Bachelor of Commerce

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

The Bachelor of Commerce offers a foundation year that covers all core disciplines of business, giving students a solid understanding of issues facing business today. The degree is designed for students who would like to major in one or more of the principal areas of commerce. UOW offers 11 majors specialisations in this degree. Students receive relevant industry-driven content and a firm foundation in the principles of ethical commerce, preparing them to succeed in their chosen career, and for the next generation of leadership roles. In every major, students undertake a final-year capstone subject that lets them apply everything they've learnt in collaboration with students from other disciplines. Students also have the option of applying for an internship that provides work-integrated learning. A Dean's Scholar program is also available for high achieving students. Students will develop the skills required to complete a research project which is also suitable if they wish to continue studies through to the completion of honours and/or research degrees. Dean's Scholars receive academic mentoring and have opportunities to attend workshops and seminars. The degree includes a book allowance, extended library borrowing rights, and access to a study space. Students must maintain a distinction average across all subjects to continue in the course.


3 years full-time or a part-time equivalent (144 credit points).The program involves a common core of first-year subjects plus an integrating subject plus the flexibility to choose from one of 11 majors. Students can also choose a double major, or a major and a minor.


  • Accountancy
  • Business Law
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Financial planning
  • Human resource management
  • International business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Public relations
  • Supply chain management

Standard entry requirements

DOMESTIC STUDENTS - ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS Guaranteed entry selection ranks Entry to this course can be gained with: Minimum ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) International Baccalaureate (IB) Interstate equivalent (such as the Victorian ENTER or Queensland OP) Results in an overseas qualification deemed equivalent to Australian year 12. The minimum score for guaranteed entry to the Bachelor of Commerce (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 75 or an IB of 26. For the Bachelor of Commerce (Dean's Scholar) an ATAR-Selection Rank of 93 or an IB of 35 is required to be considered for this degree. This includes the effect of adjustment factors. Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. These adjustments used to be called bonus points. ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE AND RECOMMENDED STUDIES The University assumes students will have studied any 2 units of English. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia. In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.


Some majors within the Bachelor of Commerce enable graduates to meet the membership requirements of relevant professional associations. For detailed information visit

Study pathways

If applicants can demonstrate they have met the learning outcomes for UOW subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, they may be eligible for credit towards their degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
UOW Batemans Bay Yes
UOW Bega No
UOW Shoalhaven Yes
UOW South Western Sydney No
UOW Southern Highlands Yes
UOW Southern Sydney (Loftus) No
Wollongong Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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