Bachelor of Commerce

3 years full time (part-time study options available)
Honours available
Parkville campus
Available to Domestic and International students
Semester 1 & 2 entry
VTAC code: 3800538101
International VTAC code: 3800538103
Course CRICOS code: 002143B

The Bachelor of Commerce is an ideal, flexible pathway to a professional career. Employment opportunities span the globe in business, government and the not-for-profit sector.

Flexible course structure

As a Commerce student you will get comprehensive business training and have the chance to explore complementary disciplines. There are seven Commerce majors available, and many elective subjects to choose from. You can also study Engineering, Property or Construction as part of your degree.

Internationally recognised teaching staff 

Academics at the Faculty of Business and Economics are renowned worldwide for excellence in teaching and research. They collaborate in international research projects and publish significant works that inform industries across the globe.

Guaranteed entry 

If you’re a domestic student, satisfy the course prerequisites and achieve an ATAR of 95.00 or above, you will be guaranteed a place in the Bachelor of Commerce in 2017. Access Melbourne applicants may be admitted with a lower score. Other guaranteed entry scores may apply for international applicants.

Access to scholarships

In addition to University scholarships, there is a range of faculty scholarships available to Commerce students. In many cases you are automatically considered for scholarships when you apply for the degree. 

Student support

Our friendly student advisers will help you with everything you need, including course advice and administrative queries. 

Unique student experience

As a Commerce student you will have access to a variety of extracurricular activities that bridge the gap between theory and practice. Student experience activities are fun, challenging and interesting. 

Key features

  • The Faculty of Business and Economics is ranked #12 in the world for Accounting and Finance and #15 in the world for Business and Management (QS World University Rankings 2016)
  • 250+ Commerce students study abroad each year
  • Latest data shows that 73% of Bachelor of Commerce students (Australian citizens and permanent residents) secured full-time employment within four months of completing the degree
  • In addition to University scholarships, there is a range of faculty scholarships available to Commerce students. In many cases you are automatically considered for scholarships when you apply for the degree.

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.

Learn more about the Chancellor’s Scholars Program

Entry requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce

Clearly-in Rank 2017
95.00 Guide only

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in 2017. 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 2017
88.00 Guaranteed entry

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.

Find out more about Access Melbourne

Minimum ATAR 2017
93.00 Guide only i

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 EAL, and at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics.

Students may be eligible to progress into the 3-year Master of Engineering, subject to completing prerequisite subjects.


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.

Credit/Advanced standing

If you have completed post-secondary study, you may be eligible for credit/advanced standing towards your studies at the University. Find out more

Pathway options

Once you've graduated from this degree, you can choose to undertake further study to gain a professional qualification in one of the following areas:

Concurrent diplomas (study alongside your undergraduate degree)

You can choose to study one of the following concurrent diplomas alongside this undergraduate degree at Melbourne: