What’s the Difference Between a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Commerce?
If you’d like to study business, how do you decide between a Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of Commerce?
The differences between the courses may influence your choice of degree.
Both will prepare you for your future career through industry placements, passionate staff and modern facilities at the UWA Business School, but which is right for you?
Bachelor of Business: broad business knowledge for creative problem-solving
UWA’s Bachelor of Business is our new broad degree, offering a breadth of business skills and knowledge. It’ll give you the chance to learn practical and relevant business skills across a range of areas, including project management, marketing, applied business economics, business leadership and strategy, communications, innovation and entrepreneurship. You can also choose a second major from the Bachelor of Commerce if you like.
Dr Andrew Williams, Director of Education at UWA’s Business School, explains: “In the Bachelor of Business, you can major in Business Management, Enterprise and Innovation, or Global Business. You will learn how organisations work, how to develop your own business ideas, and how to work with global organisations.”
“The Bachelor of Business aims to give you the broad business skills and knowledge any future employer is looking for in a modern workplace.”
Bachelor of Commerce: specific knowledge and quantitative skills
The Bachelor of Commerce offers more specific knowledge in a variety of business-related functions. This is your best option if you want to specialise in or want a higher level of expertise in Finance, Accounting or Economics.
So, for instance, if you want to become an accountant, taking the Bachelor of Commerce with a first major in Accounting would be the best way to go. Likewise, if you want to get into the human resources field, you could major in HR Management and perhaps take a second major like Finance, Management or Business Law.