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Bachelor of Commerce with Honours BCom(Hons)

The BCom(Hons) comprises one year of coursework (between six and nine courses) following a relevant Bachelor's degree.

Students who complete a BCom(Hons) at a satisfactory standard may elect to proceed to a Master of Commerce by thesis only.

Entry requirements

Candidates must have qualified for a bachelor's degree with high grades and satisfied the prerequisites for the subject concerned.

Prerequisites vary between departments, but normally good grades in 300-level courses in the subject concerned are required.

For information on the prerequisites for each subject see the Regulations for the Bachelor of Commerce with honours website (University regulations website).

Note: special applications are required for BCom(Hons) in Management, Marketing and Accounting and Information Systems. These are due with the department by 10 February.


For information on the courses for each subject see the Regulations for the Bachelor of Commerce with honours website (University regulations website)..

With permission of each of the Heads of Department concerned, a candidate may complete the degree of Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in two subjects (combined Honours). Students must satisfy the course requirements for entry to Honours in each subject, take Honours-level courses totalling at least 60 points (0.5 EFTS) in each subject, with a total points value no less than the minimum allowed for a BCom(Hons) degree in either subject. Included in these courses must be a research paper that normally would reflect the combined nature of the degree.


The honours programme must be completed within one year of full-time study or, with Dean of Commerce approval, in up to four years of part-time study.

Graduate profile

As a BCom(Hons) graduate you will be able to:

  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of current theoretical concepts and frameworks within your major discipline.
  • think logically, analytically and critically with respect to the academic literature in your major discipline.
  • plan and carry out a supervised programme of academic research that shows a sound understanding of ethical practice.
  • synthesise academic or professional literature and effectively communicate research orally and in written form.


Subject areas for the BCom(Hons) are listed below. Contact the relevant department or programme directly on the link below for postgraduate information about these subject areas.

More information

For full requirements see the Regulations for the Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (University Regulations website).

For course advice contact the School of Business and Economics.