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The Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) is a highly valued qualification for a wide variety of business careers. The degree offers students the flexibility to design a degree which aligns with their interests and career ambitions. Building on foundational business courses in first year, students can choose up to two majors from an extensive list of specialisations (listed below); for example, Accounting, Business Law, Finance, Information Systems, Business Economics, Fintech, Human Resource Management, Marketing, and Taxation.

The Bachelor of Commerce gives students a unique platform to build transferrable career skills and professional networks throughout their degree, in the classroom and with the suite of opportunities offered through Career Accelerator @ UNSW Business School.  Students may choose up to two work-integrated learning courses as electives. In addition to more traditional internships (e.g. COMM2222), students can complete a Global Business Practicum (COMM3020), work with top employers on Industry Consulting Projects (COMM2233) and contribute to a just society with the Social Entrepreneurship Practicum (COMM3030), or the Tax Clinic (TABL3033). 

It is assumed that students have a certain level of knowledge in advanced mathematics in order to cope well with the mathematical or statistical component of a business degree. If you are successful in obtaining a place without this assumed knowledge, you are strongly encouraged to consider studying a Mathematics Bridging Course before starting your degree.


A typical degree plan includes: 

1st year:   

  • 4 compulsory core courses (24 UOC) 
  • A choice of 4 flexible core courses (24 UOC) 
  • Career Accelerator: Essentials (0 UOC) 

2nd  and 3rd year 

  • 1 Business major 
  • A second business major, minor, or free electives 
  • 1-2 Career Accelerator work-integrated learning courses 
  • 2 General Education courses 


Program benefits: 

  • Highly regarded by industry 
  • Provides students with the fundamentals of business and the option to develop specialist knowledge in up to two majors 
  • Prepares students academically, technically and professionally 
  • Extensive opportunities to complete internships, mentoring, build professional networks and attend industry events through Career Accelerator @ UNSW Business School
  • Equips students with the skills and knowledge to pursue a variety of career options 
  • Allows students to obtain professional recognition in a range of disciplines.


Study Level


Typical duration

3 Years

Delivery Mode


Intake Period

Term 1, Term 2, Term 3

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit


Award type

Bachelors Pass


Bachelor of Commerce - BCom

UAC Code




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Program Structure

Students must complete 144 UOC as a standalone program.

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Business Majors

Business Majors description.

Major Requirements: 48 UOC in an approved disciplinary stream containing at least 18 UOC at level 3. (Note that the 48 UOC includes the first disciplinary course(s) in the Core (Compulsory or Flexible). This means that, for the majority of majors, students will complete 42 UOC in specified disciplinary courses outside the core, (except for the Real Estate Studies major).

Please Note:
-The Business Law major (TABLA1) is not available to students enrolled in 4733 Commerce/Law.
- Commerce/Education (secondary) 3462 students can only choose one major from:
(a) Business Economics
(b) Financial Economics
(c) Business Strategy and Economic Management
(d) Accounting (students who wish to meet CPA/CAANZ professional recognition requirements in this major will need to complete an additional Upper Level Economics elective above what is required within the commerce component)

Double Major

If a student chooses to complete a second major and the majors have a Level 1 core or flexible core course in common, they are permitted to double count a maximum of 6 UOC Level 1 course within each Major sequence unless specified otherwise.


Student must have completed 24 UOC before taking any level 2 courses.
Student must have completed 48 UOC before taking any level 3 courses.

Progression Requirements


University Medal

Award of Pass with Distinction

Additional 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

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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:

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