Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

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Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)


Program summary

A business double that adds up.

On top of your commerce degree you’ll also get to major in a business specialisation such as financial planning, marketing or management, giving you that extra edge when it comes to graduate employment.

You’ll earn two degrees in just four years of study instead of six. Our capstone course develops your understanding in corporate governance and corporate social responsibility. Our combined program includes an accounting major accredited by the Certified Practising Accountants Australia (CPAA).

Develop your personal skills and study a semester overseas while earning credit towards your degree. You’ll also have an opportunity to undertake an internship in your final year, consisting of 96 hours and organised for you by our staff. Our graduates have found roles in firms such as KPMG and Ernst and Young as a direct result of their internship.


Business majors: Financial planning; human resource management; information systems; international business; management; marketing; tourism, leisure and event management.

Career opportunities

Depending on majors chosen: accounting, business management, human resource management, marketing management, international business, tourism and hospitality management, business analysis.

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CPA Australia; Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia; Institute of Public Accountants. ^

^ It is the responsibility of the student to confirm with the three Australian accounting bodies (CPA, ICAA and IPA) whether any credit granted will impact on their eligibility for professional association membership.

Application and admission advice

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What will I study

Select your location, starting year and starting semester below to display your program structure and a recommended study sequence.

Program structure

School of Business courses
Required courses (7)

BUS101 Business Analytics
BUS102 Introduction to Economics
BUS104 Introduction to Management
BUS105 Introduction to Marketing
BUS203 Business Law and Ethics
BUS320 Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
COR109 Communication and Thought

Business major, minor and/or electives: (9)

Select required courses from your chosen Business major or minor study area.

The number of electives is dependent on the Business major or minor chosen and the number of required courses included in that major or minor. Note that the total number of courses required to complete the program is 32 courses.

Commerce courses
Required courses: (2)

ACC106 Accounting Principles
BUS108 Introduction to Informatics

Major courses: (8)

ACC210 Financial Accounting
ACC211 Business Finance
ACC220 Law of Business Associations
ACC221 Company Accounting
ACC310 Management Accounting
ACC311 Taxation Law and Practice
ACC320 Contemporary Accounting Issues
ACC321 Auditing and Professional Practice

Elective (6)

PLUS select 5 advanced level (200/300 coded) elective courses from the School of Business 

PLUS select 1 elective course from either faculty (Arts, Business and Law or Science, Health, Education and Engineering).

Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

Total units: 384

Recommended study sequence

This recommended study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students in previous structures should use this sequence to inform order of courses and current course details. For courses in your commencing structure not included in the current sequence, search the course code for current course offerings and requisites.

Program requirements

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 384 units as outlined in the Program Structure
  • Complete no more than 15 introductory level (100 coded) courses in total, including the core course.
Program notes
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses).
  • Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods including essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations. Not all courses will necessarily include all methods.
  • As part of your USC program, you may apply to Study Overseas to undertake courses with an overseas higher education provider.
  • Only a full-time study option is available to international students on a Student Visa
  • Refer to the Planning your study page to manage your progression
  • You may wish to use electives to complete an additional major or minor
  • Register your selected major(s) and/or minor(s)

How to apply

Am I eligible to apply?
Domestic students 

Apply via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) — Use the relevant QTAC code specified on Why study this program?


The below applicants can apply online directly to USC:

  • USC Tertiary Preparation Pathways (TPP) students who are currently enrolled in, or have had an enrolment in the previous two years; or
  • USC / TAFE Articulation program students; or
  • USC students who have completed an undergraduate program within the last two years, or are due to complete their program prior to their proposed semester of commencement;
  • USC students who are currently enrolled in one program and want to study another program concurrently.
International students

Apply direct to USC International

More information

International students should contact USC International

How to enrol

New to USC?

Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps to Get Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in your courses.

Continuing students

Before you enrol, visit Planning your study to plan your study to make sure you study the right courses at the right time so you can finish your degree when you plan to.

Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.

More information

Refer to the Academic Calendar for key semester, session and/or trimester dates.

Search for answers and ask questions via askUSC, or contact Student Central.

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