Bachelor of Commerce
- CRICOS code: 002143B
- VTAC code: 3800538101
- International VTAC code: 3800538103
Your student experience goes beyond the lecture theatre. The University of Melbourne provides the opportunity to participate, engage and develop through practical experience and workshops, overseas study and student clubs and societies.
Study overseas and exchange
Commerce students are encouraged to experience overseas study, and with 200 university and college partners in 43 countries, you can shape an experience unique to you. Immerse yourself in different cultural, social and intellectual environments to include an international perspective to your academic development.
The University has a suite of scholarships and grants to assist students financially with studying overseas. Which is why in 2018, over 520 commerce students studied overseas.
Student clubs, societies, and associations
Commerce student clubs and societies provide valuable industry connections and fantastic development opportunities – from offering consulting experiences with local and international charities to empowering more women to excel in finance. Some of our associated clubs include:
- Accounting Students’ Association
- Actuarial Students’ Society
- Banking on Women
- Economics Student Society of Australia
- Financial Management Association of Australia
- Global Consulting Group
- Melbourne Microfinance Initiative
- Students’ Association of Management and Marketing.
This annual competition aims to activate and facilitate student entrepreneurship. You could pitch your startup idea to a panel of Australia’s most prominent angel investors and industry experts for feedback and prizes.
Test your business case-solving skills, receive training from and network with corporate sponsors, and get hands-on experience as a management consultant. These case competitions are held in Australia and across the globe, with flights and accommodation funded by the faculty.
Events and career development workshops
|Future Leaders Forum|
Open to around 120 of our highest-achieving students, this forum provides practical perspectives on leadership and draws on the experiences of leaders from a variety of fields. Network with business and community leaders as well as other high-achieving students.
Build and refine the skills and knowledge employers want and develop your ability to participate effectively in the workplace. Delivered by industry experts, this series will enhance your employability.
|Global Management Consulting|
A third-year capstone subject that gives you the opportunity to gain industry experience in an international setting. You could spend two weeks in an overseas city, working on a genuine business challenge with your peers.
Spend a semester working as a management consultant for a Melbourne-based firm and gain an understanding of industry consulting practice in this subject. Uncover how consultants work by undertaking a real consulting project for a real organisation. You will draw upon your studies and professional consulting frameworks as you seek to provide high-value solutions for your client.
|Business & Economics Career Mentoring Program|
Connecting you with an industry mentor based on your area of study and their speciality. Your mentor will provide you with information of industries, professions and general work skills as well as advice and support with career direction, networking, job hunting, and applications. Our students have received valuable insights into the world of commerce from partners of accounting firms, directors of management consultancies, bankers, senior public servants, and many more professions.
An online mentoring program that connects you with volunteer alumni mentees for one-off career conversations. You can connect anywhere, anytime with multiple working professionals from around the world to expand your knowledge about the industry, career opportunities and how to plan for life after study.
“I never thought that by the end of my first year of university, I would have had the chance to go overseas and work on a social impact project with student club Melbourne Microfinance Initiative (MMI) and really make a difference; it's still incredible to me”
Sophie and a small team worked on a project in the Philippines to create a comprehensive training manual for all levels of staff at JVOFI, a Pilipino microfinance organisation. The MMI club sees students use their commerce and consulting skills to help enhance the work of the microfinance institutions in a number of countries in the Asia-Pacific, ranging from the Philippines, to Samoa and Vietnam.
Read more about Sophie's experience in the Bachelor of Commerce.