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Commerce makes the world go round

Commercial activity is in every field and industry, involving the legal, economic, political, social, and technological systems that support the financial side of business. A degree in commerce provides you with a wide range of managerial skills plus in-depth knowledge of your chosen major in accounting, economics, finance or financial planning.

Demand for commerce graduates is high with job growth projected to continue in the future. Commerce professionals advise on and influence a wide range of business activities from the financial position of small firms to the amount of taxation large companies should pay, investment strategies for organisations or individuals to the risks involved in releasing a new product, the relationship between economic activity and unemployment to the importance of free trade.

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Study commerce at Griffith

Put theory into practice

When you study commerce at Griffith, you'll learn from lecturers who are members of peak industry bodies with expertise gained through extensive qualifications, industry experience and ongoing research. Through our cutting-edge trading rooms, you will have access to Bloomberg Professional Services, a software platform providing real-time market data, news and analytics, and be able to put theory into practice from the start of your degree. You’ll also have the opportunity to build your own network and skills through industry internships, visits from professional firms and simulation activities with organisations like AGL and Qic.

You can choose a single major, which will give you specialist skills in one profession, or expand your expertise with an additional commerce or business major.

If you’re not sure which majors to choose just yet, that’s okay. Once you enrol you can try some different courses before you choose the combination that’s right for you.

Commerce majors

Study your way

At Logan, you can complete your Bachelor of Commerce in two years by studying on a three-trimester per year basis. At Nathan and the Gold Coast, you can start your commerce degree in February, July or October and choose to fast-track your degree by studying over three trimesters.

Alternatively, you can choose to study fewer subjects each trimester, giving you more time for work and other commitments.

Multiply your career options

Combine your commerce degree with studies from another area and expand your career opportunities without doubling your study time. In as little as four years, you can graduate with a unique skill set that will give you an edge in the employment market. A double degree allows you to make your passion profitable and build a career that is as unique as your interests.

For example, you can combine management and finance if you want a career in a multinational investment firm. Or you can combine accounting with law to gain the skills needed to work in a commercial law firm.

John O’Brien

A Bachelor of Commerce put John O’Brien in the driving seat from the moment his career took off in the finance industry. After focusing on finance and risk management during his studies at Griffith, he felt fully primed in the technical aspects of forecasting, investing and financial markets. 'As students we were exposed to current industry knowledge in the classroom', says John, who is a partner at Visis Private Wealth. 'Some of our lecturers were also practitioners in the field.'

John O’Brien

Study options

Degrees Campus OP rank
Bachelor of Commerce Nathan 14
Bachelor of Commerce Gold Coast 14
Bachelor of Commerce Logan 14
Bachelor of Commerce with Honours Gold Coast
Nathan
Graduate Certificate in Finance Online
Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning Online
Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning Online
Nathan
Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning Online
Nathan
Graduate Diploma of Finance Nathan
Master of Accounting Nathan
Master of Finance Nathan
Master of Finance Online
Master of Financial Planning Online
Master of Financial Planning Online
Nathan
Master of Financial Planning Online
Nathan
Master of Financial Planning Other
Master of Professional Accounting Nathan

Expand your qualifications and your career options with our range of double degrees. As a double degree graduate, you’ll have a special skill set that will help you stand out with future employers.

Double Degrees Campus OP rank
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce Nathan
Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Commerce Nathan 14
Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Commerce Gold Coast 14
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Asian Studies Nathan
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of International Business Nathan 14
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of International Business Gold Coast 14
Bachelor of Laws with Honours/Bachelor of Commerce Nathan
Bachelor of Laws with Honours/Bachelor of Commerce Gold Coast
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Commerce Nathan 9
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Commerce Gold Coast 9

It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.

Scholarships

Over 400 Scholarships available

Career outcomes

Build a career in commerce

Careers in commerce are not just restricted to major banking and financial institutions

Depending on your major, you’ll find employment across many industries in areas such as:

  • Accounting: accountancy, administration, auditing, business management, commercial and taxation law, managerial accounting and taxation
  • Economics: finance analyst or advisor, economic policy analyst, market and investment analyst, business management, stockbroker
  • Finance: financial advisor or controller, financial planner, stockbroker, retail and merchant banks, Treasury operations and taxation, international trade
  • Financial Planning: financial planner, financial advisor or controller, stockbroker, superannuation and insurance

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Monday 26 September — Friday 30 September

Queensland conservatorium auditions

Queensland Conservatorium live auditions will be conducted the week beginning Monday 26 September. 

Friday 30 September — Thursday 29 September

QTAC and UAC on time applications close

To attend Griffith in 2017, apply for our degrees via QTAC or UAC by 30 September, 2016. You can apply after this date, but a late fee will apply.

Friday 30 September — Thursday 29 September

Queensland Conservatorium QTAC and UAC applications due

Apply by 30 September via QTAC or UAC for Queensland Conservatorium degrees.

Monday 27 February — Friday 26 May

Trimester 1

From 2017, we’ll be teaching across three trimesters, rather than two semesters, with our first trimester kicking off on Monday 27 February.