A Bachelor of Business/Commerce at the University of Newcastle links financial, legal, political and economic systems and their impact on the business landscape

Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Commerce

Why study with us?


If you are looking to graduate with a broad skill set that enhances your business career options, consider our combined Bachelor of Business/Commerce degree.

When you study business and commerce you will gain a strong and holistic understanding of the interplay between financial, legal, political and economic systems, and their impact on contemporary business in Australia and globally.

The combined business/commerce degree has a strong focus on the functional and practical skills needed for a successful and versatile career and allows you to choose to specialise in chosen relevant disciplines. Our graduates are highly sought after, with 93% of them finding employment within four months of graduating.

" I am passionate about the areas where I chose my majors; marketing, management and finance" - Chris

The Newcastle Business School provides graduates with the skills necessary for a smooth transition from the classroom to the boardroom. You will undertake studies in the foundations of a range of disciplines including:

The combined business/commerce degree focuses on imparting skills and attributes that are recognisable and valued by employers. Your sense of global citizenship and ability to work effectively as part of a team will be instilled through focused group work, international case studies and cross-cultural analysis.

The Bachelor of Business/Commerce also encourages critical thinking and creative problem solving, highly valued traits in the workforce.

As a graduate of the business /commerce degree, you will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to pursue employment in a wide range of business, government and not for profit organisations in Australia and around the world. Graduates go onto exciting, stimulating and lucrative careers in the fields of marketing, industrial relations, mining, human resources, and international business, to name a few.


The Newcastle Business School is hands-on and practical in its approach to learning and teaching. Through the Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Commerce you will have the opportunity to gain local and international workplace experience through work integrated learning projects, industry scholarships and placements, industry visits and guest lectures from business and commerce professionals.  Our international immersion and placement opportunities run annually to countries such as China, Singapore and Samoa.

Our partnerships with key industry organisation and companies allow students to gain workplace experience and build professional connection and networks from first year onward.


Academics for the Bachelor of Business/Commerce teach from real world professional experience, research findings and scholarly knowledge to bring the theory of your course to life.

The international expertise of the Newcastle Business School fosters and maintains strong connections with business and industry to ensure students are work-ready for an increasingly global environment.


The Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Commerce allows you to choose from a variety of majors and interest areas. Our cutting edge majors will provide you with the knowledge and experience required in a dynamic, modern workplace.

Our teaching spaces feature contemporary, technology-enabled facilities, which allow for blended and online teaching methods to be used. From 2017, our teaching and learning spaces will include NeW Space, a state-of-the-art campus in the heart of Newcastle which will incorporate exciting new and interactive teaching spaces.


Combined Bachelor of Business/Commerce students benefit from a number of initiatives which provide a supportive learning environment, helping you achieve your study goals.

In addition to weekly lectures and tutorials, Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) and the duty tutor service can help you reach your academic potential. PASS is facilitated by a student who has excelled in the course in a previous semester and provides an opportunity to work collaboratively to cover lecture material, develop a deeper understanding of course material and enhance learning skills. Duty tutors are assigned to each of the first year courses to provide drop-in assistance to students.

When you study business or law at the University of Newcastle, you also have exclusive access to the Student Learning Space (SLS), a fun new facility designed to help you fulfill your potential. SLS is about enhancing your learning experience – find a place to study, work on assignments and group tasks, and participate in PASS.

For more information about the Bachelor of Business/Commerce program, please refer to the handbook. You can also find out more about studying business and commerce at the University of Newcastle by visiting the Faculty of Business and Law.

What you will study