Bachelor of Commerce

Interested in exploring opportunities in a wide range of commercial environments? The Bachelor of Commerce is your passport to a career in accounting, financial management, banking or business analytics.

At a glance

3 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Commence study in Semester 1 or Semester 2, 2018
Choose to major in one or two specialisations from Accounting, Business Information Systems or Finance.
Delivered at the UQ St Lucia campus

Designed to develop your business acumen, financial literacy and analytical skills, graduates of the Bachelor of Commerce have a combination of core and specialist knowledge, along with sharp analytical and technical skills. You’ll be a step ahead of the competition and prepared to adapt to the ever-changing global commercial environments.  


Who is this degree for?

A Bachelor of Commerce is designed for those interested in careers in the accounting, financial management, banking, business analytics or business information systems fields.

Graduates complete a range of compulsory courses that cover concepts relevant across the financial services sector. You’ll also study topics including accounting, information systems, finance, economics, business law, management and more.

Program Specialisations

Choose to study either one or two majors that are relevant to your desired career. If you seek professional memberships such as with the Accounting Professional bodies, it is important that you follow the appropriate program plan and complete the appropriate major(s). 

  • Accounting
  • Business Information Systems
  • Finance

View the course list for the Bachelor of Commerce


Be a leader with Honours

In business, everyone’s looking for an edge. The Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) signals your outstanding academic abilities and superior analytical skills in your chosen specialisation.

Push the boundaries and develop high-level skills in critical and analytical thinking, research, communication, problem-solving and project management with an Honours degree.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Commerce have the opportunity to progress into the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) program.

Find out more about The Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)


Dual programs

Interested in taking your degree further? A dual program lets you study two degrees at the same time. Each dual program has a single set of program rules.

The following dual programs are available with the Bachelor of Commerce:

What career outcomes are there?

The Bachelor of Commerce prepares graduates through a highly relevant and professional program of study, preparing them to be a value-adding business professional. Specific career outcomes are dependent on students chosen majors and career ambitions. 

Past graduates have successfully sought careers with top tier  accounting and advisory firms, finance firms, banks and consultancy firms, both in Australia and around the world.


As a UQ student, you have access to a range of services to prepare for a successful career:

  • The Student Employability Team (SET) – assists students with accessing career opportunities and managing their careers. SET programs give students an edge by helping build industry experience and develop lifelong employability skills. Contact their team of employability specialists to set and achieve your career goals.
  • Networking events – these events help students establish connections with industry professionals.
  • Employer presentations on campus – provides opportunities to meet UQ graduates currently employed in industry and understand what the employer is looking for in a new hire.
  • UQ Careers Fair - an annual university wide event for students to meet with over 130 potential employers to source information on career opportunities.
  • Global Experiences Expo - discover how UQ provides students with opportunities to study overseas, or get support to work, learn or volunteer on a short trip.


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