Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Business Administration

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
CRICOS:
078169G
Location:
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney
  • Strathfield
Duration:

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

2019 Main Round ATAR/OP :
  • Brisbane (17/65)
  • Melbourne (58.50)
  • North Sydney (58.50)
  • Strathfield (58.50)

Description

This double degree combines the specialised knowledge of the Bachelor of Commerce with the flexibility of the Bachelor of Business Administration.

If you want to stand out from the crowd and become a business leader, this is the degree for you.  You can major in:

  • Accounting
  • Event Management
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Informatics
  • Marketing
  • Management

You can choose to study from the following minors:

  • Accounting
  • Data Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Event Management
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Indigenous Business Studies
  • Informatics
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Occupational Health Safety and  Environment
  • Approved minors from other faculties, including international studies of 4 units.

You will also gain an appreciation of ethics and probity in commercial and interpersonal transactions.

Course duration

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availability and study mode

Campus availability

  • Brisbane (Attendance)
  • Melbourne (Attendance)
  • North Sydney (Attendance)
  • Strathfield (Attendance)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Sample Course Map

Year – Study Period Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Year 1 - Semester 1 BUSN113
Managing people and organisations
BUSN104
Money matters
or
ACCT100
Introduction to accounting
BUSN111
Working with technology
BUSN112
Managing markets
Year 1 - Semester 2 Commerce major 1 BUSN201
International Business
Bachelor of Commerce minor
or
Business elective 1
UNCC100
Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society
Year 2 - Semester 1 ECON200
Economics: policy frameworks and markets
HRMG204
Organisational behaviour
Commerce major 2 HRMG200
Applied human resource management
Year 2 - Semester 2 Commerce major 3 MKTG202
Marketing communications: engaging stakeholders
Bachelor of Commerce minor
or
Business elective 2
BIPX202
Community engagement: building strengths and capabilities
Year 3 - Semester 1 MGMT311
Managing entrepreneurship and innovation
Commerce major 4 MGMT310
Sustainable organisational change
UNCC300
Justice and change in a global world
(Pre: UNCC100)
Year 3 - Semester 2 Commerce major 5 Commerce major 6 Bachelor of Commerce minor
or
Business elective 3
General elective 1
Year 4 - Semester 1 Commerce major 7 General elective 2 Commerce major 8 General elective 3
Year 4 - Semester 2 Bachelor of Commerce minor
or
Business elective 4
MGMT304
Strategic Management
General elective 4 BUSN304
Working with Diversity and Conflict
or
BIPX301
Professional experience

Note: Not all majors and minors will be available on all campuses.

'Pre:' – indicates a unit that must be completed before the next unit can be undertaken (prerequisite).
A blank cell indicates that there are no additional units required for that study period.
This is a sample program only and units will vary between states. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

Deferment is available for one year. Find out more about deferment: Deferment Information.

Credit Points

320

Majors and Minors

Commerce Majors

In 2019, you will be able to select from a range of major studies including Accounting, Event Management, Finance, Human Resource Management, Informatics, Management and Marketing.

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Start dates

Brisbane
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - July
Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - July
North Sydney
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - July
Strathfield
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - July

Course costs

  • Average first year fee: $10403 Commonwealth Supported (indicative only; subject to passage of legislation)

Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

Essential requirements for admission

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent:

New South Wales

  • Prerequisites: English (Standard)(Band 2) or EAL (Band 3).

Queensland

  • Prerequisites: English (4, SA)

Victoria

  • Prerequisites : Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English.

Or be admitted under the Passion 4 Business Program.

International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

Admission criteria

The table below shows the range of ATARs/OPs (excludes adjustment factors) and Selection Ranks (may include adjustment factors) achieved by students who were accepted into this course last year. These may vary from year to year. Learn more about admission to ACU.

ATAR/OP range

For those offered places in 2019

OP Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest OP to receive an offer 12 9
Median OP to receive an offer 16 13
Lowest OP to receive an offer 19 19
Rank Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest Rank to receive an offer 76 83
Median Rank to receive an offer 67 74
Lowest Rank to receive an offer 63 63
ATAR Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest ATAR to receive an offer 73.50 78.35
Median ATAR to receive an offer 57.85 67.80
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 55.95 59.50
ATAR Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest ATAR to receive an offer 75.95 85.95
Median ATAR to receive an offer 63.18 69.05
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 55.20 60.95
ATAR Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest ATAR to receive an offer 94.80 99.95
Median ATAR to receive an offer 61.95 71.95
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 51.30 59.05

Student Profile

Breakdown of how students entered this course last year and in what numbers.

Applicant background 2019
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
<5 N/P
Vocational education and training (VET) study 6 42.86%
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
0 0.00%
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of OP/Rank (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) 6 42.86%
Recent secondary education admitted where both OP/Rank and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum OP/Rank) <5 N/P
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP/Rank was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum OP/Rank requirement) 0 0.00%
International students 0 0.00%
All students 14 100%
  • N/P – Not published : the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells within less than 5 students.
  • <5 – The number of students is less than 5.
Applicant background 2019
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
<5 N/P
Vocational education and training (VET) study 0 0.00%
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
0 0.00%
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) 7 58.33%
Recent secondary education admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR) <5 N/P
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement) <5 N/P
International students 0 0.00%
All students 12 100%
  • N/P – Not published : the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells within less than 5 students.
  • <5 – The number of students is less than 5.
Applicant background 2019
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
<5 N/P
Vocational education and training (VET) study 0 0.00%
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
<5 N/P
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) 20 50.00%
Recent secondary education admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR) 0 0.00%
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement) 17 42.50%
International students 0 0.00%
All students 40 100%
  • N/P – Not published : the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells within less than 5 students.
  • <5 – The number of students is less than 5.
Applicant background 2019
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
0 0.00%
Vocational education and training (VET) study <5 N/P
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
0 0.00%
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) 15 71.43%
Recent secondary education admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR) 0 0.00%
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement) 5 23.81%
International students 0 0.00%
All students 21 100%
  • N/P – Not published : the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells within less than 5 students.
  • <5 – The number of students is less than 5.

Further information

Applying for admission

Brisbane, Queensland
Apply through QTAC
Melbourne, Victoria
Apply through VTAC
Sydney (North Sydney), NSW
Apply through UAC
Sydney (Strathfield), NSW
Apply through UAC

Direct Applications

You can apply Direct to ACU for selected Bachelor's degrees if you have not already applied through VTAC or UAC.
Please note that you must apply through VTAC or UAC if you are a Year 12 student, or if you're applying for an undergraduate course at more than one institution.

Melbourne

You can apply Direct to ACU for selected Bachelor's degrees if you have not already applied through VTAC or UAC.
Please note that you must apply through VTAC or UAC if you are a Year 12 student, or if you're applying for an undergraduate course at more than one institution.

North Sydney

You can apply Direct to ACU for selected Bachelor's degrees if you have not already applied through VTAC or UAC.
Please note that you must apply through VTAC or UAC if you are a Year 12 student, or if you're applying for an undergraduate course at more than one institution.

Strathfield

Admission Pathways to this course

Admission Schemes

Adjustment Factors which may improve your Selection Rank

Articulation from another course

Work and Life Experience

  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Work experience - A Selection Rank can be calculated based on your work experience - you need to document all of your experience and provide supporting documentation

If you have a Selection Rank but it's not enough for this course

  • Complete 2 non-award individual UG units; the results attained for these units can then be converted to a Selection Rank
  • Complete a VET qualification such as an AQF Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma
  • Commence another ACU Bachelor degree with a lower required Selection Rank, successfully complete 2 or more units, then apply for an internal transfer to this course. A new Selection Rank will be calculated from your results in the ACU units.

Career paths

Graduate Career Opportunities arise in both the private and public sectors and cover a wide range of occupations:

  • Accounting
  • Administration
  • Advertising
  • Banking
  • Business Management
  • Business analysis / development
  • Business regulation
  • Communications
  • Computer hardware and software
  • Employment relations
  • Event management
  • Financial management
  • Human resource management
  • International business, trade, investment and marketing
  • Information Technology
  • Management consulting
  • Marketing
  • Marketing management
  • Marketing research
  • Personal investment
  • Policy administration
  • Recruitment and staff development
  • Retailing and wholesaling
  • Sales

Professional experience

Students may elect to enrol in a Professional Experience unit involving professional placement within a business organisation (in the relevant discipline area) over a period of 105 hours.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Commerce has accreditation with the following professional organisations on completion of the relevant majors and associated minors:

Accounting

Volunteer experience

A requirement of the degree is a Community Engagement unit where students engage in voluntary work within a not-for-profit organisation over a period of 35-70 hours.

English language requirements

Year 12 or equivalent; NSW: English; QLD: English (4, SA); VIC: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English; International students need to meet the English Language requirements.

More course information

In keeping with the Mission of the University, several units within the degree focus on business ethics and personal values. One compulsory unit of Community Engagement is also incorporated in the degree and is designed to assist with personal development. Students will have the opportunity to engage with the community in a tangible way through voluntary work in a not-for-profit organisation.

An additional elective Professional Experience unit involves placement in a related business organisation and is designed to assist students to apply their studies to the real working environment, and to gain employment in their chosen career after graduating.

Contacts for future students

Enquiries:

Description

This double degree combines the specialised knowledge of the Bachelor of Commerce with the flexibility of the Bachelor of Business Administration.

If you want to stand out from the crowd and become a business leader, this is the degree for you.  You can major in:

  • Accounting
  • Event Management
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Informatics
  • Marketing
  • Management

You can choose to study from the following minors:

  • Accounting
  • Data Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Event Management
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Indigenous Business Studies
  • Informatics
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Occupational Health Safety and  Environment
  • Approved minors from other faculties, including international studies of 4 units.

