Bachelor of Commerce

Federation University

Become a leader in commerce and business. Commerce is important across all areas of business, from mining to manufacturing, retail to restaurants, tourism to teaching. Be a stockbroker in London, New York or Stockholm. Run the accounts for your family business. Manage the finances for your local council. You will study a range of core areas focussing on commerce and may also include a major in accounting, law, economics and finance. We'll help you get practical experience in financial organisations and departments during your degree so that when you graduate, you'll not only have the skills but also the experience to secure work. The Bachelor of Commerce will prepare you for a career that keeps you thinking, allows you to travel and lets you work across different industries throughout your career. As a generalist degree, it is particularly attractive if you want to experience many different commerce courses rather than select a specific pathway. Majors are available in Economics and Finance, Law and Accounting. Double majors are also available in Accounting and Law or Economics and Finance and Law. This program may require participation in a range of WIL/work experience type activities and these will be negotiated with students individually. The time component is variable.

Course Fee:


International: $76,500

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 students - Prerequisites Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English. This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations. Subject Adjustments A study score of 35 in Accounting, any Business, Economics, any Information Technology or any Mathematics equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points. SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme) Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special entry access schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application. For further information go to www.federation.edu.au/seas Non year 12s: Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education Study This course uses the applicants' entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Compulsory: Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the FedUni Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST). Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training study: This course uses the applicants' entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Compulsory: Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher. Admission criteria for applications with work and life experience: This course uses the applicants' entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Compulsory: Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.

Structure:

The program consists of 10 core courses and 14 electives. The completion of 7 electives in a particular area will provide students with a major in either Accounting, Law, or Economics and Finance, or a double major in Accounting and Information Technology or Accounting and Economics and Finance.

Subjects you can Study:

Accounting; Applied economics and finance; Business law

Study Pathways:

Credit will be considered if students have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies in a relevant area. They may choose to continue with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours).

Further information:

Completion of an accredited degree is the first step towards qualifying as a member of associations and becoming a CPA or Chartered Accountant. Further information: study.federation.edu.au

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Berwick No info Yes Full time 3 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info Yes Online 6 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info Yes Full time 3 years
Brisbane No info Yes Full time 3 years
Gippsland (Churchill) No info No Part time 6 years
Berwick No info Yes Part time 6 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info Yes Part time 6 years
Gippsland (Churchill) No info No Full time 3 years

Federation University Australia is a modern, progressive university providing high-quality vocational and higher education across a national and international network of campuses.

With a distinguished history dating back to 1870, we are the third-oldest higher education provider in Australia.

Our aim is to make a real difference to the lives of every student as well as the communities we help build and are proud to be part of.

As a dual-sector university, we deliver a wide range of programs through higher education and TAFE, so you can find the right pathway to career success.

Our campuses are closely connected with local communities — providing more options for work-based learning and graduate employment — further enhancing our university regions.

Join our diverse community of 25,000 students, and gain access to networks across our campuses in Victoria (Ballarat, Berwick, Gippsland and the Wimmera), Brisbane, and with partner providers in Australia, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, China and Malaysia.

Our areas of study are categorised into seven broad fields – education, business, engineering, information technology, arts, nursing and health and life sciences. Choose a topic of interest in any field — from primary education, criminal justice, visual arts and accounting to civil engineering, games development, occupational therapy, sports science and psychology.

With such a wide range of options available, you’ll have the ability to explore your passions and shape who you are to influence your future.

Research conducted at Federation University is world-class. Under the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) rankings, we have achieved the highest possible five-out-of-five rating in seven research areas:

  • Nursing
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  • Environmental sciences
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  • Clinical sciences
  • Civil engineering
  • Environmental science and management

A further 11 research areas are ranked above or equal to world standard.

We host Australia’s largest regional technology park accommodating more than 30 companies, including its signature tenant, IBM. The University’s Tech Park Central, in the heart of Ballarat, enables businesses to have a presence at our School of Mines Ballarat (SMB) campus.

Tech Park Central gives our students access to invaluable workplace experience in global organisations. It also helps foster international research collaborations focused on solving real-world problems and making a difference in people’s lives.

Our students have the opportunity to stay on campus with a range of residential options. Other features of our campuses include cafes, art galleries, an indoor swimming pool and gym, childcare facilities, and range of events and clubs.

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