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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Commerce is a practical and flexible degree, with core courses designed to give you a thorough overview of business and commerce environments, before you specialise in Accounting, Economics, or Finance. When you study a commerce degree at the University of Newcastle, you will be equipped to make a smooth transition from the classroom to the boardroom, by acquiring skills that employers value.

Our Bachelor of Commerce Accounting major is designed to provide accreditation with the major professional bodies in accounting, including CPA Australia, CA Australia and New Zealand, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Association of International Accountants (AIA).

A sense of global citizenship is imparted through international case studies and cross-cultural analysis. Through courses in your chosen major, you will gain insight into the interplay between the financial, legal, political and economic systems and how these factors influence the contemporary business environment, both in Australian and global contexts.

What you will study

We maintain strong relationships with employers and professional associations to ensure that the courses and majors offered in our Bachelor of Commerce degree maintain real-world relevance in a complex business environment.

In your first year of your Commerce degree you will complete courses from a broad range of disciplines. This initial year gives you a strong grounding in business and economic principles, and you will learn core business development skills before selecting your major. You will develop skills in the following areas:

accounting

management

law

marketing

microeconomics

finance

business decision making

In the second and third years of your Commerce degree, you'll undertake courses relevant to your chosen major in accounting, economics or finance. Each of our Commerce majors provide specialist skills to succeed within that field, and beyond.

Commerce Majors

The Bachelor of Commerce degree allows you to choose from three majors, each a specialty within the financial sector of business . We offer courses that are at the cutting-edge of business trends and will provide you with the knowledge and experience required in a dynamic, modern workplace.

Accounting Major

Economics Major

Finance Major

Career opportunities

Commerce graduates go on to exciting, stimulating and lucrative careers in the fields of accounting, auditing, consulting, stockbroking, business analysis and academia. These opportunities can be pursued in a wide range of business, government department and not-for-profit organisations.

Which department am I in?

College of Human and Social Futures

CRICOS

001603J

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,505.00 (US$ 20,586) 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

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,505.00 (US$ 20,586) 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

Central Coast Campus

10 Chittaway Road,

OURIMBAH,

New South Wales,

2258, CENTRAL COAST, 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

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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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