What will I learn?

This flexible, work-ready degree can lead you to many exciting and rewarding careers from accounting and finance through to marketing and HRM. It provides excellent grounding in all areas of business as well as detailed knowledge and skills in your particular career choice.

Flexible

Students embarking on the Bachelor of Commerce undertake 6 foundation business units and at least one 8 unit major. You will then have the flexibility to undertake minors (4 units in related subjects) or electives (free choices) for the remaining 8 units. Minors can be undertaken in business, in other faculties or even overseas. The benefit of this flexibility is that students can follow their passions with complimentary majors and minors to enhance career prospects.

Bachelor of Commerce Study Options
Core Units:

All students undertaking the Bachelor of Commerce must study the 6 business foundation units, as follows:

Introduction to Accounting OR Money Matters
Community Engagement: Building Strengths and Capabilities (includes internship with a not-for-profit organisation)
Working with Diversity and Conflict Or Professional Experience
Managing People and Organisations
Managing Markets, plus University Core Units:
Self and Community: Exploring the anatomy of modern society
Understanding Self and Society: Contemporary Perspectives

You will gain valuable practical experience through professional placements within not-for-profit organisations in your second year of study followed by the opportunity for further professional experience in a business-related field in your third year, making you job ready upon graduation.

Our graduates understand the ethical, social, political and economic contexts that guide decision-making. This means the Bachelor of Commerce will not only help launch your business career but also prepare you for future managerial positions.

ACCOUNTING CAREERS

Accounting is the backbone of the business world. A company’s financial health is a key indicator of its success and without accountants making the numbers work, it’s impossible for a business to thrive. Regardless of the economic outlook, accountants are always in demand and can be found in every industry, working for the government, large accounting firms, public companies, or small businesses.

The accounting professionals making their way up have a strong grasp of economic patterns, keep up with the state of the investment industry, and have a talent for saving and spending money wisely. Day to day, a finance employee could track how an organisation is spending and borrowing money, negotiate financial contracts, record financial transactions, or prepare reports in line with organisational strategies.

Career paths:

• Accountant and CPA Chartered Accountant

• Finance manager

• Financial adviser

• Auditor

• Chief financial officer

• Tax agent or Taxation accountant

• Investment analyst

• Bank manager, Investment banker, or Merchant banker

• Financial accountant

• Management accountant

• Stock exchange broker, Foreign exchange broker, or Analyst

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.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Law and Business

CRICOS

068238E

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,248.00 (US$ 19,443) per year
AUD $84,744 for the entire course; Unit Fee: AUD $3,531

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

Application deadline

11 February 2020

More details

Start date

10 February 2020, 20 July 2020

Venue

Australian Catholic University - Brisbane Campus

1100 Nudgee Road,

BANYO,

Queensland,

4014, BRISBANE, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,248.00 (US$ 19,443) per year
AUD $84,744 for the entire course; Unit Fee: AUD $3,531

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

Application deadline

11 February 2020

More details

Start date

10 February 2020, 20 July 2020

Venue

Strathfield Campus

25A Barker Road,

STRATHFIELD,

New South Wales,

2135, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High School Diploma with minimum total score of 1040 for SAT I Critical Reading, SAT I: Mathematical and SAT I: Writing test scores (2016 onwards); OR Enhanced ACT Assessment with minimum Composite Score of 19. English Language Requirements: Overall IELTS score of 6.0 (with an individual score of 6.0 in writing and speaking; 5.5 in listening and reading); Pearson Test of English (PTE): 54 with a minimum of 50 in writing and speaking and a minimum of 42 in reading and listening; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 78: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 12 in reading and 11 in listening; ACU English Language Test: C (60-64%); Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE of 169 (Minimum score of 169 in writing and speaking and 162 in listening and reading).

For international students

Applicants require the equivalent of Australian Year 12 certificate

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall score: 6.0; Individual score of: 6.0 in writing and speaking; 5.5 in listening and reading

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 54 with a minimum of 50 in writing and speaking and a minimum of 42 in reading and listening

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 79: minimum 22 writing

ACU English Language Test: C (60-64%)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 169 Minimum score of 169 in writing and speaking and 162 in listening and reading.

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Canberra Institute of Technology
  • Box Hill Institute
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About this uni

Australian Catholic University is one of the top three institutions in Australia for graduate employment.

  • Ranked in the top 3% of universities worldwide
  • One of the top 50 ‘Gen Y’ institutes
  • ACU was awarded 5 stars by Good Universities Guide 2019
  • Strong ties with 200+ organisations across 40 countries