Commerce

BE IN DEMAND

Combine real-world work experience, practical projects, and international insights with classes taught by academics recognised as world leaders in their field.

You’ll have the flexibility to personalise your degree with your preferred majors to become an agile professional with transferable skills across a range of different sectors.

You’ll be given the opportunity to learn practical skills and develop expertise in communication, critical thinking, problem-solving techniques, cross-cultural awareness and teamwork.

Put theory into practice as you complete work-integrated learning with some of the world’s biggest organisations such as PWC, KPMG, the US Embassy, IBM, CSIRO and the National Australia Bank.

Or, with the help of our two on-campus start-up incubators, you could even start your own company!

BE WORK READY WITH QUALITY TEACHING

5 STARS

for accounting graduate starting salaries

UC's Accounting study areas rated 5-stars for starting salary

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NUMBER 1

for full-time employment and starting salaries

UC ranked #1 in the ACT for full-time employment and starting salaries

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5 STARS

for economics graduate starting salaries

UC’s Economics study areas rated 5-stars for starting salary

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YOUR LIFE AS A COMMERCE OR MANAGEMENT STUDENT

Your degree at the University of Canberra will be more than just time in the classroom. Mix theory with practice through lectures, tutorials, work placements, competitions, industry projects, and international study tours.

  • Test-drive your future career with our Work Integrated Learning units, where you’ll work on real projects with local, national, and international businesses
  • Start your own business on-campus at the E29@UC co-working space or The Mill House, UC’s social enterprise accelerator
  • Network with industry leaders, UC graduates and future employers, such as PWC, KPMG, The Australian Government and Deloitte, at events and during guest lectures organised just for you
  • Join your classmates in a club related to your degree to build industry connections and make new friends
  • Travel overseas on a Faculty Led Program or on exchange to gain an international business perspective

Be part of our community

UC Accounting Association (UCAA)

The University of Canberra Accounting Association offers students interested in accounting and finance the opportunity to meet each other and connect with professionals in the field at a series of networking, professional development, and social events.

UC ECONOMICS SOCIETY (UCES)

Make friends, share study advice, and learn where economics can take you. Market your skills to potential employers across different sectors, from consulting and banking to parliament.

International Faculty Led Programs

Travel overseas with your classmates and lecturers to gain an international business perspective and gain course credit. Commerce and management students have the opportunity to travel to Thailand to learn about leadership, cultural development and teamwork.

Meet your teachers

Mark Hughes

Commerce and Accounting

Mark Hughes

Mark is the Programme Director of our Accounting and Commerce Programmes. He has introduced a number of innovative teaching strategies, designed to place students in situations where they develop their technical and professional skills.

Mark also recently led a research project, funded by the Commonwealth Government, to create a program designed to enhance students’ professional skills and has been acknowledged with numerous teaching awards. The program was developed with strong input from practicing accountants and led to a number of internships being offered to participants. This program has been incorporated into the commerce and accounting programs.

Mark currently has two major research interests; the first of which is accounting education, particularly ways to enhance students’ skills. The second research interest relates to the ways accounting standards can be manipulated.


Professor Monir Mir

Accounting

Professor Monir Mir

As the Editor-in-Chief of the Australasian Accounting, Business and Finance Journal, Professor Monir Mir is one of the world’s foremost accounting and finance thought leaders.

With more than 70 published articles in the peer-reviewed quality international and national academic and professional journals, Professior Mir has a particular interest in public sector, not-for-profit, and voluntary organisations. Professior Mir’s projects have included funding from leading organisations including CPA Australia and the World Bank.


Dr Bomikazi Zeka

Finance and Financial Planning

Dr Bomikazi Zeka

Assistant Professor in Finance and Financial Planning is challenging the conservative stereotypes of academia, particularly in the area of Finance. Dr Zeka’s message to students is that University is a fun, dynamic and exciting space where she and her students work together as partners in learning and teaching. Dr Zeka’s encourages innovative and out of the box thinking in her classroom creating an engaging space whilst developing the important critical thinking skills in high demand by employers.

Dr Zeka’s goal is to install a lifelong passion for learning and encourage a broader diversity of students studying the field of finance. As one of the youngest recipients of a PhD from the Nelson Mandela University in South Africa, where she taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, Dr Zeka brings a unique perspective to the field.

Her research interests are primarily in the field of socio-economic gerontology with publications on the topic. Due to her research interest in the aging population and their retirement planning initiatives, Bomikazi has been invited to act as a reviewer for several international conferences. Most of her studies investigate the retirement savings strategies and challenges the aging populating encounter in planning for retirement. Bomikazi applies positivistic and phenomenological paradigms in expanding her research contribution in socio-economic gerontology.

WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING (WIL)

UC’s Work Integrated Learning program helps you get job-ready and gain an edge in the competitive job market while you’re still studying. Through embracing practical learning opportunities–including internships, cadetships and work placements–you’ll pursue your passions and expand your professional network.

Commerce and management students have completed internships with organisations including the the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science; Brumbies Rugby; the Australia China Business Council; and the US Embassy.

Previous accounting and finance students have undertaken internships and cadetships with organisations including International IDEA; eChoice; Boyce Chartered Accountants; Maxim Chartered Accountants; and Chartered Accountants ANZ (CAANZ).

Complete your WIL on-campus

Located in the heart of campus, the E29@UC co-working space and The Mill House–UC’s social enterprise accelerator–give you the tools to launch your own start-up or work for another venture while immersing yourself in a vibrant innovation and entrepreneurial community.

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