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Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

Undergraduate Handbook 2009 Contents INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................................... 4 PROGRAM STRUCTURE .................................................................................................................... 4 Standard Units ................................................................................................................................. 4 Course Codes .................................................................................................................................. 4 PLANNING YOUR PROGRAM ............................................................................................................. 5 Credit for Previous Tertiary Studies ................................................................................................. 5 Tutorials ........................................................................................................................................... 6 Electronic sign-on procedures – St Lucia/Ipswich/Gatton ............................................................... 6 PASS Program (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) ............................................................................. 6 Assignments..................................................................................................................................... 6 Plagiarism ........................................................................................................................................ 7 Dual Programs ................................................................................................................................. 7 How to request a program change to a dual program ..................................................................... 8 USEFUL WEBSITES ............................................................................................................................ 8 DEAN’S HONOUR ROLL...................................................................................................................... 8 ALUMNI ................................................................................................................................................. 9 EXCHANGE STUDIES ......................................................................................................................... 9 SUMMER SEMESTER ......................................................................................................................... 9 CAREER INFORMATION ..................................................................................................................... 9 UQCareerHub ................................................................................................................................ 10 Careers and Graduate Employment Opportunities........................................................................ 10 COMPUTING FACILITIES .................................................................................................................. 10 Location and Access ...................................................................................................................... 10 Conditions of Use ........................................................................................................................... 10 Security and Surveillance .............................................................................................................. 11 Username and Password............................................................................................................... 11 After Hours Swipe Cards ............................................................................................................... 11 Online Storage ............................................................................................................................... 11 Internet Access and Download Quota ........................................................................................... 11 Printing in the BEL Labs ................................................................................................................ 11 BEL Helpdesk— Chamberlain Lab ................................................................................................ 11


Useful Contacts .............................................................................................................................. 12 STUDENT ASSOCIATIONS ............................................................................................................... 12 UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND LAW SOCIETY (UQLS) .......................................................... 13 JUSTICE AND THE LAW SOCIETY ............................................................................................. 13 STUDENT CHARTER ......................................................................................................................... 14 Student Expectations/University Responsibilities .......................................................................... 14 University Expectations/Student Responsibilities .......................................................................... 15 Grievances ..................................................................................................................................... 15 BACHELOR OF COMMERCE ............................................................................................................ 16 Program Requirements .................................................................................................................. 16 Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) ..................................................................................................... 16 2009 Program List for Bachelor of Commerce .............................................................................. 17 PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION .................................................................................................. 18 Dual Programs Available with the Bachelor of Commerce ............................................................ 18 STUDY PLAN ...................................................................................................................................... 20 Bachelor of Commerce - Program Structure (CPA/ICAA) ............................................................. 20 Bachelor of Commerce - Program Structure (CPA/ICAA/FINSIA)...................................................... 21 Bachelor of Commerce - Program Structure (FINSIA) ....................................................................... 22 PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS .................................................................................................... 23 Certified Practicing Accountants Australia (CPA Australia) ........................................................... 23 The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) .......................................................... 23 Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) ...................................................................... 24 National Institute of Accountants (NIA) .......................................................................................... 25 Chartered Secretaries Australia Limited (CSA) ............................................................................. 25 Taxation Institute of Australia......................................................................................................... 25 PRIZES AND SCHOLARSHIPS ......................................................................................................... 26 The Alexander Inglis Memorial Prize ............................................................................................. 26 The Association of Taxation and Management Accountants Prizes ............................................. 26 The CPA Australia Prizes in Accounting ........................................................................................ 26 The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia Prize ............................................................. 26 The KPMG Prize in Business......................................................................................................... 26 The Queensland Investment Corporation Prize............................................................................. 26 The Taxpayers’ Australia Inc Prize ................................................................................................ 26 The Thomas Henry Nevitt Memorial Prize ..................................................................................... 26 HONOURS PROGRAM ...................................................................................................................... 26 2009 Program List for BCom(Hons) .............................................................................................. 26


POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS ........................................................................................................ 27 CONTACT DETAILS ........................................................................................................................... 27


INTRODUCTION You are encouraged to read all the information provided in this booklet prior to commencing your studies with the Faculty at The University of Queensland. If, at any time, you need help there is someone who can assist you. Don’t wait until a minor problem becomes a major one – get advice early. On each campus there is a Resource Area in the Faculty of Business, Economics & Law that aims to provide students with resources and advice. Here, you will find a collection of handbooks and handouts from lectures; be able to lodge and collect assignments; and be offered assistance for appointments with Academic Administration Officers. You should become familiar with this area on your campus. Always be mindful of the University’s important dates, especially deadlines for cancellation/withdrawal from courses and programs. Compliance with these deadlines will determine whether or not you have your fees refunded.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE Standard Units Under the program structure, a standard semester’s work – regardless of level (such as undergraduate or postgraduate) – will comprise #8, and a normal year’s work, #16. All programs of the same length will comprise the same number of units (#), that is 3-year programs = #48 4-year programs = #64 5-year programs = #80 For dual programs, faculties will be combining programs within the following parameters Two 3-year single programs = minimum #64/maximum #80 4-year + 3-year single programs = minimum #80/maximum #96. Most courses will have a unit value of 2, but some courses of other unit values will be available. Even in the case of dual programs, you will not be required to enrol in more than #8 units per semester to complete in minimum time. Course Codes Course codes consist of an eight character alpha-numeric coding schema. The first four characters (alpha codes) of the code are discipline descriptors. They relate to disciplines, not schools, since there is a possibility of multiple schools sharing a discipline. Discipline descriptors are aligned with the DEEWR ASCED codes. There is a direct relationship between the discipline descriptor, Student Contribution Amount bands and funding clusters. The last four digits are numeric codes. The first numeric character reflects the level: 1 = 1st year or 1st level undergraduate course 2 = 2nd year or 2nd level undergraduate course 3 = 3rd year or 3rd level undergraduate course 4 = 4th year or 4th level undergraduate course 5 = 5th year or 5th level undergraduate course 6 = postgraduate honours or graduate certificate or graduate diploma course 7 = coursework masters course 8 = professional doctorates course 9 = enrolment in a research masters, PhD or higher doctorate program The 2nd to 4th characters of the numeric code are allocated at the discretion of faculties, with the proviso that each course must have a unique identifier.


PLANNING YOUR PROGRAM Programs in the Faculty of Business, Economics & Law generally consist of: Compulsory courses; A choice of advanced courses in your discipline; and A choice of electives either from courses within the Faculty of Business, Economics & Law or from other Schools within the University. To plan your program, you should: 1. 2. 3.

read the Faculty of Business, Economics & Law Undergraduate Handbook 2009 (this publication – suggested program plans are included here) attend appropriate information sessions held prior to and during Orientation Week (including information sessions for dual program students) if necessary and after the above, consult an Academic Administration Officer (initial enquiries can be made at the Faculty Resource Centre).

