Commerce aspect is great, there's 4 compulsory courses and this helps you choose your major and what you want to do.
Some negatives is that it can be quite demanding at some times especially during assessments.
Lectures are engaging, fun and I've learned a lot in my time in uni so far however Textbooks are expensive
I'm doing an Accounting major.
Positive: very good lecturers. The course includes intensive group work with real world case study. It's very practical and does not overwhelm students with overloaded information
Negative: too much group work often cause in free rider problem
My advice to future students is - Focus on developing better communication skills among group class mates.
Accounting and Finance course is Australia’s top in terms of its content and fluency. Did a summer course at Usyd and they were doing content I’ve revised in my first year’s which they were doing in the second years
Positive - it’s a very broad degree that covers a lot of major areas within commerce and the academic staff are very knowledgeable and experienced.
Negative - the facilities of the Business School are quite bad and there are a lot of people studying the course which means selecting optimal class times can be hard
My advice to future students is: To choose this degree if they desire a degree/career in finance
Positive: every now and again I had some great courses and lecturers. UNSW also has a great network/alumni community that you can tap into for jobs.
Negatives: Most subjects are absolute rubbish that no professional uses at all. Some finances courses are ridiculously outdated and have no practical application outside of completing exams. About a quarter of my lecturers/tutors didn't speak English well, which shouldn't be too much to ask in Sydney, Australia.
Overall: outdated curriculum, a few bright spots of great learning.
My advice to future students is: Study something useful i.e. STEM. If you are learning STEM subjects, then study on your own and don't get into debt, e.g. work at a startup, or read great books.
Positives: The support that is provided in the course is great and the other students are friendly and if you enjoy all things business and economics, then this course would be amazing
Negatives: The uni is tiring to get to. The course can get quite mundane at times.
My advice to future students is: Know what you're getting yourself into.
Positives: Teachers, cohort, reputation
My advice to future students is: Go for it!
Positives: Great connections to business and jobs
Negatives: Didnt learn much applicable info
My advice to future students is: Experience is the best teacher
Positives: Freedom, not many contact hours, flexibility
Negatives: Tutors aren’t always of a high quality
My advice to future students is: Study hard in the first year or so when subjects are easy and high marks are easy to achieve
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