Bachelor of Commerce Mid-Year Entry

Degree Type Bachelor
Duration 3 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 314101
354371
354381
354391
354401
354411
354421
354451
CRICOS 102611B

Drive strategic accounting, finance or marketing

With technological and societal change constantly reshaping commercial enterprise, the need for business professionals to be strategic, innovative and adaptable has never been greater.

Our Bachelor of Commerce gives you these vital career advantages, while delivering professional accreditation in accounting, finance or marketing.

What will you do?

The degree gives you the knowledge, tools and insight to immediately contribute to successful organisations today—and confidently lead the sustainable enterprises of tomorrow.

You will build foundational knowledge in accounting, finance, economics and commercial law; explore business lifecycles, data analysis, cultural diversity and the entrepreneurial mindset; then focus your career direction through a major or double major. Options include:

  • Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Marketing
  • or any two of these.

You’ll also have the opportunity to hone your abilities through a real-world capstone experience. This could be an internship; industry project; participation in the Australian eChallenge or Tech eChallenge; or approved Business School study tour*.

You will graduate able to research and analyse diverse business problems, develop powerful, evidence-based solutions, and promote ethical, sustainable business through innovation and clearly articulated strategic thinking.

Where could it take you?

Everywhere. Complete an accounting major and you’ll be entitled to join CPA (Certified Practising Accountants) Australia and CA ANZ (Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand). The Corporate Finance major meets CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute entry requirements. And the marketing major’s accredited with the AMI (Australian Marketing Institute).^

*Students undertaking a double major in Corporate Finance and Marketing must complete the course Marketing Planning Project for their capstone experience.
^ The University is currently seeking accreditation for this program from the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA).

  • Entry Requirements

    For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.

    For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2021 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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    Domestic applicants

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    Admissions information

    SATAC Code www.satac.edu.au
    2020 CSP ATAR 72.15
    2020 CSP IB 26
    Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 85
    Guaranteed Entry Score - IB 31
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team

    2020 Admissions Data for school leavers
    ATAR
    (raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
    Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 59.9
    Median ATAR to receive an offer 89.75
    Highest ATAR to receive an offer 99.95
    Selection Rank
    (ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
    Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer 72.15
    Median Selection Rank to receive an offer 92.6
    Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer 99.95
    Minimum eligibility score 72
    Additional criteria considered Selection rank only
    Selection Criteria
    Recent Secondary Education Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, however if you completed your secondary education more than two years ago, you may still be able to be considered on the basis of your secondary schooling. You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors). Applicants who have not achieved a competitive Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors) required for selection may be selected based on the grades in selected year 12 subjects. Applicants do not need to apply to be considered for subject-based entry, as this will automatically be done by SATAC on behalf of the University. For more information, please see: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/study/undergraduate/entry-pathways/recent-secondary-education/ Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    Higher Education Study You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    Vocational Education and Training (VET) study You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    Work and life experience To be eligible to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) as as pathway for entry, you must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2021. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2021 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2020 or 2019), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2019). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    Apply through SATAC: www.satac.edu.au

    Student Profile
    Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2020
    Number of students Percentage of all students
    (A) Higher Education study
    (includes a bridging or enabling course)
    23 7.9%
    (B) Vocational education and training (VET) study <5 N/A
    (C) Work and life experience
    (admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
    15 5.1%
    (D) Recent secondary education:
    • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
      (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors)
    120 41.1%
    • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
      (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
    N/A N/A
    • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor
      (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
    N/A N/A
    International students 132 45.2%
    All students 292 100.0%

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 102611B
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    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
    Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    C1 Advanced 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
    More Information
    Secondary School Qualifications Selection Rank (International) 75
    International Baccalaureate (IB) 26
    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 18
    United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 20
    General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 7
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 70%
    British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Canada) 4.8
    Alberta High School Diploma (Canada) 78
    ISC & CBSE [India] 70%
    ISBE [India] 80%
    SAT (in conjunction with American High School Diploma) 1200
    AP (in conjunction with American High School Diploma) 7
    Abitur 3.4
    Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.5
    Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 7.5
    STPM or Matrikulasi 2.78
    Kuwait General School Secondary Certificate 74
    The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 74
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 360
    ANU Foundation Studies 66%
    Monash Foundation Year 70%
    Trinity College Foundation Studies Program 72
    UNSW Foundation Year 7.0
    University of Sydney Foundation Studies Program 6.7
    Western Australian Universities' Foundation Program (WAUFP) 57
    University of Queensland Foundation Studies Program 4.2
    Non-Go8 Foundation Score 74
    SMA3 (in conjunction with National Final Examination Certificate) 80
    Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Philippines 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 Pathway Programs
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Domestic applicants

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    Indicative annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $13,937

    More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $43,000

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    The Bachelor of Commerce prepares students for careers in all areas of commerce, as well as the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Career opportunities can include business consultant, international trade analyst, manager, administrator and marketing professional.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Industry Placement

    Work placement can include:

    Professional Accreditation

    Upon completion of the 'Accounting' or 'Accounting and Corporate Finance' major you'll be eligible to apply for associate membership to either Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand or CPA Australia. To achieve full membership, both bodies require an additional program of study and a stipulated length of work experience.

    The University is currently seeking accreditation for this program from the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA).

    Potential careers

    Financial Services Officer, Fund and Portfolio Manager, Financial Analyst, Manager / Business Management, Market Researcher, Marketer / Marketing Manager, Ministerial Adviser, Business Analyst, Business Consultant, Commodities or Futures Trader, Public Servant, Finance Manager, Foreign Affairs, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, Taxation Officer, International Trade or Business Analyst, Stockbroker

  • Study Overseas

    A Study Overseas 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 Study Overseas, 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.

    To find available opportunities visit Study Overseas.

    Study Overseas Experience

    Your program has been designed to provide you with the opportunity to add a global experience to your studies. You can do this by incorporating a study tour or semester exchange into your study plan.

    Study Tours

    Study tours are usually around two or three weeks in duration. They can be credited towards electives or core courses. Study tours are usually held during the summer or winter break. The Faculty of the Professions runs different and repeated study tours every year.


    Student Exchange
    The best time to go on an exchange is in Semester 1 - Year 2, Semester 2 - Year 2, or Semester 1 - Year 3. If you want to go on exchange, the easiest way is to structure your degree plan that you can take all electives during your exchange semester. However, there are some courses you can take at partner institutions that will count as core course credit.

    For further information on study tours and exchange partners, please visit Go Global.
  • Degree Structure

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    You can find the academic program rules for this degree under the Faculty of the Professions rules.

    Areas of Specialisation

    Bachelor of Commerce students may choose to graduate with one of six majors:

    • Accounting
    • Corporate Finance
    • Marketing
    • Accounting and Corporate Finance
    • Accounting and Marketing
    • Corporate Finance and Marketing.

    Example Study Plan

    To find out more about what you'll study for each specialisation refer to study plans available on the Faculty of Professions website.

    Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting 
    Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Corporate Finance 
    Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Marketing 
    Bachelor of Commerce in Corporate Finance 
    Bachelor of Commerce in Corporate Finance and Marketing 
    Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing 

    Example Indicative study plan for Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing
    Year 1 ENTREP 1000
    Business Lifecycles
    ENTREP 1002
    Personal Professional
    Development
    ENTREP 1011
    Entrepreneurship Foundations
    and Mindset
    ECON 1008
    Data Analytics I
    MARKETNG 1001
    Introduction to Marketing
    Foundations course level I
    OR Elective
    Foundations course level I
    OR Elective
    Foundations course level I
    OR Elective
    Year 2 MARKETNG 2010
    Marketing Strategy
    (prerequisite Introduction to
    Marketing)
    MARKETNG 2501
    Consumer Behaviour
    Minor or elective level II/III Minor or elective level II/III
    MARKETNG 2002
    Marketing Analytics
    (prerequisite Data Analytics)
    COMMLAW 2503
    Company and Business Law
    Minor or elective level II/III Minor or elective level II/III
    Year 3 MARKETNG 3006
    Delivering Customer Insights
    (prerequisite Introduction to
    Marketing)
    MARKETNG 3501
    Marketing to the World
    (prerequisite Introduction to
    Marketing)
    Broadening Elective II/III Broadening Elective II/III
    MARKETNG 3504
    Service Design and Marketing
    (prerequisite Introduction to
    Marketing)
    MARKETNG 3004
    Marketing Planning Project
    (prerequisite Marketing Strategy)
    Broadening Elective II/III Capstone course
    (eChallenge, internship, industry
    project, study tour)


    To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Commerce, students must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 72 units, comprising:

    1.    Level I courses not exceeding 30 units
    2.    Core courses to the value of 12 units
    3.    A major
    4.    Capstone course to the value of at least 3 units
    5.    Broadening electives to the value of 9 units.

    PROF 1001:       Business Lifecycles
    PROF 1002:       Personal Professional Development
    ENTREP 1011:   Entrepreneurship Foundations and Mindset
    ECON 1008:      Data Analytics I

    Students must complete a major from the following:
    Accounting
    Corporate Finance
    Marketing
    Accounting and Corporate Finance
    Accounting and Marketing
    Corporate Finance and Marketing

    Capstone (applied knowledge course)
    At least one course from the following:

    PROF 3500:      Undergraduate Professions Internship
    PROF 3503:      Undergraduate Professions Virtual Internship
    PROF 3501:      Undergraduate Professions Internship Overseas
    PROF 3510:      Industry Project 
    ENTREP 3900:  eChallenge
    ENTREP 3901:  Tech eChallenge
    ENTREP 3902:  Project Abroad 
    Business School approved Study Tour
    and, Students completing a major in Marketing including a double major must complete the following:
    MARKETNG 3004:  Marketing Planning Project.

    Assessment

    Assessment may include, but is 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: Wednesday, 16 Dec 2020