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.

Years Full-Time
Minimum ATAR

Fees and scholarships

Domestic Student Fees

Indicative annual course fee
Commonwealth Supported Place $9,845.65


Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

International Student Fees

Indicative first year fee

Find out more about tuition fees or visit the fee calculator for the estimated total course fee.

Note, tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to increase up to 7.5 per cent per annum.


Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Careers and further study

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Associated professional pathways

As a Bachelor of Commerce graduate, you can choose from a multitude of professional pathways. Graduates with a major in Business 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.

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alumni STORY

Jamie MacKenzie

Jamie MacKenzie at Optus Stadium
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Andrea Bradbury – Marketing and Economics 

Andrea Bradbury

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.

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Notable alumni

  • 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)


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Anshula Mansharamani

Anshula Mansharamani

Entry requirements

Admission requirements

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 information

If 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. 

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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?

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Quick details

Degree specific majors
  • 8
Minimum ATAR
  • 80
  • February and July
Full time completion
  • 3 years (BCom)
  • 003006C

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The Trading Room at UWA

Tayla Ayling

Student Story

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.

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81% student resources satisfaction

Percentage of current students satisfied with the availability and quality of learning resources in 2018.

87% positive outcome

The percentage of 2018 graduates with a positive outcome (working part time, full time, or in further study) four months after graduation.

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. 

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Industry connected

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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.


Taking you global

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alumni story

Tijana Mirkovic

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.

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Jasmin Ward

"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.

Assurance of learning

Program Goals

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.

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A pathway for you. A place for you

This course is available for Experience-based entry

Together with this course, you can also apply for a select number of our undergraduate bachelor's degrees.

Through our Experience-based entry, we will assess all your academic achievements, qualifications and life experiences using a point system, where points will be awarded for each item submitted, and the total number of points will determine your eligibility.

Click here to find out more about how Experience-based entry works, courses available, check your eligibility and see our FAQs.

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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.

Accreditor logos - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited logo; European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD and European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accredited logo in one; Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) logo; Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) logo; Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand logo

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Jamie Simon at UWA

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Meet our students

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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.