Your professional career in commerce begins at Bond
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. As a commerce student at Bond, you will have unparalleled access to Bond Business School's two financial trading rooms and 40 Bloomberg data-sourcing terminals. In addition, you will have the opportunity to gain Bloomberg certification and unlock your potential for more job opportunities. Recognised worldwide, 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
- Finish your degree in commerce up to a year ahead of the rest
- Smaller classes and personal mentoring – learn in groups of around 20 to 30, delivering more interaction and more support
- Global experience – every business student has the opportunity to enhance their learning experience and travel overseas by participating on study tours, international internships and study abroad programs
About the program
The Bachelor of Commerce program develops students’ 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. This degree equips students to think creatively and critically, problem-solve, communicate professionally, work collaboratively, make ethical and responsible business decisions, and work effectively in an ever-changing and increasingly complex global business environment. Show more
The Bachelor of Commerce program develops students’ 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. This degree equips students to think creatively and critically, problem-solve, communicate professionally, work collaboratively, make ethical and responsible business decisions, and work effectively in an ever-changing and increasingly complex global business environment. In the Bachelor of Commerce, students complete a major which specifically prepares them 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 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 minor to diversify their skills and enhance their employability. Show less
|Duration||6 semesters (2 years)|
|Program type||Bachelors Degree|
|Study area||Business and Commerce|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
The Bachelor of Commerce is accepted around the world by leading employers in areas relating to the commercial sector and private practice. Graduates often attain roles in
- Financial Planning
The Bachelor of Commerce program comprises 24 subjects, as follows:
View the Program structure and sequence plans for page or all semesters of commencement.
University core subjects (3)
- CORE11-001 Critical Thinking and Communication
- CORE11-002 Leadership and Team Dynamics
- CORE11-003 Ethical Thought and Action
Faculty core subjects (9)
- ACCT11-100 Accounting for Decision Making
- ECON11-100 Principles of Economics
- ECON12-200 Econometrics
- FINC12-200 Fundamentals of Finance
- LAWS10-100 Business Law
- MKTG11-100 Marketing
- STAT11-112 Quantitative Methods
- Alternate Choice 1: You must complete one of the following two subjects:
- ACCT12-111 Accounting Information Systems
- INFT11-120 Digital Transformation of Business
- Alternate Choice 2: You must complete one of the following two subjects:
- ACCT12-200 Cost Management Systems
- FINC12-201 Financial Applications and Quantitative Analysis
- Alternate Choice 1 ACCT Major students must select ACCT12-111
- Alternate Choice 2 ACCT major students must select ACCT12-200,
FINC major students must select FINC12-201
Students must choose six (6) elective subjects of which at least three (3) must come from the Bond Business School subject list. You are also encouraged to complete a second major or minor to diversify your skills and enhance your employability. Students taking ENFB11-100 Business Model Generation as an elective must also take MGMT11-103 Business Model Execution in the following semester.
You must complete one of the Commerce majors.
Any major from the Bond Business School is available for a second major. Please note that 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.
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
Students may also choose one of the following opportunities to use one or more of your elective subjects or part of a Major to have an international experience or an Internship opportunity provided you meet the requirements. Please discuss with the Enrolment Advisor in the Student Business Centre if uncertain of choices.
- 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's 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.
Students must complete FINC12-200 Managerial Finance and FINC13-318 Personal Investments if they wish to meet the RG146 compliance.
Important note for first semester students
You will be registered in the Bond Business Mentoring Program designed for all new undergraduate students; please be advised the first scheduled gathering is in the Bond Business School orientation, If you require further information please email [email protected]
The total program fees for the Bachelor of Commerce are:
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.
Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.
The following table provides comparative information for those domestic students admitted into this program wholly or partly on the basis of OP/ATAR in January semester 2018.
|ATAR based offers only, across all offer rounds||ATAR (OP in QLD)|
(Excluding adjustment factors)
(ATAR/OP plus any adjustment factors)
|Highest rank to receive an offer||OP1/ATAR 99||99|
|Median rank to receive an offer||OP7/ATAR 86||86|
|Lowest rank to receive an offer||OP13/ATAR 71||72|
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 2018.
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
How to apply
Complete six subjects from one of the following majors:
You must complete the following five subjects:
Plus one subjects from the following options:
You must complete the following two subjects:
Plus four subjects from the following options:
You must complete the following three subjects:
- FINC13-301 Corporate Finance
- FINC13-303 Portfolio Analysis and Investment Management
- FINC13-307 International Finance
Plus three subjects from the following options:
- ACSC12-201 Financial Mathematics
- FINC12-201 Financial Applications and Quantitative Analysis
- FINC13-304 Financial Markets and Institutions
- FINC13-305 Options and Futures
- FINC13-308 Personal Finance
- INFT13-361 Financial Trading Systems
The Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree program incorporates at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provides students a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams.