Comparing Business Degrees in NSW

What's the difference between a business degree and a commerce degree? And what degree at which university is the right choice for you? We've done the research, spoken to the students themselves, and packaged-up all the information you need to compare and contrast business degrees at the major universities in Sydney. Read on to find out each degree's salient features and get feedback straight from the horse's mouth. Et voila! Decision made faster than you can say "the next Steve Jobs".

The Basics


Not sure what the difference is between a Business degree and a Commerce degree? To be honest, not a lot.

The main difference when it comes to Commerce and Business degrees is that Commerce degrees aim to supply students with knowledge about the management of money and business, through subjects relating to accounting, economics, finance, law and management. Students of Commerce degrees will then usually go on to major in areas such as economics, accounting, international business and commercial law.

Business degrees, on the other hand, dip into this knowledge about accounting, economics and finance, in ways that see how they directly function in business settings. Further to this, students of Business degrees will also usually learn about human resource management, business decisions, marketing and general business management. Students can then usually choose to major in specific types of business knowledge, from sport to tourism, or finesse their skills in marketing or human resource management.

With most Commerce and Business degrees, however, you will usually see a lot of what each has to offer is being combined in the one program. This means that your decision about choosing one over the other can be based on more specific areas, such as whether they offer internships, student exchange, practical case studies or majors which are interesting to you. You'll get to know a bit more about these elements from the student profiles listed under each degree below.

 

Macquarie University

http://www.businessandeconomics.mq.edu.au/

Degrees within the Faculty of Business and Economics and 2013 ATAR cut-offs include:

  • Bachelor of Actuarial Studies – 96.00

  • Bachelor of Applied Finance – 88.00

  • Bachelor of Business Administration – 82.00

  • Bachelor of Business Analytics – N/A (new degree offered in 2014)

  • Bachelor of Business Leadership and Commerce – N/A (ew degree offered in 2014)

  • Bachelor of Commerce – 81.00

  • Bachelor of Commerce – Professional Accounting – 82.20

  • Bachelor of Economics – 82.90

  • Bachelor of Media and Marketing – 95.10


Stand-out features:

  • A common first year for all Business and Economics students, followed by their choice of major, sub-major and electives in subsequent years

  • A broad range of degree programs within the Business faculty, including degrees that are unique to Macquarie University, such as the Business Analytics degree and the Bachelor of Business Leadership and Commerce

  • Balanced assessment weighting between take-home work and exams

  • Strong focus on group work for assignments

  • Participation and Community Engagement (PACE) Program providing opportunities for students to undergo field work and internships, which will be credited towards their degree (3 credit points)

  • While Macquarie offers significant breadth of subject choice, students complete a smaller number of sub-majors and elective units than some other degrees

Can be combined with:

The options for a double degree vary depending on the particular degree within the Business and Economics Faculty. Most degrees can be combined with a large number of degrees within the business discipline or from other faculties. For detailed information visit: http://www.businessandeconomics.mq.edu.au/undergraduate_degrees/business_economics_degrees_by_name.

Teaching format:

The standard format for subjects within the Faculty of Economics and Business is 2 x one-hour lectures and 1x one hour tutorial per week.

Assessment:

All subjects have an end of year examination, a major assignment, and a class participation mark that counts for a small percentage of the final mark. The weighting of the examination and mid-year assignment is usually fairly balanced between each. Many subjects also require group work involving a class presentation.

Subjects and credit points:

Students are required to complete a minimum number of credit points in order to complete their degree. The minimum number varies between degrees, but is commonly around 69 credit points. Most subjects offered within the Business and Economics Faculty are worth 3 credit points.

Compulsory units (24 credit points) made up of:

Compulsory units vary significantly between degrees. The compulsory units for a Bachelor of Commerce include Techniques and Elements of Finance; Principles of Management; Microeconomic Principles; Marketing Fundamentals; Accounting IA; OR Accounting Information for Decision-Making.
See: http://courses.mq.edu.au/list/undergraduate  for detailed information on units specific to each degree.

Majors (27 credit points), sub-majors and elective units (18  credit points) made up of: Available major and elective units vary significantly between each degree. For detailed information specific to each degree, visit http://courses.mq.edu.au/list/undergraduate. Subject areas include Accounting, Actuarial Studies, Business Information Systems, Business Studies, Commerce, Economics, Finance, Human Resources, International Business, Marketing and Media.

