apply to: core units, (former) ECOF units, exchange and internship units.

There is no change to content for most core units, apart from those marked with * in list below, mainly just a new BUSS code.

  • ECOF 1003 = BUSS 1001
  • ECOF 1004 = BUSS 1002
  • ACCT 1005 = BUSS 1030
  • ECOF 3001 = BUSS 3500
  • * ECMT 1010 = BUSS 1020 (content changed, new unit - Quantitative Business Analysis)
  • * ECON 1001= BUSS 1040 (content changed, new unit - Economics for Decision Making. Note: Students can complete both ECON1001 and BUSS1040 - however it it not required for students wishing to both meet Commerce degree requirements and complete a major in Economics.)
  • ECOF 3001 = BUSS 3500 (Integrated Business Applications)

* Outside of core units (i.e. for ECMT major and CPA) ECMT1010 and BUSS1020 are considered equivalent and interchangeable. However, for the core unit, BUSS1020 must be completed.

  1. The old core units of ACCT 1001, 1002, CISS 2001 and ECOF 3001 are being phased out. The junior Accounting units will be offered until the end of 2012 with departmental permission. CISS 2001 and ECOF 3001 are no longer available from the end of Semester 2, 2011.
  2. Pre 2012 students who have not completed core units, will complete the new equivalent unit, listed in this section.
  3. Pre 2011 students, who have not completed CISS 2001 will need to complete BUSS 1002.
  4. Pre 2012 students who have not completed ECON 1001, will need to complete BUSS 1040.
  5. Pre 2012 students who have not completed ECOF 3001, will need to complete BUSS 3500.
New core unit for all Business School degrees (New commencing students from 2013): BUSS1900 Managing Business Communication A

Students commencing from 2013, are required to complete the zero credit point unit, BUSS1900, in their first semester of study (at the same time as BUSS1001).

Students will have the opportunity of receiving a waiver of this requirement if they successfully complete the mandatory waiver test that will be conducted in Orientation Week (O week) before the commencement of the Semester.
To start in 2013 only - 0 credit point unit - no impact on continuing students.
Capstone unit introduced for students commencing study in the Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) from 2013. Students who commence the BCom (Liberal Studies) must complete BUSS3500 Integrated Business Applications in their final Semester of study This only applies for students commencing from 2013. Students who commenced prior to 2013 may choose to complete BUSS3500 but it is not required.

There is little impact on the CPA/CA accreditation program as CPA/CA will recognise the new BUSS coded units.

The only units affected in relation to CPA/CA and their new equivalents are:

  • ACCT 1005 = BUSS 1030
  • ECMT 1010 = BUSS 1020
  • ECON 1001 and ECON1002 = BUSS 1040

Both sets of units will be recognised by CPA/CA during the transitional period.

Most students will need to complete their core units within their 1st year.

Students completing single degrees, combined Law, and BCom/Medicine & Surgery or BCom/MD full time, must complete all junior core units within their 1st year of study. Students who are part time or doing other combined degrees must complete their junior core units within the first two years of their degree.

Students commencing study MUST complete BUSS1001 and BUSS1900 in their first semester of study.

Applies from 2012 onwards.

Study in the School of Economics (i.e. Economics or Econometrics)

Students who commencing studying in the Bachelor of Commerce and related combined Commerce degrees from 2012 will be able to count Economics and/or Econometrics as Business School credit

Students commencing from 2013 in the Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies), will have to count any Economics and/or Econometrics units completed as other faculty (non-Business School credit).

The resolutions for Bachelor of Commerce require students to complete 96 credit points from the Business School and School of Economics for students commencing from 2012.

The resolutions for the Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) require student sto complete 108 credit points from the Business School only - for students commencing from 2013.

The move of Econometrics to the School of Economics (Arts and Social Sciences) has prompted changes within the Operations Management and Econometrics (OME) discipline. Certain ECMT units that were formerly part of OME and are staying with the Business School (now called Discipline of Business Analytics) have a new QBUS code, some, a new name, and all come under the renamed major of Quantitative Business Analysis from 2012 (Business Analytics from 2015). Some new QBUS units have also been created.

