Australian Catholic University
This flexible, work-ready degree can lead you to many exciting and rewarding careers from accounting and finance through to marketing and HRM. It provides excellent grounding in all areas of business as well as detailed knowledge and skills in your particular career choice.
Students embarking on the Bachelor of Commerce undertake 6 foundation business units and at least one 8 unit major. You will then have the flexibility to undertake minors (4 units in related subjects) or electives (free choices) for the remaining 8 units. Minors can be undertaken in business, in other faculties or even overseas. The benefit of this flexibility is that students can follow their passions with complimentary majors and minors to enhance career prospects.
Bachelor of Commerce Study Options
All students undertaking the Bachelor of Commerce must study the 6 business foundation units, as follows:
Introduction to Accounting OR Money Matters
Community Engagement: Building Strengths and Capabilities (includes internship with a not-for-profit organisation)
Working with Diversity and Conflict Or Professional Experience
Managing People and Organisations
Managing Markets, plus University Core Units:
Self and Community: Exploring the anatomy of modern society
Understanding Self and Society: Contemporary Perspectives
You can choose to study a major from one of the study areas (eg “Accounting”), as follows:
Human Resource Management
You can can choose an additional 8 units made up of either a second major, 2 minors, 1 minor and 4 electives (from any ACU faculty) or all electives (from any ACU faculty).
You can choose to study from the following minors:
Accounting (for professional accreditation)
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management (for professional accreditation)
Indigenous Business Studies
Occupational Health Safety and Environment
Approved minors from other faculties, including international studies of 4 units.
You will gain valuable practical experience through professional placements within not-for-profit organisations in your second year of study followed by the opportunity for further professional experience in a business-related field in your third year, making you job ready upon graduation.
Our graduates understand the ethical, social, political and economic contexts that guide decision-making. This means the Bachelor of Commerce will not only help launch your business career but also prepare you for future managerial positions.
The Accounting major is recognised by the CPA (Certified Practicing Accountants) Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the Institute of Public Accountants. The Human Resources major is recognised by the Australian Human Resources Institute.
Bachelor of Commerce is EPAS accredited
The Bachelor of Commerce has been accredited with the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) for a period of three years (2017-2020).
What is EPAS?
EPAS is an international program accreditation system operated by EFMD. It evaluates the quality of business and/or management degree programs that have an international perspective and, where of an appropriately high quality, to accredit them.
The process involves a review in depth of individual programs through international comparison and benchmarking.
|Institution Name||Australian Catholic University|
|Campus Location||Brisbane, Melbourne, North Sydney,Strathfield|
|Course Duration||3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.|
|Course University||Australian Catholic University|
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