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:

Australian: $30,609
International: $75,744

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.

Structure:

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.

Recognition:

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:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne (St Patrick's) 58.9 Yes Full time 3 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) 58.9 Yes Part time 6 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) 58.5 Yes Full time 3 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) 58.5 Yes Part time 6 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info Yes Full time 3 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info Yes Part time 6 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) 58.5 Yes Full time 3 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) 58.5 Yes Part time 6 years

The world is our campus

We’re a publicly-funded university which has grown rapidly over the past few years. The world is our campus, and we put our students and staff at the centre of a vibrant global network of scholars, partnerships and opportunities. ACU has seven campuses around Australia – in Brisbane, North Sydney, Strathfield, Canberra, Ballarat, Melbourne and Adelaide – and we’ve recently opened a campus in Rome, Italy. With us, you’ll have the chance to study overseas with one of more than 200 partner institutions around the world.

Engaged with industry and society

We’re closely integrated into our communities and industries, working with them to answer the big questions, and to create tangible results. From hospitals, to schools and any number of far-flung places, our students and staff have always rolled up their sleeves to be fully engaged in the real world. 

All our students enjoy extensive opportunities for practical placements, and community engagement is a core part of their university experience. You could find yourself teaching children in Vanuatu, assisting in a community organisation in Cambodia, working with a welfare agency in Florence, or helping to develop youth soccer teams in East Timor. When they graduate, our students are ready to work, and the employment rate of our bachelor degree graduates is consistently higher than the national average.*

We see the whole person

You are welcome at ACU irrespective of your socio-cultural background, religious beliefs or aspirations. We’re inclusive and supportive of everyone, every day. With us, you’ll be valued and encouraged to thrive to the full extent of your potential. From academic skills to career and counselling services, we have a range of support services to help you succeed. We also offer nearly 400 scholarships, which

recognise academic achievement, community participation, and help out students from a range of backgrounds. 

Education with a bigger purpose

ACU offers programs in allied health, arts, business and commerce, education and teaching, exercise science, health, law, nursing and midwifery, paramedicine, philosophy, psychology and counselling, science, social work, and theology.

Along with significant student growth in recent years, we’ve begun to compete more intensely through our research output. ACU research programs tackle enduring and pressing issues in society, in Australia, and around the world.

At ACU, it’s education, but with a bigger purpose.

 

*Beyond Graduate Survey 2015, 2014 and 2013, conducted by Graduate Careers Australia as part of the Australian Graduate Survey.

 

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