You will also gain an appreciation of ethics and probity in commercial and interpersonal transactions.

Course duration

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Start dates and campus availability

Brisbane
  • 22-Jul-2019 , 10-Feb-2020 , 20-Jul-2020 , 15-Feb-2021 , 26-Jul-2021
Melbourne
  • 22-Jul-2019 , 10-Feb-2020 , 20-Jul-2020 , 15-Feb-2021 , 26-Jul-2021
North Sydney
  • 22-Jul-2019 , 10-Feb-2020 , 20-Jul-2020 , 15-Feb-2021 , 26-Jul-2021
Strathfield
  • 22-Jul-2019 , 10-Feb-2020 , 20-Jul-2020 , 15-Feb-2021 , 26-Jul-2021

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

Yes. See Defer your offer.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Credit Points

320

Majors and Minors

Commerce Majors

In 2019, you will be able to select from a range of major studies including Accounting, Event Management, Finance, Human Resource Management, Informatics, Management and Marketing.

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Course structure – 1st year

Year – Study Period Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Year 1 - Semester 1 BUSN113
Managing people and organisations
BUSN104
Money matters
or
ACCT100
Introduction to accounting
BUSN111
Working with technology
BUSN112
Managing markets
Year 1 - Semester 2 Commerce major 1 BUSN201
International Business
Bachelor of Commerce minor
or
Business elective 1
UNCC100
Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society
Year 2 - Semester 1 ECON200
Economics: policy frameworks and markets
HRMG204
Organisational behaviour
Commerce major 2 HRMG200
Applied human resource management
Year 2 - Semester 2 Commerce major 3 MKTG202
Marketing communications: engaging stakeholders
Bachelor of Commerce minor
or
Business elective 2
BIPX202
Community engagement: building strengths and capabilities
Year 3 - Semester 1 MGMT311
Managing entrepreneurship and innovation
Commerce major 4 MGMT310
Sustainable organisational change
UNCC300
Justice and change in a global world
(Pre: UNCC100)
Year 3 - Semester 2 Commerce major 5 Commerce major 6 Bachelor of Commerce minor
or
Business elective 3
General elective 1
Year 4 - Semester 1 Commerce major 7 General elective 2 Commerce major 8 General elective 3
Year 4 - Semester 2 Bachelor of Commerce minor
or
Business elective 4
MGMT304
Strategic Management
General elective 4 BUSN304
Working with Diversity and Conflict
or
BIPX301
Professional experience

Note: Not all majors and minors will be available on all campuses.

'Pre:' – indicates a unit that must be completed before the next unit can be undertaken (prerequisite).
A blank cell indicates that there are no additional units required for that study period.
This is a sample program only and units will vary between states. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

Course costs

  • Unit Fee: $3156.00 (2019)
  • Average first year fee: $25248.00 (2019)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $100992.00 (2019)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Essential requirements for admission

Applicants require the equivalent of Australian Year 12 certificate and an overall academic IELTS score of 6.0 (with minimum scores of 6.0 in speaking and writing, and 5.5 in listening and reading).

Applying for Admission

How to Apply

Information on the application procedure.

International Students Apply Now
International students undertaking an Australian Year 12 qualification should apply through the relevant tertiary admissions centre:
NSW & ACT
Apply through UAC
Queensland
Apply through QTAC
Victoria
Apply through VTAC

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

Career paths

Graduate Career Opportunities arise in both the private and public sectors and cover a wide range of occupations:

  • Accounting
  • Administration
  • Advertising
  • Banking
  • Business Management
  • Business analysis / development
  • Business regulation
  • Communications
  • Computer hardware and software
  • Employment relations
  • Event management
  • Financial management
  • Human resource management
  • International business, trade, investment and marketing
  • Information Technology
  • Management consulting
  • Marketing
  • Marketing management
  • Marketing research
  • Personal investment
  • Policy administration
  • Recruitment and staff development
  • Retailing and wholesaling
  • Sales

Professional experience

Students may elect to enrol in a Professional Experience unit involving professional placement within a business organisation (in the relevant discipline area) over a period of 105 hours.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Commerce has accreditation with the following professional organisations on completion of the relevant majors and associated minors:

Accounting

Volunteer experience

A requirement of the degree is a Community Engagement unit where students engage in voluntary work within a not-for-profit organisation over a period of 35-70 hours.

English language requirements

Year 12 or equivalent; NSW: English; QLD: English (4, SA); VIC: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English; International students need to meet the English Language requirements.

More course information

In keeping with the Mission of the University, several units within the degree focus on business ethics and personal values. One compulsory unit of Community Engagement is also incorporated in the degree and is designed to assist with personal development. Students will have the opportunity to engage with the community in a tangible way through voluntary work in a not-for-profit organisation.

An additional elective Professional Experience unit involves placement in a related business organisation and is designed to assist students to apply their studies to the real working environment, and to gain employment in their chosen career after graduating.

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