Why study business/commerce at UoN?
If you are looking to graduate with a broad skill set that enhances your business career options, consider gaining two degrees in just four years through our combined business/commerce degree.
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.
The Newcastle Business School provides its 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:
- Industrial relations
- The legal system
The combined business and 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 degree also encourages critical thinking and creative problem solving - traits which are highly valued in the workforce.
As a business/commerce graduate, you will be able to acquire the knowledge and skills you acquire to 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.
Studying a combined degree in Business and Commerce is a great way to enhance your employment prospects, develop skills and pursue your interests in a range of areas. Studying a combined degree allows you to complete two qualifications in less time than it would take to complete each degree separately, this is because the individual Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business degrees have 11 compulsory subjects which are common to each degree that cover the core principles required of a business professional.
A combined degree in Business and Commerce enhances the academic and professional qualities gained in each separate degree. At the same time, it recognises the increasing need for students to graduate with multidisciplinary skills. Developing skills across a range of areas will increase your career options, skills and knowledge, allowing you to gain a deep understanding of business in more than one area, therefore making you a more attractive choice for employers. For example, you may be keen on both finance and management, through a combined degree you can study both.
Studying a combined degree will give you the edge over single degree graduates and studies in Business and Commerce are highly complementary. A combined degree also gives graduates career mobility between industries and will aid in your upward trajectory in your professional life.
Business/commerce is just one of a number of combined degrees on offer from the University of Newcastle's Faculty of Business and Law.
Teaching and learning
Academics for the Bachelor of 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.
As a Bachelor of Business student, you will benefit from a number of initiatives designed to provide a supportive learning environment and help you achieve your study goals.
In addition to weekly lectures and tutorials, the Business School offers Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) and a duty tutor service to 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.
All Business and Law students also have exclusive access to the Student Learning Space (SLS), a fun new facility designed to help you fulfil your potential. SLS is about enhancing your learning experience – find a place to study, work on assignments and group tasks, and participate in PASS.