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Commerce (Honours), Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #42 (BCR) Brisbane, Australia
The Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree offered at the University of Queensland signals your outstanding academic abilities and superior analytical skills in your chosen area of commerce.


The Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) offered at the University of Queensland  is a one-year program that will teach you how to undertake research relevant to business or finance. Entry is competitive and is based on your undergraduate grade point average.Choose a thesis topic that best aligns with your undergraduate studies and your interests and goals. You'll complete a thesis under the supervision of an academic member of the UQ Business School.

Complete a compulsory course on research methods that will develop the skills you need to successfully design and conduct research projects. You'll also study a range of electives that will advance your existing knowledge and skills. Push the boundaries and develop high-level skills in critical and analytical thinking, communication, problem-solving and project management. Your honours year will open doors to a career in research or consultancy, within industry or academia.

Career outcomes

Whether you undertake an honours year to build on undergraduate education, or to begin a career in research, our graduates have a distinct advantage when applying for professional roles.

Graduates can use their qualifications to distinguish themselves in a competitive jobs market, or as a stepping stone to careers in research, whether in industry or academia.

Students who earn Class I or Class IIA honours also qualify for most PhD programs across Australia and some internationally, including programs in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Our honours graduates have also found employment at high-levels, both in Australia and internationally, in fields including:

  • accounting
  • auditing
  • taxation
  • treasury
  • financial management
  • business advisory services
  • insolvency and business recovery
  • corporate services
  • merchant banking
  • management consulting
  • information systems.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    16 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Information in Capital Markets 
  • Accounting in the Modem Financial Economy 
  • Managerial Accounting Honours 
  • Information Systems Honours 
  • Empirical Finance Honours 
  • Corporate Finance Honours 
  • Empirical Finance Honours 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

CRICOS code 081754J

  • To enrol for honours, a student must complete the Bachelor of Commerce program requirements or equivalent with a GPA of at least 5.5.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43664 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43664 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    10958 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10958 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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