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Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Science (Advanced Maths) (Honours)

Build specialised math knowledge to discover and resolve problems in economics, insurance, finance and programming.

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Graduate with two degrees that are highly regarded by industry. The Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Science at UNSW Sydney provides two complementary skillsets that stand out in competitive job markets. Gain a solid foundation in the core areas of economics and econometrics combined with strong methodological scientific skills in a fascinating field of study.

During the four-year program you can explore Science course options including bioinformatics, materials science and physics; and discover how collective and individual decision-making can impact a global community. You can also focus your studies on a Commerce topic such as human resources or management. 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 enter the workforce with a strong foundation in economics and highly transferable skills in critical thinking and analysis. With the ability to cross industries, they have the basis for an intriguing career.

Why choose this bachelor degree?

Design a degree to suit your interests and career goals. The Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Science offers an economics specialisation with more than 20 Science majors to choose from. The programs include professional development and accreditation, and a selection of interesting electives.

You can choose an Economics major from:

  • Economics - explore the broad political and business environment as it relates to the economy, or
  • Econometrics - measure, quantify and analyse statistical economic information, or
  • Financial Economics - focus on how financial instruments are priced in markets, and how individuals and firms manage financial risk.

You can choose a science major from many options including but not limited to bioinformatics, biotechnology, mathematics, materials science, statistics, neuroscience and physics.

There is the option to expand your expertise with a third major in business, in areas such as accounting, business law, finance, management, marketing, real estate studies or taxation.

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 Computer Society, 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 Economics / Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) 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 want to combine economics knowledge with applied skills in science
  • Those who want to strengthen career opportunities with an extra-comprehensive education
  • You want the flexibility to specialise and focus on specific areas of interest, career paths or individual strengths

Job and career prospects

Depending on your chosen majors, some career opportunities include:

  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Consultant
  • Economics Analyst
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Food Technologist
  • Graduate Economist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Management Consultant
  • Quality Assurance Officer
  • Research Scientist
  • Statistical Analyst
  • Trade Commissioner

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, consistently ranking within the top 50 worldwide for Economics and Econometrics, and Computer Science and Information Systems. In Australia, we are rated “Well above world standard” for Economics by the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) government assessment. 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.

Bachelor of Commerce Core Courses

The Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) is a 5 year double degree program consisting of 40 courses (240 UOC). The program includes:

  • Commerce Integrated First Year Courses
  • One commerce major
  • One science (advanced mathematics) major
  • Science electives
  • Honours year in science (advanced mathematics)

You must complete at least 16 courses (96 UOC) for commerce and 24 courses (144 UOC) for science (advanced mathematics).

Business Integrated First Year – Business Courses and Professional Development Courses

Across your first two years you will be immersed in an integrated innovative coursework program. You will learn business essentials and develop a blueprint for your professional development.

Business Management (4 courses – 24UOC)

  • COMM1140 Financial Management
  • COMM1170 Organisational Resources
  • COMM1180 Value Creation
  • COMM1190 Data, Insights and Decisions

Business Ecosystem (2 courses – 12 UOC)

  • COMM1100 Business Decision Making
  • COMM1150 Global Business Environments

Business Skills and Capabilities (2 courses – 12 UOC)

  • COMM1110 Evidence-based Problem Solving
  • COMM1120 Collaboration and Innovation in Business

Professional Development (2 courses – 0 UOC)

  • COMM0099 myBCom Blueprint
  • COMM1999 myBCom First Year Portfolio

Areas of study (majors)


Science (advanced mathematics)

Commerce Professional Development and Workplace Learning

Professional Development Courses and Experiences

  • Mandatory Work Integrated Learning – You must complete at least one course credit with a work integrated learning focus such as an internship or business practicum
  • Final Year Synthesis – Synthesise your learning by applying and integrating the knowledge and skills gained throughout your B Com.
  • COMM3999 myBCom Graduate Portfolio
Entry to this degree is based on your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or an equivalent rank derived from the following:
  • Australian interstate Year 12 qualifications (e.g. OP rank)
  • New Zealand NCEA Level 3
  • Equivalent overseas qualifications e.g. International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, GCE A-Levels
  • Post-secondary or tertiary qualifications
  • An alternative entry qualification

Domestic students
For further information on domestic admission requirements, see UNSW Future Students degree finder.

International students
For further information on international admission requirements, see the International Undergraduate Direct Entry Table.

The UNSW English Language requirements also apply to this degree.

Alternative entry pathways
If you did not meet the entry cut-off of this degree, you might want to consider studying a different undergraduate degree (either at UNSW or another university), achieve good marks for your first year of study, and then apply for transfer into this degree.

If you did not have the required academic qualification for admission, visit the UNSW Future Students website to find out what other options are available to you.

Domestic students

If you are an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, you apply online through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

International students

If you are an international student, and you’re completing an Australian Year 12, or the NZ NCEA Level 3 qualification in Australia or overseas, you apply online through UAC International.

All other international students apply directly to UNSW.

Transferring students

Transferring within UNSW

Current UNSW students can apply to transfer from one UNSW degree to another (e.g. from Bachelor of Arts to Bachelor of Commerce) as long as the entry requirements of the new program are met.

Assessment is usually based on your high school qualification (ATAR or equivalent) and/or results from your UNSW studies. In most cases, you need to have completed a minimum of 6 courses (36 UOC) at UNSW.

You can apply for transfer to another UNSW degree by:

If you gain entry into the new program, you will then be assessed for transfer credits for courses already completed. You can see the transfer credits on myUNSW.

Transferring from outside UNSW

Students studying at another institution can apply to transfer to a UNSW business degree as long as the entry requirements of the program are met.

Assessment is usually based on your high school qualification (ATAR or equivalent) and/or results from university studies. In most cases, you need to have completed a minimum of 6 courses (36 UOC) at the other university.

You can apply for transfer to a UNSW degree by:

  • Applying through UAC (if you’re a domestic student) or directly with UNSW via Apply Online (if you’re an international student)

If you gain entry into the program at UNSW, you will need to apply for transfer credits for courses already completed. Find out more about credit transfer at UNSW.

For a list of pre-assessed business courses, visit our transfer credit guide.

  • If you’re a domestic student and have completed one semester of study, and your high school results (e.g. ATAR, IB score) met the entry requirements, you may be eligible to apply for transfer via UAC based on your high school results only.
  • If you’re an international student and have completed one semester of study, and your high school results (e.g. ATAR, IB score) met the entry requirements, you may be eligible to apply for transfer directly with UNSW via Apply Online.

UNSW Business School students are some of Australia’s best and brightest, with a reputation for drive and innovation. Our graduates have exceptional employability rates, performing well above the national average. The majority of our students are employed full-time within four months of graduating and earning a wage higher than most business & management graduates.

Our degrees include up to two for-credit industry experiences, such as internships or global business practicums. These experiences are part of a suite of opportunities that is exclusive to UNSW’s Business School students and organised through Career Accelerator. The professional development opportunities complement your studies, build connections to industry and give you a clear advantage after graduation.

The opportunities are grouped within the Networking, Mentoring, Internships, and Global sections of Career Accelerator.


The people you meet during your time at university can play a profound role in positively shaping your career. Connect with like-minded and influential people through:

  • Business Connect - an introduction to Networking
  • Industry Insights – workshop sessions delivered by industry partners
  • Industry Events – invitation-only events hosted by industry partners
  • Business Case Competitions – impress future employers with your problem-solving skills


Participating in a mentoring program will boost your confidence, help grow your professional network, develop your communication, teamwork and leadership skills as well as building upon your business acumen.

  • Mentor Connect – a quick, online chat with an AGSM MBA student about your future
  • Career Mentoring Program – a 10-week program of career mentoring and coaching


UNSW Business School’s for-credit and not-for-credit opportunities such consultancy projects, social entrepreneurship practicums, virtual internships and extra-curricular experiences.

  • Internships & Consulting Projects – real-world and virtual projects for program credit
  • Social Entrepreneurship Practicum – practicum to develop professional team skills in a real project for program credit
  • Business Experience – real-world and virtual projects for professional development

Global Opportunities

The personal and professional benefits of living, studying or working in a different culture are immense and recognised by employers.

  • Global Business Practicum - work in small cross-disciplinary student consulting team on a genuine business issue, usually in Asia
  • Social Entrepreneurship Practicum - build entrepreneurial, workplace and leadership capabilities in India
  • Business Immersion China - blend business, culture and Chinese language classes with company visits and excursions to sights of significant cultural importance around Shanghai
  • International Information Systems & Technology Practicum – experience how e-business systems differ across international borders
  • Student Exchange – live and study overseas for up to 3 terms at one of our 200 partner universities

A Bachelor of Commerce prepares you for long-term business success. UNSW Business School graduates are currently employed in a variety of professions including: accountant/auditors, commercial managers, economists, financial advisors, human resource consultants, ICT business/system analysts, international business development managers, investment bankers, management consultants, marketing/brand managers, property business analysts, recruitment officers, and tax advisors – to name a few.

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Quick facts for students

Program code
UAC code
Bachelor Degree
Assumed Knowledge
Lowest Rank
Hsc Plus Bonus Points
English and Maths
Other qualifications considered
Accepted Qualifications for High School Graduates
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
Study Mode
Face to face
5 years full–time, 10 years part-time
Commencing terms
Term 1 – February
Term 2 – June
Term 3 – September
HECS fee band
Band 2/3
Program fee (total)

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