The Bachelor of Commerce requires three years of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time) with the honours program as an additional year (or the equivalent part-time). The course is offered by the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

Enrolment in the honours program may be offered to high achieving students who meet certain academic and other criteria.

Students may tailor a program to meet their own needs or may elect to complete a specialised program of study.

Students will choose to apply for either the:

OR one of the following named specialisations:

The specialisation will be identified on the student’s transcript of academic record and on the parchment presented to the student on completion of the course.

Admission requirements

The minimum requirements for consideration for entry to all undergraduate courses are specified in detail in the University Entry Requirements.

Course aims

This course provides a broad and flexible educational preparation for a range of professional, business-related careers in private and public enterprise. A Bachelor of Commerce aims to provide students with:

  • sound knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes to facilitate careers in business-related fields
  • the opportunity to obtain professional knowledge in key business functions
  • the opportunity to obtain professional credentials (where relevant)
  • considerable scope for studies beyond business to broaden the overall educational experience.

Learning outcomes

Students successfully completing this course should be able to:

  • demonstrate an appreciation of the broad environment in which business operates
  • contribute effectively to the successful operation of a business  
  • apply analytical skills, relevant theory and logical thought to decision making processes within a business
  • communicate effectively in a business environment, both verbally and in writing
  • demonstrate commitment to ethical and socially responsible business practice
  • demonstrate detailed understanding of theory and practice in key business specialisations
  • apply specialist skills to analyse issues and develop appropriate reports or other documentation.


Refer to Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

Combined degrees

The Bachelor of Commerce (specialisation) may also be studied in a combined degrees program with a: