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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship is designed for graduates of the future. The world is rapidly changing and employers are increasingly looking for the next generation of graduates who are experts in their chosen field but who can also apply innovative thinking and entrepreneurial flair.

This degree enables you to think distinctively, creatively and critically in a business environment. It provides the skills required to develop entrepreneurial ideas into successful new ventures, or work within existing businesses in an innovative way.

Embedding commerce, innovation and entrepreneurial knowledge into a combined degree program with practical experiences in diverse industries makes you extremely employable in both the public and private sectors.

What you will study

The combined Bachelor of Commerce/ Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship provides flexibility to select an area of study best suited to your interests. As part of your Commerce degree you can major in up to two of the following areas:

Accounting

Economics

Finance

The first year of study is designed to give a strong grounding in the principles and practices of commerce, innovation and entrepreneurship, and equip you with a core set of business development skills. You will complete subjects from a broad area of disciplines relevant to business including:

economics

law

accounting

business strategy

innovation and entrepreneurship

Moving into the second, third and fourth years of this combined degree, you will complete courses relevant to your chosen major sequence.

Accounting Major

Economics Major

Finance Major

Career opportunities

The work-ready skills you will gain from this degree will give you a substantial edge in the jobs market.

This contemporary degree prepares you with the academic knowledge and unique practical experience needed to become highly competitive in rapidly changing regional, national and global economies and communities.

Which department am I in?

College of Human and Social Futures

CRICOS

088922G

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,360.00 (US$ 20,491) per year
The University of Newcastle is pleased to announce a new Study from Home Fee Waiver for commencing international students who cannot study in Australia due to border closures. Do not delay your study plans – start studying online and complete your studies in Australia when borders open. For students who commence studies online and offshore, we are offering a discount of up to 20%.

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

Start date

20 February 2023, 17 July 2023

Venue

Newcastle City campus

Cnr King and Auckland Streets,

NEWCASTLE,

New South Wales,

2300, NEWCASTLE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC). TOEFL paper-based test score of 500; TOEFL internet based score of 60; IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0; PTE GSE score of 50; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 52.

For international students

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC).

TOEFL paper-based test score of 500; TOEFL internet based score of 60; IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0; PTE GSE score of 50; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 52.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Australian Pacific College
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About University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle offers more than 180 undergraduate and postgraduate programs across a wide variety of subject areas.

  • 12 of its subjects are placed in the world’s top 200
  • Ranked as one of the top 200 universities worldwide
  • Over 180 undergraduate and postgraduate study options
  • International students supported by a dedicated team

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