Changes to our Bachelor of Commerce program from 2021

The UNSW Business School has made innovative changes to the curriculum of our Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) for new students commencing in 2021.

Why have we made the change?

As an innovative Business School, we continually refresh our program offerings to be at the forefront of industry research and business practice. Updating and redesigning our curriculum will ensure that our BCom students continue to receive a world class, market leading degree that prepares them to achieve their career goals.

Changes to the program have been informed by extensive research with students, alumni and employers.

What does this mean for current BCom (and double degree) students?

If you commenced your degree in 2020 or earlier your curriculum will not change. Your courses will remain the same and you will complete your degree as per your progression plan.

What do I need to do?

Nothing. When the 2021 UNSW Handbook is published, we will contact you again to further outline your options before enrolment opens for 2021.

We are committed to ensuring that our current students have opportunities to experience our new Bachelor of Commerce courses and features while still successfully progressing in their current programs.

What are the curriculum changes for new students in 2021?

Full details about the new curriculum will be released in the 2021 Handbook in late August but the below outlines some key changes.

  • An Integrated First Year curriculum consisting of 8 new courses (48 UOC) and a non-credit bearing myBCom Blueprint primer. The new courses will introduce students to the broad business content and transferrable business skills through business themes rather than disciplinary areas.
  • Portfolio assessments at the end of first year, and at the end of final year, to explicitly guide students’ skills acquisition and capability building and assure attainment of expected 1st year and final year standards.
  • A new 2nd and 3rd year experience including mandatory work-integrated learning for all students in major/minor stream curricula that systematically embed specialised learning communities, employability, active problem-based learning, authentic assessment and flexibility.
  • A Final year synthesis of learning. To give students maximum flexibility, both a 6 UOC course option and a 0 UOC recognition of co-curricular synthesis experiences (for example competing in the Peter Farrell Cup) meet the program requirement.

  • Contact

    If you have any questions about the new curriculum and your options, please contact the UNSW Business School Student Centre.

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