Bachelor of Commerce
Degree Type Bachelor
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code N/A
Please note: This program will not be offered on the Ngee Ann-Adelaide campus to new students after 2016.
The study of commerce provides an understanding of the areas of knowledge that are fundamental to the administration and management of businesses. Commerce deals with activities within and between businesses and includes disciplines such as marketing, management, commercial law and electronic commerce.
The University of Adelaide Business School offers the following business degrees:
- Bachelor of Commerce
The Bachelor of Commerce is a high demand degree that is valued by employers. The academic program provides students with more than a vocational degree with technical business skills. It develops analytical and decision-making skills to prepare students for future leadership roles. It is a flexible business degree providing specialisations in the specific career areas of international business, management and marketing. Critical thinking and communication skills are developed throughout the academic program to enable graduates to deal effectively with a continually changing business environment.
- Bachelor of Commerce (International Business)
The Bachelor of Commerce (International Business) is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in international business management. The academic program provides a broad foundation in business as well as specialised studies in international management and international marketing. This academic program offers opportunities for studies that can lead to careers in the increasingly important field of international business
- Bachelor of Commerce (Management)
Management is the process of administering and coordinating an organisation's resources efficiently and effectively in an effort to achieve goals. The Bachelor of Commerce (Management) will help students develop the skills required to successfully manage changes in work structures, process and product technologies, employment relations and organisational culture. The program lays the foundations for the acquisition of the technical, human and social skills that managers require, human resource management and international management studies which are rounded off by looking at the core management function of crafting and implementing strategy.
- Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)
The Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) is designed to provide students with a sound background in business, together with an understanding of marketing’s role within and between organisations. People seeking careers in marketing are expected to have well-developed decision-making skills and to be innovative in their approach to business problems and situations. As a result the marketing courses are combined with general business studies, and the development of practical skills and knowledge is integrated with an understanding of current theories and the latest research. This degree not only provides grounding in marketing theory, but also provides opportunities to prepare marketing reports and plans, undertake a diagnostic case study of an exporting firm, analyse advertisements in a variety of media, and apply market research as part of a group project that focuses on a real business problem.
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Not offered to domestic students.
CRICOS Available to non-student visa holder ONLY. Intake February and July
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry Requirements
Secondary School Qualifications International ATAR 80 International Baccalaureate (IB) 27 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 13 United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 15 General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 9 Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 75 ISC & CBSE [India] 75% ISBE [India] 85% SAT [US] 1270 Abitur 3.1 Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.7 Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 8.0 STPM or Matrikulasi 3.00 The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 77 Eynesbury Foundation Program 380 Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Phillipines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Admissions Information - Academic Requirements
Fees and Scholarships
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Annual tuition fees International student place: $37,500
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Bachelor of Commerce (International Business)
The degree is designed for those who wish to work in a general management position within a company involved in international business, or for those who can bring such expertise to public bodies such as government. Career opportunities include business consultant, export / import trade, international trade or business analyst.
Bachelor of Commerce (Management)
Managers are required in organisations of various sizes, including public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Career opportunities also exist for administrators and social researchers.
Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)
The degree is designed to equip you for future business roles such as: market planner, sales manager, brand marketer, product and advertising manager, retail manager, public relations officer, advertising executive, service manager and market researcher.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
The University's business programs have been awarded a five year international accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) http://www.aacsb.edu/accreditation/
AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than 5% of the world's business schools.
This means the University of Adelaide's Business Degrees are recognised internationally for their high quality and successful graduates.
Bachelor of Commerce (Management)
The Bachelor of Commerce (Management) is designed for students who wish to gain a recognised qualification that leads to membership of professional associations such as the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). The degree meets the educational requirement for the AIM (SA) qualification of Certified Professional Manager (CPMgr). In addition, this qualification requires a minimum of five years work experience with three years in a supervisory position.
Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)
This program enables students to gain credit towards Certified Professional Marketer (CPM) status awarded by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI). This professional accreditation, recognised throughout Australia and the Pacific Basin, signals a full professional in the marketing area.
Business Manager, Communications Analyst, Data Analyst, Econometrician, Economist, Entrepreneur, Industrial Organiser, Planning Officer / Urban Planner, Statistician
A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.
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May include, but not limited to: Examinations, Group Assignments, Individual Assignments, Consulting Projects, Presentations, Quizzes, Tests, Tutorial Work as prescribed within each course.
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Last updated: Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017