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Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Dalyell Scholars)

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    For graduate employability in the QS Rankings 2018.

Overview

Lead the next generation of business and innovation. Designed for high-achieving students, the Dalyell stream of the new Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies cultivates high-level graduate attributes through greater depth and breadth of learning. You will enrol in exclusive Dalyell units and have access to a suite of enrichment opportunities.

When doing the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies, you can complete a second major, combine studies from a range of disciplines, undertake advanced coursework, and get involved in a cross-disciplinary community, professional, research or entrepreneurial project work.

In the Bachelor of Commerce, you will gain a strong commercial grounding in areas such as accounting, economics and business statistics.

In additional to technical development, you will gain the critical thinking and problem-solving skills to apply your knowledge effectively in the business world. Our core units, Future of Business and Leading and Influencing in Business , have been specifically designed to prepare you for the contemporary workforce, equipping you with leadership and entrepreneurial skills, as well as the tools to develop a global mindset.

Choose from a wide range of business majors and take advantage of our international exchange and industry placement opportunities to graduate with the experience to launch your career in virtually any field, anywhere in the world.

By tailoring your commerce degree with the Bachelor of Advanced Studies you can focus your study on the pursuit of a particular professional qualification, as well as explore different subjects and interests to gain a broad and versatile business education, and skills in areas that will benefit your career,

Why study here?

  • Build your global network as you connect with our Australian and international partners
  • Take advantage of exchange opportunities and work with leading companies in Sydney, Southeast Asia, Europe, the United States and South America through our industry placements.

 

Majors

You are required to choose one major from the faculty listing below and a second major either from your faculty options or from our shared pool of majors and minors.

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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What you'll study

Exclusive to high-achieving students with an ATAR (or equivalent) of 98+, the Dalyell Scholars program is an opportunity to challenge yourself alongside your most promising and talented peers.

The program enables you to draw on the rich interdisciplinary depth and breadth on offer at the University, cultivating the leadership and professional expertise to join the ranks of our most distinguished alumni.

The Dalyell Scholars program allows you to collaborate and network with like‑minded world influencers.

In addition to completing distinctive Dalyell units of study with other high achievers, you will have access to enrichment opportunities, including:

  • exclusive research and entrepreneurship programs
  • direct access to industry‑based project learning
  • tailored mentoring and professional skills development to enhance your study and career opportunities
  • international experiences to develop your global perspective
  • acceleration to master’s level study
  • access to specialised Language (Arts) and Mathematical Sciences (Science) programs.

For a full list of Dalyell courses and more information, visit: sydney.edu.au/dalyell-scholars

Units of Study

Applying for admission

You can apply or be invited to participate in the Dalyell Stream of the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies.

Completion requirement

All students must complete four degree-core units of study – three 1000-level units and one 2000-level unit. Full-time students must complete all 1000-level core units in the first year of study. All students must complete the core unit BUSS1000 in their first semester of study.

Professional Accounting program

Our program in Professional Accounting offers you the opportunity to develop the knowledge and expertise you need for a rewarding career in accounting. Available to complete as part of the Bachelor of Commerce, you will undertake 12 units from across accounting and other essential business disciplines.

The Professional Accounting program meet the requirements for professional accounting accreditation with the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and CPA Australia. Undertaking the CAANZ or CPA program after graduating from university will give you an internationally recognised qualification and the opportunity to complete specialist training and continuing professional development.

Admission requirement

Entry to the Dalyell scholars program is on the basis of demonstrated academic achievement in either,

  • a recognised secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents) with a minimum ATAR equivalent of at least 98 (ATAR of at least 95 for the alternative entry pathways Broadway, E12 and Future Leaders; ATAR of at least 90 for Cadigal - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants) or
  • the first year of full time study in a bachelor's degree with an average mark of 80 or equivalent.

For applicants whose first language is not English, English language requirements must be met through sufficient qualifications taught in English or accepted English language tests. For more information visit the University's English language requirements.

Course opportunities

Most subject areas within the Bachelor of Commerce allow you to take part in the Business School's student exchange program. The program involves you attending a host university overseas for a period of time (usually one or two semesters) before returning to complete your studies in Sydney. The program is literally a swap of students between the universities, which means you can undertake approved overseas study and have the credits you achieve there count towards your degree at Sydney.

The Business School also has an Industry Placement Program, which offers a unit of study that you can credit towards your degree. Highly coveted by students, acceptance into the program's unit of study is competitive. The unit provides a preparation course before you enter the work placement for nine weeks. At the end of your placement, you are assessed through a work-learning journal, your preparation of a business report that integrates your prior learning with your industry experience, and a presentation with the other students enrolled in the program.

Professional accreditation

The University of Sydney Business School is actively involved in quality assurance and accreditation activities aimed at further enhancing the quality of our teaching, research and community-related programs. We strive for excellence and this has earned us the top international accreditations available to business schools and enabled us to forge strategic alliances.

These include: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International); EQUIS, the quality assurance arm of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD); and CEMS the Global Alliance in Management Education. The Business School is the only Australian business school to be admitted to CEMS, which is a prestigious alliance of 17 renowned European business schools, nine non-European academic institutions, and 60 of the world's leading multinational corporations.

Professional accreditations

For certain career options, external accreditation is a requirement for entering the workforce. Further accreditations are available to students who complete the requirements and meet eligibility criteria for the following:

Refer to the Business School (Undergraduate) Handbook or Business School website for further details.

Graduate opportunities

Bachelor of Commerce graduates enter a wide range of careers, including: accountancy, banking and financial management, research and consulting, human resource management and industrial relations, advertising and market research, marketing and sales, business analysis, policy analysis and formulation, foreign affairs and public sector management.

The dedicated Careers and Employability Office (CEO) in the Business School provides access to advice, resources and a wide range of opportunities and employer activities in the corporate and public sectors.

Career outcomes

  • Accountant
  • Business analyst
  • Corporate/government relations officer
  • Economist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Enterprise architect
  • Financial dealer and broker
  • Human resources specialist
  • International business consultant
  • Investment banker
  • Management consultant
  • Marketing executive
  • Policy adviser
  • Project manager

Graduates have the same employment opportunities as Commerce graduates, with the added scope of careers requiring skills in the humanities or sciences.

Career information for UAC

Examples include accounting, advertising and market research, auditing, banking and financial management, business analysis, consulting, corporate banking, human resource management and industrial relations, investment banking, marketing and sales, media research, policy analysis and formulation, public sector management, research analysis, and securities.

Domestic students

Indicative Undergraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study in the course, and the specific units of study in which you enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Visa/MasterCard surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Undergraduate Students


The tuition fee for international undergraduate students is an indication of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount. For further information about how to calculate your specific total tuition fees, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Combined undergraduate degree tuition fees


For international students, for combined undergraduate degrees, a single indicative course tuition fee applies for the duration of your study in the combined degree, regardless of the units of study that are undertaken as part of your combined degree. Importantly, the single indicative course tuition fee is subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your study in the combined degree.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Visa/MasterCard surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

“Commerce provided me with the opportunity to combine my passions for economics and mathematics. The breadth of subjects offered by the Business School means that I will be equipped with a wide knowledge of several industries and specialisations, which has helped forge my understanding of what I want to do. 
Kartikeya Shastri, Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Econometrics)

 

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