What will I learn?

Our Bachelor of Commerce is flexible and progressive. We place a strong emphasis on critical thinking, adaptability and communication skills.

In first-year you’ll complete a range of core business and management courses. In second and third-year you’ll choose up to two major areas of study—or a major and up to two minors—to accommodate different career interests.

Where could it take you?

Studying commerce leads to a wealth of opportunities in business. If your strengths lie in understanding and working with people you might pursue marketing or project management. You could put your skills to use championing early-stage start-ups. Perhaps you’ve a knack for patterns and numbers that will see you move into accounting or market research.

Career Readiness

The Bachelor of Commerce prepares students for careers in all areas of commerce, as well as the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Career opportunities can include business consultant, international trade analyst, manager, administrator and marketing professional.

Potential careers

Financial Services Officer, Fund and Portfolio Manager, Financial Analyst, Manager / Business Management, Market Researcher, Marketer / Marketing Manager, Ministerial Adviser, Business Analyst, Business Consultant, Commodities or Futures Trader, Public Servant, Finance Manager, Financial Adviser, Foreign Affairs, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, Taxation Officer, International Trade or Business Analyst, Stockbroker.

Degree Structure:

All students commence in the Bachelor of Commerce and complete a common first year of the program before continuing in their chosen major. The first year provides students with the foundations necessary for a commerce graduate and includes core courses in accounting, economics, marketing, management and law. In the second and third years, students will study courses from their chosen major. Students may also choose a minor in entrepreneurship.

Accounting and Corporate Finance: This double major allows students the opportunity to gain finance and business skills and knowledge as well as their professional accounting qualification.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of the Professions



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$39,000.00 (US$ 26,969) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 December 2019

More details

Start date

29 July 2019, 2 March 2020


The University of Adelaide

North Terrace Campus,


South Australia,

5005, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification. United Entrance Certificate (UEC) 5. IELTS: Overall 6.5; Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 6; TOEFL Internet-based: Overall 79, Reading and Listening: 13, Speaking 18, Writing 21; Pearson – Overall 58, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 50 and Cambridge - Overall 176, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing – 169.

For international students

Students are required to complete Secondary School Qualifications equivalent to Australian Year 12.

Entry requirements vary from country to country.

IELTS: Overall band score of 6.5 and Band score of 6 in all bands; TOEFL Paper-based: total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE) or Internet-based: total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 58 and Skills profile of no less than 50 in all skills; and Cambridge English-Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176 and Individual score of 169 in all skills.

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Eynesbury

About this uni

The University of Adelaide works alongside governments, businesses, and other universities across Asia, Europe and North America.

  • Based in South Australia.
  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.
  • Member of Australia’s research-intensive Group of Eight.
  • Top 10 on The Economist’s list of world’s most liveable cities