James Cook University

Bachelor of Commerce (Majoring in Economics)

About Program

Course overview

With this degree you will be equipped with skills and knowledge for a career in the changing business and not for profit environments. The degree program will enhance your critical thinking and problem solving skills, practice ethical values, adopting a commercial mindset, understanding project management and mastering critical thinking and problem solving.

Initially, you will concentrate on establishing a solid understanding of the business environment via the compulsory subjects. Later on, you will start to specialize and expand your major area of study. You will also have the opportunity to see and experience business fundamentals in action while working on industry related projects.

Depending on your area of specialization, you can apply for membership to a wide range of organizations. The accounting major within the Bachelor of Commerce program is accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ).

The accounting major qualifications is also endorsed by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) and recognised by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

The Banking & Finance and Financial Management Majors are recognized by the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA). The program is closely tied to the practice of investment management and is helpful to students preparing for the CFA Program exams.

CampusSingaporeStart datesMarch, July, NovemberDuration2 years full time | 4 years part timeStudy modeOn campusSubjectsCourse Structure

3 trimesters per year (normally 4 subjects per trimester)

Core SubjectsAccounting for Decision MakingPrinciples of EconomicsPrinciples of Data Analysis for BusinessIntroduction to Management Concepts and ApplicationBusiness CommunicationMarketing MattersBusiness Lawplus one of the following Work Integrated Learning Capstone Subjects:Professional Internship*Multidisciplinary ProjectIndependent Project

*where applicable

Additional Course Conditions:

In the JCU Bachelor of Business, students conclude their studies with a core Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience that connects them with the business community, enabling them to demonstrate their graduate skills to potential employers.

To be eligible to apply for WIL, students must successfully complete prescribed online career development modules and quizzes throughout the degree to better prepare them for their WIL experience.

Major Subjects

(8 subjects)

Managerial EconomicsMacroeconomic PolicyEconometrics and Big Data AnalysisEconomics and Sustainable Resource ManagementEconomic Growth and Sustainable DevelopmentEconomics of Social PolicyCost Benefit AnalysisBehavioural Economics for Sustainable Policy

Note: Upon recommendation students are required to complete English for Academic Purposes subject to meet progression requirements.

For a comprehensive listing and outline of the respective course subjects, please click here.

Eligibility & RequirementsEntry RequirementsThe entry requirements differ from country to country but in general applicants must have satisfactorily completed 12 years of schooling or equivalent.Successful completion of the James Cook University Foundation Program will also satisfy the entry requirement.Pre-requisiteSuccessful completion of English Language subject or any language rich subject deemed comparable to Australian standards on a case-by-case basis which includes GCE A level Grade D or higher in English or any language rich subject, GCE AS level Grade C or higher in English or any language rich subject, or GCE O level Grade C or higher in English subject.

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English RequirementsApplicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of IELTS 6 (no component lower than 6.0) / TOEFL (Internet Based) 74 (no component less than 18) / Pearson PTE Academic 52 (no component less than 52); orSatisfactory completion of James Cook University Singapore English Language Preparatory Program (ELPP); orSuccessful completion of other qualifications completed in English Language deemed comparable to Australian standards within the last two years on a case-by-case basisAdvanced StandingAdvanced standing of up to 8 subjects will be granted upon successful completion of James Cook University Diploma of Higher Education (Business Studies) program.Credit exemption may be granted for students with tertiary qualifications from recognised institutions on a case-by-case basis.Attendance Requirements

International students holding a valid Student's Pass are required to attend at least 90% of scheduled classes per month. Failure to attend classes is a breach of the student visa conditions. Being absent from classes for a continuous period of seven days or more, or attendance falling below 90% without valid reasons will result in the student needing to surrender their Student's Pass for cancellation.

Domestic students must attend at least 75% of the scheduled lecture and tutorial activities to be eligible for assessment.

Career Outcomes

The Bachelor of Commerce (Majoring in Economics) degree equips students with the knowledge they need to think creatively and deeply about some of the most important economic issues facing the world today. The program provides you with the skills needed to apply a variety of theoretical perspectives to issues of economic efficiency, economic growth, international globalization, wealth and inequality, power, individual freedoms, and environmental concerns. As a Bachelor of Commerce (Majoring in Economics) graduate, the analytical, quantitative, and communication skills that you acquire are useful in many different occupations in management, marketing, finance, banking, IT, and public administration.

Tuition FeesDomestic*InternationalS$56,496S$59,064

*Fees apply to all Singapore residents (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and all pass holders excluding those holding a Student Pass)

Note: All course fees include prevailing 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Jenjang Pendidikan

Bachelor Degree (S1)

Study Area

Economic, Trades and Taxation

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The Singapore campus of James Cook University

The Singapore campus of James Cook University is fully owned by James Cook University Australia, which is ranked in the top 2%* of universities in the world. James Cook University Australia established its Singapore campus in 2003 as part of its expressed intent of internationalising its activities and offers a suite of university level programs at the Singapore campus covering the areas of Business, Information Technology, Psychology, Education, Science, Commerce, Accounting, Aquaculture, Environmental Science, Games Design, Tourism and Hospitality.


JCU Inter-campus Mobility Program

James Cook University provides the opportunity for you to study in Singapore and in Australia and yet still remain as a Singapore based student paying your fees in Singapore currency. This is a unique program in Asia and is only able to operate because the university operates across both countries. The program is designed to ensure you get the best possible outcomes from your years of study with the university.


Globally recognised Australian degree

You will graduate with exactly the same globally recognised degree as students who study at James Cook University in Australia.


Trimester System

With a trimester program, you can complete your Bachelors degree in 2 years and Masters degree in 1 year (depending on the course taken).


Supportive study environment

Our campus is designed to support collaborative learning and collaborative study techniques. We provide you with access to a full range of facilities and services to support your learning. These include lecture and seminar rooms, library and associated study facilities, computer laboratories, apple rooms and financial lab. Additionally, you will have access to a range of sporting facilities and can join a number of clubs and societies. We aim to provide a full university experience and not just a study program.


Variety of courses

Double majors in Business: You can complete the double major at no extra cost or time commitment

Joint Masters of IT and Business Administration: Get broader industry exposure and wider career options with a joint Masters program.

Psychology Accreditation: Our Bachelor of Psychological Science courses are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Diploma Programs: Students with Year 12, GCE 'A' Level or its equivalent who do not meet direct entry to a degree program are eligible to pursue this qualification.


Preparation for the global workforce

We provide you with the skills to find a job through specially designed ‘employment workshops’.


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James Cook University

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149 Sims Drive, Singapore 387380

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