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The Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) is a one year advanced undergraduate degree for high-achieving students which may be undertaken upon completion of an undergraduate pass degree. A student undertaking this program will normally complete honours within the business specialisation (major) of their pass degree.

The Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) program enables students to expand and deepen their understanding of this discipline and develop highly sought after analytical, problem solving and research skills through undertaking a significant independent research thesis. The program may be a pathway into a PhD. Honours may be completed within the disciplines of accounting, finance, human resource management, information systems, international business, management or marketing.

Program Benefits

Competitive advantage, increased employability, attractiveness and worth resulting in more career options - either in academia, business, government or applied research through gaining:

  • advanced analytical and problem solving skills required for specialist careers in business and government
  • highly sought after research, project management and communication skills in as well as advanced knowledge of the relevant discipline.


Study Level


Typical duration

1 Years

Delivery Mode


Intake Period

Term 1

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit


Award type

Bachelors Honours


Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) - BCom (Hons)



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Program Structure

Students must complete 48 UOC as a standalone program.

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Entry Requirements
Progression Requirements

University Medal

Honours Classes

Additional Information

How to Apply

All (internal and external) students intending to apply to the Honours programs must first discuss their eligibility and study program with the Honours Coordinator in the relevant discipline prior to submitting an application.

Disciplines may require the student to submit a draft proposal at the time of application.
All honours applicants, both domestic and international, apply for the disciplinary honours program via providing the documentation required.

Further Information

Please note that these requirements may be subject to change. Students should always follow the program requirements according to the year they started their degree. For more information please visit Previous UNSW Online Handbooks

Contact the UNSW Business School Student Centre for advice.
tel: + 61 2 9385 3189
location: Level 1, room 1028, Quadrangle Building
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Frequently asked questions

Program Fees

At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. For generic information on fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, click on one of the following:

Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

Access past handbook editions (2018 and prior)

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