Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Arts
School of Business, Fremantle Campus
This double degree, designed to be completed in four years, combines a wide range of business knowledge and skills in the Bachelor of Commerce with the in-depth knowledge of your chosen humanities subject and the flexible, highly sort after skills of the Bachelor of Arts.
Why study this program?
Whether you’re considering a career in business, accounting, banking, information systems, or management, a Bachelor of Commerce will put you ahead of the pack.
You will have the opportunity to major in a variety of fields such as Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Public Relations and Sport and Recreation Management. Because of this wide choice of topics you will be able to customise your degree to suit your particular interests and academic strengths.
In the Bachelor of Arts component of this double degree you will study a Major in an area such as Archaeology, English Literature, Social Justice, Politics and International Relations, History or Theatre Studies which will give you in-depth, specialist knowledge and skills that will allow you to contribute effectively to the cultural and intellectual life of society.
The Arts component will also develop your ability to analyse, interpret, deliberate, draw conclusions, communicate, work as a team member and problem-solve. You will be able to consider multiple perspectives and handle ambiguity and uncertainty. These are the skills needed in the creative industries of the 21st century workplace.
Courses Units of Credit Core Curriculum courses 75 Business Foundation courses 200 Business Major courses 200** Business Internship course 25 Arts Major courses 200 Arts elective courses 100 Total units of credit in the double degree 800**
**This is the minimum Units of Credit required and will vary depending in the chosen Major.
- Human Resource Management
- Public Relations
- Sport and Recreation Management
Double Business Majors are possible too:
- Accounting / Economics
- Accounting / Finance
- Accounting / Human Resource Management
- Accounting / Management
- Accounting / Marketing
- Economics / Finance
- Economics / Human Resource Management
- Economics / Management
- Economics / Marketing
- Finance / Human Resource Management
- Finance / Management
- Finance / Marketing
- Human Resource Management / Marketing
- Management / Marketing
- Marketing / Public Relations
See the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts Program Regulations for details.
See the Bachelor of Art Program Regulations for details of Arts Majors and courses.
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.
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.
- Indicative minimum ATAR of 70
- Other approved scores as indicated by the University
Post School Leaver/Mature Age Applicants:
- Successful completion of a Notre Dame enabling program
- One semester (FTE) success in an undergraduate university course
- Certificate IV completed at a Registered Training Organisation (TAFE) or equivalent
- STAT score of 145 or higher
- Mature-age completion of two Year 12 WACE exams with a resulting ATAR of 70.
This Program has the following loan scheme(s) available for eligible students:
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.
The following careers are open to graduates of this program:
- International business consultant
- Management consultant
- International banker
- Financial counsellor
- Arts entrepreneur
- Business manager/owner in a variety of fields e.g. publishing, heritage, film making, photography, entertainment, disability and aged care.
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 / Bachelor of Arts BASIS OF ADMISSION IN SEMESTER 1, 2020 INTAKE
Semester 1 2020
Number of students
Percentage of all students
(A) Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
<5 N/A (B) Vocational education and training (VET) study <5 N/A (C) Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
<5 N/A (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)
- Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, interview, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
- 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)
<5 N/A International students <5 N/A All students <5 100.0%
TABLE 2b – Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Arts ATAR PROFILE DATA FOR APPLICANTS ENTERING ON THE BASIS OF RECENT SECONDARY EDUCATION IN SEMESTER 1, 2020 INTAKE
RECENT SECONDARY EDUCATION - ATAR-based offers ATAR
(Excluding adjustment factors) *
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors) *[only if relevant]
Highest rank to receive an offer 97.55 N/A Median rank to receive an offer 90.10 N/A
Lowest rank to receive an offer
“<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
- Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR