Bachelor of Commerce
Relax, decide your business career in second year at Macquarie
The Bachelor of Commerce prepares evidence-driven, world-ready business professionals for a wide range of careers. Students will study a set of broad, integrated foundation units to orient them to business, and then complete one or two majors to develop depth in their chosen commerce discipline(s).
Is the Bachelor of Commerce accredited by professional organisations?
With the correct choice of subjects, graduates will meet the requirements for accreditation from:
- CPA Australia
One of the world's largest accounting bodies with a membership of more than 139,000 finance, accounting and business professionals across the globe;
- OR The Institute of Public Accountants
A professional organisation for accountants recognised for their practical, hands-on skills and a broad understanding of the total business environment;
- OR the Australian Marketing Institute
the AMI represents professional marketers throughout Australia, including practitioners from all marketing functions and industries.
- OR the Australian Human Resources Institute
the only national association in Australia representing human resource and people management professionals;
- OR The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA)
the professional body for Chartered Accountants in Australia and members operating throughout the world;
Students are encouraged to combine the Bachelor of Commerce with other degrees to form double degrees and to combine the Bachelor of Commerce with Laws for a combined degree. Double degrees give you a wonderful opportunity to study a range of discipline areas. Design a double degree to suit your interests, for example, a Bachelor of Commerce (with an International Business major) and a Bachelor of Arts (with a language major) is a passport to world business. A Bachelor of Arts with a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) gives you a deep insight into why we buy products. The Bachelor of Commerce is a flexible business degree to prepare you for a range of business careers.
Do I need any prior knowledge?
HSC general mathematics is assumed knowledge. Some majors assume HSC Mathematics. You can take a unit in mathematics, as a first year subject, which has been tailored for those who don't meet the assumed knowledge requirement.
Alternatively, if you have completed your TAFE Associate Degree of Accounting, you can transfer straight into the 3rd year of Macquarie University's Bachelor of Commerce - Professional Accounting degree.
What will I study?
The foundations units in the Bachelor of Commerce are the same regardless of which major you intend to choose. More details on what you will study.
Where can I work?
- Accounting and consulting firms
- Large and small businesses
- Business analyst firms
- Financial institutions
- Marketing and PR firms
- Government organisations
- Merchant bankers
- Management consultancy firms
What can I earn?
Business graduates can expect competitive salaries that compare well to salaries within other fields. According to Mycareer.com.au website graduate salaries research for 2010, the average graduate starting salary is:
- accounting: $51,816
- business: $55,000
- finance: $54,200
- law: $54,800
- marketing: $43,069
- human resources: $60,945