The Bachelor of Commerce
Employment opportunities span the globe in a variety of industries including the business, government and not-for-profit sectors. The degree provides you with the knowledge and technical skills you need to succeed in the career of your choice.
- BCom Orientation Day
Find out more about our exciting Orientation Festival Day!View
- Getting Started Videos
View videos on a range of topics to help you navigate your BCom. Videos include; course rules, choosing subjects, what to expect in a tutorial and study abroad opportunities, as well as overviews of each discipline.View
- Engage with Student Ambassadors
Get to know your fellow students and find out about the opportunities available to you.View
- Clubs and Societies
Join a Club! Membership of a club or society is an excellent way for you to meet new people, expand interests, foster team work and take on leadership roles while studying.View
The 2017 BCom Planner contains information to help you understand your course structure and requirements and includes sample study plans, tips on how to plan your subject selection, and details of University services and support.
Some sections of the planner may or may not be relevant to you according to when you commenced in your degree.
Compulsory Quantitative Requirement
All BCom students must complete a level-2 quantitative requirement as part of their degree. There are two ways you can meet this requirement:
Option 1 Standard Pathway
ECON10005 Quantitative Methods 1; and one level-2 quantitative subject from the list below:
Option 2 Mathematics Pathway
Two level-2 subjects are taken in second year:
Students who complete the mathematics path are still required to complete 62.5 points of Level-2 commerce subjects; the mathematics subjects are counted as breadth .
Students who opt to complete the mathematics path, do not need to complete Quantitative Methods 1 and 2. They may, if they wish, complete any of:
Studies in Engineering
Qualified engineers are in high demand and are well paid. As an engineering graduate you’re assured of a vast range of interesting and well-paid employment opportunities around the world.
How to study Engineering through the Bachelor of Commerce
To become a professionally accredited engineer you’ll need to complete the Master of Engineering. Commerce students who wish to undertake graduate engineering at the Melbourne School of Engineering will need to successfully complete 4-breadth subjects to meet the entry requirements for the three-year Master of Engineering (MC-Eng). These subjects are:
- MAST10006 – Calculus 2, 12.5 points
- MAST10007 – Linear Algebra, 12.5 points
- 2 x First year level 1 science (relevant to engineering stream e.g. Electrical, Mechanical etc), 12.5 points each
These subjects are all level 1 subjects. As the University’s breadth rules do not allow completion of more than 37.5 points of level 1 subjects, the Melbourne School of Engineering will cover the cost of one subject to be undertaken via the Community Access Program (CAP). At present, this offer only applies to students who are commencing the Bachelor of Commerce 2017 and 2018.
- To qualify, Commerce students must have completed Calculus 2 and their two relevant science subjects, and have a minimum course weighted average of 65%.
- Please speak to Stop1 if you’re interested in applying.
Professional recognition The Master of Engineering is the first degree in Australia to be accredited by both Engineers Australia and EUR-ACE® in Europe*.
Academic Skills is a dedicated university department responsible for providing students with various forms of assistance to enable them to realise their full academic potential and achieve excellence. Resources available to students include information packs, interactive skills exercises and faculty-specific workshops relating to:
- Research and referencing
- Study skills
- Presentation skills
- English as an additional Language
- Exam preparation
More information on how Academic Skills can assist you can be found on the Academic Skills website.
Summer & Winter Intensives
A list of commerce subjects available during the summer and winter semesters.
Information regarding assignment extensions and exam viewing appointments.
Services & Facilities
We have dedicated computer labs, open access work spaces available to help you develop your skills and professional networks.
Student Ambassador Program
Make friends and maximise your time here at University by participating in the Student Ambassador Program!
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Personal Effectiveness Program
Develop your employability skills in this series of workshops and get ready to participate effectively in the workplace.
Career Mentoring Program
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International Case Competitions
Applications now closed! Apply your skills to crack real business cases, present in front of industry experts, receive complimentary travel…
Future Leaders Forum
The Future Leaders Forum is an annual one-day event dedicated to enriching the learning experiences of 100 of our most…
Clubs and Societies
The Faculty supports affiliated Clubs and Societies to run a range of academic, cultural, pre-professional and social activities.
Australian Undergraduate Business Case Competition
The Australian Undergraduate Business Case Competition (AUBCC) is coming to Melbourne in November 2016!
BCom Case Competition
BComp will not be run in 2016 due to our hosting of the Australian Undergraduate Business Case Competition this year.…
Seminar in Economics and Commerce
ECON10002 Seminar in Economics and Commerce A is available in Semester 2 and focuses on the Political Economy, and the…
Creating Future Leaders Series
The Faculty of Business and Economic’s flagship seminar series which aims to put students and young alumni into conversation with…
Our Careers Compendium provides advice and information on all the key areas related to preparing yourself for employment as a…
International Business Experience
Students within the Faculty of Business and Economics have the opportunity to participate in a range of global short term…
Global Voices Scholarship
Attend the World Bank & IMF Annual Meetings in Washington D.C on a full scholarship from 2nd to 9th October…
Come along to the E3 Expo on Tuesday 21 March to find out about and meet representatives from FBE affiliated…
The Insights series is an initiative dedicated to inspiring students enrolled in the BCom to engage more deeply with the…
Building your future.
- What is Honours?
Honours is an additional (fourth) year of specialised study in one of the following disciplines; Accounting, Actuarial Studies, Economics or Finance.Find out more
- Honours Entry & Application
An outline of the entry criteria and how to apply.Find out more
- Honours Convenors
For questions regarding your research topic and your Honours course plan.Find out more
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