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 from UNSW Business School.

 

Faculty
UNSW Business School
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended)
Award
Bachelor of Commerce
Commencing Terms
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3
Duration (Full Time)
3 Year(s)

Overview

UNSW's Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) is an innovative business degree that has been designed alongside industry to ensure you are one of Australia's most employable graduates. You’ll learn in the classroom and the boardroom through experiences that are unique to UNSW’s BCom. 

From your first year, you'll understand business essentials and begin building a portfolio that demonstrates your skills to future employers. You'll build your expertise by specialising in a major and build your skills through guaranteed industry learning experiences.

Key features

Integrated First Year
Begin your degree exploring different business fields and how they work together to solve common business problems. You’ll get a well-rounded understanding of what it takes to be successful in business. 

MyBCom Portfolio
MyBCom Portfolio is an online platform that keeps you on track for your future. It guides your studies, develops your personal career plan and builds a selection of your work to showcase to future employers. 

Build your expertise
Specialise your studies by choosing one or two of our business school majors. You can also opt to double your degree with degrees from other areas such as engineering, law or arts, or another UNSW Business School degree.

Guaranteed work experience
Put your lectures into action through guaranteed work integrated learning. Choose from opportunities including internships, group consulting projects and global practicums. 

Why study at UNSW?

UNSW Business School is a global leader in business education and consistently ranks as one of Australia's top business schools. Our strong industry connections ensure the knowledge, skills, and experience you gain will be relevant and in-demand. Alongside a rigorous education, you'll grow professionally and socially through Career Accelerator networking, mentoring and internship opportunities and diverse student-led societies.  

 

Program Code
3502
CRICOS Code
001919M
Campus
Kensington
UAC Code
424000
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
144
Indicative Enrolments
2,980

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Entry requirements

Entry to this degree is based on your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or an equivalent rank derived from the following:

  • Australian interstate Year 12 qualifications (e.g., OP rank)
  • New Zealand NCEA Level 3
  • Equivalent overseas qualifications e.g., International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, GCE A-Levels
  • Post-secondary or tertiary qualifications
  • An alternative entry qualification

 

2021 Lowest Selection Rank
93
2021 A levels
17
2021 IB Diploma
36
2021 Lowest ATAR
81.05
    1. 2021 Lowest Selection Rank
      The 2021 Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) is the adjusted rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2021.
    2. 2021 A levels
      The 2021 A levels score is based on four Advanced Level (A2) subject. Entry scores are calculated from the best three or four A2 subjects (excluding repeated subjects) using the following values: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1. At most one Applied A Level subject may be included in the best four subjects used to calculate the aggregate.
    3. 2021 IB Diploma
      The 2021 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2021. It is to be used as a guide only.
    4. 2021 Lowest ATAR
      The 2021 Lowest ATAR is the lowest ATAR (before adjustment factors were applied) to which an offer was made. Where <5 is listed, this indicates that less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made and so the score has not been published. N/A indicates no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics advanced

Alternative entry pathways

If you did not meet the entry cut-off for this degree, consider studying a different undergraduate degree (either at UNSW or another university). Aim to achieve good marks for your first year of study, and then apply for transfer into this degree. Visit UNSW Future Students to find out what other options may be available.

English language requirements

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

International direct entry

We do not accept secondary qualifications from this country. We may accept tertiary study results, please contact us for more information.

Please contact us for direct entry requirements.

Pathway programs

The pathways to study at UNSW Business School include UNSW Foundation studies and our Diploma of Business, which offers a direct pathway to the second year of UNSW’s Bachelor of Commerce. Visit UNSW Global for more information.

English language requirements


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

Program structure

The Bachelor of Commerce is a three year degree program consisting of 24 courses.

The program includes:

  • Commerce Integrated First Year courses
  • One Commerce major
  • Free electives or second Commerce major
  • General education courses (choose from other faculties)

Professional development courses and experiences:

  • Mandatory Work Integrated Learning – You must complete at least one course credit with a work integrated learning focus such as an internship or business practicum
  • Final Year Synthesis – Synthesise your learning by applying and integrating the knowledge and skills gained throughout your Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
  • COMM3999 myBCom Graduate Portfolio

Study areas

Full program structure

You need to complete eight courses in your Integrated First Year and at least one Commerce major. A major is usually eight courses within one discipline. With the remaining eight courses you are free to choose interesting electives or take an additional Commerce major.

Some courses need to be studied in your first and second year, so you’re prepared for courses that can only be studied in later years. Your study options are full-time or part-time. Each university year has three terms and an optional summer study period. Depending on how you plan your study load, you can fit two or three courses into a term and one course in a summer term.

Below is an example of what you could study in three years full-time.

First year

  • myBCom Blueprint*
  • MyBCom First Year Portfolio*
  • 8 Integrated First-Year Commerce courses

Second Year

  • 4 Commerce courses in your chosen major
  • 3 elective Commerce courses or courses in your second chosen major
  • Work-Integrated Learning internship or practicum**

Third Year

  • 4 Commerce courses in your chosen major
  • 4 elective Commerce courses or courses in your second chosen major
  • MyBCom Graduation Portfolio*
  • Final Year Synthesis

*Bachelor of Commerce credit-free courses dedicated to career planning and employability.
**Mandatory work experience for course credit.

 

Future careers

You could follow traditional business career paths such as accounting, business analytics, finance, management or marketing. You could also find employment with a start-up or launch your own. Our Bachelor of Commerce leads to careers in a wide range of industries and our graduates are highly sought after. UNSW Business School's Career Accelerator provides work experiences and professional development opportunities to help get you started.

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.

Potential careers

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

Accreditation

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.

Double degrees

Design your degree to suit your career goals with the flexibility to specialise in up to two different business areas, or a subject outside the UNSW Business School faculty, such as arts or science. You may also be able to get credit towards the BCom fron practical experiences in your secondary degree, such as legal clinics and engineering industrial training. With a wide-ranging education, you can strengthen your career opportunities by completing a double degree. 

Double degree options:

  • Actuarial Studies
  • Advanced Mathematics (Hons)
  • Advanced Science (Hons)
  • Arts
  • Aviation (Management)
  • Computer Science
  • Design
  • Economics
  • Education (Secondary)
  • Engineering (Hons)
  • Fine Arts
  • Information Systems
  • Law
  • Materials Science and Engineering (Hons)
  • Media (PR & Advertising)
  • Music
  • Science

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the Apply section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply. For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January. Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

Ready to apply?

For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

*If you are an international student studying an Australian qualification, go to the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) for application and UAC key dates. Note: If you are under 18 years of age, you need to make special arrangements. Read more.

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Fees & Scholarships

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$14,500*

Commonwealth Supported Place, Student Contribution Band 4

*The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will be liable for depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment. Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and may increase each year during your studies (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year.

The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included.

 

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$44,880*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$139,560*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

 

Scholarships

Our scholarships help you achieve your potential and enhance the experience of individuals who might otherwise struggle financially to maintain a place at university. The scholarships reward excellence, and encourage international mobility, diversity and equity.

Featured scholarship

Alumni Leaders Scholarship in Business
This scholarship supports people from a disadvantaged background to begin undergraduate studies at UNSW Business School. Explore the full range of UNSW Business School domestic scholarships.

Featured scholarship

UNSW Business School International Scholarship
This scholarship supports international undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students who are commencing full-time study at UNSW. Explore the full range of UNSW Business School international scholarships.


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    Innovation

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