Degree Overview:

The Faculty of Business and Economics at Macquarie University is notable for the broad range of undergraduate degrees it offers, with a particularly diverse choice of options for specialisation. All Business students undergo a common degree program during their first year, before choosing their major and electives in their second and third years. In 2014, the faculty will introduce two new degrees: the Bachelor of Business Analytics, and the Bachelor of Business Leadership and Commerce, which is designed to be undertaken as a double degree in combination with another business discipline.

Macquarie University’s Business Faculty provides opportunities for its students to undergo paid and unpaid internships in the industry during their study, through its links with the domestic and international business world. The PACE program allows students to have these internships credited towards their degree, counting as one subject of their degree program. PACE subjects include “Professional and Community Engagement”, and “Student Leadership in Community Engagement”, both worth 3 credit points. Internships constitute the main “practical” focus of Business degrees at Macquarie – the Macquarie Business students we interviewed commented that their assignments and class work itself did not provide substantial opportunities to develop professional portfolios by working on real-world scenarios and problems.

When asked about her favourite aspects of her Commerce (Marketing) degree at Macquarie Uni, third year student Sarah commented that, “flexibility with subjects and determining your own timetable is great. There is a great deal of choice when it comes to electives. Most subjects I’ve done have had recorded lectures that you can access from home.” Sam, in his second year of a Bachelor of Arts through the Business and Commerce Faculty, noted that “smaller tutorials and experienced lecturers have been a great asset during my study,” but that as a student who prefers to work independently, “the large amount of group work has been difficult.”


 

The University of New South Wales

www.asb.unsw.edu.au

Degrees within the Faculty of Business and Economics and 2013 ATAR cut-offs include:

  • Bachelor of Actuarial Studies – 97.00

  • Bachelor of Commerce – 96.30

  • Bachelor of Commerce (International) – 97.05

  • Bachelor of Economics – 93.00

  • Bachelor of Information Systems – 90.20


Stand out features:

  • The Bachelor of Commerce has a heavier focus on finance and economics side of business than the Business degrees offered at other universities 

  • Broad choice of dual degree combinations

  • A more narrow choice of majors, given the degrees strong focus on commerce and the related technical skills, rather than the broader management side of business

  • The International specialisation allows students to undergo units in international geography, history, or politics, or to focus their studies on a particular country or foreign culture, including language acquisition. It also involves one year studying abroad.  

  • Requirement to undergo “General Education courses”, i.e. units chosen from other faculties (12 credit points)

  • Heavy weighting on exams


Can be combined with (note that ATAR cut-off varies according to degree combination):

Actuarial Studies: Bachelor of Actuarial Studies / Bachelor of Science (Advanced Maths); Bachelor of Actuarial Studies / Bachelor of Economics.

Commerce: Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Economics; Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Education (Secondary); Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Fine Arts; Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Information Systems; Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws; Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Media (PR & Advertising); Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Science (Advanced Maths); Bachelor of Engineering / Bachelor of Commerce.

Economics: Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Education (Secondary); Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Laws; Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Science (Advanced Maths); Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science).

Teaching format:

Most units within the Business Faculty are taught in 1 x 2 hour lecture + 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week. Some units may have 2 x 1 hour lectures + 1 x 1 hour tutorial, and occasionally longer, interactive seminars.

Assessment:

Assessment format changes dramatically between subjects. Many are heavily exam-focussed, with in-class tests throughout the semester followed by a final exam (~50%).  

Subjects and credit points (note that requirements vary according to each specific degree program. The information below concerns the standard program for the Bachelor of Commerce):

Students are required to complete a total of 144 credit points in order to obtain their degree. Each unit of study is worth 6 credit points. The degree program involves 8 core units of study (48 credit points), one major (credit points), and the choice of a second major or elective units (credit points). Students can also choose to undergo “general education” units chosen from other faculties as part of their elective units.

Core units (48 credit points) made up of:

Four compulsory units, including: Accounting and Financial Management 1A; Business and Economic Statistics; Managing Organisations and People; Microeconomics 1.

A choice of four flexible core units, chosen from: Accounting and Financial Management 1B; Business and the Law; Business Finance; Information Systems in Business; Macroeconomics 1; Marketing Fundamentals.

Major units (48 credit points), chosen from the following areas of study: Accounting; Business Economics; Business Law; Business Strategy and Economic Management; Finance; Financial Economics; Human Resource Management.

