An increasingly globalised business environment requires a strong understanding of international affairs and other worldwide issues. The Bachelor of Commerce (International) offers cross-cultural perspectives as well as the business acumen for a career in a rapidly changing global environment. This degree provides a solid foundation in business and includes an international studies component and one-year compulsory overseas exchange to prepare you for the challenges of working in global business. You will have the ability to incorporate a language study such as Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Japanese, Korean or Spanish within the program. Students will receive financial assistance to help fund their study abroad.

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Why choose this degree?

This is a multidisciplinary degree for those wanting to broaden and enhance their business studies with a good understanding in international affairs, and key global and development issues.

Who should choose this degree?

Students seeking to combine business knowledge with international studies to pursue a career in international affairs, public policy, international business or international relations and who want to undertake exchange at one of UNSW’s prestigious exchange partners around the world.


  • Accounting
  • Asian Studies
  • Business Economics
  • Business Law
  • Business Strategy and Economic Management
  • Chinese Studies
  • Development Studies
  • European Studies
  • Finance
  • Financial Economics
  • French Studies
  • German Studies
  • History
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems and Information Technology
  • International Business
  • Japanese Studies
  • Korean Studies
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Politics
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Real Estate Studies
  • Spanish and Latin American Studies
  • Taxation

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Career opportunities

  • Consulting firms
  • Government departments (including Foreign Affairs and Trade)
  • Media
  • Non-government organisations
  • Financial institutions
  • Accounting firms
  • IT/IS companies

Accreditation / Professional Recogntion

Depending on your course selection, you may meet the education requirement of various professional bodies including Australian Computer Society (Information Systems), Australian Human Resources Institute (Human Resource Management), Australian Securities and Investment Commission (RG-146) (Finance), CPA Australia (Accounting), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (Accounting), ACCA (Accounting) and Institute of Public Accountants (Accounting).

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Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank


2019 Guaranteed Entry


2018 A Levels
2018 IB Diploma


2018 QLD OP


How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply.

For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

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