The Bachelor of Commerce will provide you with the knowledge and technical skills you need to succeed in the career of your choice.
It’s a flexible course that builds foundation business skills and allows you to explore your options before settling on a path of study. You can wait until the beginning of second year to choose your major, or start specialising in a particular discipline on your first day at university. Depending on your subject choices, you can complete a double major within a three-year degree. You can also complete a breadth sequence in engineering, psychology, property or construction management.
As a Commerce student, you‘ll have access to a range of activities that complement what you learn in the classroom. You can participate in a case study competition, join a student society, be advised by a peer or career mentor, network with government and industry leaders, consult for organisations in Melbourne and overseas, or work on a community project you are passionate about. The choice is yours.
Upon graduation, Melbourne Commerce students enjoy excellent career outcomes, including higher starting salaries than the national average, outstanding job satisfaction and exceptional employment rates.
- The University of Melbourne ranked Number 1 in Australia for Business and Economics by the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2011.
- We are also ranked Number 1 in the Asia Pacific (14 in the world) for Accounting and Finance, and equal Number 1 in the Asia Pacific (16 in the world) for Economics and Econometrics by the QS World University Subject Rankings 2011.
- Four out of five Melbourne Commerce graduates are employed full time within four months of completing the degree.
- Commerce students have exclusive access to scholarships offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics, including the Commerce Opportunity Bursary and First in the Family Scholarships, as well as extra benefits in the Chancellor’s Scholars – Copland Program.
Majors (focus your undergraduate degree)
The flexibility of the Bachelor of Commerce allows you to experience a variety of business disciplines before choosing your major. You can wait until the beginning of second year to choose a major, or focus on a specific discipline from the beginning of your degree. You can even major in two disciplines.
The following majors are available:
Chancellor’s Scholars Program
The Chancellor’s Scholars Program offers very high-achieving students at Melbourne a guaranteed place in the graduate program of their choice, along with a program of enrichment activities during their undergraduate studies.
Entry requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce
The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in 2013. i
The Clearly-in Rank should be used as a guide for entry. It is not set in advance and may vary from year to year. The Clearly-in Rank is determined by the number of places available, the number of applicants listing the course as a preference and the academic achievement of those applicants.
Access Melbourne allows you to be considered below the Clearly-in Rank. Guaranteed entry is available to eligible students from a rural area or disadvantaged financial background. i
Access Melbourne can help you gain a place in a course, even if your ATAR is below the Clearly-in Rank. Eligible students must apply through Access Melbourne and meet prerequisites.
You must achieve the minimum ATAR (if indicated) to be considered for entry to this degree. The Clearly-in Rank may be above the Minimum ATAR, depending on the demand for the course and the number of places available.
Units 3 & 4: A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in ESL, and at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics.
An ATAR of 95.00 will guarantee domestic students a Commonwealth Supported Place in the Bachelor of Commerce (available only to domestic students who complete an Australian Year 12 or the IB in Australia in 2012 and satisfy the course prerequisites). Students with an ATAR above 93.00 (minimum ATAR) may be considered, depending on demand. The 2013 guaranteed ATAR for international students applying for the Bachelor of Commerce remains 93.00.
All domestic undergraduate students enrol in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), which is subsidised by the Australian Government. Students pay a contribution amount that is determined by the Australian Government, based on the subjects undertaken. More details on fees and student contribution amounts.