It is essential to plan a program of study so that prerequisite courses are completed prior to enrolment in the advanced course. The Faculty of Business, Economics & Law applies this requirement strictly. Representative program plans on the following pages will assist you in designing your program. The University weights courses in terms of units (#), chosen to represent the effort expected of a student, including both contact and private study time; one #2 course = 10-12 hours/week/semester (approximately). The maximum number of units that you can enrol in during semester 1 or 2 is #8 (that is, 4 courses in most cases). Students may only take #10 in these semesters with approval from the Faculty. In order to be able to enrol in #10, a student must have been enrolled full-time in the previous semester (not including summer semester) with a term GPA for that semester of 4.5 or higher. To be considered a fulltime student, you must enrol in a minimum of #6 in semester 1 or 2. Maximum enrolment for a full-time student for the summer semester is #6 and for a part-time student is #4; it is recommended that students adjust their study load in all semesters depending on other commitments. Credit for Previous Tertiary Studies If you have already successfully completed some study at a University level you may be entitled to credit. If so you will need to follow the following steps. 1.

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Complete an Application for credit or exemption for previous studies form available from the Faculty Office or Faculty Resource Centre or on the MyAdvisor website at http://www.uq.edu.au/myadvisor/forms/enrolment/credit-exemptions.pdf. Attach a certified copy of your official academic results to this form. Provide a detailed course outline for each course. The outlines are used to determine whether you will gain credit towards your current program.

Please note: All applications for credit take 2 – 4 weeks for processing. Ensure that any applications are submitted as early as possible to avoid potential enrolment problems. Timetables/Lectures Students are responsible for planning their own timetable. (Timetable templates are available from the Faculty Resource Centre.) Students are encouraged to regularly check their timetable on mySI-net for any changes. Where there are two or more lectures offered for the one course, students are able to choose the one that best suits their timetable. (However, students enrolled in certain courses may be allocated lecture times


according to surname.) Within the Faculty, for courses with large enrolments, lectures are divided into groups – the evening class is usually for part-time students or for those students with a timetable clash. It is important for students to attend the first lecture (in their chosen timeslot) of a course to receive a Course Outline and to discuss tutorial arrangements. Students should attend the lecture on the same day at the same time each week throughout the semester or as specified in course outlines. Tutorials • Some courses have tutorials in the first week of classes. Check your timetable on mySI-net for details. (Confirmation of the start date will be discussed at the first lecture.) • Students should note that they may be automatically allocated to a tutorial time for courses offered by other faculties and should plan their timetable accordingly. Electronic sign-on procedures – St Lucia/Ipswich/Gatton For most ACCT, ECON, EVNT, FINM, HOSP, INFS, LAWS, LEIS, MGTS, MKTG, ORGC, TOUR and RBUS courses offered at St Lucia, Ipswich or Gatton, students will be able to enrol for tutorials via mySInet. Electronic tutorial sign-on will be available from mid-February and continue until the end of the first week of lectures. Sign-on procedures for tutorials that are not available via mySI-net will be explained during the first week of lectures. Students may access mySI-net via terminals in the Chamberlain Building Computer Laboratory; UQ Libraries; Student Centres and the Faculty Resource Centre. Continuing students Continuing students will be able to log-on to mySI-net using their existing student number and by following the instructions provided. New students New students will not be able to enrol until allocated a student number. All enrolments are via mySI-net. Students experiencing any problems should consult with staff in the Faculty Resource Centre, Colin Clark Building; the Help Desk, Chamberlain Building Computer Laboratory; the Self Directed Learning Centre, or in the Student Centres. Students are also advised to check notice boards in the various Faculty Resource Areas for further information during Orientation Week. PASS Program (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) For some ACCT, ECON, EVNT, FINM, HOSP, INFS, LAWS, LEIS, MGTS, MKTG, ORGC, TOUR and RBUS courses a PASS program is offered. Each of these sessions consists of small interactive group study and is conducted by students who have successfully completed the course in previous years. Attendance at these PASS sessions is voluntary but highly recommended as it supplements the formal lecture and tutorial program. Further information will be discussed at the first lecture. Assignments St Lucia campus Commerce, Economics, Law, Management, Tourism, and Real Estate & Development courses ACCT, ECON, EVNT, FINM, HOSP, INFS, LAWS, LEIS, MGTS, MKTG, ORGC, TOUR, REDE and RBUS assignments should be lodged in the assignment slot by the due date and time at the BEL Faculty Resource Centre unless otherwise directed by the lecturer. Penalties will apply for late assignments. Marked assignments can also be collected from the Faculty Resource Centre. When submitting assignments, students must: • Select the correct assignment cover sheet, which is colour coded for each School. • Fill in all details outlined on the assignment cover sheet. • Sign and date the declaration on the bottom of the assignment cover sheet.


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Secure the assignment cover sheet to the assignment and secure disks, if any. Deposit the assignment in the assignment slot at the Faculty Resource Centre.

Please note: • Students must have their student card available when collecting assignments. Ipswich campus All assignments must be submitted with an attached cover sheet and be lodged by the due date at: • the Student Centre, Building 8 • the Faculty of Business, Economics & Law Office, Level 2, Building 12, or • the School of Tourism, Level 1, Building 13 There is an after-hours slot to the right of the Building 8 entry doors and penalties will apply for late assignments. Students will be advised of the exact lodgement location by the course lecturer prior to the submission of assignments. Gatton campus All assignments must be submitted with an attached cover sheet and be lodged by the due date at: • the Student Centre, Building 101 Plagiarism Don’t take a chance! The University of Queensland takes all forms of cheating very seriously. The University’s governing body, the Senate, has a policy statement on plagiarism. This statement outlines responsibilities for both academic staff and students, and refers to the inclusion of a number of statements in Course Profiles. For further information about this policy, you should visit the Web address http://www.uq.edu.au/hupp/index.html?policy=3.40.12. Students should also consult the University of Queensland Statute No 4 (Student Discipline and Misconduct) 1999 – (Schedule 2 – What is Misconduct? “Student Integrity”). This statute is available at the Web address http://www.uq.edu.au/senate/docs/statutes/statute-04.pdf. Dual Programs If you have received a quota place in a single program at The University of Queensland and decide you would like to enrol in a dual program, the following procedure must be adhered to. To secure a place in a dual program, you must be eligible for a quota place in the program with the higher entry score. For example, to enrol in Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Economics, you must first receive a quota place in Bachelor of Commerce, as this usually requires the higher entry score. For dual programs where both components have the same entry requirements, you must have a place in the component which come first in the dual program title. For further information, please contact Admissions: (07) 3365 2203 or see the table at the following link: http://www.uq.edu.au/myadvisor/docs/change-to-dual.xls Once you have received a quota place, you should further consult this publication for the suggested dual program plans. Students should also attend an advisory session held during Orientation Week for further information.


