The Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op), UNSW Sydney, is a scholarship program sponsored by distinguished industry partners. In addition to financial assistance, program sponsors provide exceptional, real-world experience through internships and association with students throughout the program.
Design the education to match your ambition. Develop specialist knowledge from flexible course options across accounting, information systems and marketing, with the option for a second major in business or language. Gain the hands-on experience, technical know-how, problem-solving and analytical skills that train your mind to be adaptable - all the skills required for a successful and exciting start to your business career.
Graduates gain the contacts, experience and technical skills for excellent job prospects that lead to exciting roles in their preferred industry.
Why choose this bachelor’s degree?
The Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op) has limited places for exceptional students. It incorporates a tax-free scholarship, a suite of professional development activities and leadership mentoring. There are global work and study opportunities, and the freedom to choose interesting electives. The 4 year program also provides an opportunity for professional recognition.
The Co-op Program scholarship is open to high achieving high school leavers. Visit the
UNSW Co-op Program for more information and to apply.
The first year of study will introduce you to accounting, financial management, economics, management and a choice of electives that include social impact and digital transformation. During this time, your mentor will be available to guide your future study choices, as your skills and knowledge will depend on your major and internships. The major areas of study you can choose for the Co-op are:
Accounting – accounting, financial management, reporting and analysis.
Information Systems – digital transformation, enterprise systems, and business databases, analytics and analysis.
Marketing – fundamentals, analytics, strategy and research, and consumer behaviour.
You can choose a second major in any business discipline, or a foreign language.
If you'd like to major in Banking & Finance, see the
Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op) (Honours)
Global work/study opportunities
Co-op students can participate in an
international student exchange, international business case competitions, study tours, and the
Global Business Practicum or
Social Entrepreneurship Practicum.
Co-op Scholarship, Mentoring and Internships
The Co-op scholarship is A$19,600 each year for 4 years. It is tax-free and paid fortnightly over the duration of the program.
Students are assigned their own mentor – a graduate of the Co-op Program who helps shape goals and strategies for success in the first industry placement, along with general career advice.
The program involves 3 work placements provided by Co-op sponsors, who are our distinguished industry partners. Sponsors include
News Corp Australia,
The Westpac Group.
Visit the Co-op Program for more information.
Depending on the chosen major, graduates are professionally recognised with accreditation toward industry bodies including the Australian Human Resources Institute, Australian Securities and Investment Commission, CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, ACCA and Institute of Public Accountants.
UNSW Business School degrees are shaped by industry leaders and world-class academics who recognise the future will present career opportunities that don’t exist today. Our Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op) is designed to train your mind to adapt to future challenges. You will understand business concepts, practise problem-solving, and build skills in critical thinking and decision making.
Limited places are also available for the
Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op) (Honours), a 4 year program that incorporates the Co-op Program with a major in Finance & Banking and a research project.
Who is this degree for?
- High-achieving students who want industry training and experience with their degree
- Your career focus is accounting, finance, information systems or marketing
- Those seeking financial support during study
Job and career prospects
Depending on your major(s), there is a wide range of career paths you can take with this degree. Here are just a few:
- Commercial Manager
- Customer Experience Officer
- Cyber Security Analyst
- Data Analyst
- Data Scientist
- Digital Innovation Officer
- Financial Advisor
- Human Resource Consultant
- ICT Business/System Analyst
- International Business Development Manager
- Investment Banker
- Management Consultant
- Marketing/Brand Manager
- Property Business Analyst
- Recruitment Officer
- Tax Adviser
- Venture Capitalist
Find out how we prepare our graduates for career success
Why the Business School?
UNSW Business School is a leading business school in the Asia-Pacific, with our subjects consistently ranking within the top 50 worldwide. Within Australia we rank 1st for Accounting and Finance, and 2nd for Business and Management studies. Worldwide, these subjects rank within the Top 50 along with Economics and Econometrics. Read more about our rankings and reputation.