This flexible, work-ready degree can lead you to many exciting and rewarding careers from accounting and finance through to marketing and HRM. It provides excellent grounding in all areas of business as well as detailed knowledge and skills in your particular career choice. You will gain valuable practical experience through professional placements within not-for-profit organisations in your second year of study followed by the opportunity for further professional experience in a business-related field in your third year, making you job ready upon graduation. Our graduates understand the ethical, social, political and economic contexts that guide decision-making. This means the Bachelor of Commerce will not only help launch your business career but also prepare you for future managerial positions. Students may elect to enrol in a Professional Experience unit involving professional placement within a business organisation (in the relevant discipline area) over a period of 105 hours.

Course Fee:

International: $84,744

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent. NSW prerequisites: English (Advanced or Standard) (Band 2) or English (EAL) (Band 3); QLD Prerequisites: English (4, SA); VIC Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English.


240 credit points. A requirement of the degree is a Community Engagement unit where students engage in voluntary work within a not-for-profit organisation over a period of 35-70 hours.

Subjects you can Study:

Accounting; Event management; Finance; Human resource management; Management; Marketing

Study Pathways:

An honours degree is available for high-achieving students.

Further information:

Graduate career opportunities arise in both the private and public sectors and cover a wide range of occupations: Accounting firms; Advertising; Business management; Business regulation; Data analytics; Employment relations; Event management; Financial management; Human resource management; International trade and investment; Marketing management; Marketing research; Personal investment; Policy administration; Retailing and wholesaling.


The Accounting major is recognised by the CPA (Certified Practicing Accountants) Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the Institute of Public Accountants. The Human Resources major is recognised by the Australian Human Resources Institute. The Bachelor of Commerce has been EPAS accredited with the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) for three years (2017-2020).

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info Yes Part time 6 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info Yes Part time 6 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info Yes Full time 3 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info Yes Full time 3 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info Yes Part time 6 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info Yes Part time 6 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info Yes Full time 3 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info Yes Full time 3 years
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

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