You may then request a program change through mySI-net. How to request a program change to a dual program

After completing a single program (or as an alternative to a dual program), you may wish to consider a postgraduate program as a supplement to your bachelor’s degree. The Commonwealth Government has FEE-HELP which enables postgraduate students to defer the payment of their fees via a loan from the government. For more information please consult the Commonwealth Government’s online information at: http://www.goingtouni.gov.au/Main/Quickfind/PayingForYourStudiesHELPLoans/FEEHELP.htm.

USEFUL WEBSITES my.UQ is a Web page you can personalise to give you access to all the online information and services you need as a student. In my.UQ you can access your email, complete your enrolment, link to the Library, view your calendar and address book, search the Web, find out the latest news and weather and check out what is happening at UQ through this single online gateway (http://student.my.uq.edu.au/). mySI-net is where you go to complete your enrolment, check your timetable, sign-on for classes, request to change programs, and change your personal details (http://student.my.uq.edu.au/). myAdvisor is the source of online help for UQ students. The website includes links to online forms as well as information on designing programs, enrolment, changing or withdrawing, assessment and financial matters. (http://www.uq.edu.au/myadvisor). AskIT provides computing help and training for UQ students via face-to-face help desks, as well as a telephone helpline, website and email enquiry service. AskIT is a service provided by The University of Queensland Library (http://askit.uq.edu.au/). The Library links you to a vast catalogue of printed books and journals held by The University of Queensland Library, as well as an extensive range of electronic databases and Internet resources (http://www.library.uq.edu.au).

DEAN’S HONOUR ROLL Undergraduate and postgraduate students, who attain a specified cumulative GPA across their entire program, are considered eligible for placement on the Dean’s Honour Roll. •

Undergraduate students must gain a GPA equivalent to second class honours across their entire BEL program. (Courses taken towards another Faculty’s component of a dual program are not included in this calculation).


Postgraduate students must be enrolled in a masters program and gain a cumulative GPA of 6.0 or greater.

ALUMNI When you graduate from the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law at The University of Queensland you are considered part of our alumni. Strong alumni provide the means for graduates to keep in touch with their discipline, colleagues and friends through a variety of events and activities. The Faculty believes that maintaining excellent relations with alumni is mutually beneficial. By providing you with opportunities to attend such events as professional development and career seminars or to network and socialise with colleagues and peers, you in turn continue to be ambassadors for the University.

EXCHANGE STUDIES As a University of Queensland student you will have the opportunity to study overseas for one or two semesters and earn credit towards your UQ degree. You continue to pay your fees to UQ and have the opportunity to study at one of more than 130 different universities around the world. To find out more, attend the BEL Faculty Exchange presentation that is held each semester or visit the UQ Abroad website at www.uq.edu.au/uqabroad.

SUMMER SEMESTER The Summer Semester is an optional third semester offered by some faculties. It is a condensed sevenweek teaching period held over the normal University summer break; however some courses are offered intensively over two weeks. The Summer Semester offers: • • • • •

flexibility for students in designing their programs; the opportunity to fit in all the necessary prerequisite courses to complete some desired disciplinary stream earlier than in the normal program; the opportunity to repeat courses to obtain better results; and completion of the program in a shorter period of time. maximum enrolment for a fulltime student for the summer semester is #6 and for a part-time student is #4.

Enrolment forms and timetables are available in the latter part of second semester each year. Please refer to the Summer Semester Handbook for further information.

CAREER INFORMATION The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law recognises the importance of producing work ready graduates. As a student of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law you will have access to a dedicated Employment Services Unit (ESU). This unit is the only one of its kind within the University and caters to the specific needs of students studying within the Faculty. The unit is also unique to Queensland universities and one of the only faculty based services within Australia. The ESU builds on employment preparation workshops offered by Student Services and encourages students to think about their career development before their last year at university. To help you explore career options and prepare for graduate employment, the ESU: • encourages all students to attend presentations and the annual UQ Careers Fair to explore career options; • coordinates events to provide information on careers directly relevant to BEL students and facilitate contact with potential employers;


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regularly communicates employment opportunities, events, industry trends and initiatives through UQ CareerHub and regular updates; provides industry relevant advice on possible career paths, job search strategies and job applications; and actively seeks out potential work experience opportunities to allow you to apply your academic knowledge in a real work setting. Feedback from industry indicates that students who have completed degree related work experience are far more attractive to potential employers.

The unit maintains regular contact with industry within Australia and overseas to generate job opportunities and keep abreast of the latest employment trends. All employment opportunities are advertised through UQ’s online careers and employment website, UQCareerHub. Graduates of The University of Queensland are in strong demand by both Australian and international employers. A dedicated International Employment Officer is available for students interested in opportunities overseas. UQCareerHub is your online ‘one-stop-shop’ for: • Graduate recruitment and entry level opportunities • Vacation employment • International opportunities • Work experience • Part time/casual • Experienced/ professional • Industry Workshops/Presentations/Networking • Career employment resources To access this service to find all employment related needs, you must register on the University’s Careers and Employment Website go to www.careerhub.uq.edu.au Use your UQ student name and password (same as mySI-net). You can access this website at any time. Additionally, you will be sent email updates weekly. Careers and Graduate Employment Opportunities This unit of Student Services offers you Employment Preparation Workshops, Career Plan Consultations, Employment Seminars and Events and Skill Development Workshops. For more information register for these events via www.careerhub.uq.edu.au or visit www.uq.edu.au/careers .

COMPUTING FACILITIES (www.uq.edu.au/bel/lab) The BEL Faculty Computer Laboratories are provided to assist students studying BEL Faculty courses to complete their studies. This includes all courses offered by the UQ Business School, the School of Economics, the T.C.Beirne School of Law and the School of Tourism. Location and Access The BEL Labs consist of a general use main lab (for assignment work and general study) plus five teaching labs located on level 2 of the Chamberlain Building and two teaching labs located in the GPN3 Building at the St Lucia Campus. The facilities consist of more than 200 PCs across both buildings. The Chamberlain main lab is open for general access from Monday–Friday between 7:45am–9:45pm. Access outside of these hours (9:45pm–7:45am Monday–Friday and all weekend) is available with an after hours swipe card. Conditions of Use Entry to, and usage of, the BEL Labs is subject to terms and conditions which can be found on the lab website (http://www.bel.uq.edu.au/lab) and on notices posted throughout the labs. Breach of these terms and conditions may result in disciplinary action—ignorance is no excuse. In particular NO FOOD OR DRINKS (except bottled water) are permitted in any of the labs.