Second major or elective units (48 credit points), chosen from a wide range of units both within and outside of the Business faculty. Includes “General Education” courses (12 credit points) chosen from other faculties. For details, see the faculty handbook at http://www.handbook.unsw.edu.au/undergraduate/programs/2013/3502.html

Degree Structure:

The degree structure varies significantly according to the student’s chosen major. All degrees require students to undergo compulsory units in their first year, before embarking on their chosen major stream, and completing electives in the later stages of the degree. For a detailed list of the particular degree structure for each bachelor degree, visit: http://www.asb.unsw.edu.au/futurestudents/undergraduate/Pages/default.aspx

Degree Overview:

The UNSW Business faculty has a strong focus on the technical skills required in the world of commerce, such as accounting, finance and other mathematical skills relevant to economics. For this reason, it is an ideal choice for students interested in banking or commerce, rather than the management side of business. The more targeted nature of the degrees within the UNSW Business Faculty means that the choices of major areas are more limited than at some other universities.

The University is unique for its offering of the Bachelor of Commerce (International) degree, which allows students to complete a year overseas studying at one of UNSW’s international exchange partners. Students of this degree develop a global outlook in their business studies, including learning a foreign language.

Andrew is a recent Commerce graduate from UNSW. He was attracted to UNSW by its strong reputation, and believes that this provided "good prospects when it came round to graduate recruitment". Andrew hopes to eventually find work overseas, and the university assisted him in finding an internship in China during his degree. Andrew saw the internship as "a good opportunity to gain contacts in the international business community."



The University of Sydney

http://sydney.edu.au/business

Degrees within the Faculty of Business and Economics and 2013 ATAR cut-offs include:

  • Bachelor of Commerce – 95.00

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) – 98.00

  • Bachelor of Economics – 91.25

Stand out features:

  • Common core units for all Commerce students, with elective choices beginning in the first year (earlier than most degrees offered at other universities)

  • The Bachelor of Commerce has a greater focus on finance and the mathematical skills required for business than the Business degrees offered at most other universities 

  • Tutorials with a practical focus, in which students work through problem questions based on real-world scenarios

  • Strong focus on group work for assignments

  • The option to choose up to 48 credit points of study in units from other faculties

Can be combined with:

  • Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts - 95.00

  • Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws - 99.70

  • Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery - N/A

  • Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science - 95.00

  • Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce - 95.05

  • Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Commerce - 95.00


Teaching format:

The standard format for subjects within the Faculty of Business is 2 x one-hour lectures and 1x one hour tutorial per week.

Assessment:

Subjects are assessed by a variety of tasks spread across the university semester. Most subjects involve a mid-semester exam and a final exam which contribute the largest percentage to the student’s final mark; most subjects also require an essay or assignment, often involving group work, such as a case study and group presentation, or a group report, usually worth 30%. 

Subjects and credit points:

Students are required to complete 144 credit points in order to complete their degree. Most subjects offered within the Business Faculty are worth 6 credit points. Students must undergo 96 credit points from the Business Faculty, and can choose up to 48 credit points from another Faculty.

Compulsory units (36 credit points) made up of: 6 junior units (including one zero credit point unit) and one senior (capstone) unit: Understanding Business; The Business Environment; Quantitative Business Analysis; Accounting, Business and Society; Economics for Business Decision Making; Managing Business Communication A (zero credit points); Integrated Business Applications (capstone unit).

Majors (minimum of 36 credit points), second majors and elective units (minimum of 24 credit points from the Business Faculty, and a maximum of 48 credit points from another faculty) made up of: All students must complete a major, chosen from one of the following areas: Accounting; Business Information Systems; Commercial Law; Econometrics; Economics; Finance; Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management; International Business; Management; Marketing; Quantitative Business Analysis.

For a full list of elective units available, see the Business School Undergraduate Handbook: http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/business_school/

Degree Structure:

Year 1:
Semester 1: 3 core units + 1 junior unit (elective or major)
Semester 2: 2 core units + 2 junior or senior units (elective or major)
Year 2:
Semester 1: 1 senior major unit + 1 senior second major or elective unit + 2 senior elective units
Semester 2: 1 senior major unit + 2 senior second major or elective units + 1 senior elective unit
Year 3:
Semester 1: 2 senior major units + 2 senior second major or elective units
Semester 2: 2 senior major units + 1 senior second major or elective unit + 1 senior compulsory (capstone) unit

Degree Overview:

The Sydney University Commerce degree is a good choice for students interested in pursuing careers in the more technical areas of the Business world, such as finance, accounting and economics. The available majors demonstrate a stronger focus on the technical and mathematical skills required for business and commerce, as opposed to the management and leadership side of the industry. Because of this, the degree offers a more limited number of majors and specialised subjects than someo ther universities. The Sydney University commerce degree has a strong reptuation amongst employers, reflected in the high ATAR cut-off.

