Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Commerce

Macquarie University

This program combines the Bachelor of Arts with the Bachelor of Commerce, providing students with a commercial understanding of business with complementary arts knowledge. It develops students' communication, critical analysis and creative problem solving skills. Students will study subjects from commerce, business, social science and humanities fields, and can choose from more than 55 areas of study to create a degree that suits their needs.

Course Fee:

International: $145,800

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Mathematics or General Mathematics, depending on commerce major


96 credit points; minimum 60 credit points at 200 level or above; minimum 30 credit points at 300 level or above; completion of a qualifying major within each degree; minimum 42 credit points designated as commerce, 18 credit points of specified foundation units.

Subjects you can Study:

Accounting; Ancient history-ancient languages; Ancient history-Egypt and near east; Ancient history-Greece, Rome and late antiquity; Anthropology; Arts practice and management; Business information systems; Chinese studies; Chinese-English translation and interpreting; Computing; Creative writing; Criminology; Croatian studies; Dance and performance; Decision science; Development studies and culture change; Early childhood; Economics; Education; English; Entrepreneurship; Environmental law and management; Environmental management; Finance; French and francophone studies; Gender studies; Geography; German studies; Human geography; Human resources; Indigenous studies; Information systems and business analysis; Interactivity and games; International business; International communication; International law and global governance; International relations; Italian studies; Japanese studies; Linguistics; Marketing; Mathematics; Media, culture and communication; Media, technology and the law; Modern Greek studies; Modern history; Music; Philosophy; Polish studies; Political economy and social policy; Politics; Psychological science; Public policy, law and governance; Russian studies; Social justice; Society and culture; Sociology; Software technology; Spanish and Latin American studies; Statistics

Further information:

This course is only available in internal attendance mode.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Ryde 70.2 Yes Full time 4 years
North Ryde 70.2 Yes Part time 8 years

Macquarie – ranked among the top one per cent of universities in the world – is an institution engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives.

Since its foundation 54 years ago, Macquarie has aspired to be a different type of university: one that’s focused on fostering collaboration between students, academics, industry and society to advance world-class theoretical thinking and translate it into real-world solutions.

Macquarie is uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct.

With more than 300 leading companies located on or around the Macquarie campus, students are able to tap into industry connections that give them an edge in their future careers. 

Macquarie’s courses ensure students graduate with the skills and experience that employers are looking for – which is why Macquarie is ranked in the top 10 in Australia for graduate employment.

Macquarie’s courses are designed in consultation with industry and focus on practical, ‘real-world’ learning. Such learning is facilitated through unique programs such as the award-winning Global Leadership Program, recognised as Australia’s

flagship tertiary global leadership program; PACE (Professional and Community Engagement), the only program of its kind in Australia that gives students practical, work-integrated experience that’s fully integrated into their course; and one of Australia’s best exchange programs, which allows students to gain academic credit at one of 150 global partners along with job-ready skills before they graduate.

Macquarie’s 126-hectare campus in North Ryde is connected to the Sydney CBD by fast and efficient transport – 20 minutes by car and 30 minutes by train.

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Macquarie at a glance

* Ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world

* Five QS stars in teaching, employability, research, facilities, internationalisation, innovation, inclusiveness and specialist criteria

* Ranked among the top 130 universities in the world for employability (QS graduate employability rankings, 2018)

* 10 subjects ranked in top 100 globally (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2018)

* More than 150 partner universities for student exchange in more than 40 countries

* More than 30,000 work placements or community experiences through PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) partnerships

* More than 300 industry partners on campus or in the adjacent high?tech precinct, providing access to internship and job opportunities

* $1 billion invested to create a collaborative campus with world-class facilities and infrastructure

* Located in the heart of Sydney’s fastest-growing region, only 15 kilometres from the Sydney CBD

* Over 184,000 alumni from more than 140 countries

* Australia’s first fully integrated health precinct centred around the on-campus hospital

* One hundred per cent of research activity rated at world standard or above

* Thirty researchers in the top one per cent of scientific authors in the world


Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)



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