Commerce as Breadth

If you're studying a Bachelor of Arts, Design, Environments, Fine Arts, Music or Science, you can still dip into commerce. Follow a passion, challenge yourself, or enhance your employability with a commerce Breadth subject.

What is breadth?

As an undergraduate student, you will take at least four subjects in a different area of study from your own degree. We call these subjects ‘Breadth’.

Breadth is one of the most exciting aspects of the University's undergraduate degrees. Breadth subjects allow you to gain knowledge and understanding across a broader range of disciplines, enabling you to develop insight, experience, and new ways of thinking in areas distinct from the main fields of study in Commerce.

The aim of breadth is not only to encourage you to expand your academic horizons, but also to enable you to bring a broader range of skills to the workplace. Breadth can even help you prepare for graduate pathways or career entry.

As a Bachelor of Commerce student, you will take between four and six subjects chosen from outside the Faculty of Business and Economics as part of your degree. You can also follow a breadth track - a set of three or more coherent subjects that progressively develop your knowledge and skills in a particular area.

More about Breadth subjects

Which commerce Breadth subjects can I take?

You can take a huge range of commerce subjects as Breadth, as long as you meet the subject requirements. Explore the commerce Breadth subjects you could take within these courses:

Why would I study commerce?

Graduate in your field with a different perspective

Taking commerce Breadth gives you a set of subjects to complement your degree.

Enjoy science, but interested in financial markets? You may want to take the Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting breadth track.

Studying environment, but see yourself as an entrepreneur and making the world a better place? You could consider the Entrepreneurship & Innovation breadth track.

Using your Breadth in commerce can allow you to move towards your dream job, with a multidisciplinary toolset.

Try out something different

Commerce might appear very different from what you are studying but Breadth gives you the rare opportunity to branch out and experiment with something completely different.