Commerce with conscience

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Commerce with a Conscience How graduates of the new Melbourne Bachelor of Commerce will be improved global citizens Presented by Professor Greg Whitwell Associate Dean (Academic Programs) Faculty of Economics & Commerce

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Bachelor of Commerce course structure Entry requirements Majors available in the BCom Attributes of a BCom graduate Enriching the Melbourne Experience Commerce with a Conscience Graduate Options Career outcomes Pathways to graduate programs Resources Questions Professor Greg Whitwell, Associate Dean (Academic Programs) Overview 25 minutes 15 minutes

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Bachelor of Commerce course structure 5 compulsory subjects for fundamental principles of commerce 2 x economics 2 x quantitative methods 1 x organisational behaviour Professor Greg Whitwell

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Prerequisites VCE Maths Methods (either) and English (any) 3 & 4 Minimum study score of 25 in both *Specialist maths with a study score of at least 37 needed for a major in Actuarial Studies IB Standard level: Grade 5 English & Mathematics Higher level: Grade 4 English & Mathematics *Grade 4 Higher level maths needed for a major in Actuarial Studies ENTER scores Australian & International students Guaranteed ENTER: 90.00 (for full fee place) NB: New degree so no Clearly-in-Rank (CIR) data for CSP places Entry Requirements Professor Greg Whitwell

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Majors available in the BCom Accounting* - auditing, tax, business analysis, business forensics & fraud Actuarial studies* - risk assessment, statistics, insurance, financial maths Professional training where students choose at least one or more majors: *accounting and actuarial accreditation requirements can be met by completing specified subjects Economics – micro & macroeconomics, econometrics, development economics Finance – personal finance, investments, corporate finance Marketing – advertising, promotions, market research, global marketing Management – human resource mgmt, project & event mgmt, operations, strategy Breadth disciplines – e.g. language, media & communications, maths, engineering Professor Greg Whitwell

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The University aims to produce BCom graduates with the following attributes: Academically excellent Knowledgeable across disciplines Leaders in communities Attuned to cultural diversity Active global citizens Attributes of a BCom graduate Professor Greg Whitwell “I have learned to adapt to a new learning style, something that is more practical and analytical. As an international student, the course has enabled me to meet lots of people from different cultures. Most importantly, the people here are friendly and appreciative of other cultures.” Anoop Varghese Current Student

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Enriching the Melbourne Commerce Experience Concurrent diploma (adds up to 1 year) Modern Languages Arts & Creative Arts Geographic Information Systems Music (practical) Mathematics Student Exchange Program 1 or 2 semesters Guaranteed scholarship for every Commerce student Choose from over 27 countries Study in English or another language “I met many new friends, travelled the world and got to know a new city. Going on exchange has been one of the highlights of my time at university.” Susannah McComish Exchange to University College Dublin, Ireland Professor Greg Whitwell

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Management Practicum (3rd year subject) students assigned to teams on a real-life business project Practical experience in planning, teamwork, research & presentation skills Supported by class work Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) national competition teams led by faculty advisors develop community outreach projects Enriching the Melbourne Commerce Experience Professor Greg Whitwell “The Management Practicum has been the most stimulating and useful subject I have completed, on both academic and practical levels. Not only were there plenty of opportunities to further develop our research and report-writing skills, there was also invaluable experience gained on both professional and team-based levels.” Helen Barnes Final year Commerce / Arts

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Case study competitions Teams of Commerce students from universities around the world compete to resolve real-life business problems presenting their solutions to a panel of business professionals. Work experience and internships Careers & Employment offers resources, assistance and advice e.g. resume writing, interview skills workshops, career planning & career mentorship Student Ambassador Leadership Program (SALP) Students develop leadership qualities & skills Structured training program Create networks in the University and wider community through community & university service Students can apply theory from their degree in a practical setting Clubs and societies / Student Union Enriching the Melbourne Commerce Experience Professor Greg Whitwell Ken Wong Bachelor of Commerce SALP participant

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Teaching and Learning Unit Transition support Peer Mentor Program Peer Assisted Study Scheme – interactive and collaborative learning in small groups, led by later year students Individual tutorials Online tutor Skills workshops Time management Writing skills Presentation skills Citing and referencing Enriching the Melbourne Commerce Experience Professor Greg Whitwell Jenny Chu Bachelor of Commerce Business Analyst, UBS

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Commerce with a conscience Professor Greg Whitwell Academic course (commerce majors + breadth studies) plus extra-curricular activities, e.g. FIRST YEAR attend an international guest lecture join a student club with an international focus (e.g. African drumming) SECOND YEAR mentor an international student enrol in a Diploma of Modern Languages attend peer assisted study scheme (PASS) THIRD YEAR join Asialink tutor PASS undertake the online U21 Global Issues Certificate participate in an international humanitarian and environmental project

