Bachelor of Commerce

The University of Melbourne

This program provides students with the knowledge and technical skills required to succeed in all areas of business. It is a flexible course that builds foundation business skills and allows students to explore their options before settling on a specialised path of study. Career outcomes vary according to the choice of major and include employment in areas such as: accounting; business analysis; economic forecasting; financial planning and wealth management; investment banking and financial services; human resource management; logistics management; marketing research; policy advice; product and brand marketing; public relations; sales or account management; stockbroking and valuation. You can apply to the Bachelor of Commerce on its own, or in a Graduate Degree Package (GDP) with the Melbourne Juris Doctor or the Master of Engineering. You can apply for a GDP direct from completing an Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate (IB) as a domestic or international student in Australia or as a domestic student outside Australia. See for details.

Course Fee:

International: $134,676

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL, and a study score of at least 25 in one of Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics. Specialist Mathematics is highly recommended for Actuarial Studies major; Applicants eligible for the non-school leaver entry pathway must complete the STAT or SAT.


The Bachelor of Commerce consists of 300 points (24 subjects) and is made up of two components: the core program and breadth. The core program comprises commerce-focused subjects, including five compulsory subjects, commerce electives and subjects that contribute to the major/s of choice. Options in the degree include completing a double major and/or a breadth sequence in engineering, property or construction management.

Subjects you can Study:

Accounting; Actuarial studies; Business; Economics; Finance; Management; Marketing.

Study Pathways:

The Bachelor of Commerce is a foundation for entry to an extensive range of graduate business and economics courses, as well as other professional areas such as law, engineering, teaching, information systems, urban planning, humanities and more. Students can choose to specialise further in their commerce major/s, explore another business discipline, or use their knowledge to complement studies in another area of interest. Honours program is available. The Diploma in General Studies may give you guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Commerce depending on your academic performance.

Further information:

The Chancellor's Scholars guarantees very high-achieving students a Commonwealth Supported Place or International Fee Place in the graduate program* of their choice, plus a range of other benefits complementing the Bachelor of Commerce. Entry is guaranteed into degrees such as Melbourne's Juris Doctor (Law) and the Master of International Relations. No minimum Grade Point Average is required in your undergraduate degree. Students receive a Melbourne Chancellor's Scholarship. You must have completed an Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate in Australia in 2019, satisfied prerequisites and any extra requirements, and achieved an ATAR (or notional ATAR) of 99.90 or above. Indigenous applicants must achieve an ATAR (or notional ATAR) of 90.00 or above. *This guarantee is subject to meeting any selection requirements as specified for the graduate program.


Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia; Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand; Institute of Public Accountants; Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA); Actuaries Institute.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00116K

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parkville 93.05 Yes Part time 6 years
Parkville 93.05 Yes Full time 3 years

Why study with us

At the University of Melbourne, your success begins from the day you set foot on campus. 

The unique and proven Melbourne Model, Australia’s most progressive curriculum, allows you the flexibility to uncover and explore your passions, assisting you to achieve greatness, no matter what you decide to do – during your studies and for your career. From solving real-world problems to forming powerful relationships as you go, your success is already in the making.

At Melbourne, you’ll be exposed to different ideas, approaches and ways of thinking that will help you adapt and change successfully – something that’s crucial in a world where careers, jobs and employer demands are shifting as fast as you can read this.

The Melbourne Model offers pathways into law, engineering, medicine, architecture, teaching and more. Combining undergraduate and graduate study gives you a higher qualification than a double degree. In fact, 97 per cent of Melbourne undergraduates and 98 per cent of postgraduates are employed three to five years after graduating (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018).

Facilities and Services

Ideally located in the heart of Melbourne, the University of Melbourne is an integral part of the city’s history and culture and boasts the world-class facilities, student accommodation and collaborative learning precincts only a premium, inner-city university can offer. The support Melbourne offers students – from housing advice, career and employability information, study assistance, disability and counselling – is one reason why Melbourne students are more likely to complete their degree than those at any other Australian university (Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Report 2017).

With our communities of interest – including places of worship, the student union Queer Space, and Murrup Barak for Indigenous students – everyone feels welcome.

Admission and Selection

The University of Melbourne’s Study website is a ready resource for everything you need to know about studying at Australia’s leading university. From eligibility requirements for domestic and international students and submitting an application through VTAC to applying for special entry schemes and scholarships, you’re set up for success from the get-go.

Study options

At Melbourne you’ll start with one of our undergraduate degrees. Whether it’s one of the Melbourne Model degrees in arts, biomedicine, commerce, design, music or science – or a specialist degree co-designed with industry such as agriculture, fine arts or oral health – you’ll progress through your studies while building networks, knowledge and shared experiences that will set you on the path to success. 

You can then choose to join the workforce or specialise at graduate level. And, in the meantime, study at partner institutions across the world.

Now, with a whole raft of new Graduate Degree Packages and scholarships on offer, your options and pathways are deeper and broader, and your success more assured than ever.


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