The business major allows Bachelor of Commerce students to study a combination of the other major disciplines in the Commerce degree. It consists of six Level-3 (third year) subjects from three or more disciplines, or study areas, within the core program. You can combine subjects from several disciplines, and with the help of a course adviser, design a course plan to suit your career goals and interests.

Business skills are essential in all industries, and a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving is desirable to most employers.

Kathryn St. JohnI chose to study the Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Melbourne because it has the potential to open so many doors. One of the best things about studying at Melbourne is getting to meet so many like-minded people committed to learning. There are so many opportunities available to challenge and extend yourself should you seek them, and I've come to realise that learning here is not just something that happens in lecture theatres and in tutorial rooms.
Kathryn St John
Bachelor of Commerce student (First Class Honours), Graduated in 2013

Editorial Assistant, University College London

Sample course plan - Bachelor of Commerce1
Major in Business

Year 1 Semester 1 Introductory Microeconomics Quantitative Methods 1 Accounting Reports and Analysis Principles of Management
Semester 2 Introductory Macroeconomics Principles of Finance Principles of Marketing Breadth
Year 2 Semester 1 Organisational BehaviourQuantitative Methods 2 Corporate Financial Decision Making


Semester 2 Commerce Elective Commerce Elective Breadth or Commerce Elective Breadth
Year 3 Semester 1 Level 3 Management Level 3 Finance Level 3 Marketing Breadth
Semester 2 Level 3 Management Level 3 Finance Level 3 Marketing Breadth or Commerce Elective


Core Business Major Breadth
Commerce Elective Breadth or Commerce Electives  

1This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year.  You will be advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment.