Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Commerce

The Bachelor of Commerce offers significant flexibility and diversity for students.

The degree comprises core courses including business reporting, economics, quantitative methods and techniques and communication for business.

Students must choose at least one major from the areas of accounting, business information systems, corporate sustainability, finance, international business, management or marketing.

ANU Program code: 3400

UAC Code: 133003

CRICOS #: 002289F

Duration: three years full-time

Program structure

The program consists of 24 courses of which:

  • a maximum of 10 courses can be taken at level 1000 (first year classes)
  • a minimum of 14 courses must come from level 2000 and 3000 (second and third year classes)

Information regarding program requirements and elective study is available on Programs and Courses.

Majors in the Bachelor of Commerce

Students must choose at least one majors in the Bachelor of Commerce from the following list.

Students can elect to take two majors in the Bachelor of Commerce through their choice of elective courses. These majors are also available to students studying other degrees, subject to certain prerequisites.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements quoted here are a guide only and can vary from year to year. Please note, for entry to a double degree program you must meet the higher entry-score requirement of the two degrees.

Admission to all undergraduate degrees is based on meeting the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) requirement or equivalent. All applicants to the University, both domestic and international, must also meet English language requirements.

Domestic applicants

  • ATAR: 82
  • QLD Band: 9
  • International Baccalaureate: 30

If you have missed out on a place at ANU because your entrance rank was not high enough you can explore other pathways such as bridging courses and entry schemes, or apply for special consideration.

International applicants

Applicants with international qualifications should refer to the latest International undergraduate admissions table for a guide to program entry scores.

Assumed knowledge

Unlike a prerequisite, assumed knowledge is not a strict requirement for entry into the Bachelor of Commerce. However, the courses within this program are taught on the assumption that students have an appropriate level of mathematical knowledge, equivalent to:

  • An ACT Maths Methods Tertiary major, or
  • NSW HSC Maths (2 unit) including the study of calculus and algebra

Australian and New Zealand students who do not have this recommended knowledge should enrol in ANU Maths Refresher Course or Maths Bridging Course at ANU College. For more information see the study options.


Accounting: students who intend to seek membership of CPA Australia or Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand are required to complete specified professional sequences of courses. Further information is available from the College office.

Business information systems: students who intend to seek membership of the Australian Computer Society are required to complete a specific professional sequences of courses. Further information is available from the College office.

Career options

With its combination of core business courses and major specialisations, the ANU Bachelor of Commerce provides an ideal springboard for a wide range of careers in the private or public sectors.

Depending on your chosen major, the following are some of the areas where you can find work after graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce.

  • Accounting: business analysis, management accounting,
    public accounting, company accounting, auditing.
  • Business information systems: consultant or business analyst, database administrator, system analyst or architect, programming and other professional careers in ICT.
  • Corporate sustainability: sustainable development manager, ethical supply chains, CSR consultant, or corporate sustainability communications.
  • Finance: financial trader, broker, analyst, statistician, corporate treasurer, financial consultant or financial planner.
  • International Business: international trade, global sourcing, import/export and supply chain management, or as a business specialist for a multinational corporation.
  • Management: human resources, recruitment, business consulting, business analysis.
  • Marketing: marketing research, marketing communications, advertising and sales, business development.

Updated:   16 November 2015 / Responsible Officer:  Dean, Business & Economics / Page Contact:  College Web Team