Skip to main content Skip to navigation

MyUC Portal

If you are having problems logging in, please contact the service desk

Terms & Conditions

The use of the MyUC Portal is governed by the policies and rules of the University of Canberra and appropriate legislation of the ACT and Commonwealth.

Student & Staff Login

Student & Staff Login
Forgotten your password?

Faculty of Business, Government & Law

Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Course 762AA)

[Information for students seeking to commence study at the University of Canberra from Semester 1, 2014]


APPLY NOW | FEE INFORMATION | SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID


ABOUT THE COURSE

The aim of the Bachelor of Commerce program is to develop business professionals who have the relevant knowledge and skills for admission to their respective professional communities but who are also equipped to solve problems within a multi-disciplinary business environment. Graduates will appreciate their chosen discipline in the context of the wider social, legal, economic and political environment.

Students may complete an optional internship unit in the final year of study and most students also have the option to complete a semester of study at an international partner institution through the study abroad program. This program provides a strong degree of flexibility through the ability to choose an optional open major from more than 50 fields across all 6 faculties of the university.


ACCREDITATION

The Bachelor of Commerce with specific restricted majors has a range of external accreditation. See the specific information for each major for more details.


LENGTH OF STUDY

The Bachelor of Commerce is typically studied over 3 years full time (or an equivalent period part time). Students commencing in Semester 1 have the option of completing a 2.5 year accelerated program through study in the optional winter term (select majors only).


DOUBLE DEGREE OPTIONS

The Bachelor of Commerce can be combined with the Bachelor degrees in Applied Economics, Politics & International Relations, Tourism Management, Arts, Arts in International Studies, Communications in Advertising, or Information Technology (4 year programs), and the Bachelor of Laws (5 year program).


CAREER OPTIONS

  • Accountant
  • Business Manager
  • Economist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Public Sector Manager
  • Entrepreneur

TYPICAL FULL TIME STUDY SEQUENCES

 Students studying the Bachelor of Commerce select from one of the following core (restricted) majors and have the option of studying a second elective open major.

Bachelor of Commerce (major not yet selected) - S1 Commencing (Standard)

Unit

Year 1 - Semester 1

Unit

Year 1 - Semester 2

6606 Government-Business Relations 4207 Introduction to Management
5617 Accounting for Managers 6357 Introduction to Marketing
6355 Introduction to Economics 4977 Introduction to Business Law
6348 Information Systems in Organisations 8732 Problem Analysis & Statistics

ABOUT OPEN MAJORS

Students studying the Bachelor of Commerce have the option of studying a second 'open' major of 6 units from more than 50 fields across all 6 faculties of the university. Some of the most popular options for this program include:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Event Management
  • International Management
  • Management
  • Applied Statistics
  • Journalism Studies
  • Law & Technology
  • Psychology: An Introduction
  • Sustainability

see the UC Courses & Units database for more information about these and other open major options.


ABOUT THE FACULTY OF BUSINESS, GOVERNMENT & LAW

Business, Government & Law are the primary institutions that shape our world. The interaction between these institutions form the intellectual focus of the Faculty.

Graduates from BGL courses gain a unique insight into the interrelationships and dependencies between these areas in the context of their specific field of study.

All BGL programs feature a focus on student choice and flexibility and real world relevance.


OUR COMMITMENT TO INDIGENOUS AWARENESS

Given the importance of Indigenous issues to all Australians the Faculty of Business, Government & Law strongly recommends all students consider including 6878 Indigenous Australia: Contemporary Issues (as either a stand alone unit or as part of an open major in Indigenous Studies) as an elective part of their program of study.


Note: Information provided as a guide only. Consult the UC Handbook for the year of commencement for official course rules. Units are not offered in all semesters - in some cases certain majors may not be available for full time students.