Bachelor of Commerce

School of Business, Fremantle Campus

If you want a greater understanding of today’s business environment, then a Bachelor of Commerce degree from The University of Notre Dame Australia is the perfect launching pad. Taught by a combination of market leaders, each with strong commercial and industry experience, and experienced academics in their discipline, you will be guided to develop the conceptual understanding, practical experience and analytical skills to prepare you for the modern business landscape.

  • Why study this degree?

    Whether you’re considering a career in economics, human resource management, accounting, finance, marketing, or management, a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Notre Dame Australia will put you ahead of the pack. With a focus on small class sizes and approachable teaching staff, complemented by client-based projects and guest speakers, this degree combines both practical and theoretical components so that students gain a holistic appreciation and understanding of the business environment.

    You will have the opportunity to Major in a variety of disciplines such as Accounting, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing and Public Relations, and Sport and Recreation Management. The wide choice of disciplines on offer allows you to customise your degree to suit your personal and professional interests and academic strengths. Upon finishing the Bachelor of Commerce program, you will have the ability to apply commerce disciplines to real-world situations, be equipped with critical thinking skills and be relevant to the role of commerce in a broader social and political context.

    As part of your degree, you will be required to undertake 150 hours of practical workplace experience. Our Business Internship course provides valuable on-the-job experience, interaction with professional practitioners and a network of contacts. You will also be prepared for the job market with job application workshops, interviewing technique classes and coaching sessions.

  • Program summary

    Majors:

    • Accounting
    • Economics
    • Finance
    • Human Resource Management
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Public Relations
    • Sport and Recreation Management

    Three Core Curriculum courses

    • Introduction to Philosophy
    • Introduction to Theology
    • Ethics

    Eight Business foundation courses

    • Accounting
    • Business Communication
    • Business Information Technology
    • Business Law
    • Economics
    • Principles of Management
    • Principles of Marketing
    • Quantitative Methods for Business

    Twelve courses to create a Major(s) and electives

    • Accounting
    • Economics
    • Finance
    • Human Resource Management
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Public Relations
    • Sport & Recreation Management

    Electives can be chosen from Business, Arts & Sciences, Health Sciences, and Philosophy & Theology (some restrictions may apply). Electives can also be used to create another Major or Minor area of specialisation in the School of Business. More information about the courses can be found at the course descriptions page.

    Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.

  • Real-world experience

    You will learn from academics who are industry leaders and, through our practicum placements and internship programs, you will gain real professional experience and make valuable contacts with potential employers.

  • Study Abroad

    You will have the opportunity to complete part of your degree at one of our partner institutions
    through our exchange program. Get in touch with the Study Abroad Office to find out more about
    studying in Asia, Europe and North America.

  • Entry requirements

    Academic requirements for this program are outlined below.  In addition, to be eligible for admission, all applicants need to satisfy minimum requirements outlined at admission requirements. These include those relating to age and English Language Proficiency.  We also consider your application more broadly – your non-academic achievements (such as any previous leadership roles, volunteering, work, church and/or community involvement) as well as personal qualities - your aspirations and interests and your capacity to complete your chosen program.

    Applicants with recent Secondary Education:

    • Indicative ATAR of 70 with a score of 50+ in ATAR English, ATAR Literature or ATAR English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD)
      OR
    • Minimum International Baccalaureate (IB) score of 24

    Applicants with Higher Education Study

    • Other university studies completed at undergraduate level or higher, a minimum of 4 successfully completed subjects;
      OR
    • Successful completion of the Notre Dame Tertiary Pathway Program.

    Applicants who have successfully completed subjects at another University, which are relevant to the selected program of study, may be eligible for Advanced Standing.

    Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

    • Completed AQF Certificate IV or higher in a relevant discipline, from an accredited provider such as TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

    Applicants with Work and Life Experience

    Applicants who left secondary education more than two years previously and who have not undertaken VET or higher education study since then, but with relevant work and life experience. Such experience may include, but is not limited to:

    • STAT score of 145 in the Multiple Choice and Written English sections are required.
      OR
    • Mature-age completion of two Year 12 WACE or HSC exams with a resulting ATAR of 70 or above
      OR
    • Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) or equivalent results if these have been completed within the last 5 years.

    Please note: all applicants must be of school leaving age or older to apply.

  • Fees

    This Program has the following loan scheme(s) available for eligible students:

    FEE-HELP
    The FEE-HELP loan scheme assists eligible fee-paying students with the payment of all, or part, of their tuition fees, not including additional study costs such as accommodation or textbooks. Your FEE-HELP debt will be indexed each year in line with the Consumer Price Index.  Please note, from 1 January 2019, students studying an undergraduate program at the University of Notre Dame will no longer be charged the 25% FEE-HELP loan fee.

    For further information, or for indicative fees for domestic or international students, please visit our Fees page.

  • Career opportunities

    The following careers are open to graduates of this program:

    • International business consultant
    • Accountant
    • Management consultant
    • International banking
    • Financial advisor
  • Student profile data

    Table 2 below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this Program. It provides data on all students who commenced in this Program in the most relevant recent intake period, including those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

    TABLE 2a – Bachelor of Commerce BASIS OF ADMISSION IN SEMESTER 1, 2018 INTAKE

    Applicant background

    Semester 1 2018

    Number of students

    Percentage of all students

    (A) Higher education study
    (includes a bridging or enabling course)
    1919.0%
    (B) Vocational education and training (VET) studyN/PN/P
    (C) Work and life experience
    (Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
    <5<5
    (D) Recent secondary education:
    • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
      (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)
    00.0%
    • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, interview, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
    1111.0%
    • Admitted   on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, interview, school marks &   recommendation with no minimum ATAR requirement)
    6363.0%
    International students<5<5
    All students100100.0%

    TABLE 2b – Bachelor of Commerce ATAR PROFILE DATA FOR APPLICANTS ENTERING ON THE BASIS OF RECENT SECONDARY EDUCATION IN SEMESTER 1, 2018 INTAKE

    RECENT SECONDARY EDUCATION - ATAR-based offersATAR
    (Excluding adjustment factors) *
    Selection Rank
    (ATAR plus any adjustment factors) *
    [only if relevant]
    Highest rank to receive an offer93.75N/A
    Median rank to receive an offer78.45N/A

    Lowest rank to receive an offer

    70.65N/A

    Notes:  

    “<5” – the number of students is less than 5
    N/A – Students not accepted in this category
    N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students

  • More information

    For more information on the Bachelor of Commerce and related double degrees, please call our Prospective Students Office on +61 8 9433 0533 or email future@nd.edu.au.

    All international enquiries should contact the International Students Office on international@nd.edu.au.

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