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Bachelor of Commerce

The course information on this page is for new students commencing their degree in 2016 only. 

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Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Commerce



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Business

Intake Session(s):


Delivery Mode:

On Campus (Face-to-face)

Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong / 753602
Shoalhaven / 753603
Bateman's Bay / 753604
Bega / 753605
Southern Highlands / 753606
Southern Sydney / 753607

Additional Information:

Course Finder


This degree is designed for students who would like to undertake a degree in the principle areas of business and commerce. It is suitable preparation for students who would like to become professionals in a particular discipline or want to pursue a general career in business. The degree consists of compulsory core subjects including a capstone subject and a major must be undertaken. The aim is to provide a foundation for the understanding of the business and commercial environment.

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Bachelor of Commerce will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate core knowledge of business and organisations and major disciplinary knowledge.
  2. Effectively communicate orally and in writing.
  3. Critically analyse business and organisational issues in local, national and international contexts.
  4. Demonstrate responsible judgement in decision making.
  5. Work effectively with others on shared goals.
  6. Use relevant technology for professional purposes.
  7. Demonstrate independent learning.


Course Structure

To qualify for award of the degree of Bachelor of Commerce a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 144 credit points including 54 cps of core subjects listed below.

Students will select at least one major study comprising 48 credit points and, additionally may chose a minor study comprising 24 cps. Students may also choose subjects from the general schedule in order to complete a total of 144 cps.

No more than 72 credit points of 100 level subjects shall be completed.

Subject Codesubject NameCredit PointsSession(s)
ACCY111Accounting Fundamentals In Society6Autumn, Spring
COMM101Principles of Responsible Business6Autumn, Spring
COMM121Statistics for Business6Autumn, Spring
ECON100Economic Essentials for Business6Autumn, Spring
FIN 111Introductory Principles of Finance6Autumn, Spring
MGNT110Introduction to Management6Autumn, Spring
MARK101Marketing Principles6Autumn, Spring
Plus at least one subject from the following:
OPS113Business Oriented Information Systems6Spring
ACCY112Accounting In Organisations6Autumn, Spring
ECON102Economics and Society6Autumn, Spring
MGNT102Business Communications6Autumn, Spring
Plus one capstone subject
COMM331Integrative Business Capstone6Autumn, Spring


Students majoring in Accountancy, Finance or Financial Planning must undertake ACCY112.

Students majoring in Economics or International Business are strongly encouraged to take ECON102

Students selecting the major in Public Relations (PR)  must undertake MGNT102. MGNT102 is a required subject for the PR major.  
To ensure you have completed the 144 credit points required for your degree you will need to select ONE more 6 credit point Faculty of Business elective subject.  
For students planning to complete a double major OR a double degree please consult an academic advisor.


    • Accountancy
    • Business Law
    • Economics
    • Finance
    • Financial Planning
    • Human Resource Management
    • International Business
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Public Relations
    • Supply Chain Management

A single core first year subject is permitted to count towards a major, however students must ensure they complete the minimum 144 credit points and meet all requirements for the degree.

A single subject may count towards two different majors. However, such double counting can apply to only one, 6 credit point subject. Thus completing a second major will require the completion of an additional 42 to 48 credit specified credit points. Where two or more subjects are common to two majors, the relevant Discipline Leader will designate a replacement subject.


Bachelor of Commerce Minor Study Areas: Accountancy; Business Information Systems; Business Law; Economics; Finance; Human Resource Management; International Business; International Economics; Management; Marketing; Public Relations; Supply Chain Management.

To satisfy the requirements of a minor study a student shall complete the listed subjects for the minor.

A single core first year subject is permitted to count towards a minor, however students must ensure they complete the minimum 144 credit points and meet all requirements for the degree.

Students may complete one or more of the designated minors but the completion of a minor is not a degree requirement. A minor cannot be completed in the same discipline as a major, for example an Accountancy Major with an Accountancy Minor. A single subject may not count towards a major and minor or towards two minors: double counting is not permitted when completing a minor. Thus completing each minor may require an additional 24 credit points if a single core subject is not included in the minor. Where one (or more) subject(s) is common to a major and a minor or to different minors, the relevant Discipline Leader will designate a replacement subject(s).

PLEASE NOTE: Subject and session offerings may change prior to the commencement of session. Students are advised to check the latest information available on the Subject Database.


In addition to core and selected major(s)/minor(s) subjects, students may complete elective subjects chosen from any UOW subject offerings (provided they meet the subject enrolment requirements), to total 144 cps for the degree.  Students are encouraged to complete business related electives, listed on the Subject Database.  A recommended elective to apply to enrol within their final year of study is the Professional Experience in Business (COMM391).



Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Other Information

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: business-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 22 September, 2015