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Bachelor of Commerce

University of Wollongong

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About

The University of Wollongong is following advice from the NSW Department of Health with regards to COVID-19 study arrangements.

The Bachelor of Commerce is designed for students who would like to major in one or more principle areas of business. Before completing your major/s, you will complete a foundation year that covers all core disciplines of business, giving you a solid understanding of issues facing business today. Choose to major in:

  • accountancy
  • business analytics
  • business law
  • economics
  • finance
  • financial planning
  • human resource management
  • international business
  • management
  • marketing
  • public relations
  • sport marketing and management
  • supply chain management.

You will receive relevant industry-driven content and will be equipped with the knowledge and tools to make a positive impact in the world; no matter what path you take. The Faculty of Business and Law at UOW is a signatory to the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME), a global initiative of the United Nations. We champion responsible management education and research and thought leadership in the classroom using real world examples, so when you join the workforce you are better prepared to make the ethical business decisions that this world requires.

In every major, you will undertake a final-year capstone subject that lets you apply everything you have learnt in collaboration with students from other disciplines. Plus, you have the option of applying for an internship to gain valuable experience whilst receiving credit towards your degree.

Areas of study

Accountancy, business analytics, business law, economics, finance, financial planning, human resource management, international business, management, marketing, public relations, sport marketing and management, supply chain management. You can take one or two majors or undertake a major/s and minor/s combination. For 753608: You can complete the full accounting, management and marketing major at the South Western Sydney campus. For 753603–7: Completion of full majors at regional campuses is subject to availability at time of enrolment.

Career opportunities

Accountant, advertising executive, analyst, auditor, banker, brand/product manager, business adviser, digital marketing, economist, event manager, exporter/importer, financial controller, financial planner, fund manager, HR manager consultant, insurance broker, market researcher, marketing manager, WH&S officer, policy adviser, public relations coordinator, social media coordinator, stockbroker, supply chain manager.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Commerce majors are recognised by peak professional bodies in Australia and overseas: Accountancy major: Graduates are eligible for membership of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants ANZ, the Institute of Public Accountants, and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Finance major: This course has been accepted into the CFA Institute Affiliation Program. Graduates are eligible to apply for membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. Financial planning major: Approved by the national Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority. Graduates of the program are also eligible for entry into the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® Certification Program offered by the Financial Planning Association. Human resource management major: Accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute. Marketing major: Graduates may be eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Marketing Institute and the Australian Market and Social Research Society and The Communication Council. Public relations major: Graduates may be eligible to apply for membership of the Public Relations Institute of Australia. Supply chain management major: Graduates may be eligible for membership of the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia and the Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society Singapore.

The University of Wollongong has been awarded the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) accreditation. Being accredited by AACSB is public recognition that we are among the world’s top 5% of business schools – that our curriculum meets the highest standards, our students learn from the best business minds, and that our graduates have the highly sought-after skills, knowledge, and experience that today’s global employers are looking for.

Practical experience

Optional internship with credit.

Honours

Bachelor of Commerce graduates with a weighted average mark of 75 and above can transition to the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours). The Bachelor of Commerce Honours year provides a bridge between undergraduate study and advanced research. With an honours degree you can move into academic and/or public sector positions requiring advanced research and analytical skills that will aid policy formulation and analysis.

Fees and charges

Refer to University of Wollongong current fee information.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Assumed knowledge: Any 2 units of English.

Applicants with higher education study

For your application to be assessed on your university results you need to have completed at least half a year of full-time study (or part-time equivalent) at bachelor degree level or higher. Your grades will be converted to a selection rank to be used for admission purposes. Students may also be eligible for credit for prior learning.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

If you have completed an AQF Certificate IV, AQF Diploma or AQF Advanced Diploma you will be considered for admission to this degree. Your grades will be converted to a selection rank in order for us to assess whether you meet the minimum selection rank.

Applicants with work and life experience

Admission to UOW is based on your academic qualifications, and generally your work or life experience is not taken into account. Students wishing to undertake this course, but who do not meet academic requirements are advised to apply for a pathway program that UOW recognises, such as a UOW College pathway program, the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT), and the TAFE Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC).

Further information

View all details of this course on the UOW website.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2020)

2021 data not yet provided by the institution.

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2022 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.

Abbreviations

– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

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