Bachelor of Commerce

  • CRICOS code: 002143B
  • VTAC code: 3800538101
  • International VTAC code: 3800538103


The University of Melbourne offers a learning environment that stimulates, challenges and fulfils the potential of ambitious students from around the globe, leading to personal development, meaningful careers and profound contributions to society.

The Bachelor of Commerce is a flexible degree that builds skills and expertise while you explore your interests at the same time. This is a three-year degree in which you will complete 24 subjects (300 points of study in total). You will undertake eight subjects (100 points of study) in each year of full-time study.

Bachelor of Commerce 24 subjects (8 per year)
Compulsory subjects7 core subjects to cover commerce fundamentals
Majors and elective subjects 11 - 13 subjects to deepen your commerce knowledge
Breadth subjects 4 - 6 subjects from non-commerce disciplines

Commerce majors

Your major is your chosen specialisation that you will focus on throughout your degree. In your first year, you'll be able to try a few different commerce disciplines before deciding on your major.

You can wait until the beginning of your second year to choose a major or focus on a specialisation right from the beginning.

Learn more about each major:

Students have the option to do a double major – which takes less time than a double degree - by combining any two of Accounting, Economics, Finance, Marketing, and Management.

*You'll need to start subjects from these majors in your first year because of accreditation requirements.

Discovery subject  

In first semester all students participate in Sustainable Commerce to gain a true cohort experience and explore how Commerce skills can apply to real-world problems.

You’ll learn how to use different types of business and economics knowledge to understand risks and opportunities that deliver a positive social and environmental impact, as well financial and economic benefits to organisations.

Discover the challenges for business and economics disciplines in creating sustainable commerce by using case studies, teamwork, and online materials. Learn to incorporate Indigenous ways of knowing by looking at the importance of people and place, respect and inclusion in decision making in this unique subject.

Breadth subjects

The Melbourne curriculum allows you to incorporate breadth subjects into your degree. This gives you the chance to explore subjects or disciplines outside of commerce.

Use breadth to explore creative interests or topics you have always been curious about; or complement your major and career development with a language, communication skills or technological expertise.

If you follow a breadth track you may even qualify for graduate study in a field that’s very different from your major. Or if you already have a professional graduate program in mind, such as the Juris Doctor (Law) or Master of Engineering, you can use your breadth to develop your knowledge and meet prerequisites from day one.

Concurrent Diploma

Complete a diploma alongside your undergraduate degree to broaden your studies and enhance your employability. Concurrent Diplomas are offered in Computing, Mathematical Sciences, Music or select languages. Equivalent to a major from a different faculty (100 points of study) they add a year to the usual full-time study load, but with approval can be completed within 3.5 years with cross-crediting (of up to 50 points) and/or overloading.


Michael Tirtana

Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Finance) student Michael Tirtana travelled to San Francisco in the USA, as part of Commerce’s Global Management Consulting subject. He worked at IBM Cloud Garage, in January 2018.

“I wanted to take a subject that allowed me to put into practice the theories I have learnt over the years; this is what Global Management Consulting offered. Having had no prior working experience, the opportunity to be a student consultant in IBM felt like the right step."

Learn more about Michael's experience in the Bachelor of Commerce.

Sample course plan

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300 credit points

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