Bachelor of Commerce


Why study Commerce at ANU

The Bachelor of Commerce offers significant flexibility and diversity for students. You will acquire the skills and knowledge to meet the challenges of a changing business environment, develop the ability to critically analyse emerging business issues, and be exposed to scholarly research in the national and global business arena. Achieving these academic and professional qualities will lead you to a wide range of business related professions and careers, or progress to more advanced studies.

The degree comprises core courses including business reporting, economics, quantitative methods and techniques and communication for business. Students must choose at least one major from the areas:

  • Accounting
  • Business information systems
  • Corporate sustainability
  • Economic studies
  • Finance
  • International business
  • Management
  • Marketing


Accounting: students who intend to seek membership of CPA Australia or Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand are required to complete specified professional sequences of courses. Further information is available from the College professional organisations page.

Business information systems: students who intend to seek membership of the Australian Computer Society are required to complete a specific professional sequences of courses.

Length: 3 years full-time

CRICOS #: 002289F

UAC code: 133003

Semester intake: 1 or 2

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Career options

With its combination of core business courses and major specialisations, the ANU Bachelor of Commerce provides an ideal springboard for a wide range of careers in the private or public sectors.

Depending on your chosen major, the following are some of the areas where you can find work after graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce.

  • Accounting: business analysis, management accounting,
    public accounting, company accounting, auditing.

  • Business information systems: consultant or business analyst, database administrator, system analyst or architect, programming and other professional careers in ICT.

  • Corporate sustainability: sustainable development manager, ethical supply chains, CSR consultant, or corporate sustainability communications.

  • Finance: financial trader, broker, analyst, statistician, corporate treasurer, financial consultant or financial planner.

  • International Business: international trade, global sourcing, import/export and supply chain management, or as a business specialist for a multinational corporation.

  • Management: human resources, recruitment, business consulting, business analysis.

  • Marketing: marketing research, marketing communications, advertising and sales, business development.

How to apply

If you’ve decided to apply to the ANU College of Business and Economics, then you've made a great choice. Here you can follow a step-by-step guide to lead you through the application process.

Careers services and internships

Have access to our innovative and engaged Careers and Student Employability team. Our Career Consultants are ready to help you successfully navigate the professional landscape and achieve employment success in the global market.

Scholarship opportunities

We offer a wide range of scholarships to future students to assist with the cost of their studies. There are also funding support opportunities offered by the Australian and overseas governments, and other industry partners and affiliates, that you can take advantage of.

Life on campus

Our students widely report that one of the best things about studying at ANU is the on-campus experience. Our strong focus on residential living has helped build a vibrant and diverse community, where you can find like-minded peers and make lifelong friends.


ANU offers more homes to students on campus than any other Australian university, and a residential experience that's second-to-none.