Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts (Extended) can now undertake a pathway program that leads into the Bachelor of Commerce. The pathway includes two mathematics subjects specifically tailored to a business and economics context, with examples highlighting the use of quantitative skills in solving commerce problems. Bachelor of Arts (Extended) students who successfully undertake these mathematics subjects become eligible for entry into the Bachelor of Commerce.

The Faculty of Business and Economics is committed to social inclusion, equity and improved access of our undergraduate and postgraduate programs for indigenous students. Creation of a special pathway into the Bachelor of Commerce – in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts and Trinity College – is a first step to achieving improved access.

Bachelor of Arts (Extended) students who come to the Bachelor of Commerce will enjoy the full range of academic enrichment opportunities and student services offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics, in addition to dedicated academic and business mentoring.

Course plan

Bachelor of Arts (Extended) students who are interested in the Bachelor of Commerce would follow a specific course plan in first year, and then transfer into the BCom in second year. The pathway into the Commerce degree includes foundation mathematics subjects, as experience indicates that competence in mathematics and statistics is essential for Commerce students. Students pursuing this pathway can still continue with the BA (Extended) if they so wish.

First year

Sem 1

AIND 10001 Communication and Performance 1
(Trinity College)

ENGL10005 English for Academic Purposes (Trinity College)

MAST10014 Foundation Mathematics for Commerce 1
(Trinity College)

MULT10018 Power
(Arts Foundation Subject)

Sem 2

ENST10001 Environment and Story (Trinity College)

PHIL10004 Ideas and Society
(Trinity College)

MAST10015 Foundation Mathematics for Commerce 2
(Trinity College)

MULT10001 Aboriginalities
(Arts Foundation Subject)

Second year

Semester 1

  • Three University of Melbourne first year Commerce subjects
  • One University of Melbourne breadth subject

Semester 2

  • Three University of Melbourne first year Commerce subjects
  • One University of Melbourne breadth subject

Third year

Standard second year of BCom degree – all University of Melbourne subjects.

Fourth year

Standard third year of BCom degree – all University of Melbourne subjects.

Transfer criteria and procedure

To be eligible for transfer into the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), students must have completed 100 points in the Bachelor of Arts (Extended) degree and achieved Pass grades in each of Foundation Mathematics for Commerce 1 and 2.

BA (Extended) students interested in transferring to the BCom are strongly advised to make an appointment with a BCom course adviser in their first semester of studies.

Students who decide to stay with the BA (Extended) but intend to pursue the Economics major in their Bachelor of Arts degree will also need to pass each of Foundation Mathematics 1 and 2 in order to be eligible for the Economics major.

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