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Commerce with a conscience Professor Greg Whitwell Outcome: Graduates from an enriched Bachelor of Commerce who are: Academically excellent Knowledgeable across disciplines Leaders in communities Attuned to cultural diversity Active global citizens

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Graduate options Bachelor of Commerce 3 years FROM SCHOOL Professional and Practitioner Masters and Diplomas Degree courses for professional accreditation e.g JD; or specialist knowledge e.g. MBIT (1 - 2 years or more) Employment International / Local Public / Private sector Research Higher Degrees Honours Masters PhD Professor Greg Whitwell

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Career outcomes Accounting Accountant Audit Associate Business Information Systems Business Analyst Consultant Actuarial Studies Actuary Statistician Finance Financial Analyst Financial Planner Economics Economist Policy Analyst Marketing Brand Manager Marketing Coordinator Management Account manager Human Resources Consultant Professor Greg Whitwell

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Pathways to Graduate Programs (commerce disciplines) Eligible for entry on completion of Bachelor of Commerce degree: (duration is full-time, unless otherwise specified) Graduate Programs: For recent graduates looking for a career foundation, or for those seeking career change e.g. Master of Business and Information Technology (MBIT), Graduate Diploma in Economics Masters degrees and Graduate Diplomas Business foundation with specialist option in a wide range of professional fields Any undergraduate degree No work experience necessary Study 12-18 months full-time or 2-3 years part-time Professor Greg Whitwell Oliver Kohler, Master of International Business

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Pathways to Graduate Programs (commerce disciplines) Eligible for entry with Bachelor of Commerce and professional work experience: Practitioner Programs: For professionals seeking career advancement e.g. Master of Human Resource Management, Postgraduate Diploma in Finance Masters degrees and Postgraduate Diplomas Specialist, discipline-based Specific undergraduate major often required Professional work experience often required Study 1–2 years full time or 2-4 years part time Professor Greg Whitwell

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Eligible for entry on completion of Bachelor of Commerce degree: (duration is full-time, unless otherwise specified) Master of Engineering (Mech & Civil/Environmental) 2 years Master of Urban Planning (2 years) Master of Forest Ecosystem Science (2 years) Master of Teaching: 3 streams Early Childhood (2 years) Primary (2 years) Secondary – either reduced load or accelerated option (2.5 or 1.5 years) early exit to Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching Master of Social Work (2 years coursework or 2.5 years coursework + thesis) Pathways to Graduate Programs (non-commerce disciplines) Professor Greg Whitwell

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Eligible for entry on completion of Bachelor of Commerce degree, test and personal statement: Juris Doctor (Law) 3 year standard option includes opportunities for seasonal clerkships, international exchanges, internships, mooting and Law Review editorial work. 2 year accelerated option available, but less time for exchange, internships etc JD leads to admission to the legal profession in all Australian jurisdictions Can also be used as a basis for seeking admission in many overseas jurisdictions Selection criteria: LSAT test score, academic results achieved in previous tertiary studies (any institution) and applicant’s personal statement Some candidates may be required to attend an interview Pathways to Graduate Programs - JD Professor Greg Whitwell Melbourne JD student – Sarah Steele

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Eligible for entry on completion of Bachelor of Commerce degree and bridging course: (duration is full-time, inclusive of bridging course) Master of Architecture (3 years) Master of Construction Management (3 years) Master of Landscape Architecture (3 years) Master of Property (3 years) Master of Engineering (2 years incl. 2 - 4 intensive summer semester subjects) Chemical Software Electrical Biomedical Pathways to Graduate Programs Professor Greg Whitwell

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Pathways to Commerce Graduate Programs for graduates of other disciplines Master of Applied Commerce: a professional foundation for a career in business Ideal first business qualification for any graduate Six options suit your choice of career MAC MAC (Accounting) MAC (Business Analysis and Systems) MAC (International) MAC (Management) MAC (Marketing) Study 2 years full time, or 18 months if you have 1 year of work experience Some CSP places available in MAC (Accounting) MAC (Accounting) grads eligible to enter CPA and ICAA Professional Programs Outstanding career outcomes for MAC graduates Kate Woolley MAC (Marketing) Professor Greg Whitwell

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Resources Professor Greg Whitwell Latest information on undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered in 2008 Student exchange SIFE Careers & Employment Student Ambassador Leadership Program Teaching & Learning Unit

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Questions? Professor Greg Whitwell

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