The former ECMT units that are being retained by the Business School and their new QBUS equivalents are listed below:

Old ECMT unit New QBUS equivalent
ECMT1010 Bus & Econ Stats A BUSS1020 Quant Bus Anal
ECMT2620 Mgt Science QBUS2310 Mgt Science
ECMT2630 Mgerial Dec Making QBUS2320 Methods Dec Anal
ECMT2640 Operations Mgt QBUS2330 Operations Mgt
ECMT3640 Proj Plang & Mgt QBUS2350 Proj Plang & Mgt
ECMT3610 Mgt Sci Mdls & Mthds QBUS3310 Adv Mgt Sci
ECMT3180 Bus Risk Mgt QBUS3810 Bus Risk Anal

New QBUS units:

  • QBUS1030 Business Modelling with Spreadsheets (elective only)
  • QBUS2810 Stat Modelling for Bus - core unit for major
  • QBUS2820 Predictive Analytics (elective for major)
  • QBUS3320 Supply Chain Management (elective for major)
  • QBUS3820 Data Mining and Data Analysis (elective for major)
  • QBUS3830 Advanced Analytics

All currently enrolled students (pre-2012 students), completing the Operations Management and Decision Sciences major (OME), will be able to complete that major as part of their degree. The currently listed and offered units within this major (OME), have an equivalent QBUS unit set up for 2012, which continuing students can complete in place of the old ECMT unit. The old ECMT unit and its new QBUS equivalent have prohibitions against each other and it is to be made clear via the handbook and Online information that the new QBUS unit is equivalent to and replaces the former ECMT unit. Continuing students who have completed some ECMT units will therefore be able to complete an Operations Management and Decision Sciences major with QBUS units.

Continuing students who are able to fit the new 'Quantitative Business Analysis' major into their degrees ,will be able to do so as long as this does not impinge on completing degree requirements in place at the time they commenced.

Students who have started an Econometrics major and would like to change to a Quantitative Business Analysis major can do so, as long as the degree credit and requirements allow. In??most cases, this will only be possible, where a student has completed minimal econometrics study which can be matched up to new QBUS units and the remainder of the Quantitative Business Analysis major can be completed with QBUS units.

Students commencing in 2012 who choose to major in this field, will follow the new Quantitative Business Analysis major. Students commencing in 2015 who choose to major in this field will follow the new Business Analytics major.

The BCom (Liberal Studies) Major I and Major II lists have been tidied up.

For students who commenced study in 2012, the Major I list now only consists of Business School study and Major II is other faculty study (as well as some Business School options). Economics and Econometrics are now in Major II list.
For students commencing study in 2013, the Major I list still consists of only Business School areas of study and the Major II areas have been widened to: any subject area from the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Faculty of Science (subject to other faculty credit point restrictions).

Pre-2013, BCom (Liberal  Studies) students can choose to count the School of Economics units towards the Arts and Social Sciences component (24 credit points) they must complete, but will not then be able to count other School of Economics units as Business School study: must be one or the other.

For students commencing from 2013, all School of Economics units will count as non-Business School units (i.e. will count only towards the Arts and Social Sciences requirements for their degree).

The rule concerning majors lists will be that of the year the student commenced.

Changes to the Management major for students commencing from 2014 or for continuing students who wish to follow the new major structure.

The Management major has been revised for students commencing study in 2014. The main change is regards to the elective units available to students. Students will no longer count Economics units (ECOS) units as electives in this major. However a number of Business School units have been added to the elective list for this major:

  • IBUS2102 Cross-Cultural Management
  • IBUS3107 Business Negotiations
  • QBUS2350 Project Planning and Management

For full details of the changes to the this major please see the Management major.

The rule is for students commencing study from 2014 and any continuing students who to follow the new major structure.

Change to major name: The Quantitative Business Analysis major will change its name to Business Analytics from 2015 for commencing students.

The Quantitative Business Analysis (QBA) major will change its name from 2015 to Business Analytics for students commencing study from 2015. Continuing QBA students will be able to complete all the same units of study as listed under the Business Analytics major.

For details of these changes refer to the Business Analytics major.

The change is for students commencing study from 2015. Continuing students will remain in the Quantitative Business Analysis major.

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