The faculty works to maintain small tutorial sizes, in which students focus on problem-solving and practical skills by working through questions based on real-life scenarios. Joanna, a fifth year Commerce/Law student who has just secured a graduate position in banking, noted that the strong focus on practical skills during her tutorials and class work assisted her during job interviews for finance and business positions, which often required her to respond to questions about content and practical scenarios. Despite the practical focus of the degree’s content, however, the university provides fewer opportunities for internships and work experience than some business faculties at other universities. Joanna commented that, "there is not must help in terms of work experience… but the university does help to raise awareness about the breadth and depth of various industries and the institutions that we as students could consider. Faculty or student societies usually run firm-specific networking or info sessions in conjunction with the careers centre, and there are other workshops that are created with aim of making the students more competitive as candidate for grad positions."



University of Technology, Sydney


http://www.business.uts.edu.au/

Degrees within the Faculty of Business and 2013 ATAR cut-offs include:

  • Bachelor of Accounting – N/A (City campus)

  • Bachelor of Business – 90.00 (City Campus); 80.00 (Kuring-gai campus)

  • Bachelor of Management in Events and Leisure – 77 (Kuring-gai campus)

  • Bachelor of Management in Tourism – 70.25 (Kuring-gai campus)

  • Bachelor of Management in Tourism and Hospitality – N/A (Kuring-gai campus)

  • Bachelor of Mathematics and Finance – 79.65 (City campus)


Stand out features:

  • A common first year for all Business students, followed by their choice of major, sub-major and electives in subsequent years

  • Management degrees unique to UTS, with specialisations in Tourism, Hospitality and Events

  • Flexibility in degree structure and timetabling

  • Heavy exam focus, with subjects assessed by both a mid-semester and final exam

  • Significant focus on group work for assignments

  • Assistance from the university in finding professional internships, which students can have credited towards their degree

  • Strong focus on international business


Can be combined with:

  • Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Arts in International Studies – 84.15 (Kuring-gai campus); 93.65 (City campus)

  • Bachelor of Management in Events and Leisure Bachelor of Arts in International Studies – 87.15 (Kuring-gai campus)

  • Bachelor of Management in Tourism Bachelor of Arts in International Studies – 82.85 (Kuring-gai Campus)

  • Bachelor of Engineering Bachelor of Business – 86 (City campus)

  • Bachelor of Engineering Bachelor of Business Diploma in Engineering Practice – N/A (City campus)

  • Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Science in Information Technology – 86.25 (City campus)

  • Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Laws – 97.2 (City campus)

  • Bachelor of Biotechnology Bachelor of Business – 89.75 (City and Kuring-gai campuses)

  • Bachelor of Medical Science Bachelor of Business – 93.15 (City and Kuring-gai campuses)

  • Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Business – 85.75 (City and Kuring-gai campuses)


Teaching format:

Most Business subjects involve 1 x two-hour lecture + 1 x one-hour tutorial. A minority of subjects are taught in 1 x three-hour seminars (larger than normal, interactive tutorials), or 1 x two-hour lecture and a 1 x one-hour session in the computer lab.

Assessment:

While the assessment format can vary across subjects, most are assessed by one individual assignment (20%), one group assignment (20%), one mid-semester exam (20%), and one final exam (40%).

Subjects and credit points:

The university requires Business students to reach a total of 144 credit points to complete their degree. Most subjects are worth 6 credit points. The total number of credit points is made up of 8 “foundation core” subjects (48 credit points), compulsory to all Business students, AND a choice of a “standard stream” (96 credit points) involving either 2 majors, 1major and 2 sub-majors, or 1 major and 1 sub-major and a choice of electives; OR an “extended major stream” (96 credit points) involving an extended major, and a choice between a sub-major or elective units.

Compulsory units (48 credit points) made up of: Accounting for Business Decisions A; Accounting for Business Decisions B; Managing People and Organisations; Marketing Foundations; Economics for Business; Fundamentals of Business Finance; Business Statistics; Integrating Business Perspectives.