Security and Surveillance The BEL Labs have a sophisticated security system directly linked to UQ Security, including 24 hour digitally recorded surveillance, door alarms, motion sensors, PC tamper alarms, swipe card access logging, as well as full logging of PC access and usage. Username and Password All students receive a UQ username and password from UQConnect as part of their enrolment package. This username (eg s123456) and password will be required to gain access to computers in the BEL Labs. Please note that the BEL Helpdesk (Chamberlain Building) does not issue username and passwords. UQConnect and the AskIT Helpdesk (Level 2, Duhig Building, St Lucia Campus) can reset passwords (please ensure you have your student ID card). After Hours Swipe Cards Students requiring access to the main computer lab outside of normal hours can purchase an after hours swipe card from the Faculty Resource Centre located on Level 1, Colin Clark Building (39). The Resource Centre is open during semester from 9am—5pm, Monday—Friday and 9am—6pm, Monday— Friday during the last 2 weeks of teaching, SWOTVAC and exams. Online Storage All students at The University of Queensland have access to a central file storage space of 100MB. This can be accessed from inside the BEL Labs as well as from other locations on campus and via the internet. This storage space is maintained by UQConnect and ITS. In the BEL Labs this storage space is known as “H: Drive”. Students should not save any data onto the C: Drive. Data saved here will be deleted when the PC is rebooted and it is not possible to retrieve this information once this has occurred. Internet Access and Download Quota The BEL Labs are connected to the Internet via UQConnect. UQ is a member of AARNet, providing unlimited free access to most Research and Educational institutions worldwide (see http://www.aarnet.edu.au for more info). In addition, all students are provided with a download quota of 200MB per month for access to all sites not part of, or affiliated with, AARNet. This quota applies to most Web access through UQ, including via the BEL labs, UQConnect wireless or dialup access. Additional quota can be purchased from UQConnect. To gain access to any website external to UQ users must login to UQConnect. Your Web browser will automatically direct you to the login page as required. Your username and password are the same as for all other centrally managed UQ services (See info under “Username and Password”). UQ has a strict Internet Code of Practice which must be adhered to at all times and is available at: http://www.uq.edu.au/hupp/index.html?policy=6.10.1 Students who are under the age of 18 will need to submit a parental consent form to UQConnect before being granted external Web access. Printing in the BEL Labs Printing throughout all the BEL Labs is via two high speed laser printers located at the rear of the main lab in the Chamberlain Building. This service is provided by Unicard and requires you to add printing credit onto your student ID card at the vending machines in any one of the UQ Libraries. The nearest library to the BEL Labs is the Graduate Economics and Business Library in the Colin Clark Building or the Social Sciences and Humanities Library in the Duhig Building. There is a phone located near the printers to contact Unicard directly if there are any problems with the printers. BEL Helpdesk— Chamberlain Lab The BEL Helpdesk is a service provided by the Faculty to support students and staff who use any of the BEL Faculty facilities, including the level one teaching rooms in Colin Clark and all of the Faculty computer labs in Chamberlain and GPN3 Buildings. The helpdesk staff are not permitted to answer technical questions on topics covered in coursework—these questions should be directed to tutors or lecturers. The Helpdesk staff are able to provide general support for issues relating to the proper functioning of the labs and teaching facilities; they are not there to do your assignments for you. BEL Helpdesk opening hours are 8am-6pm, Monday—Thursday and 8am—5pm Friday during semester. During non-teaching weeks (and over Summer) opening hours are 10am—4pm, Monday—Friday.


Useful Contacts BEL Faculty Helpdesk BEL Main Computer Lab Level 2, Chamberlain Building (35) Tel: +61 7 3365 8855

BEL Faculty Resource Centre Level 1, Colin Clark Building (39) Tel: + 61 7 3365 9017

AskIT Help Desk Level 2, Duhig Building (2) Tel: + 61 7 3365 8811 Email: help@askit.uq.edu.au http://www.askit.uq.edu.au UQConnect Building 21B (next to Red Room) Student Union complex, St Lucia Tel: +61 7 3365 6000 Email: help@uqconnect.net http://uqconnect.net

STUDENT ASSOCIATIONS The Faculty of Business, Economics & Law supports a number of student associations for undergraduate students. Students are encouraged to become a member of one or more of these associations.

AIESEC is the leading global organisation developing youth leadership that supports the belief that there is an opportunity to develop proactive leaders with a vision for Australian society within the global community. If you want to make a difference and become one of these young leaders, please contact the AIESEC office (Room 118 Colin Clark building (39)), on tel: (07) 3365 4714 or www.aiesecuq.com .

The Economics Society of Australia UQ Student Chapter – e|s|a – is a student organisation which provides opportunities for professional development and social interaction for students interested in economics and related fields.

Please feel free to contact the e|s|a office in Room 117, Colin Clark Building (Bldg 39) for further information, or email the association at esa@uqesa.com.

Interested in a professional career in business, commerce or economics? The Financial Management Association of Australia (FMAA) is a student association working to develop your professional skills and help you achieve your career aspirations. Be a part of our success. Join the FMAA and enjoy the benefits of our professional networking events such as Corporate Cocktails and the Annual Down to Business Luncheon. To find out more, email us at brisbane@fmaa.com.au. Alternatively, visit us in Room 116 of the Colin Clark Building (39) or online at www.fmaa.com.au.


The University Of Queensland Management Association (UQMA) was founded in August 2000 by a group of business students who were passionate about facilitating the professional development of students. Further information about UQMA can be obtained via the UQMA website at www.uqma.com, visiting the UQMA office (located in Room 116, Colin Clark - Building 39) or telephoning (07) 3365 9018.

The UQ REDS are a society that was established in 2002 for undergraduate and postgraduate students majoring in Real Estate and Development. The objectives of UQ REDS are to provide students with opportunities to explore the property industry, identify available career paths, support students with mentoring and practical advice from industry and fellow students and to recognise that property goes beyond valuation and sales. For more information visit the UQ REDS website www.uqreds.com.

UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND LAW SOCIETY (UQLS) Since 1937, The University of Queensland Law Society (UQLS), an organisation run by law students, has fostered and promoted the interests of students at the T.C. Beirne School of Law. The UQLS Office is located in Room W227 of the Forgan Smith Building. The Executive of the UQLS can be contacted during business hours at the UQLS Office, in person, or by telephone: (07) 3365 1491, or email: mail@uqls.com. For details about upcoming events and more information about the Society, visit our website at www.uqls.com or check out the UQLS Notice board in the Law Library Foyer.

