An increasingly globalised business environment requires a strong understanding of international affairs and other worldwide issues.


UNSW Business School
Delivery Mode
Distance (online with some face-to-face), Face-to-face (includes blended)
Bachelor of Commerce (International)
Commencing Terms
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3
Duration (Full Time)
4 Year(s)

The Bachelor of Commerce (International) is your gateway to worldwide career opportunities. Build global connections on an international student exchange that’s supported with a financial scholarship.

This degree provides a solid foundation in business and includes an international studies component and one-year compulsory overseas exchange to prepare you for the challenges of working in global business. You will have the ability to incorporate a language study such as Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Japanese, Korean or Spanish within the program. Students will receive exclusive mentoring as well as a scholarship to ensure they are prepared for their study abroad. 

Put what you learn in the classroom to practice in real business environments. All Commerce students complete for-credit work integrated learning as a part of their degree in the form of internships, business practicums and group consulting projects.

You’ll understand business concepts and have skills in critical thinking, creative problem-solving and decision-making within a global context. With a thorough fundamental understanding of your chosen industry, you’ll be able to build international networks and prosper on a global scale.

Key features

Go on International Exchange
Receive a $5,000 scholarship to help cover the costs of the one year international study exchange.

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 and gain essential business skills.  

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

Mentoring by Alumni Leaders
Students will gain business knowledge and career advice and will have the opportunity to build valuable professional contacts through a one-on-one mentoring partnership.

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
UAC Code
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
Indicative Enrolments

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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
2021 A levels
2020 IB Diploma
2021 Lowest ATAR
    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​

At university, you’re going to be introduced to different terminology and concepts. To understand all the new information, it’s essential to have a good handle on the English language. 

If you’ve completed an Australian Yr 12 qualification (e.g., NSW HSC or equivalent) don’t worry about any information in this section, your English skills are proficient.

Your application will indicate if you need to provide evidence of your English proficiency in English. For example, you might have completed this degree’s entry requirements in a country other than Australia, or in a language other than English.

You’ll be able to prove your English proficiency by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following:

  • English language tests and university English courses
  • Prior study in the medium of English
  • Other relevant qualifications

If you find that you don’t meet the English language requirements for this degree, UNSW Global offers courses and programs to help bring you to the required standard. Study English with UNSW Global.

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.

You'll study a full Bachelor of Commerce with an additional International Studies stream. As part of your Bachelor of Commerce you will complete an Integrated First Year, up to 2 business majors and for-credit work integrated learning. In your international studies stream, you can choose to focus on a language or a broad international studies area such as politics or history.

This four-year degree includes a year of an international exchange, with a $5000 scholarship to help cover the cost of the exchange. You’ll live and study overseas, learn a language and be mentored toward your goals - gaining personalised industry insights from an exceptional UNSW Business School Alumni Leader. Visit Student Exchange for inspiration.

Study areas

As a part of the Bachelor of Commerce (International) you will be mentored by one of our UNSW Business School Alumni Leaders. These alumni are experienced in international work and study and are provided as mentors to support your study choices and career path decisions. These outstanding graduates are selected by invitation only and have a strong desire to “pay it forward” to the next generation. Visit Alumni Leaders for more information.

UNSW Business School's Career Accelerator portfolio offers students exclusive access to a suite of for-credit, co-curricular and business experience opportunities to kick start your career.

Potential careers

Combining business with international studies opens up a variety of career paths with various organisations including:

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Commercial Manager
  • Consultant
  • Customer Experience Officer
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Digital Innovation Officer
  • Economist
  • Financial Advisor
  • Human Resource Consultant
  • ICT Business/System Analyst
  • International Business Development Manager
  • Investment Banker
  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing Manager
  • Brand Manager
  • Property Business Analyst
  • Recruitment Officer
  • Tax Advisor
  • Strategist 
  • Venture Capitalist


Depending on your course selection, you may meet 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).

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. With a wide-ranging education, you can strengthen your career opportunities by completing a double degree. 

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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2021 Indicative First Year Fee

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
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree

*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.



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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