Federation Business School

Accounting and commerce

The following commerce programs are available at FedUni:


The Federation Business School has a long and proud history of supporting its students throughout their studies by way of scholarships and awards for academic excellence.

Scholarship information can be found at the Federation University scholarships page, where eligible students can apply for a Kickstart scholarship. International students can find information about scholarship options from the Gold Tier Scholarship page.

Bachelor of Commerce

This comprehensive program is designed to provide students with broad commerce skills required to be leaders in commerce and business.

As a generalist degree, it is particularly attractive to if you want to experience many different commerce courses rather than select a specific pathway.

The flexible degree structure allows program combinations to be tailored to suit chosen career paths. Aside from undertaking a general Bachelor of Commerce you may elect to undertake a specialization in accounting, economics and finance, or law. A feature of the program is the group of practical business placements and projects courses that are available.

The core curriculum in the Bachelor of Commerce focuses on quantitative, analytical and argumentation skills, although there is extensive scope through elective courses. Up to one-third of the program may be selected from other degree programs, including management, marketing, human resource management, tourism, Asian studies and languages, psychology, arts and mathematics.

The accounting program is recognized for professional qualification purposes by accounting and computing associations. There is further opportunity, by undertaking specified courses, to badge your degree with a specialization.

Programs available

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Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Business

This double degree is a professional program for those wishing to pursue a career in the area of business commerce, business administration, management or human resource management. The double degree is designed to be flexible. Both degrees give students the practical and conceptual skills they need to be leaders in their profession.

We allow program combinations to be tailored to suit chosen career paths. Commerce students may elect to undertake a specialisation in accounting, economics and finance or law. Business students may elect to undertake a specialisation in human resource management, management, or marketing.

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Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

This program offers qualified students the opportunity for specialised study in business at an advanced level. The Honours program is a combination of coursework and research. Honours aims to provide a post-degree level of study for students seeking to widen their knowledge in one of the specialist areas in a business-related discipline (economics, law, finance, accounting, marketing, management, tourism) offered by Federation Business School. It gives graduates the training necessary to conduct independent high-quality research in business and academic settings and cultivates analytical and critical skills and an awareness of emerging developments in business. Honours is particularly suited to those who may wish to undertake research and study at Masters or PhD level. However, students also undertake an Honours degree to give themselves a competitive edge in the market place by setting themselves apart from other graduates. Students can pursue an area of study of their choosing to demonstrate to a prospective employer that they have advanced knowledge in a field that is relevant and desirable to that organisation.

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Master of Professional Accounting (MPA)

This program may be completed in three semesters of full-time study (or the equivalent part time) and provides a comprehensive sequence of study in accounting, as well as introducing students to related subject areas such as business law, financial management, economics and quantitative methods for business.

The program is accredited by Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA Australia) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICCA) and graduates of these programs can apply for membership of both associations.

This program can be studied entirely online, or via face-to-face delivery in Ballarat.

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