JUSTICE AND THE LAW SOCIETY Justice and The Law Society (JATL) is a productive and vital organisation within the TC Beirne School of Law. JATL performs an important role in actively promoting awareness of women's issues, general legal issues and social justice issues and provides a forum for members to raise concerns. JATL’s office is located in Room E235 of the Forgan Smith Building. JATL can be contacted on tel: (07) 3365 7997, email: jatl@law.uq.edu.au


STUDENT CHARTER (HUPP 3.40.1)

Student Expectations/University Responsibilities Students as individuals can expect: • • • • • • •

to be treated with courtesy and respect the University to address the reasonable needs of all students regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, disability, or mode of study1 to communicate freely and to be able to voice alternative points of view in rational debate to enjoy a study environment free from harassment, discrimination and bullying2 to be provided with a harmonious work and study environment in which concerns and complaints are addressed as quickly as possible3 to have personal privacy respected. Students may expect that personally sensitive information will be requested only where necessary for University academic or administrative functions and that, once collected, it will be adequately protected against inappropriate or unauthorised access4 to have access upon request to personal records which the University may hold about them, subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 1992 and relevant University access policies and procedures 5

While participating in their education, students can expect: • • • • • •

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to be provided with accurate, timely and helpful information regarding their studies, and about enrolment and other administrative procedures that apply to them to receive, at the beginning of each semester from the subject coordinator, an up-to-date course profile6 that program and course content will be up-to-date and informed by current scholarship in the discipline to have reasonable access to teaching staff for individual consultation outside class times, in person or by other means (such as by telephone or electronic mail) that evaluations of academic performance will reflect each student’s true merit that feedback on assessment will be recognised as a valuable part of the educative process. Items of progressive assessment should be marked promptly and returned to students with feedback and the mark or grade obtained. Students may access examination marks and scripts, together with appropriate feedback, following release of final results7 that their copyright in any essay, assignment, thesis or dissertation they produce will be recognised and that students’ moral rights in relation to original academic work will be acknowledged in, for example, scholarly publications, academic presentations or teaching materials8 that the facilities or equipment they use are safe and comply with the University’s occupational health and safety guidelines

As members of the University community, students can expect:

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Policies 1.70.1 (Equity and Diversity) and 1.70.3 (Racism) and 1.70.6 (Discrimination and Harassment)

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Policies 1.70.2 (Management of Sexual Harassment Grievances), 1.70.6 (Discrimination and Harassment) and 1.70.3 (Racism)

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Policy 3.40.10 (Student Grievance Resolution)

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Policy 1.60.2 (Privacy Management Policy)

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Policies 1.60.1 (Freedom of Information Management Policy), Policy 3.30.6 (Student Access to Feedback on Assessment)

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Policies 3.20.9 (The Course Profile)

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Policy 3.30.1 (Assessment)

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Policy 4.15.1 (Intellectual Property Policy for Staff, Students and Visitors)


representation on major decision-making bodies, and for provision for their representation to be included in statutes and rules of the University. It is desirable that student representatives are, as often as possible, appointed by students themselves or by organisations representing them an opportunity to appraise the teaching performance of academic staff and to provide input into program planning and course design

University Expectations/Student Responsibilities Students as individuals can be expected to: • • • •

treat other members of the University community with respect and courtesy treat other members of the University community equitably9 respect the opinions of others and deal with disagreement by rational debate avoid conduct which might reasonably be perceived as discrimination, harassment or bullying or which is otherwise intimidating10

While participating in their education, students can be expected to: •

acquaint themselves with University policies and procedures relevant to their enrolment and studies and observe the statutes, rules and policies of the University attend classes, maintain steady progress in courses undertaken and submit required work on time (unless unforeseen or exceptional circumstances, which are communicated to the relevant staff member as soon as possible, arise) conduct themselves in a professional manner while undertaking industrial placements or other forms of clinical or practice-based experience, and respect the confidentiality of patient, client or commercial information made available to them as part of their practical learning activities incorporate feedback into their learning, make use of the assessment criteria with which they are provided, and be aware of rules and policies relating to assessment maintain the highest standards of academic integrity in their work. Students must not cheat in examinations or other forms of assessment and must ensure that they do not plagiarise the work or ideas of other persons and that the findings of their research are interpreted and presented appropriately and based on accurate data11

• • • •

As members of the University community, students can be expected to: •

participate actively in and contribute to University decision-making bodies of which they are members, since students represent a key constituency within the University and provide useful perspectives on its operation provide fair and honest feedback on teaching performance and the presentation of courses respect University property and the facilities, such as library, computing and laboratory resources, which the University provides to support teaching and learning, so that these are available to fellow students avoid conduct which disrupts the teaching, learning or research activities of other students and staff, or which interferes with others performing their duties.

• • •

Grievances It is the University's aim that students participate in a quality educational and a rewarding personal experience. Students concerned about the application or contravention of the principles outlined in this Student Charter (and the policies which underpin these principles) should be aware that grievance procedures exist to deal with inappropriate conduct, such as sexual harassment, discrimination, harassment and breaches of personal privacy.

9

Policies 1.70.1 (Equity and Diversity), and 1.70.3 (Racism) and 1.70.6 (Discrimination and Harassment)

10

Policies 1.70.2 (Management of Sexual Harassment Grievances) and 1.70.3 (Racism) and 1.70.6 (Discrimination and Harassment)

11

Policies 4.15.1 (Intellectual Property Policy for Staff, Students and Visitors) and 3.60.1 (Procedures for Dealing with Student Discipline and Misconduct Matters)


In relation to teaching and educational issues, students may have recourse to mechanisms such as the Senate Student Appeals Committee, concerning (for example) the result awarded in a course or the decision of an Executive Dean (or delegate) about their studies. However, to be considered by the Senate Student Appeals Committee, an appeal must come within the Committee's jurisdiction. More generally, students with concerns regarding the conduct of teaching, can consider taking the following steps: • Students may approach the unit (eg head of school, centre director) or if applicable, a designated person such as a school ombudsman. • It is recognised that there are situations in which students may be reluctant to approach the head of unit or may remain dissatisfied despite doing so. In these circumstances, students should contact the executive dean of the Faculty responsible for the program in which they are enrolled. The executive dean has broad responsibility for the teaching programs in the Faculty and will endeavour to conciliate or mediate an outcome which addresses student concerns. In some Faculties, these responsibilities may be delegated to an Associate Dean Academic. In dealing with grievances, consideration will be given to issues such as maintaining student confidentiality in individual cases. • Where students remain dissatisfied following the involvement or intervention of the Executive Dean, they should contact the Deputy-Vice Chancellor (Academic), preferably in writing, with their concerns. The Deputy-Vice Chancellor (Academic) will consider whether further conciliation may help to resolve the grievance. However, where the circumstances warrant it, a formal investigation may be undertaken. Again, consideration will be given to issues such as maintaining student confidentiality in individual cases. The Deputy-Vice Chancellor (Academic) will have final responsibility for determining the complaint. • The Education and Postgraduate Student Advocate in the UQ Union (tel: (07) 3377 2212) is available to provide assistance and advice concerning study-related matters and processes, including grievance and appeal mechanisms. Students are encouraged to contact the Union to discuss concerns they have, before taking the steps outlined above.

BACHELOR OF COMMERCE ** Please note that the information contained in this handbook is relevant for the BEL component of the dual programs only. Please consult your Academic Administration Officer in the respective Faculty regarding program planning and lists for the non-BEL component of these dual.

