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Bachelor

Bachelor of Commerce

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

What will I study?

Overview

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 SUBJECTS: 7 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.

Breadth subjects

The Melbourne Model 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.

Capstone subjects in your third year

Taken in the final year of your degree as an elective, our capstone subjects give you a feel for working in industry to assist you in developing your practical business skills and networks. Options in the Bachelor of Commerce:

  • MANAGEMENT CONSULTING: as part of a multidisciplinary team, work with a Melbourne-based client on a real business project over the semester.
  • GLOBAL MANAGEMENT CONSULTING: gain industry experience in an international setting while you live overseas and work with a client on a two-week consulting project.
  • BUSINESS JUDGEMENT: simulation tasks and case analyses will challenge you to form and act upon judgments around strategic directions, marketing priorities, and entrepreneurial opportunities.

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