Bachelor of Commerce
Make a positive difference in the world. UWA Commerce graduates bring together people and organisations across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
Speak the language of business as you learn to summarise, analyse and interpret financial information for shareholders, managers and other stakeholders.
Combine knowledge in statistics and programming with practical applications to inform real-world business and economic decisions.
Business Law is an ideal major for anyone planning a career in the business or government sectors. This major also lays the foundations for a successful postgraduate studies in law.
With the single major in economics, you will gain an understanding of the way the world works, from the stock market to national economies and the world economy.
Finance is the lifeblood of the economy. Learn how money and projects come together.
Human Resource Management
A major in Human Resource Management provides you with thorough theoretical and practical grounding in the management of people and employment in Australia and overseas.
Management is the backbone of any organisation, providing organisational, operational, staffing and resourcing expertise that can be applied anywhere, anytime.
Discover the real world of marketing that lies behind advertising jingles. Marketing has a central role in understanding what different types of people in different places across the globe want. This major provides you with the knowledge, experience, and skills to become a dynamic marketer in an ever-changing world.
The learning experience
The state-of-the-art Business School includes lecture theatres, case study rooms and break-out areas for group work and individual study. You'll also have access to the Common Learning Area and Business School cafe.
UWA Business School
Work with 30+ industry partners
Clubs and societies
We have a host of clubs and societies you can join to take part in activities you already enjoy or get involved in something new.
The UWA Business School offers access to Bloomberg terminals – software that allows students to use the Bloomberg Professional service whereby students can monitor and analyse real-time financial market data. The computer system is used by students in Accounting and Finance.
Careers and further study
Associated professional pathways
As a Bachelor of Commerce graduate, you can choose from a multitude of professional pathways. Graduates with a major in Economics may choose to enter the Master of Economics.
Bachelor of Commerce graduates are also eligible to apply for a wide range of postgraduate business courses, as well as professional postgraduate degrees in Law, Medicine, Engineering (if they also hold a major in Engineering Science), and many other areas.
Andrea Bradbury – Marketing and Economics
While at UWA I studied a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Marketing and Economics with a Business Law minor and did a semester on exchange at Copenhagen Business School. I completed the Communications Council Graduate Program in 2013 and was hired as a graduate with Meerkats, the brand leadership company, in 2014 where I continued to work as Brand Coordinator until late 2016. Following this, I moved to West Australian Ballet as part of their Marketing Team, where I’ve been for the past year.
- Mark Barnaba
Chairman of Macquarie Group, Western Australia
- Richard Goyder
Outgoing Managing Director and CEO, Wesfarmers
- Benjamin Mallis
NBA Writer and Basketball Journalist
- Jasmin Ward
Co-Founder and COO, Cribber
- Victoria Mallinckrodt
Operational excellence at the World Economic Forum
- Matt de Boer
AFL footballer, Starlight Children's Foundation (NSW) Board member, WESTSTAR Academy program manager and co-founder of Alerte Digital Sport (ADS)
To be considered for this course you need to:
- achieve the University’s minimum entry score
- demonstrate English language competence
- satisfy any prerequisites for your preferred majors (refer to individual major descriptions for prerequisite details)
You can view the prerequisites and recommended subjects for your chosen course here.
View our admission requirements for specific information, depending on your education history.
Assured Pathway informationIf you have a professional career in mind, take advantage of one of our Assured Pathways. An Assured Pathway gives you an assured place in one of our postgraduate professional courses (such as Law, Engineering or Medicine) from the start of your studies with us. The pathways combine a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, providing you with a clearer direction to your career of choice.
Admission entry to UWA
We offer a number of other pathways for you to gain entry into our undergraduate degrees if you do not meet the standard admission requirements. Learn more about our admission entry pathways.
About the Bachelor of Commerce
Real-world experiences are at the heart of the Bachelor of Commerce. This degree develops your analytical, communication and problem-solving skills, providing you with a global perspective on business and preparing you to pursue a career within the business, government or not-for-profit sectors. Learn from leading academics, develop high-level industry networks and graduate with a degree that can take you anywhere in the world.
Why study Commerce
UWA's internationally accredited Business School celebrates strong links with the business community, allowing you insight into leading industry practice.
Whether you're hearing from an industry guest lecturer, attending a career event, receiving an industry-sponsored scholarship or attending an exclusive lunch with corporate executives, you can confidently apply your skills in real-world situations. And, with a multitude of Business School student societies, you can attend professional development, networking and social events, all while taking part in a student-managed investment fund, leading a social entrepreneurship project or launching your own start-up enterprise.
As a Commerce graduate, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to tackle some of the greatest challenges facing the world. You could find yourself working at a global advertising agency, starting your own social enterprise or entering the world of corporate finance, among many other career destinations.
Where will your Commerce degree take you?
- February and July
- 3 years (BCom)
Jack Guo – Accounting and Finance
Commerce has always been my passion, so I decided to major in Accounting and Finance at the UWA Business School.
81% student resources satisfaction
87% positive outcome
New Business Analytics major for 2023 entry
Graduate industry-ready with sought-after analytical and computer programming skills, and learn how to apply these skills in a wide range of commercial and economic contexts.
Learn more about the Business Analytics major, a degree-specific major in the Bachelor of Commerce.
Our Business School courses are influenced by the Business School Board, a group of industry leaders who ensure content remains current and students are prepared for their chosen career when entering the workforce as well as giving a key insight into what employers are looking for when hiring graduates.
Strong industry contacts will give you the added advantage of growing quality networks to draw on when you graduate. We have 30+ corporate supporters, who have included ATCO, Bankwest, BDO, BHP, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Macquarie Group, Mitsubishi, UniBank, Woodside and more.
What's the difference between the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business?
If you’d like to study business, how do you decide between a Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of Commerce? We tell you how.
In some companies a graduate would be given simple tasks, slowly worn-in to the corporate world. My first professional experience was nothing like this. It was a steep learning curve and it was challenging and intense, but also incredibly rewarding.
"My passion is exploring how we can use technology to make the world a better place, such as giving the world access to education, or helping doctors manage and diagnose diseases with artificial intelligence. I believe there are many ways we can improve our current systems and work with technology to make our lives better, easier and happier."
Jasmin studied Finance at UWA and is a co-founder of Cribber. Learn more about Jasmin's story.
The Business School is strongly committed to enhancing your learning experience with assurance of learning procedures. View our program goals and find out what else Business students experience.
Course accreditations and employability
Our Business School is accredited by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This means a UWA business degree is recognised around the world, so you’ll really stand out to employers when you graduate.
The Accounting and Finance majors are recognised by Australian and international professional bodies as a critical step towards gaining professional accreditation.
Unique learning opportunities
Our Business School has partnered with one of the world’s top universities to give you access to online learning platform HBX to further enrich your study. This program asks you to step into the role of a business leader and engage with peers to work through real-world business challenges. It aims to provide you with an online course that offers a new perspective on the world and how businesses operate.
Admission entry pathways
UWA offers a number of admission entry pathways for domestic and international students to be able to study with us. If your results do not qualify you for standard entry into the University, check our Admission entry pathways for one that suits you.