Bachelor of Commerce

Campus Melbourne Campus
Degree Type Bachelor
Duration 3 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code N/A
CRICOS 102611B

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 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 2020 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely. 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.

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
    I am a:

    Domestic applicants

    Not a domestic applicant?

    Admissions information

    Not offered to domestic students.


    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 102611B
    Intake Trimester 1 (March)
    Trimester 2 (July)
    Trimester 3 (November)
    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
    Prerequisites
    International Qualifications Successful completion of the University of Adelaide College Degree Transfer program
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
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    Domestic applicants

    Not a domestic applicant?

    Unavailable - see previous year for indicative only fee.

    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

    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.

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  • Further Information

    For more information about this program and how to apply please call +61 8 8313 3430
    email college@adelaide.edu.au or visit the Melbourne Campus website.

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Last updated: Saturday, 21 Nov 2020