Bachelor of Commerce/Arts

UNSW Sydney

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00098G

This program allows students to gain a business degree complemented by a second degree in the humanities disciplines, adding skills in areas like sociology, and politics and international relations. With the globalisation and complexity of many industries today, having a broad perspective can be invaluable.


  • 32 courses (192 UOC): Commerce core courses
  • One Commerce major
  • One Arts major
  • One minor from approved areas of study
  • Prescribed arts electives NOTE: You must complete at least 16 courses (96 UOC) for commerce and 16 courses (96 UOC) for arts.


  • Commerce majors include: Accounting
  • Business economics
  • Business law
  • Business strategy and economic management
  • Finance
  • Financial economics
  • Human resource management
  • Information systems and Information Technology
  • International business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Real estate studies
  • Taxation. Arts majors include: Asian studies
  • Chinese studies
  • Creative writing
  • Criminology
  • Development studies
  • English
  • Environmental humanities
  • European studies
  • Film studies
  • French studies
  • German studies
  • History
  • Indigenous studies
  • International relations
  • Japanese studies
  • Korean studies
  • Linguistics
  • Media, culture and technology
  • Music studies
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Sociology and anthropology
  • Spanish and Latin American studies
  • Theatre and performance studies
  • Art History and Theory
  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Australian Studies
  • Geography
  • Italian Studies
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Modern Greek Studies
  • Psychology
  • Taxation
  • Women's and Gender Studies

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Assumed knowledge: Mathematics


Meets the education requirement of various professional bodies including Australian Computer Society (Information Systems), Australian Human Resources Institute (Human Resource Management), Australian Securities and Investment Commission (RG-146) (Finance), CPA Australia (Accounting), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (Accounting), ACCA (Accounting) and Institute of Public Accountants (Accounting), depending on course selection.

Study pathways

Applications for credit transfer will be considered after offers have been made.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
UNSW Business School Yes
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

Further information

The UNSW HSC Plus applies to the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts.

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