Introduction

The Bachelor of Commerce program is designed for students interested in a professional career in accounting, economics or finance. Bond is the only university in Australia with 40 Bloomberg terminals, providing unparalleled access to data for our students. Upon successful completion of the finance major in Commerce, students will meet the requirements for professional recognition with the ASIC and also have the opportunity to gain Bloomberg certification during their degree and unlock their potential for more job opportunities in the financial industry.

Register here for the next Business, Commerce, Actuarial Science and Hotel and Tourism Management Experience Day on 25 October. 

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

ModeOn Campus
Duration6 semesters (2 years)
Starting semestersJanuary 2018, May 2018, September 2018, May 2017, September 2017
Program fees

Fees & other costs

Learn more about financing options available to Australian and international students.

Program typeBachelors Degree
Study areaBusiness and Commerce
Program codeBN-10001
CRICOS code063059D
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: sbc@bond.edu.au

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

  • Accounting
  • Financial Planning
  • Economics
  • I​nvestments
  • Banking
  • S​tockbroking
  • Research

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)

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

Faculty core subjects (9)

Please note:
  1. Alternate Choice 1 ACCT Major students must select INFT11-111
  2. Alternate Choice 2 ACCT major students must select ACCT12-200, 
    FINC major students must select FINC12-201

Electives (6)

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.

Major (6)

You must complete one of the Commerce majors.

Second Major

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 and Student Engagement Officer 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

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 and Student Engagement Officer 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.
  • Special Topic
    The Special Topic is only available in exceptional circumstances and requires Program Director's approval.

Accreditation

*The Bachelor of Commerce is registered with ASIC for RG146 compliance.

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 businessmentoring@bond.edu.au  

Academic requirements

Year 12 school leaver

Bond University requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent for entry to Bachelor level programs. Bond does not rely solely on the Overall Position (OP) or the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Rather, a range of criteria are also considered such as extracurricular activities and personal attributes, including outstanding leadership qualities and community involvement.

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

Bond University calendar

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.

Commerce majors

Complete six subjects from one of the following majors:

You must complete the following three subjects:

Plus three subjects from the following options:

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.

Program variations

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