Bachelor of Commerce - Professional Accounting / Bachelor of Laws

Macquarie University

In this program students study techniques and elements of finance, management, microeconomics, marketing, auditing and statistics. They also examine the role of law in society and in particular commercial, property and corporate law. Accounting is the collection, measurement and communication of economic information which is used for planning, reporting and decision making. With both a legal and commercial understanding of business and trade, students will be evidence-driven, work-ready business professionals, highly eligible for employment in all areas of commerce, industry and government.

Course Fee:

International: $200,475

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics (or equivalent); recommended studies: HSC Mathematics Extension 1 (or equivalent) If students don't have this knowledge they can study a first-year mathematics unit to acquire it.


126 credit points; minimum 87 credit points at 200 level or above; minimum 42 credit points designated as commerce; minimum 72 credit points with a LAW prefix

Subjects you can Study:

Finance; Professional accounting; Law

Study Pathways:

Completing students may be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Laws with Honours. For further details refer to

Further information:

This degree is suitable for students wishing to explore different areas of interest including developing a greater understanding of the law and how it operates as well as developing necessary accounting skills. Graduates of the BCom- Professional Accounting LLB degrees will be entitled to admission for professional practice in New South Wales, subject to the requirements of professional training. The program will contain all subjects required by the authorities concerned with professional practice and necessary for admission to the College of Law.


The Bachelor of Commerce - Professional Accounting is recognised as satisfying tertiary educational requirements for entry the CPA program, the ICAA's CA program and the NIA's PNA program. The Bachelor of Laws provides the appropriate qualification for admission to practice as a lawyer throughout Australia (note: the profession requires all law graduates to complete a period of practical legal training including further study and supervised experience in a legal practice, before being admitted to practice as a barrister or solicitor).

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Ryde No info Yes Full time 5 years
North Ryde No info Yes Part time 10 years

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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.

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* 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

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Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)



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