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
The Orientation is the best way to get to know your new campus, your student community and the wide range of services and programs available to you.
The BCom Orientation Day was held on Tuesday 25 February, where you were welcomed in person to your BCom community by academics, professional staff and current students.
The day included:
- Meeting the Dean and academic staff, and find out more about your first year of study
- Participating in a panel session with current students
- Discovering career, enrichment and academic support services designed exclusively for BCom students
- Joining a range of Clubs and Societies
Unable to join us for Orientation?
If you were not able to join us for Orientation, you can catch up by watching a recording of the BCom Orientation Day event.
If you're in China, you can access the BCom Orientation video via the youku link below.
If you require advice or support in relation to the coronavirus, course-specific advice is now available here.
If you require assistance with mobility on campus, please visit this page.
Sign up for your Melbourne Orientation activities
The University’s Melbourne Orientation program will run from 24-28 February 2020.
On Monday 24 February, we have two exciting events organised for you. Join the Melbourne Peer Mentor Program where you'll meet your peer mentor group. This is followed by the Melbourne Commencement Ceremony at the iconic Royal Exhibition Building.
There will be a range of activities held on campus throughout the week, where you’ll be able to join Student Clubs & Societies – this is a great way to build your social and professional networks.
Register for additional BCom Information Sessions
In addition to BCom Orientation Day, the Faculty are holding two additional information sessions. Please register via the myuniLife app.
BCom/Engineering Pathway Information Session
Date: Tuesday 25 February 2020
Location: 4.012, Level 4, The Spot
Are you considering study in engineering after completing the BCom? This will require some careful course planning. Come along to learn about:
- required breadth subjects that will meet the prerequisites for entry to the Master of Engineering
- how to plan your BCom for entry to the Master of Engineering
- BCom/Master of Engineering graduates and their career paths
This session is open to all Bachelor of Commerce students. Students with a Graduate Degree Package will be invited to attend a separate event.
BCom Getting Ready to Study Commerce
Date: Thursday 27 February 2020
Location: Copland Theatre, The Spot
Find out how to succeed academically in your first year of study. Presented by a member of the university's Academic Skills unit, this session will provide an overview of the academic skills and resources needed for your degree.
Subject and Course Planning
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 must enrol into subjects in both Semesters 1 and 2. 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
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