You can make big changes in the world with a career in business. Your path to problem-solving for business success and a sustainable society starts here, with a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) from UNSW Business School.

This three-year degree has an innovative first year curriculum that will teach you how to recognise and analyse current global business challenges and opportunities. You’ll understand business essentials from day one and be able to confidently choose the business majors that are right for you.

Career development and professional experience are built into your studies to enhance your employability upon graduation. Learning experiences like internships and business practicums are a degree requirement. You’ll also develop a digital graduate portfolio that demonstrates your skillset to future employers.

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Why choose this degree?

There is a broad variety of business majors to choose from, including:

  • Core business disciplines such as; Accounting, Finance and Economics
  • Data-focused Information Systems, Business Analytics and FinTech
  • People-focused Human Resources
  • Regulation-focused Taxation
  • Global markets-focused International Business and Marketing

You can choose one or two majors or double your degree with an additional Bachelor from other areas such as Engineering, Science, Law or Arts.

Depending on the chosen major, graduates are professionally recognised with accreditation from industry bodies including the Australian Human Resources Institute, Australian Securities and Investment Commission, CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, ACCA and Institute of Public Accountants.

Finance major students will also have access to the Business School’s iLab, an integrated teaching space with real-time financial market data and trading platforms.

Who should choose this degree?

Students looking for an innovative business qualification with built in career development and professional experiences, and access to a wide range of study areas.


  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Economics
  • Finance
  • Financial Technology
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Taxation

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • Accountant/auditor
  • Commercial manager
  • Economist
  • Financial adviser
  • Human resource consultant
  • International business development manager
  • Investment banker
  • Tax adviser

UNSW Business School's Career Accelerator portfolio offers students exclusive access to a suite of for-credit, co-curricular and business experience opportunities to kick start your career.

Accreditation / Professional Recognition

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).

Assumed Knowledge

Mathematics Advanced

Entry requirements

2020 Lowest Selection Rank 1


2021 Guaranteed Entry 2


2020 A levels 3


2020 IB Diploma 4


2020 Lowest ATAR 5


1. 2020 Lowest Selection Rank

The 2020 Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) is the adjusted rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2020.

2. 2021 Guaranteed Entry

Find more information on Guaranteed Entry here.

3. 2020 A levels

The 2020 A levels score is based on four Advanced Level (A2) subject. Entry scores are calculated from the best three or four A2 subjects (excluding repeated subjects) using the following values: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1. At most one Applied A Level subject may be included in the best four subjects used to calculate the aggregate.

4. 2020 IB Diploma

The 2020 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2020. It is to be used as a guide only.

5. 2020 Lowest ATAR

The 2020 Lowest ATAR is the lowest ATAR (before adjustment factors were applied) to which an offer was made. Where <5 is listed, this indicates that less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made and so the score has not been published. N/A indicates no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders 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.



2021 Indicative First Year Fee


Commonwealth Supported Place, Student Contribution Band 4

*The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will be liable for depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment. Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and may increase each year during your studies (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year.

The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included.

Other Information

You may be eligible to enrol in a separate year Honours program upon completion of this degree. Find out more.

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