Studying Commerce at UWA will develop your analytical, communication and problem-solving skills – providing you with a foundation for the broad range of study and career paths available to you after graduating.

  1. Why you should study Commerce
  2. What you can study
  3. Entry requirements
  4. Beyond your degree

The Bachelor of Commerce is designed to enhance your ability to learn, and will provide you with the opportunity to develop networks through real-world experiences. The University has an international focus and strong links with alumni and the business community coupled with a commitment to ensuring its teaching is relevant and valuable to the industry – providing you with an educational experience that extends beyond academic excellence.  You will have exciting and diverse graduate opportunities which will set you apart from the crowd and prepare you for success in the global marketplace.

The Bachelor of Commerce from UWA offers you a global perspective on business, providing you with the skills, knowledge and experience you need to pursue a career within the business, government and not-for-profit sectors. A degree in Commerce provides you with the scope to enter a wide range of business fields, reflected in the various majors offered within this degree.

With units delivered predominantly through our state-of-the-art Business School, you will learn from leading academics, have opportunities to develop valuable industry networks and graduate with an internationally recognised degree.

Why you should study Commerce

The Bachelor of Commerce focuses on the factors that drive economic behaviour at both an individual and organisational level. The course will equip you with the analytical, communication and problem-solving skills to effectively identify issues, source information and find efficient and practical solutions. The course has been tailored in consultation with representatives from leading organisations, ensuring you graduate with an industry-relevant degree.

We recognise the importance of continued learning throughout your career and the Bachelor of Commerce is designed to enhance your ability to understand new developments, pursue further studies and become a leader in your field.

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What you can study

There are eight majors to choose from within the Bachelor of Commerce. You will also have the opportunity to choose a second major from this list. You can select your second major from the list below or from the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Design or Bachelor of Science degrees.

Commerce majors 

Economics can be studied as a single or double major. A double major is an extended sequence of 14 units. All other majors comprise eight units.

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Entry requirements

To be considered for this course you must:

  • achieve the University’s minimum entry score (ATAR of 80 or equivalent)
  • demonstrate English language competence
  • satisfy any prerequisites for your preferred majors (refer to individual major descriptions for prerequisite details).

More specific information on admission requirements, depending on your education history, is provided.

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Beyond your degree

A degree in Commerce from UWA is internationally recognised and offers a flexible pathway to diverse careers. Graduates are employed in industries all over the world including energy and resources, financial and insurance services, consulting, information management, and marketing and communications.

UWA graduates also gain employment in the public sector in fields such as government, administration, education and training, health care and social assistance, arts and recreation, accounting and finance, and transport.

Some students, including those wanting to specialise in a particular field, may decide to continue with postgraduate study.


If you perform well in the first three years of your Bachelor of Commerce degree you may enrol in honours.

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Student profile

Bachelor of Commerce - Jasmin Sekhon

The UWA Business School provides a dynamic and enriching backdrop to my studies. The School’s  links with leading global and domestic organisations means my degree is one that will be held in high regard in the international business community.

My involvement in a particular club, Enactus UWA, has enabled me to apply the business concepts I learn in lectures along  to real life in order to make a sustainable, positive impact on society. The UWA experience is unique and appealing to me and ultimately has lead to me securing internship and graduate positions at top global management consulting firms over the summer break.