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 (BCom) and to the University of Melbourne.
Welcome to all new students
Orientation is the best way to get to know your student community and the wide range of services and programs available to you.
Meet your Mentor and Adviser
Subject and Course Planning
- Review the 2021 BCom Study Planner and visit the Course Planning page to help you plan your studies.
- 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 Career Launchpad
You may feel like you're just starting out your BCom journey, but your early career has already begun. Visit the BCom Career Launchpad to find out more about the enrichment opportunities available to you.
Connect with us
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.
You can also join the Faculty of Business and Economics' Student Clubs and Societies – this is a great way to build your social and professional networks.
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 2021 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
Undertake a substantive overseas learning experience offering a broad overview of business and economics in an international context.
Dean's Honours List 2020
The Dean's Honours List recognises the academic excellence of Bachelor of Commerce students, and is awarded to the top 3% of students within each year of the program.
What is Honours?
Honours is an additional (fourth) year of specialised study in one of the following disciplines; 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
Apply your learning
Take your learning out of the lecture theatre and apply it to real business problems, with a Management Consulting subject or an internship.
Make your job application shine with our range of career resources, including workshops and job search platforms.
Leaders of tomorrow
Step into a leadership role by becoming a Student Ambassador, gaining the Leaders in Communities Award, attending the Future Leaders Forum or securing a scholarship.
Stretch your expertise
Take your business know-how to the next level with UniMelb StartUp, a case competition and more.
Find the perfect mentor to support your studies or your career or take time out to mentor a fellow student.
Your BCom Community
Make new friends, gain industry experience and share your know-how with other BCom students.