Bachelor of Commerce

The Melbourne campus offers a pathway into degrees for international pathway students only. For the equivalent version for both domestic and international students at the Adelaide, North Terrace campus visit Bachelor of Commerce.



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; a Project Abroad; My Startup course; 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.

Entry Requirements

For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, 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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Admissions information

Not offered to domestic students.


Fees and Scholarships

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Unavailable - see previous year for indicative only fee.

Scholarships

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

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Careers

Professional Accreditation

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Commerce with an '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.

Potential careers

Business Analyst, Financial Analyst, Financial Services Officer, Taxation Officer, Accountant, Auditor, Budget Analyst, Investment Consultant

Degree Structure

All students commence in the Bachelor of Commerce and complete a common first year of the program before continuing in their chosen major. The first year provides students with the foundations necessary for a commerce graduate and includes core courses in accounting, economics, marketing, management and law. In the second and third years, students will study courses from their chosen major.

Indicative study plan
Bachelor of Commerce
Core courses
(for all majors)
ACCTING 1002 Introductory Accounting
COMMGMT 1001 Managing Organisations and People
COMMLAW 1004 Commercial Law I
CORPFIN 1002 Business Finance
ECON 1008 Data Analytics I
ECON 1012 Principles of Economics I
MARKETNG 1001 Introduction to Marketing
PROF 1000 Professional Practices
Accounting and Corporate Finance major
Core courses
(for major)

ACCTING 2500 Cost & Management Accounting
ACCTING 2501 Financial Accounting
ACCTING 2502 Accounting Method
ACCTING 2503 Accounting Information Systems
ACCTING 3500 Accounting Theory
ACCTING 3501 Corporate Accounting
ACCTING 3502 Auditing
COMMLAW 2500 Commercial Law II
COMMLAW 3500 Income Tax Law III
CORPFIN 2501 Financial Institutions Management
CORPFIN 2502 Business Valuation
CORPFIN 3500 Corporate Finance Theory
CORPFIN 3501 Portfolio Theory & Management
CORPFIN 3502 Options, Futures & Risk Management
CORPFIN 3503 Corporate Investment & Strategy
Electives
(for major)
1x elective
Accounting major
Core courses
(for major)
ACCTING 2500 Cost & Management Accounting
ACCTING 2501 Financial Accounting
ACCTING 2502 Accounting Method
ACCTING 2503 Accounting Information Systems
ACCTING 3013 Public Sector Accountability  OR  ACCTING 3503 Strategic Management Accounting
ACCTING 3500 Accounting Theory
ACCTING 3501 Corporate Accounting
ACCTING 3502 Auditing
COMMLAW 2500 Commercial Law II
COMMLAW 3500 Income Tax Law III
Electives
(for major)
6x electives
Corporate Finance major
Core courses
(for major)
CORPFIN 2501 Financial Institutions Management
CORPFIN 2502 Business Valuation
CORPFIN 3500 Corporate Finance Theory
CORPFIN 3501 Portfolio Theory & Management
CORPFIN 3502 Options, Futures & Risk Management
CORPFIN 3503 Corporate Investment & Strategy
CORPFIN 3504 Treasury & Financial Risk Management
ECON 2504 Intermediate Econometrics II

Approved CORPFIN course
Electives
(for major)
7x electives

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.

Testimonial

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Last updated: Tuesday, 14 Sep 2021