The main focus of the Bachelor of Commerce course is on factors that drive economic behaviours at individual and organisational levels. This course will develop students' analytical, communication and problem-solving skills providing them with a foundation for the broad range of study and career paths available to them after graduating. The Bachelor of Commerce is designed to enhance students' ability to learn, and will provide them with the opportunity to develop networks through real-world experiences. Graduates will be equipped with critical-thinking skills that will allow them to effectively identify key issues, recognise what is required to solve them and work out efficient plans to apply the solutions. The University has an international focus and strong links with alumni and the business community coupled with a commitment to ensuring its teaching is relevant and valuable to the industry.

Entry Requirements:

WA Year 12 or equivalent; English language competence; satisfy any prerequisites for preferred majors


Students can choose to take either one or two majors within the BCom. Students can select a second major from Commerce or from the Arts, Design or Science degrees. Economics can be studied as a single or double major. A double major is an extended sequence of 14 units/subjects. All other majors comprise 8 units.

Subjects you can Study:

Accounting; Business law; Economics; Finance; Human resource management; Management; Marketing

Study Pathways:

Students who perform at a high level may apply to do a one-year honours course. Students who complete the BCom will also be eligible, subject to meeting prescribed course-specific requirements, to apply for admission to a range of postgraduate courses, including postgraduate studies in business (e.g. the Master of Business Administration, Master of Economics or Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations), Juris Doctor, Master of Professional Engineering, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Master of Urban Design and Master of Landscape Architecture. A limited number of school-leaver pathway places are awarded to students in Bachelor degree courses (including this course), which guarantee them entry to postgraduate professional-entry courses in Medicine, Dentistry, Law and Engineering, subject to them completing the Bachelor degree course at an appropriate level.

Further information:

The University has a range of alternate-entry pathways and special admission provisions that include the use of STAT tests, and its Broadway and UWAy schemes, Mature-age Access Program (MAP), other mature age entry (that uses an ATAR score based on two subjects) and special admission schemes for Indigenous students. Graduates are employed in industries all over the world including energy and resources, financial and insurance services, consulting, information management, and marketing and communications.


Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, CPA Australia and Institute of Public Accountants: students who complete the BCom with units specified by the respective professional bodies can qualify as members; EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) Accreditation; AACSB (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). This accreditation recognises the high standards of the School's mission, operations, faculty qualifications and contributions, courses, research, community outreach and other critical areas.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00126G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Crawley 80 Yes Full time 3 years
Crawley 80 Yes Part time 6 years
Albany Centre 80 Yes Full time 3 years
Albany Centre 80 Yes Part time 6 years

We recognise that the world is rapidly changing; that’s why our courses are designed to equip you for the careers of the future.

Established in 1911, UWA is recognised internationally as a top 100 research-intensive university. Its main campus is located next to the beautiful Swan River and just a few kilometres from the Perth CBD in Western Australia.

UWA has a broad research and teaching profile across a wide range of disciplines. Our course structure is based on globally successful models and is designed to ensure students gain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in an international workplace. We offer a choice of more than 65 majors across five undergraduate degrees in Arts, Commerce, Biomedical Science, Science and Philosophy (Honours), ensuring subjects can be combined in a way to match career goals and personal interests. Students can also pursue a professional qualification at postgraduate level.

Our Perth campus is located on the Swan River, just 10 minutes from the city centre and close to many stunning beaches. The campus offers a range of cafes, bookshops, banks, a vibrant cultural precinct, social clubs and societies, a supportive Student Guild, and on- and off-campus accommodation options.

For international students, Perth’s warm, sunny climate and relaxed outdoor lifestyle make it the perfect location to reside while studying. Western Australia is also in the same time zone as many Asian countries, making it easier to keep in touch with family and friends.

We encourage all our domestic students to spend a semester on exchange and broaden their degrees by travelling overseas and studying at one of our 180+ internationally renowned partner institutions.

Whatever your field and degree level, you’ll have access to the university’s strong industry connections and alumni group. You’ll also gain practical first-hand work experience, get invited to a number of networking events, and in many cases receive training to prepare for the world of work.

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Provider CRICOS: 00126G

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