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Bachelor of Arts with the degree of Bachelor of Commerce


Macquarie University
Bachelor of Arts with the degree of Bachelor of Commerce (BABCom)
English Language Proficiency:
IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent
Study Mode:
Full-time, Part-time
Attendance Mode:
Candidature Length:
Full-time: 4 years
Study Period Offerings:
Session 1 (February), Session 2 (July)
Volume of Learning:
Equivalent to 4 years
General requirements:
Minimum number of credit points for the degree 96
Minimum number of credit points at 200 level or above 60
Minimum number of credit points at 300 level or above 30
Minimum number of credit points designated as Commerce 42
Completion of specified foundation units 18
Completion of a Qualifying Major for the Bachelor of Arts
Completion of a Qualifying Major for the Bachelor of Commerce
Completion of a designated People unit
Completion of a designated Planet unit
Students must complete one designated People unit and one designated Planet unit. Those units must be taken in two different Faculties. Any unit which is listed below or as part of the student's qualifying major(s) will not satisfy the People unit requirement or Planet unit requirement.

In order to graduate students must ensure that they have satisfied all of the general requirements of the award.

Foundation Units

Credit points

100 level

Techniques and Elements of Finance (3)
Principles of Management (3)
Microeconomic Principles (3)
Marketing Fundamentals (3)
Accounting IA (3)
Accounting Information for Decision-Making (3)
3cp from
Quantitative Business Decisions (3)
Introductory Statistics (3)
Statistical Data Analysis (3)
Qualifying Majors for the Bachelor of Arts




Qualifying Majors for the Bachelor of Commerce
Additional Information
AQF Level Level 7 Bachelor Degree
CRICOS Code 067846M
Overview and Aims of the Program Combine your interest in commerce and arts and gain a commercial understanding of business with complementary arts knowledge.

Gain highly developed communications skills, develop critical analysis and creative problem solving while studying the arts and business topics that interest you most.

In this double degree you'll study subjects from commerce, business, social science and humanities fields. You'll choose from more than 55 areas of study to create a degree that suits you.

Key features:
• connect with careers and communities via internship, study abroad and work-integrated learning opportunities
• you'll develop your understanding across all industries, giving you a competitive edge
• learn from active researchers - our lecturers write the books others use.
Graduate Capabilities

The Graduate Capabilities Framework articulates the fundamentals that underpin all of Macquarie’s academic programs. It expresses these as follows:

Cognitive capabilities
(K) discipline specific knowledge and skills
(T) critical, analytical and integrative thinking
(P) problem solving and research capability
(I) creative and innovative

Interpersonal or social capabilities
(C) effective communication
(E) engaged and ethical local and global citizens
(A) socially and environmentally active and responsible

Personal capabilities
(J) capable of professional and personal judgement and initiative
(L) commitment to continuous learning

Program Learning Outcomes By the end of this program it is anticipated you should be able to:

Refer to separate statements for Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts.
Learning and Teaching Methods Refer to separate statements for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce.
Assessment Refer to separate statements for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce.
Recognition of Prior Learning

Macquarie University may recognise prior formal, informal and non-formal learning for the purpose of granting credit towards, or admission into, a program. The recognition of these forms of learning is enabled by the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy and its associated Procedures and Guidelines. For recognition of prior informal and non-formal learning, please refer to the relevant RPL Plan, which describes the evidential requirements and approval processes for recognising prior learning for entry or credit in this program.

For undergraduate RPL plans visit
For postgraduate RPL plans visit

Support for Learning

Macquarie University aspires to be an inclusive and supportive community of learners where all students are given the opportunity to meet their academic and personal goals. The University offers a comprehensive range of free and accessible student support services which include academic advice, counselling and psychological services, advocacy services and welfare advice, careers and employment, disability services and academic skills workshops amongst others. There is also a bulk billing medical service located on campus.

Further information can be found at

Campus Wellbeing contact details:
Phone: +61 2 9850 7497

Program Standards and Quality

The program is subject to an ongoing comprehensive process of quality review in accordance with a pre-determined schedule that complies with the Higher Education Standards Framework. The review is overseen by Macquarie University's peak academic governance body, the Academic Senate and takes into account feedback received from students, staff and external stakeholders.

Graduate Destinations and Employability Refer to separate statements for Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts.
Assessment Regulations

This program is subject to Macquarie University regulations, including but not limited to those specified in the Assessment Policy, Academic Honesty Policy, the Final Examination Policy and relevant University Rules. For all approved University policies, procedures, guidelines and schedules visit

Accreditation This is an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) accredited qualification.

Refer to individual submissions for majors.