Bachelor of Commerce with the degree of Bachelor of Arts – Psychology

Macquarie University

Business executives with an expertise in commerce are valued for their comprehensive understanding of all business functions. Psychology professionals seek to understand how the mind works and why people behave the way they do, and to provide strategies that can help people live happier, healthier and more productive lives. This double degree will allow you to explore the science of psychology, including cognitive processes, psychological assessment, development and learning. Your ability to apply this knowledge in a business setting will make you highly employable in people-focused business areas in particular marketing and human resource management. KEY FEATURES The commerce component allows you to choose from nine majors to develop specialist knowledge in a chosen discipline, or to combine two majors to expand your options. You'll have opportunities to undertake internships with industry and community-based organisations. The skills you'll gain in the collection, evaluation and critical analysis of data will enhance your employment opportunities in all fields and industries. This course provides accredited training in psychology which is applicable to a wide range of careers requiring an understanding of human behaviour. You can complete two degrees with only one additional year of study. ACCREDITATION The Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) has granted unconditional approval for three years' accreditation for our Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resources) with the degree of Bachelor of Arts - Psychology program. This program is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and enables you to pursue further study in the profession of psychology or a higher research degree. SUITABLE FOR Students interested in combining their psychology studies with commerce studies to prepare themselves to work in a range of occupations with an insight into human behaviour and various aspects of business. Career Opportunities A Macquarie course can set your dream career in motion. PROFESSIONS accountant auditor business analyst chartered accountant financial analyst economic policy advisor human resource manager investment manager market researcher marketing professional management consultant merchant banker public policy advisor stockbroker superannuation advisor taxation consultant SALARY GUIDE The Graduate Careers Australia Graduate Salaries Report 2015 indicates that the median starting salary for bachelor degree graduates aged less than 25 and in their first full-time employment was $54,000. Please see: for further detail on specific degrees.

At a Glance

Course level Undergraduate
CRICOS Code 078005F
Institution Name Macquarie University
Campus Location North Ryde
Institution Type University
Course Duration 4 years
Course University Macquarie University

About Macquarie University

Established in 1964, Macquarie University began as a bold experiment in higher education. Built to break from traditions: to be distinctive, progressive, and to be transformational. Today our pioneering history continues to be a source of inspiration as we celebrate our place among the best and brightest minds.


Recognised internationally, Macquarie University is consistently ranked in the top two per cent of universities in the world* and within the top 10 in Australia.Our research is leading the way in ground-breaking discoveries. Our academics are at the forefront of innovation and, as accomplished researchers, we are embracing the opportunity to tackle the big issues of our time.


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