Majors, sub-majors and elective units (96 credit points) made up of: The specialised areas of undergraduate study available within the UTS Business Faculty include Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, and Marketing. Majors and electives vary significantly depending on the chosen subject area. For more detailed information on available electives, visit the UTS Business page at http://www.uts.edu.au/future-students/business.

Degree Structure:

Year 1:
Semester 1: 4 Core Units: Accounting for Business Decisions A; Managing People and Organisations; Economics for Business; Marketing Foundations.
Semester 2: Accounting for Business Decisions B; Fundamentals of Business Finance; Business Statistics; Integrating Business Perspectives.

Year 2:
Semester 1: Major Subject 1; Major Subject 2; OPTION; OPTION.
Semester 2: Major Subject 3; Major Subject 4; OPTION; OPTION.

Year 3:
Semester 1: Major Subject 5; Major Subject 6; OPTION; OPTION.
Semester 2: Major Subject 7; Major Subject 8 (capstone); OPTION; OPTION.

Degree Overview:

The UTS Business degree is renowned for offering a high level of flexibility, both in terms of subject choice and timetabling. Students a free to pursue a wide range of specialty areas within the business discipline, by choosing up to two majors, and a combination of sub-major and elective units. Fifth year Business/International Studies student Lisa remarks that one of the reasons she chose to study Business at UTS was the opportunity to choose evening classes, allowing her to work at a part-time job related to her degree during the day.

The UTS Business degree has a particularly strong practical focus. Students complete in-class projects concerning real-world scenarios, and learn from guest lecturers from the industry. Individual and group assignments often require students to interview professionals from the industry, to expand both their contacts and their knowledge of business in practice. Students also have the option to choose an applied project subject that requires them to create work assessed at an industry level that will form part of their professional portfolio. The Faculty also assists interested Business students in finding an internship in the industry, either locally or overseas, with the opportunity to have their internship work credited towards their degree with the equivalent credit points of a theoretical study unit.

Students who prefer take-home work might be put off by the degree’s heavy focus on exams. Tom, a fifth year student reaching the end of his Business/Arts degree at UTS, reflects on his experience: “I find the workload can be difficult to manage. As the subjects are generally heavily exam focussed, the workload is generally very light in certain periods of the semester and very heavy in others. It requires a lot of organisation and forward planning to avoid stressful periods later in the semester.”

 

The University of Western Sydney


www.uws.edu.au/business
 

Degrees within the Faculty of Business and 2013 ATAR cut-offs:

  • Bachelor of Business and Commerce – 65.05 (Parramatta campus); 65.00 (Campbelltown campus); 65.60 (Bankstown campus); 76.00 (distance) 


Stand out features:

  • Extensive choice of possible degree combinations

  • Unique study areas available for major and minor subjects, such as majors available in Property and in Sport Management, and sub-majors in Property Investment, The Sport Industry, Sustainability, Indigenous Studies, and a wide range of Management units

  • Subjects involving practical field studies and real-world projects

  • Advanced Business Leadership degree available to high-achieving students


Can be combined with:

  • Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Advanced Business Leadership) – 92.10 (Parramatta campus)

  • Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Business and Commerce – 76.30 (Campeblltown campus); 72.15 (Parramatta campus)

  • Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology / Bachelor of Business and Commerce – 68.15 (Campbelltown campus); 67.00 (Parramatta campus)

  • Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology / Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Accounting) – 71.50 (Campbelltown campus); 67.30 (Parramatta campus)

  • Bachelor of Business and Commerce / Bachelor of Laws – 90.00 (Campbelltown campus); 90.10 (Parramatta campus)

  • Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Advanced Business Leadership) / Bachelor of Laws – 92.25 (Parramatta campus)

  • Bachelor of International Studies / Bachelor of Business and Commerce – 73.60 (Parramatta campus)

  • Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Business and Commerce – 70.85 (Bankstwon campus); 70.85 (Parramatta campus)


Teaching format:

The teaching format varies across subjects. Most are taught in 1 x 3 hour interactive seminars, or 1 x 2 hour lecture + 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week.

Assessment:

Most subjects within the Faculty of Business have three assessment components, including a mid-semester exam worth (20-30%), an assignment often involving group work (20%) and a final exam (50-60%).

