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A career in commerce tailored for you

If you are interested in a professional career in accounting, economics or finance, then a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Bond University is a step in the right direction. Designed for international students, the Bachelor of Commerce (3 year program) is studied via a two semester model, meaning you will study during the January and September semesters of each year only and will complete the degree over three years, rather than Bond’s usual two. In addition, you will have the opportunity to gain Bloomberg certification and unlock your potential for more job opportunities. Bond is the only university in Australia with 40 Bloomberg terminals, providing unparalleled access to live financial data. Recognised internationally, completion of the program certifies that the individual has attained a high level of competency in using the Bloomberg Professional Service.

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What our students say

Sam Webb

Bachelor of Commerce, Alumnus, Co-Founder and CEO, LIVIN

“My Bond experience was great. Studying was always engaging, and I found the social life in and around campus very fun. It was a great place to network with like-minded people.”

Sam Webb

Bachelor of Commerce, Alumnus, Co-Founder and CEO, LIVIN

“My Bond experience was great. Studying was always engaging, and I found the social life in and around campus very fun. It was a great place to network with like-minded people.”

Key features

  • Meet the right people at Bond Business School’s networking events, speaker series, pitch nights, demo days and more
  • Smaller classes and personal mentoring – learn in groups of around 20 to 30, delivering more interaction and more support
  • Bond Business degrees are internationally recognised and accredited worldwide

About the program

Designed for students who wish to study via a two-semester model, this three-year program means you will study during the January and September semesters of each year only and will complete the degree over three years rather than the usual two.

The Bachelor of Commerce (3 Year) develops financial literacy, business analytic and decision-making skills, leadership, and management skills through experiential learning and authentic assessment tasks relevant to the choice of major. Show more

Designed for students who wish to study via a two-semester model, this three-year program means you will study during the January and September semesters of each year only and will complete the degree over three years rather than the usual two.

The Bachelor of Commerce (3 Year) develops financial literacy, business analytic and decision-making skills, leadership, and management skills through experiential learning and authentic assessment tasks relevant to the choice of major. The program equips students to think creatively and critically, problem-solve, communicate professionally, work collaboratively, make ethical and responsible business decisions, and work effectively in a global business context characterised by change and uncertainty.

Depending on the major selected, students are prepared for a professional career in Accounting, Actuarial Science, Economics or Finance fields. By undertaking a specified set of subjects according to their chosen discipline, Bachelor of Commerce (3 Year) students graduating with an Accounting, Actuarial Science or Finance major are eligible to pursue professional qualifications offered by their field’s governing bodies.

Students are also encouraged to complete a second major or minor to diversify their skills and enhance their employability. Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration6 semesters (3 years)
Starting semesters
  • January 2020
  • September 2020
  • January 2021
  • September 2021
  • January 2022
  • September 2022
Program typeBachelors Degree
Study areaBusiness and Commerce
Program codeBN-10028
CRICOS code077411M
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

The Bachelor of Commerce (3 Year Program) is accepted around the world by leading employers in areas relating to the commercial sector and private practice. Graduates often attain roles in:

  • Accounting
  • Financial Planning
  • Economics
  • Investments
  • Banking
  • Stockbroking
  • ​Research

The Bachelor of Commerce (3 Year program) comprises 24 subjects, as follows:

University core subjects (3)

Plus: CORE11-004 Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement

Required subjects (9)

Please note: Alternate Choice 
  • ACCT major students must select ACCT12-200
  • FINC major students must select FINC12-201
Commerce Major (6)

Students must choose one (1) of the following six subject Commerce majors.

Electives (6)

Students can choose 6 General Elective Subjects (60CP).

  • General elective – A subject that may be chosen from any subject on offer across the University provided requisites, enrolment restrictions and any other faculty requirements have been met.

You are also encouraged to complete a second major or minor to diversify your skills and enhance your employability.

Second Major

  • Any major from the Bond Business School is available for a second major. Please note, when choosing a second major, that due to the structure of some majors a full sequence of subjects cannot be provided for full accreditation. i.e Accounting and Actuarial Science. Please discuss with the Enrolment Advisor in the Student Business Centre if uncertain of choices.

Minors

  • A minor is a set of subjects that are sufficient to establish proficiency in a discipline without having to take all of the subjects that a major would take. All minors in the Bond Business School are available to Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Actuarial Science students.

A list of Majors and Minors is available here

Please visit BBS Program Structure and Sequencing for guidance on study plans

Students may also choose one of the following opportunities, using one or more elective subjects or part of a Major, to add an international experience or an Internship opportunity, provided requirements are met. Please discuss with the Enrolment Advisor in the Student Business Centre.

  • Study Tour
    The Study Tour requires approval from the Faculty. (Please note that Additional Costs are associated with this subject).
  • Business Internship
    The Internship requires a GPA credit average and requires approval from the Faculty with an application to the Career Development Centre.
  • Individual Study Topic
    The Individual Study Topic is only available in exceptional circumstances and requires Program Director approval.

The following opportunities are also available to Bond Business School students.

  • BUSN13-730: Business School International Semester
    Students will be undertaking study at approved overseas institutes offering an international internship experience program, facilitating both academic study courses and practical industry internship placement
  • Bond International Exchange Program
    Current Bond students have the opportunity to study at one of 80+ leading universities in our network of exclusive international partnerships, for one or two semesters. 
Important note for first semester students

You will be registered in the Bond Business Mentoring Program, which is designed for all new undergraduate students. Please be advised that the first gathering is scheduled during the Bond Business School orientation. If you require further information please email businessmentoring@bond.edu.au

The below fees are based on an average per semester cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester:

  • 2020 fees: $20,040 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
  • 2021 fees: $21,040 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other living costs to consider.

Academic requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.

Visit our student profile if you are interested in the profile of all students who commenced undergraduate study at the Faculty in the January semester 2019.

International Secondary School students

For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.

Alternative entry pathways

For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:

  • Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
  • Bond University Diploma programs
  • Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
  • Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
  • Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
  • Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.

For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

Key dates

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How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the online application form. To find out more about the application process please refer to how to apply.

 

Program variations

What our academics say

“Our classes are unique for more than just our intimate class sizes and world-class trading room facilities. Our finance subjects are filled with real world experiences including business cases, role plays, simulations and the development of wealth management plans, trading strategies, valuation models and investment portfolios. You will gain hands-on experience applying both theory and skills to a stream of interesting business problems and that will give you an edge in a very competitive job market, not only in Australia but worldwide."

Colette Southam Associate Professor of Finance

The Transformer: be a game changer

As part of your degree, all Bond students are given the opportunity to participate in the new Transformer program. This fee-free, co-curricular program is designed to expand your entrepreneurial skills, dive deep into big picture thinking and embrace creative problem solving so you can make a real difference in the community, your own business or an existing one. Learn more.

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