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Double your career in half the time

The Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Commerce combined program at Bond University prepares you for multi-faceted leadership roles in modern global business. The Bachelor of Business will give you experience in ideation, creation, validation and execution of a business in our brand new Commercialisation Centre, complementing the financial side of business you will learn in the Bachelor of Commerce.

During this program you will have the opportunity to gain Bloomberg certification and unlock your potential for more job opportunities. Recognised worldwide, completion of the program certifies that the individual has attained a high level of competency in using the Bloomberg Professional Service.

Take your idea from the classroom to the boardroom

The Bond Business Accelerator (BBA) is the ultimate incubator for early stage start-ups, combining the essential ingredients of formal training, practical skills, high level mentoring and investor introductions that will transform your idea into a fully-fledged commercial entity. Find out more.

Why study the Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Commerce

Key features

  • Bond is the only university in Australia with 40 Bloomberg terminals, providing you with unparalleled access to real live data
  • Finish your business degree up to a year ahead of the rest
  • Global experience – every business student has the opportunity to enhance their learning experience and travel overseas by participating on study tours, international internships and study abroad programs

About the program

This combined degree allows students to complete their program in a shorter duration than completing back-to-back single degrees.

The Bachelor of Business prepares students for a variety of possible career paths by offering a broad range of advanced study options. These options include Entrepreneurship and Innovation, International Business, Management, Marketing, Marketing Communication and Tourism Management. Show more

This combined degree allows students to complete their program in a shorter duration than completing back-to-back single degrees.

The Bachelor of Business prepares students for a variety of possible career paths by offering a broad range of advanced study options. These options include Entrepreneurship and Innovation, International Business, Management, Marketing, Marketing Communication and Tourism Management. All students complete a major from one of these options, but may also choose to add a second major, a minor, or create a tailored set of subjects from across the university to complete their degree. Students are encouraged to complete an internship, study abroad opportunities or a study tour to further augment this highly experiential program. The Bachelor of Commerce program develops students’ financial literacy, business analytic and decision-making skills, leadership, and management skills through experiential learning and authentic assessment tasks relevant to the choice of major.  The Bachelor of Commerce equips students to think creatively and critically, problem-solve, communicate professionally, work collaboratively, make ethical and responsible business decisions, and work effectively in a global context that is increasingly uncertain and complex.  In the Bachelor of Commerce, students complete a major which specifically prepares them for a professional career in Accounting, Actuarial Science, Economics or Finance fields.  By undertaking a specified set of subjects according to their chosen discipline, Bachelor of Commerce students graduating with an Accounting, Actuarial Science or Finance major are eligible to pursue professional qualifications offered by their field’s governing bodies. Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration8 semesters (2 years 8 months)
Starting semesters
  • September 2017
  • January 2018
  • May 2018
  • September 2018
Program typeBachelors Degree
Study areaBusiness and Commerce
Program codeBB-11058
CRICOS code088305M
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

The Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Commerce will prepare you for roles in:

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Banking
  • Financial Planning
  • Economics
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • I​nvestments
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • S​tockbroking
  • Research

The Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Commerce program comprises 32 subjects, as follows:

View the Program structure and sequence plans for page or all semesters of commencement.

University core subjects (3)

Plus: CORE11-004 Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement

Faculty core subjects (12)

Please Note
  1. Alternate Choice 1 ACSC Major students must select STAT11-112
  2. Alternate Choice 3 ACCT major students must select ACCT12-200, 
    FINC major students must select FINC12-201

Majors (12)

  1. Students must choose one of the six subject (60CP) Business majors.
  2. Students must choose one of the six subject (60CP) Commerce majors.

Electives (5)

Students must choose Five (5) elective subjects of which at least three (3) must come from the Bond Business School subject list. You are also encouraged to complete a second major or minor to diversify your skills and enhance your employability.

Minors

A minor is a set of subjects that are sufficient to establish proficiency in a discipline without having to take all of the subjects that a major would take. All minors in the Bond Business School are available to Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Actuarial Science students.

A list of Minors is available here

Students may also choose one of the following opportunities to use one or more of your elective subjects or part of a Major to have an international experience or an Internship opportunity provided you meet the requirements. Please discuss with the Enrolment and Student Engagement Officer in the Student Business Centre. 

  • Study Tour
    The Study Tour requires approval from the Faculty. (Please note that Additional Costs are associated with this subject).
  • Business Internship
    The Internship requires a GPA credit average and requires approval from the Faculty with an application to the Career Development Centre.
  • Special Topic
    The Special Topic is only available in exceptional circumstances and requires Program Director's approval.
Important note for first semester students

You will be registered in the Bond Business Mentoring Program designed for all new undergraduate students; please be advised the first scheduled gathering is in the Bond Business School orientation, If you require further information please email [email protected]  

The total program fees for the Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Commerce are:

  • $134,560
  • $135,904

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

Academic requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.

The following table provides comparative information for those students admitted into this program wholly or partly on the basis of OP/ATAR in January semester 2017.

ATAR based offers only, across all offer roundsATAR (OP in QLD)
(Excluding adjustment factors)
Selection Rank
(ATAR/OP plus any adjustment factors)
Highest rank to receive an offerOP1/ATAR 9999
75th percentile rank to receive an offer #N/PN/P
Median percentile rank to receive an offer #N/PN/P
25th percentile rank to receive an offer #N/PN/P
Lowest rank to receive an offerOP15/ATAR 63.567

Note: #N/P - indicates figure is not published if less than 25 ATAR-based offers made.

Visit our student profile if you are interested in the profile of all students who commenced undergraduate study at Bond University in the January semester 2017.

International Secondary School students

For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.

Alternative entry pathways

For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:

  • Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
  • Bond University Diploma programs
  • Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
  • Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
  • Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
  • Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.

For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

Key dates

Bond University calendar

How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the online application form. To find out more about the application process please refer to how to apply.

Business Majors

Complete six subjects from one of the following majors:

Commerce Majors

Complete six subjects from one of the following majors:

You must complete the following three subjects:

Plus three subjects from the following options:

The Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program.  This status is granted to institutions whose degree program incorporates at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provides students a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams.

Our academics

“This combined degree gives you the best possible career choices. Not only will you gain entrepreneurial and business development skills, you will also become a discipline specialist in accounting, finance, or economics. Having these skillsets and abilities will make you a person of influence no matter which side of the boardroom table you choose to be on."

Jan Hollindale Undergraduate Program Director and Assistant Professor (Accounting)

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