You'll learn the fundamental concepts of business practice in your first semester.
Accredited by international and local industry professional bodies.
The opportunity to study units at our Rome campus.
Bachelor of Commerce
Course information for - 2024 entry
Offered at 5 locations
Our Bachelor of Commerce has your career goals in mind. To start, you can tailor your degree to your interests and enhance your career opportunities with specialisations in areas such as accounting and finance, marketing, event management, informatics, human resources, data analytics, entrepreneurship, Indigenous business studies, international business, and occupational health, safety and environment.
Upon graduating you'll be ready to launch straight into your career thanks to our Future Ready employability program, designed to systematically build each of the elements of your personal brand: your professional identity; experience; job-ready skills; and networks.
When you begin, our unique Business Foundation Program, co-created with industry and integrated across all our business courses, assists you as you transition to university study and provides a solid foundation of business skills. Plus, it helps you gain an understanding of different areas of business, so you can identify your personal interests before choosing your specialisation.
Practical skills are important. So you’ll benefit from a range of community and industry placements during your degree. In class, you’ll take part in workshops and will learn through gamified business simulations based on real-world situations. Plus, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, data analytics, cloud skills and cloud data services are wired into your studies – so you can tick Microsoft certifications off your to-do list and get an edge in the job market.
In today’s world, you need professional, technical and cross-cultural skills. We are members of PRME so all our units are embedded with the United Nations sustainable goals and our intercultural communication module is designed to build cultural awareness and communication skills which are vital in the global workplace. You can further extend your intercultural experience by taking part in a Global Virtual Classroom, studying at our Rome Campus or participating in an international study tour.
We’ve structured our business courses to grow with you. Your first-year units are delivered on campus, so you have face-to-face support, guidance and build friendships. As your academic confidence builds, your second-year units will be delivered as a mix of online and on campus.
By your third year the blended learning approach will give you the flexibility to juggle your growing work commitments while you study.
You’ll gain up to 175 hours of workplace and community experience before you even graduate.
As part of our Work Integrated Learning program you’ll gain 105 hours of industry placement in your area of specialisation. We have embedded employability into your degree with our Future Ready program where we build on your professional skills each year, supporting you every step of the way. These placements will give you the confidence, knowledge and skills to prepare for your future profession. You’ll learn to apply what you learn in the classroom to real life scenarios.
As part of your degree you’ll have the opportunity to work with not-for-profit organisations with 35 to 70 hours of community engagement experience. You’ll foster knowledge and understanding and its application within communities experiencing marginalisation and disadvantage while applying ethical personal and professional skills developed during your studies at ACU.
Our commerce specialisations come with a range of relevant credentials, such as the prestigious EFMD international accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development. If you graduate with a major or a minor in accounting you may be eligible for membership with CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and the Institute of Public Accountants. Choose human resource management and you can become a member of the Australian Human Resources Institute. Marketing graduates, meanwhile, can become graduate members with the Australian Marketing Institute and this accreditation is also recognised by the UK's Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).
Our graduates have pursued careers in:
- human resource management
- marketing and advertising
- Sales management
- brand management
- business analysis
- event management
- stock broking
- data science
We enjoy deep industry connections with many well-known organisations across Australia. Our relationships with these organisations includes internships, guest lectures, international study tours and collaborations with industry, community and government departments to undertake consulting and research projects with industry partners.
Here are just a few of our host partners for business:
- Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Impact for Women
- Brisbane Paralympic Football Program
- Catholic Super
- Premium Foods Australia