Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Behavioural Science

School of Business, Fremantle Campus

If you want a greater understanding of today’s business environment, then this double degree, designed to be complete in four years, is the perfect launching pad. You will be guided to develop knowledge, conceptual understanding and analytical skills to prepare you for the modern business landscape, supported by insight into how humans behave as individuals, in groups and as a society.

  • Why study this program?

    This degree combines both practical and theoretical components so that students gain a holistic appreciation and understanding of the business environment, along with insights into aspects of psychology, political science, cultural studies and sociology.

    As part of the Bachelor of Commerce, you will have the opportunity to major in a variety of disciplines such as Accounting, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, Public Relations and Sport & Recreation Management. This wide choice of majors allows you to customise your degree to suit your personal and professional interests and academic strengths.

    The Bachelor of Behavioural Science is based on the premise of social justice and equity for all people.  It concerns itself with the practical application of such principles to all aspects of human interaction.  A Behavioural Scientist values human diversity and works collaboratively with communities to identify and advance the goals of the group and the individuals who comprise it.  Behavioural Science promotes the concept of wellbeing and aims to facilitate this at the individual, relational and community levels. Your knowledge and skills in business and commerce will combine well with this people-centred focus.

    As part of your double degree, you will undertake at least 90 hours in the Behavioural Science Internship course. This course provides valuable on-the-job experience, interaction with professional practitioners and a network of contacts. You will be able to apply your knowledge and skills, and to learn a whole lot more, in a professional workplace.

  • Program outline

    Courses Units of Credit
    Core Curriculum courses 75
    Business Foundation courses 200
    Business Major courses 225**
    Behavioural Science courses 275
    Behavioural Science Internship course 25
    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.

    Business Majors

    • *Accounting
    • *Economics
    • *Finance
    • *Human Resource Management
    • *Management
    • *Marketing
    • *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

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

    See the Bachelor of Behavioural Science Program Regulations for details of Behavioural Science courses.

    Information about individual courses can be found at the School of Business and the School of Arts and Sciences course description pages.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Entry requirements

    School Leavers:

    • 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.
  • Fees

    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.

  • Career opportunities

    The following careers are open to graduates of this program:

    • International business consultant
    • Accountant
    • Management consultant
    • International banker
    • Financial counsellor
    • UN Economic affairs officer
    • Marketing manager
    • Human rights advocate
  • 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 Behavioural Science BASIS OF ADMISSION IN SEMESTER 1, 2021 INTAKE

    Applicant background

    Semester 1 2021

    Number of students

    Percentage of all students

    (A) Higher education study
    (includes a bridging or enabling course)
    <5 N/P
    (B) Vocational education and training (VET) studyN/A N/A
    (C) Work and life experience
    (Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
    (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)
    International studentsN/AN/A


    (Excluding adjustment factors) *
    Selection Rank
    (ATAR plus any adjustment factors) *
    [only if relevant]
    Highest rank to receive an offerN/AN/A
    Median rank to receive an offerN/AN/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

  • More information

    For more information on the Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Behavioural Science please call our Prospective Students Office on +61 8 9433 0533 or email

    All international enquiries should contact the International Students Office on