Program Requirements The Bachelor of Commerce program prepares students for careers in general management, banking, financial management, and accounting and information systems. Graduates are also equipped to work as public accountants in commercial or government administration, or in private practice. Courses focus on accounting, financial planning, decision-making and control in organisations. Students examine the fundamental principles of commerce and the business environment, and learn how to apply business principles to contemporary business practices.

Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) A student is required to obtain #48 from the BCom List comprising • #24 of compulsory courses from Group 1; and either (1) Students who wish to complete a major: o #12 from one major in Group 2 (at least #6 must be from level 3 courses); and o #12 of general elective courses from Group 3 or from almost any other undergraduate program in the University as approved by the Executive Dean. No more than #4 may be from level 1 courses; or o #24 from two majors, each comprising #12 (at least #6 in each major must be from level 3 courses); OR (2) Students who do not wish to complete a major: o at least #12 of elective courses from Group 3 (at least #6 must be from level 3 courses); and


o up to #12 of general elective courses from Group 3 or from almost any other undergraduate program in the University as approved by the Executive Dean. No more than #4 may be from level 1 courses. At least #24 must be at advanced level. Refer to the BCom rules for further information. 2009 Program List for Bachelor of Commerce Group 1 Compulsory ACCT1101 ACCT2101 ACCT2102 ECON1010 ECON1020 ECON1310 ECON1320 FINM2401 LAWS1100 MGTS1201 MGTS1301 MKTG1501

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

Accounting for Decision Making Financial Reporting Fundamentals of Cost Accounting Introductory Microeconomics Introductory Macroeconomics Quantitative Economic & Business Analysis A Quantitative Economic & Business Analysis B Financial Management Business Law Computer-based Information Systems Introduction to Management Introduction to Marketing

Group 2 Where definite instructions are given, students must follow those instructions when planning their major.

Accounting Students must complete at least six courses from the following (of which three courses must be at level 3): ACCT3101 2 Auditing & Public Practice 2 External Reporting Issues ACCT3102 2 Accounting for Corporate Structures ACCT3103 2 Managerial Costing and Control ACCT3104 LAWS3100 2 Corporations Law 2 Income Tax Law LAWS3101 Business Information Systems Students must complete all six courses from the following (of which three courses must be at level 3): 2 Business Information Systems ACCT3201 INFS3222 2 Systems Analysis & Design MGTS2202 2 Data and Information Management MGTS3203 2 Database Management in Business MGTS3207 2 Managing the Virtual Organisation 2 Managing Information Systems & Services MGTS3208 Finance Students must complete at least six courses from the following (of which three courses must be at level 3): ECON2200 2 Management of Financial Institutions ECON2300 2 Introductory Econometrics FINM3401 2 Corporate Finance 2 Investments & Portfolio Management FINM3402 2 International Financial Management FINM3403 2 Banking & Lending Decisions FINM3404 FINM3405 2 Derivatives and Risk Management Group 3 Electives


ACCT3101 ACCT3102 ACCT3103 ACCT3104 ACCT3105 ACCT3201

2 2 2 2 2 2

Auditing & Public Practice External Reporting Issues Accounting for Corporate Structures Managerial Costing and Control Advanced Management Accounting Business Information Systems

ECON2200 ECON2300 ECON3350 ECON3360 ECON3420 FINM3401 FINM3402 FINM3403 FINM3404 FINM3405 INFS2233 INFS2244 INFS3222 LAWS3100 LAWS3101 LAWS3102 LAWS5151 MGTS2202 MGTS3203 MGTS3204 MGTS3205 MGTS3207 MGTS3208

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

Management of Financial Institutions Introductory Econometrics Applied Econometrics for Macroeconomics and Finance Applied Econometrics for Microeconomics Economics of Information and Communication Technology Corporate Finance Investments & Portfolio Management International Financial Management Banking & Lending Decisions Derivatives and Risk Management Foundations of Electronic Commerce Electronic Commerce Systems Development Systems Analysis & Design Corporations Law Income Tax Law Business and Taxation Law and Technology Data and Information Management Database Management in Business Electronic Commerce Infrastructure Management Securing the Commercial Internet Managing the Virtual Organisation Managing Information Systems & Services

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION Graduates who include approved courses in their program meet the academic requirements for Associate Membership of the Certified Practising Accountants Australia; admission to the CA Program of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia; a Senior Associate of the Australasian Institute of Bankers; an affiliate of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants, and a Provisional Associate of the Chartered Institute of Company Secretaries of Australia. All students who complete the Bachelor of Commerce program meet the academic requirements for Affiliate Membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. The BCom is included in the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Training Register. When making a choice of courses, students intending to apply to professional bodies for registration should refer to the section in this handbook on Professional Bodies to ensure applicability of courses.

Dual Programs Available with the Bachelor of Commerce The following dual programs are available with the Bachelor of Commerce. Program plans can be found on the myAdvisor website at http://www.uq.edu.au/myadvisor/dual-program-plans Bachelor of Commerce with ‌ Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Business Management Bachelor of Economics Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Bachelor of Engineering


Bachelor of Information Technology Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Science Please note: Students exiting early with one component of a dual degree must complete the single degree requirements of that component. Students will then be required to follow the single degree rules to complete the remaining component from that dual degree.


STUDY PLAN Bachelor of Commerce - Program Structure (CPA/ICAA) PROGRAM CODE: 2024 FOR STUDENTS WISHING TO APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP WITH THE CPA/ICAA

You can use this outline to plan your program structure. Courses

Total Units

Accounting for Decision Making Quantitative Economic & Business Analysis A Business Law Introduction to Marketing

2 2 2 2

Financial Reporting Quantitative Economic & Business Analysis B Financial Management Computer-based Information Systems

2 2 2 2

YEAR ONE Semester 1 ACCT1101 ECON1310 LAWS1100 MKTG1501 Semester 2 ACCT2101 ECON1320 FINM2401 MGTS1201 YEAR TWO Semester 1 ACCT2102 Fundamentals of Cost Accounting ECON1010 Introductory Microeconomics General Elective + Income Tax Law LAWS3101

2 2 2 2

Semester 2 ACCT3104 Managerial Costing & Control ECON1020 Introductory Macroeconomics MGTS1301 Introduction to Management General Elective

2 2 2 2

YEAR THREE Semester 1 ACCT3102 External Reporting Issues LAWS3100 Corporations Law General Elective General Elective

2 2 2 2

Semester 2 ACCT3101 + Auditing & Public Practice ACCT3103 Accounting for Corporate Structures General Elective General Elective Total

2 2 2 2 #48

It is not possible to study more than #8 in semester one of year one. General Electives may comprise a second major. *

Student who are intending to transfer from the BCom to BCom/LLB are advised to take ECON1010 in place of LAWS1100, as LAWS1100 is not transferable for credit towards the BCom/LLB dual degree.

+

These courses are recommended but not required for entry into the CPA. Students who have not completed these courses will be required to undertake them as part of their CPA study.

