Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Global Studies

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Enhance your commerce specialisation with an understanding of the social, political, cultural, environmental, and economic changes shaping the world. Pursue a career as an Australian or international public servant, diplomat, social entrepreneur, travel journalist or in tourism. You can major in Accounting, Financial Services, HR Management, Management and Marketing. This degree offers students with a unique opportunity to study abroad (ACU has over 60 partner institutions around the world), or gain valuable international workplace experience with one of our internship partners. Students have the opportunity to study a Diploma of Languages in either Spanish or Italian alongside their degree to further enhance their employment opportunities.

Course Fee:

International: $102,016

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent. QLD Prerequisites: English (4, SA); NSW Assumed Knowledge: 2 units of English (any) (Band 3); VIC Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English.


320 credit points. Students will complete a period of study or work overseas in an area relevant to their studies and interests.

Subjects you can Study:

The global economy; Macroeconomics; Development economics

Further information:

Business management and regulation employment relations; government service (including diplomatic service); international relations; international trade and investment; international marketing and advertising; journalism; management; personal investment; public sector; policy administration; retailing and wholesaling; travel and tourism; the United Nations system and other international organisations; social entrepreneurship; companies with a global outreach.


Graduates are eligible for membership of the following organisations depending on the major completed: Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and Certified Practising Accountants Australia (CPA Australia); Australian Human Resources Institute; Australian Marketing Institute.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Sydney (MacKillop) 53.35 No Part time 8 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) 53.35 No Full time 4 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 8 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Part time 8 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 4 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Full time 4 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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