Congratulations for accepting your place in the Bachelor of Commerce. The Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics, Professor Paul Kofman, welcomes you to the Bachelor of Commerce and to the University of Melbourne.
Welcome to all new students
You'll be able to access BCom Orientation information and resources on this page. More information will be available in the coming weeks.
Sign up for Melbourne Orientation
Get to know your University Faculty and classmates at Melbourne Orientation running between Monday 27 July - Friday 31 July. Register and attend the workshops below to help you get started in the Bachelor of Commerce.
Welcome to the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE)
Monday 27 July | 3.00-4.30pm AEST
Your official welcome to the Bachelor of Commerce! Meet our Deputy Dean and the group of students you will be starting your journey with. There will be an official welcome followed by a fun social activity.
Tuesday 28 July | 3.00-4.30pm AEST
Not sure if you've got your subjects right? Unsure what to expect in class? This is your BCom 101 to ensuring you are set up for success in your degree. You will learn about the course structure, hear about opportunities to enhance your degree and meet your academics! You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
Making the most of FBE
Thursday 30 July | 3.00-4.30pm AEST
This session is a chance to be guided through planning your own unique journey in your Bachelor of Commerce. The session will cover your student experience, career planning and key study tips. There will also be a live Q&A with current students and recently graduated students.
My Global Community: China
Friday 31 July | 1.00-2.00pm AEST
A networking opportunity to meet students and alumni from your region. Learn what to do and what not to do when starting your degree. This session will focus on students in China.
My Global Community: SE Asia
Friday 31 July | 3.00-4.00pm AEST
A networking opportunity to meet students and alumni from your region. Learn what to do and what not to do when starting your degree. This session will focus on students in Southeast Asia.
My Global Community: India
Friday 31 July | 4.30-5.30pm AEST
A networking opportunity to meet students and alumni from your region. Learn what to do and what not to do when starting your degree. This session will focus on students in India.
Subject and Course Planning
- Find helpful Course Planning resources in the next tab. Download the BCom Planner for you to create your degree.
- Do you need clarification on your course rules or are unsure on choosing subjects? Watch short videos presented by fellow students by topic on Getting Started.
- Once you have identified the subjects necessary for meeting your degree requirements and academic goals, you can enrol into subjects via your Study Plan. Enrolling in a subject means you are officially admitted to study that subject. You can find further information on enrolling here.
- There's also a handy calendar to help you navigate through what you'll need to know in each week of your first semester.
BCom Enrichment Opportunities
Find out more about the enrichment opportunities available to Bachelor of Commerce students.
Connect with us on social
Once you’ve accepted your offer in the BCom, you can request to join the Faculty of Business and Economics’ Current Students Facebook Group. Simply enter your student ID and degree to gain access to the group. You’ll receive information on industry opportunities and what’s happening in the faculty, in student clubs and around campus.
Connect with the wider University community on social media to find groups and communities who share similar interests to you.
Have a question?
- ask.unimelb: Your first stop for answers to frequently asked questions.
- students.unimelb: For information on enrolment, administration and services.
- Contact Stop 1 via phone, live chat or email for assistance with administration, course planning, enrolment assistance, skills development and support services.
The 2020 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.
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.
Summer & Winter Intensives
A list of Commerce subjects available during the Summer and Winter intensive periods.
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.
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.
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.
International Business Experience
What is Honours?
Honours is an additional (fourth) year of specialised study in one of the following disciplines; Accounting, Actuarial Studies, Economics or Finance.Read More
Honours Entry & Application
An outline of the entry criteria and how to apply.Read More
For questions regarding your research topic and your Honours course plan.Read More
Career Development Skills
Actively prepare for your career with a range of programs, workshops and events designed to develop key employability skills.
Gain local and international industry experience and demonstrate your capabilities in the workplace.
Case Competitions and Entrepreneurship
Tackle existing business challenges in a case competition, or develop your entrepreneurial skills through UniMelb StartUp.
Develop your skills and expertise outside of the classroom for a truly rewarding experience.
Get involved in the University community with a wide range of Student Life initiatives and events including peer mentoring and academic advising programs.