Bachelor of Commerce

Program code

1286

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$10,958.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual CSP fee

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Entry requirements

14

OP 2018

68

Rank 2018 (more)

OR VET qualification

Certificate III

Offered in

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Prerequisites

  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

Nil

OP 1-6 Guarantee

If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

Why choose this program?

You will gain the technical skills and knowledge to pursue a career in accounting, financial planning, finance or economics. In your first year, you will explore the core skills and concepts of commerce including accounting, economics, business statistics, and management. In your second and third years, you will build on this knowledge with your chosen major.

You can choose a single major, which will give you specialist skills in one profession, or expand your expertise with a second commerce major, or additional major including management, marketing politics and public policy and international business.

If you are not sure which majors to choose just yet, that is okay. Once you enrol you can try some different courses before you choose the combination that is right for you.

Hands-on learning

Students at the Gold Coast and Nathan campuses are taught in financial trading rooms featuring state-of-the-art desktops equipped with the Bloomberg Professional Service. Bloomberg LP is a global leader in business and financial information and the Bloomberg Professional Service is a software platform that provides trusted real-time and historical data, and market news and analytics to help business and financial professionals make better informed investment decisions. You will have access to the exciting world of the stock market and be able to put theory into practice from the start of your degree.

Commerce majors

You will complete one of the following majors:

  • Accounting (Gold Coast, Nathan)
  • Economics (Gold Coast, Nathan
  • Finance (Gold Coast, Nathan)
  • Financial Planning (Gold Coast, Logan, Nathan)

You can also choose to complete a Tax minor which is recognised by the Tax Practitioners Board.

Additional majors

  • Asian Business (Gold Coast, Nathan)
  • Employment Relations (Gold Coast, Nathan)
  • Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment (Gold Coast, Logan, Nathan, Online, South Bank)
  • Event Management (Gold Coast, Nathan)
  • Human Resource Management (Gold Coast, Logan, Nathan, Online)
  • International Business (Gold Coast, Nathan)
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Gold Coast, Nathan)
  • Management (Gold Coast, Logan, Nathan, Online)
  • Marketing (Gold Coast, Nathan)
  • Politics and Public Policy (Gold Coast, Nathan)
  • Real Estate and Property Development (Gold Coast, Nathan)
  • Sport Management (Gold Coast, Nathan)
  • Sustainable Enterprise (Nathan)
  • Tourism Management (Gold Coast, Nathan)

Honours

Honours is available for this degree (through an additional year of study)

Attendance information

This program is offered full-time and part-time on the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses. You may choose to study courses at other campuses where the program structure allows.

As a full-time student, you will generally attend 12-16 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. As a part-time student, you will generally attend 6-8 hours of scheduled classes per week.

Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.

Student Income Support

From 2017, to be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

Work-integrated learning

Students will have the opportunity to undertake work integrated learning experiences as part of their program.

Please note that specific criteria apply for entry to these courses and students will need to contact the Course Convenor for further information.

Students who are not eligible to enrol in the Commerce WIL course may apply to enrol in internships offered by Griffith Business School and other areas of the University. More information is available here.

My career opportunities

Accounting
You will be equipped for a career in a range of private, public sector or not-for-profit organisations where you could work in areas such as accounting, administration, auditing, business management, commercial and taxation law, managerial accounting, and taxation. Opportunities exist for exciting and challenging careers locally, nationally and internationally, and aren't limited to accounting firms.

Economics
You'll be prepared for work in the banking and finance industry as an analyst or advisor, in property development or real estate; in government policy in fields such as the environment, health, education and transport; or in large mining companies analysing markets and investment opportunities. You may also find career opportunities in major international organisations such as the World Bank, the United Nations, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Asian Development Bank.

Finance
You will be prepared for work as a financial advisor or controller, financial planner, or stockbroker. You may also find opportunities in insurance and superannuation, futures, options and foreign exchange trading.

Financial Planning
You will be equipped for a career as a financial planner, financial advisor or controller, or stockbroker. You will also find opportunities in insurance and superannuation, futures, options and foreign exchange trading.

Program accreditation

Depending on the courses you complete you can graduate with a degree accredited by:

Professional recognition

Professional recognition will vary depending upon the courses you complete.

  • Accounting major: Completion of the Bachelor of Commerce, along with completion of the courses required for Accounting accreditation, provides exemptions from the ACCA Foundation Level Exams F1-F9.
  • Financial Planning major: Graduates will be eligible for admission to the Financial Planning Association (FPA) of Australia's CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® Certification Program.
  • Finance major: The Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree program incorporates at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to site for the CFA exams.
  • Taxation minor: Graduates who complete the Taxation Minor meet the education requirements for registration as a Tax Agent with the Tax Practitioners Board.

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's three broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Commerce (1286)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2019 Fee Band 27.5 $343.75 $27,500.00
2018 Fee Band 27.0 $337.50 $27,000.00
FEE-HELP

Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

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