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The Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Media (PR and Advertising) (B Com B Media(PR and Advertising)) is a 4 year dual award program which combines a highly valued business qualification with a program which aims to develop communication leaders who inspire innovation and change at all levels of society and who adhere to the highest ethical standards.

The B Com component provides students with the fundamentals of business and the opportunity to explore their interests in one of a range of business disciplines.

The B Media (Communication & Journalism) component is structured to offer a philosophical and cultural foundation in the media studies core as well as conceptual and practical skills in communication and journalism.

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.

This double degree provides graduates with great opportunities to work across a wide range of communication disciplines and fields.


UNSW Business School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences



Study Level


Typical duration

4 Years

Intake Period

Term 1, Term 3

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit



Bachelor of Commerce - BCom

Bachelor of Media - BMedia



Stand Alone Programs

Click on the link below to find out more about each individual program.

Double Degree Structure

Students must complete 192 UOC.

Bachelor of Commerce (96 UOC)
1. Compulsory core courses (24 UOC)
2. Flexible core courses (24 UOC)
3. Major requirements (48 UOC)

Bachelor of Media (PR & Advertising) (96 UOC)
1. PR and Advertising core and prescribed electives (60 UOC)
2. Media Studies prescribed electives (36 UOC)

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Business Majors

3502 - Commerce

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)

MARK1012 Marketing Fundamentals

3596 - Commerce / Media (Public Relations and Advertising)

If MARK1012 Marketing Fundamentals is selected from the prescribed PR & Advertising electives list and is double counted in the BCom then you must complete a prescribed Arts & Social Sciences elective course to bring the total units completed to 96 UOC for the B Media (PR & Advertising) program.

If student wish to do a Marketing major under Commerce, MARK1012 will count under Commerce. The student must ensure they complete the required 18 UOC Prescribed PR & Advertising Electives for the Media Component. If student does not do a Marketing major, then MARK1012 will count towards B Media. Student will need to complete another Flexible core course under Commerce.


3502 - Commerce

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

Maturity Requirements

3453 - Media (Public Relations and Advertising)

You must have completed 24 UOC before taking any Level 2 courses.

You must have completed 66 UOC before taking any Level 3 courses.

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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