Subjects and credit points:

The university requires Business students to reach a total of 240 credit points to complete their degree, made up of compulsory units, major units, sub-majors and elective units. Most subjects are worth 5 credit points. 

Compulsory units (40 credit points) made up of: 7 compulsory units: Business Academic Skills; Introduction to Economics Methods OR Statistics for Business; Introduction to Business Law; Management Dynamics; Marketing Principles; Accounting Information for Managers; Principles of Economics. 1 Capstone unit, corresponding to their chosen major.

Majors (80 credit points), sub-majors (40 credit points) and elective units (80 credit points) made up of: Majors offered within the UWS Business Faculty include: Accounting, Applied Finance, Economics, Hospitality Management, Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations, Management, Marketing, Property and Sport Management.

Sub-majors offered include: Accounting; Accounting Controllership; Business Sustainability; Commercial Law; Economics; E-Marketing; Event Management Experience; Finance; Financial Mathematics; Financial Planning; Hospitality Operations; Human Resource Development; Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations; International Business; Managing Global Logistics and Supply Chains; Managing Globally; Managing Organisations; Marketing; Operations Management; Property Investment; Public Practice Accounting; The Sport Industry.
For a detailed list of elective units available, see the UWS Unit of Study Handbook: http://handbook.uws.edu.au/hbook/COURSE_INDEX.ASPX

Degree Structure:

The degree structure varies significantly according to the student’s chosen major. However, all degrees require students to undergo the compulsory Business units in their first year. For details of the unique degree structures according to the student’s chosen major, visit the Business Faculty website at: http://future.uws.edu.au/future_students_home/ug/business

Degree Overview:

The UWS Business Faculty is unique for the breadth of choice it offers students in selecting specialised areas of study within their Business degree. Students undergo 24 units of study to complete their major, significantly more than the average number at other universities, as well as additional elective units. This allows students to become acquainted with diverse and speacialised disciplines within the greater field of Business.

The Business Faculty recognises the importance of developing practical skills alongside theoretical knowledge, offering subjects that encourage students to engage in field work or projects on real-life scenarios that allow them to develop a professional portfolio. These practical subjects are frequently offered within the Major units, often requiring students to produce a major work of sorts. 

UWS is also unique in its offering of the Advanced Business Learning degree, aimed to develop industry-specific leadership skills amongst high-achieving students. The degree involves leadership units in addition to the standard Business units, including Advanced Business Seminars, Frontiers of Business Theory and Analysis, Business Leadership and Entrepreneurial Team.

Stacey, a fourth year Business/Law student, shared her experience of the degree: “Studying a Business and Commerce degree and being enrolled in the Advanced Business Leadership course has allowed me to gain an understanding of the financial sector, through small class sizes and interactive seminars and allowed me to grow in my leadership skills, which is essential for all aspects off business. I guess my favourite part is the multidisciplinary approach along side with lecturers, tutors who are eager to help and assignments that are focused on gaining an understanding of the finical sector and applying the knowledge gained in practical ways.”

 

The University of Notre Dame

http://www.nd.edu.au/sydney/schools/business/bussydney.shtml

We are still waiting to hear from our friends at Notre Dame, but in the meantime, here is a brief run-down of the key features of the Business School...

Degrees available within the School of Business:

  • Bachelor of Advertising and Public Relations - Domestic Students Only

  • Bachelor of Commerce

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Hospitality Management) - Domestic Students Only

  • Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts

  • Bachelor of Human Resource Management

  • Bachelor of Marketing and Public Relations

The University of Notre Dame does not have any mandatory entrance requirements. It suggests an indicative ATAR of 70 for acceptance into a degree with the Business School.

Stand out features:

  • Flexible admission requirements

  • Specialised degrees in areas only available as majors at most other universities, such as the Bachelor of Advertising and Public Relations and the Bachelor of Human Resource Management

  • Offers a Bachelor of Commerce (rather than a Bachelor of Business)

  • Professional internship incorporated into the degree program

Can be combined with:

A Bachelor of Commerce can be combined with almost any other field, but typical degree combinations include studies in Law, Arts, Communications and Behavioural Sciences.

Subjects:

Majors available within a Commerce degree: Accounting; Advertising; Economics; Finance; Human Resource Management; Management; Marketing; Public Relations.

See the Course Outline for further information: http://www.nd.edu.au/downloads/course_flyers/syd/b_commerce.pdf