3 years full-time
6 years part-time
For Continuing Students Only
From 2021, commencing students are referred to the Bachelor of Business (1632).
You will gain the technical skills and knowledge to pursue a career in accounting, behavioural science, financial planning, finance or economics. In your first year, you will explore the core skills and concepts of commerce including accounting, economics, business statistics, and management. In your second and third years, you will build on this knowledge with your chosen major.
You can choose a single major, which will give you specialist skills in one profession, or expand your expertise with a second commerce major, or additional major including management, marketing politics and public policy and international business.
If you are not sure which majors to choose just yet, that is okay. Once you enrol you can try some different courses before you choose the combination that is right for you.
Students at the Gold Coast and Nathan campuses are taught in financial trading rooms featuring state-of-the-art desktops equipped with the Bloomberg Professional Service. Bloomberg LP is a global leader in business and financial information and the Bloomberg Professional Service is a software platform that provides trusted real-time and historical data, and market news and analytics to help business and financial professionals make better informed investment decisions. You will have access to the exciting world of the stock market and be able to put theory into practice from the start of your degree.
You will complete one of the following majors:
You can also choose to complete a Tax minor which is recognised by the Tax Practitioners Board.
Honours is available for this degree through an additional year of study.
This program is offered full-time and part-time on the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses. You may choose to study courses at other campuses where the program structure allows.
As a full-time student, you will generally attend 12-16 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. As a part-time student, you will generally attend 6-8 hours of scheduled classes per week.
Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.
The University's Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing policy is under review and consultation and will be suspended from 14/4/2022, for four weeks. Please visit Studying amid COVID-19 for more information.
To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.
Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.
Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.
Students will have the opportunity to undertake work integrated learning experiences as part of their program.
Please note that specific criteria apply for entry to these courses and students will need to contact the Course Convenor for further information.
Students who are not eligible to enrol in the Commerce WIL course may apply to enrol in internships offered by Griffith Business School and other areas of the University. More information is available here.
You will be equipped for a career in a range of private, public sector or not-for-profit organisations where you could work in areas such as accounting, administration, auditing, business management, commercial and taxation law, managerial accounting, and taxation. Opportunities exist for exciting and challenging careers locally, nationally and internationally, and aren't limited to accounting firms.
You could find career opportunities in government, private enterprise and not-for-profit organisations across various disciplines including marking and advertising, human services, healthcare, economics, policy development, research and evaluation of programs and services.
You will be prepared for work in the banking and finance industry as an analyst or advisor, in property development or real estate; in government policy in fields such as the environment, health, education and transport; or in large mining companies analysing markets and investment opportunities. You may also find career opportunities in major international organisations such as the World Bank, the United Nations, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Asian Development Bank.
You will be prepared for work as a financial advisor or controller, financial planner, or stockbroker. You may also find opportunities in insurance and superannuation, futures, options and foreign exchange trading.
You will be equipped for a career as a financial planner, financial advisor or controller, or stockbroker. You may also find opportunities in insurance and superannuation, futures, options and foreign exchange trading.
Depending on the courses you complete you can graduate with a degree accredited by:
Professional recognition will vary depending upon the courses you complete.
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
If the fee rate for your program is not displayed above, please contact Student Connect for assistance.
Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.