Ensure your BCom Major/s are listed correctly on mySI-net


Bachelor of Commerce - Program Structure (CPA/ICAA/FINSIA) PROGRAM CODE: 2024 FOR STUDENTS WANTING TO APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP WITH THE CPA/ICAA AND FINSIA

You can use this outline to plan your program structure. *This plan cannot be followed by students who have not met the Mathematics B entry requirement.

Courses

Total Units

YEAR ONE Semester 1 ACCT1101 ECON1310 LAWS1100 + MKTG1501

Accounting for Decision Making Quantitative Economic & Business Analysis A Business Law Introduction to Marketing

2 2 2 2

Financial Reporting Quantitative Economic & Business Analysis B Financial Management Computer-based Information Systems

2 2 2 2

Fundamentals of Cost Accounting Introductory Microeconomics Income Tax Law Introduction to Management

2 2 2 2

Semester 2 ACCT2101 ECON1320 FINM2401 MGTS1201 YEAR TWO Semester 1 ACCT2102 ECON1010 LAWS3101 MGTS1301 Semester 2 ACCT3104 Managerial Costing & Control ECON1020 Introductory Macroeconomics Course 1 for Finance Major Course 2 for Finance Major

2 2 2 2

YEAR THREE Semester 1

ACCT3102 External Reporting Issues LAWS3100 Corporations Law Course 3 for Finance Major Course 4 for Finance Major

2 2 2 2

Semester 2 ACCT3101 Auditing & Public Practice ACCT3103 Accounting for Corporate Structures Course 5 for Finance Major Course 6 for Finance Major Total +

2 2 2 2 #48

It is not possible to study more than #8 in semester one of year one. Students who are intending to transfer from the BCom to BCom/LLB are advised to take ECON1010 in place of LAWS1100, as LAWS1100 is not transferable for credit towards the BCom/LLB dual degree. Ensure your BCom Major/s are correctly listed on mySI-net


Bachelor of Commerce - Program Structure (FINSIA) PROGRAM CODE: 2024 FOR STUDENTS WANTING TO APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP WITH THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIASIA (FINSIA)

You can use this outline to plan your program structure. Courses

Total Units

Accounting for Decision Making Quantitative Economic & Business Analysis A Business Law Introduction to Marketing

2 2 2 2

Financial Reporting Quantitative Economic & Business Analysis B Financial Management Computer-based Information Systems

2 2 2 2

YEAR ONE Semester 1 ACCT1101 ECON1310 * LAWS1100 MKTG1501 Semester 2 ACCT2101 ECON1320 FINM2401 MGTS1201 YEAR TWO Semester 1 ACCT2102 Fundamentals of Cost Accounting ECON1010 Introductory Microeconomics General Elective MGTS1301 Introduction to Management

2 2 2 2

Semester 2 ECON1020 Introductory Macroeconomics [ECON2200 Management of Financial Institutions [OR [General Elective

Course 1 for Finance Major Course 2 for Finance Major

2 2 2 2

YEAR THREE Semester 1

Course 3 for Finance Major Course 4 for Finance Major Course 5 for Finance Major General Elective Semester 2

Course 6 for Finance Major General Elective General Elective General Elective Total

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 #48

It is not possible to study more than #8 in semester one of year one. *

Student who are intending to transfer from the BCom to BCom/LLB are advised to take ECON1010 in place of LAWS1100, as LAWS1100 is not transferable for credit towards the BCom/LLB dual degree.

General Electives may comprise a second major. Ensure your BCom Major/s are correctly listed on mySI-net


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS Certified Practicing Accountants Australia (CPA Australia) Associate Members Graduates who have completed the requirements for the award of Bachelor of Commerce including the following courses are eligible for Associate membership: Accounting & Finance: ACCT1101 Accounting for Decision Making ACCT2101 Financial Reporting ACCT2101 Fundamentals of Cost Accounting FINM2401 Financial Management ACCT3102 External Reporting Issues* ACCT3103 Accounting for Corporate Structures* ACCT3104 Managerial Costing & Control* Law**:

LAWS1100 Business Law LAWS3100 Corporations Law* LAWS3101 Income Tax Law*†

Auditing:

ACCT3101 Auditing & Public Practice*†

Information Systems:

MGTS1201 Computer-based Information Systems

Economics:

ECON1010 Introductory Microeconomics and ECON1020 Introductory Macroeconomics

Quantitative Methods: ECON1310 Quantitative Economics & Business Analysis A and ECON1320 Quantitative Economic & Business Analysis B *

Students who have been granted credit for these courses on the basis of prior study may need to contact CPA Australia to confirm eligibility. ** Students enrolled in the BCom/LLB dual program should substitute these courses for [LAWS2111 + LAWS2112], LAWS4112 and LAWS5144. † These courses are recommended but not required for entry into the CPA. Students who have not completed these courses will be required to undertake them as part of their CPA study.

Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) Status Graduates who wish to advance to CPA membership must complete the CPA Program and 3 years of supervised or 5 years of unsupervised work experience in accountancy or finance. Persons undertaking a program of study recognised for Society membership may enroll on the Society's Passport Program by phoning: (07) 3832 1194 and requesting an application form be mailed to them. Enquiries: CPA Australia 8th Floor, 307 Queen Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 or GPO Box 1161, Brisbane QLD 4001 Tel: + 61 7 3100 0100 Email: cpa@qld.cpaonline.com.au Website: http://www.cpaaustralia.com.au/

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) Graduates of The University of Queensland who have completed the program of Bachelor of Commerce and have passed the following courses meet the educational requirements for admission to the ICAA's CA Program:


Accounting & Finance: ACCT1101 Accounting for Decision Making ACCT2101 Financial Reporting ACCT2102 Fundamentals of Cost Accounting ACCT2401 Financial Management ACCT3102 External Reporting Issues ACCT3103 Accounting for Corporate Structures ACCT3104 Managerial Costing & Control Law**:

LAWS1100 Business Law LAWS3100 Corporations Law LAWS3101 Income Tax Law

Auditing:

ACCT3101 Auditing & Public Practice

Information Systems:

MGTS1201 Computer-based Information Systems

Economics:

ECON1010 Introductory Microeconomics and ECON1020 Introductory Macroeconomics

Quantitative Methods: ECON1310 Quantitative Economics & Business Analysis A and ECON1320 Quantitative Economic & Business Analysis B ** Students enrolled in the BCom/LLB dual program should substitute these courses for [LAWS2111 + LAWS2112], LAWS4112 and LAWS5144. Enquiries: Manager - Education The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia Level 1, 200 Mary Street, Brisbane 4000 or GPO Box 2054, Brisbane QLD 4001 Tel: + 61 7 3221 5644; Fax: + 61 7 3221 0856 Website: http://www.charteredaccountants.com.au/

Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) Student membership with full rights and privileges is open to full-time Commerce and Economic students. Application forms may be obtained from the Institute's Queensland office or downloaded from the FINSIA Website at http://www.finsia.edu.au. All students who complete a Bachelor of Commerce or a Bachelor of Economics from The University of Queensland and obtain employment in the banking and finance industry are immediately eligible for Associate status. Graduates with the previous qualifications who include in their program the following courses will also meet the academic requirements for Senior Associate: MKTG1501 Introduction to Marketing MGTS1301 Introduction to Management or BSOC1601 Organisational Behaviour FINM2401 Financial Management Plus 3 of:

LAWS3103 Law of Financial Transactions FINM3401 Corporate Finance FINM3404 Banking & Lending Decisions ECON2200 Management of Financial Institutions FINM3402 Investments & Portfolio Manager FINM3405 Derivatives & Risk Management

Senior Associates also require a minimum of two years employment in the banking and finance industry. Enquiries: The Director Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA)


Level 13, Camalco Place 12 Creek Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 Tel: + 61 7 3234 7888 Email: qld@finsia.edu.au Website: http://www.finsia.edu.com (A full list of FINSIA services is available at this Website.) National Institute of Accountants (NIA) The NIA has the resources to provide you with support and direction at each stage of your career development. This support starts for students with the NIA Student Register and allows for progression, through the levels of membership, to become a Professional National Accountant (PNA). Membership of the NIA Student Register is open to any student enrolled in Accounting from Secondary School through to the completion of an Undergraduate Degree or TAFE qualification. As a student member you receive the support of a professional national accounting body and a range of benefits and opportunities. There are two levels of membership available through the NIA Student Register, for a nominal fee you can become a Full Student Member and receive all the benefits that the Student Register has to offer or you can join as a free Online Student Member. Enquiries: Level 11/300 Queen Street Brisbane QLD 4000 Tel: (07) 3229 3983 Fax: (07) 3229 8586 Email: qlddivn@nia.org.au Web: http://www.nia.com.au/ Chartered Secretaries Australia Limited (CSA) The Chartered Secretaries Australia Limited is the peak body for over 8,000 professionals around Australia involved in governance, compliance, management and administration of commerce, industry and pubic affairs. CSA is the Australian division of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), an international association with over 46,000 members. Graduates of The University of Queensland’s business or law programs may be eligible to undertake CSA’s Graduate Diploma in Company Secretarial Practice, a fully accredited, five-subject postgraduate program, completion of which may qualify you for membership of CSA. Exemptions from up to 3 of the 5 Graduate Diploma subjects may be granted subject to CSA’s assessment of prior academic studies. Enquiries: The Branch Manager Chartered Secretaries Australia Limited Podium Level, 192 Ann Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 or GPO Box 2883, Brisbane QLD 4001 Tel: + 61 7 3229 6879; Fax: + 61 7 3221 1310 Email: qld.branch@CSAust.com Website: http://www.csaust.com

Taxation Institute of Australia The Taxation Institute of Australia is an independent organisation run by and for its more than 10,000 tax professional members. They include, as well as tax agents, many of Australia's leading tax accountants, lawyers, academics and corporate tax managers. Students in law or articled law clerks are eligible to be admitted as an Associate Member and those qualified as a member of a law or accounting body are admitted as a Fellow Member. Enquiries: State Director Taxation Institute of Australia (Qld Branch) Level 11, 82 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 Tel: + 61 7 3221 5200; Fax: + 61 7 3222 0446 Email: qld@taxinstitute.com.au Website: http://www.taxinstitute.com.au/


PRIZES AND SCHOLARSHIPS Full details are available from The University of Queensland Calendar Series Volume 1 - The Yearbook 2006. The Alexander Inglis Memorial Prize Candidates for a degree within the Faculty - Highest pass in first attempt at ACCT2102. The Association of Taxation and Management Accountants Prizes BCom students Prize 1 - Highest mark in first attempt at LAWS3102. Prize 2 - Highest mark in first attempt at ACCT3104. The CPA Australia Prizes in Accounting Prize 1 - First year BCom students who complete at least #16 (including ACCT1101at a grade of 6 or 7) Prize 2 - Second year BCom students who complete at least #16 (including ACCT3104 at a grade of 6 or 7). Prize 3 - Final year BCom students who are eligible for admission as provisional members of the Australian Society of Accountants. The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia Prize Any student - Highest overall achievement in first attempt at FINM2401, ACCT3101 ACCT3102 and LAWS3101. The KPMG Prize in Business Final year BCom students - Best result in first attempt at ACCT3105. The Queensland Investment Corporation Prize Full-time BCom students with a grade of 7 for FINM3402 - Highest overall achievement in FINM2401, FINM3401 and FINM3402. The Taxpayers’ Australia Inc Prize Bachelor of Commerce student - Highest marks in first attempt at LAWS3101 and LAWS3102 The Thomas Henry Nevitt Memorial Prize Students completing the BCom degree - Most outstanding academic record in courses taken while enrolled for the degree and credited towards the degree.

HONOURS PROGRAM The Honours Program in the UQ Business School is designed to provide outstanding undergraduate students with an extra year of high-quality study to enhance their analytical skills and knowledge of the current research literature in the Commerce disciplines. Entry into the program must be within two years of graduating from the pass program and is open to students who obtain a minimum GPA of 5.5. Entry GPA for each year is competitive and varies dependent upon demand. Entry is normally done immediately after completion of the first program. Thinking about Honours? Then be aware of undergraduate program prerequisites!

2009 Program List for BCom(Hons) Part H Honours

A student is required to obtain #16 comprising #10 for –


RBUS6991 6 one of the following 4 RBUS6921 RBUS6922 4 and #6 from 2 ACCT6101 ACCT6102 2 2 FINM6401 2 FINM6402 FINM6403 2 INFS6211 2 INFS6222 2 LAWS6100 2 2 RBUS6911 2 RBUS6913

Honours Thesis Scientific Method in Commerce Scientific Method in Commerce Financial Accounting Honours Accounting Honours - Special Topic Corporate Finance Honours Empirical Finance Honours Asset Pricing Honours Information Systems Honours Research in Electronic Commerce Corporations, Law and Governance Commerce Honours Seminar Commerce Contemporary Research Issues

up to #2 of another course at level 6 from within the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law approved by the Head of School.

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS Postgraduate program information is available from The UQ Business School. For further details please visit www.uq.edu.au/study

CONTACT DETAILS Undergraduate Advising

Postgraduate and Honours Advising

Faculty of Business, Economics and Law The University of Queensland Level 3, General Purpose North (39A) Brisbane Qld 4072 Australia Tel: +61 7 3365 9017 or 3365 9019 Fax: +61 7 3365 4788 Email: bel@uq.edu.au www.bel.uq.edu.au

UQ Business School The University of Queensland Level 2, Colin Clark Building (39) Brisbane Qld 4072 Australia Tel: + 61 7 3365 6475 or 3365 6283 Fax: + 61 7 3365 6988 Email: postgrad_enquiries@business.uq.edu.au www.business.uq.edu.au

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