About Commerce at UNSW

You can make big changes in the world with a career in business. Your path to problem-solving for business success and a sustainable society starts here, with a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) from UNSW Business School.

This three-year degree has an innovative first year curriculum that will teach you how to recognise and analyse current global business challenges and opportunities. You’ll understand business essentials from day one and be able to confidently choose the business majors that are right for you.

Professional development and work experiences are built into your degree to enhance your employability upon graduation. You’ll have various opportunities to gain real world business skills through exclusive internships, global business practicums and group consulting projects which can be counted as credit towards your degree. You’ll also develop a digital graduate portfolio that demonstrates your skillset to future employers.

Your Specialisation

There is a broad variety of business majors to choose from, including: 

You can choose one or two majors or double your degree with an additional Bachelor from other areas such as engineering, science, arts, or another UNSW Business School degree. 

We’re one of Asia-Pacific’s leading business schools, with more than 90,000 alumni worldwide who could be connections to your future career. UNSW supports start-ups, with more founders than any other Australian university and over 300 clubs to find people with complementary skillsets.

UNSW Business School subjects consistently sit within the top 50 global rankings, providing a world-class education. We rank within the top 50 for Accounting and Finance, Business and Management, and Economics and Econometrics. Within Australia we currently rank 1st for Accounting and Finance and 2nd for Business and Management studies.

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As a Bachelor of Commerce student, you'll have the opportunity to put what you learn in the classroom to practice in real business environments. All Bachelor of Commerce students will complete for-credit work integrated learning as a part of their degree in the form of internships, business practicums and group consulting projects.

Business School students also have access to our exclusive suite of Career Accelerator opportunities including:

If you choose a Finance major, you’ll have access to the Business School’s iLab, an integrated teaching space with real-time financial market data and trading platforms.

The Bachelor of Commerce can give you professional recognition and accreditation in industry governing bodies, including the Australian Human Resources Institute, Australian Securities and Investment Commission, CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, ACCA, Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) and Institute of Public Accountants.

UNSW Business School graduates have exceptional employability and perform well above the national average in graduate outcomes. Most of our students are employed full-time within four months of graduating and earn a higher wage than most business and management graduates. It’s because our students are some of Australia’s best and brightest, with a reputation for drive and innovation.

Your opportunities are supported by our industry and alumni networks. As one of Australia’s leading business schools we have strong connections to industry and more than 90,000 alumni worldwide who could be connections to your future career. Not only that, UNSW supports start-ups, with more founders than any other Australian university and over 300+ clubs to find people with complementary skillsets.

Relevant Roles

Our Bachelor of Commerce teaches future-proof skills that transfer across industries and prepare you for long-term business success. UNSW graduates develop rewarding careers across a wide range of sectors in roles including:

  • Accountant/Auditor
  • Business Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Customer Experience Officer
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Digital Innovation Officer
  • Economist
  • Financial Adviser
  • Human Resource Consultant
  • Investment Banker
  • Marketing/Brand Manager
  • Tax Adviser
  • Strategist

What Our Graduates Say

“The Career Accelerator program taught me a significant amount about myself, in particular about my capability to adapt to new circumstances beyond my comfort zone. My industry mentor was a great source of advice and experience, and I thoroughly enjoyed observing and learning from her throughout the program."

Ella Werman, UNSW Bachelor of Commerce graduate

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