Graduate with two accredited degrees that are highly regarded by industry. The Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) at UNSW Sydney stands out in competitive job markets with its diverse skillsets and an independent research project. This program offers an essential understanding of business and science with the option to specialise in both. Gain advanced knowledge in scientific methodology and strong research skills to increase your career opportunities.
The five-year program explores diverse course options including biotechnology, materials science, climate systems, information systems, management and marketing. Develop specialist skills and knowledge with a research project. The degrees incorporate global work/study opportunities and practical real-world experience including internships, mentoring and career networking.
Graduates are prepared for success with relevant experience and connections. They gain a thorough fundamental understanding of their chosen industry and build the specialist scientific techniques that lead to key professional roles.
Why choose this bachelor degree?
Design a degree to suit your interests and career goals. The Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) offers professional development and accreditation, and a selection of exciting majors, electives and research topics for your Honours year thesis.
You can choose one or two Commerce majors from fields including accounting, finance, economics, information systems, fintech, human resources, management, marketing, business law, taxation, real estate or international business.
Combine your Commerce major(s) with one of more than 20 Science majors including biotechnology, mathematics, materials science, climate systems, neuroscience and physics.
Your research project is a one-year deep-dive into the area of science that interests you most. With the support of an Honours Coordinator, you could write a thesis on a science topic relating to your studies. See the
program structure for detailed information.
Professional development and accreditation
During your study, make use of Career Accelerator, a portfolio of professional development opportunities that are exclusive to UNSW Business School students and include:
This degree is professionally recognised and provides a career-ready standard of knowledge. Depending on the majors and courses chosen, accreditation is available from 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 / Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) 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.
Talented Students Program
The Talented Students Program (TSP) helps eligible students in the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) develop specific skills during their degree. It offers exposure to research within the Faculty and provides flexibility and tailoring to suit the needs and talents of our students. Invitation to participate in the TSP is made by the Dean of Science on the basis of superior secondary education performance (ATAR or equivalent).
Who is this degree for?
- You’re a high achieving student looking for an advanced program in the sciences, but also want to acquire business knowledge
- You’re interested in the latest thinking in both business and the sciences
- Those wishing to graduate with two degrees, multiple majors and an honours research project or thesis
Job and career prospects
Explore a variety of career options in the scientific and non-scientific industry, including:
- Clinical Research Associate
- Commercial Manager
- Customer Experience Officer
- Cyber Security Analyst
- Data Analyst
- Data Scientist
- Digital Innovation Officer
- Environmental Consultant
- Financial Adviser
- Human Resource Consultant
- ICT Business/System Analyst
- International Business Development Manager
- Investment Banker
- Laboratory Technician
- Management Consultant
- Marketing/Brand Manager
- Property Business Analyst
- Quality Assurance Officer
- Quantitative Analyst
- Recruitment Officer
- Research Analyst
- Tax Adviser
- Statistical Analyst
- Venture Capitalist
Find out how we prepare our graduates for career success
Why UNSW Business School?
UNSW Business School is a leading business school in the Asia-Pacific, with our subjects consistently ranking within the top 50 worldwide. We rank 1st worldwide for Risk and Actuarial Studies. 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, and Computer Science and Information Systems.
Read more about our rankings and reputation.
Our students build professional networks among more than 90,000 Business School alumni worldwide and begin their new career before graduation. This undergraduate double degree incorporates a suite of professional development opportunities offered by Career Accelerator, that are exclusive to UNSW’s Business School students. Career Accelerator helps you build industry connections through networking and mentoring, and you can undertake internships and global business practicums for credit towards your degree.