When you undertake our Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Advanced Studies, you'll be required to complete one or two business majors. Majors are sequences of units of study which equip you with depth of expertise in a particular subject area, such as business law, finance or marketing.
Explore the full list of business majors below to see what topics and career pathways each subject area offers:
Accounting is the 'language of business', providing organisations with information they need to make key business decisions relating to financial performance.
"One of the reasons I decided to study at the Business School is the flexibility. I have a wide variety of majors to choose from and I can also combine subjects from other faculties and schools with the Bachelor of Commerce."
Muhammad Rehan Rana
Majors: Accounting and Business Information Systems
Banks play a critical role in our globalised economy, providing financial services to business and individuals, and facilitating sustainable economic growth.
"Studying banking helped me to gain strong data management and financial analysis skills. I've had the chance to dive into the banking world and enrich my view of financial operations, which has also really complimented my marketing major."
Alexander Zeyu Shu
Majors: Banking and Marketing
Use data to discover new insights and gain a deeper understanding of business performance to drive future planning.
"With an influx of data and rapid technological advancement, I saw the field of business analytics as an exciting area in which to specialise. Coursework in the business analytics major often presents us with real business problems and involves using datasets from actual businesses to solve issues."
Majors: Business Analytics and Marketing
Business information systems are the key enabler of innovation and operational efficiency, ensuring the right information is available to the right people at the right time.
"I've had a lot of freedom to try out various electives and majors. The soft skills and technical knowledge I've developed have been really useful during my industry placement at Macquarie Group. It's been so rewarding to apply the skills I gained in the classroom to the real world."
Minh Tri Nguyen
Majors: Business Information Systems and Finance
Businesses of all shapes and sizes are impacted by the legal and regulatory frameworks in which they operate.
"I chose to major in business law after completing an elective which I thoroughly enjoyed. Understanding the legislative processes behind management decisions has provided great insight into business operations and assisted in my internship role as an Assistant Trade Advisor for Business France."
Majors: Business Law and Marketing
Finance affects every area of business, as organisations use financial information to make strategic decisions that improve profitability.
"Studying at the Business School gave me the best possible foundation to secure a competitive graduate position in investment banking. I wouldn't be where I am today without the experience and education I received at the University of Sydney."
Industrial relations and human resource management explores current and future challenges around employment, the forces shaping workplaces and organisational performance.
"The University is transforming students like me into truly employable graduates, with leadership attributes and a legitimate passion to make a difference. I've been shaped by a range of incredible opportunities during my studies."
Jasmin Jade Hamade
Major: Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
In a globalised world, international business supports the development, strategy and management of organisations at a global level.
"Studying at the Business School has given me some incredible opportunities, including working and studying in Paris and Los Angeles. These invaluable experiences have developed me professionally and personally, and helped me clarify what I want to do after graduation."
Majors: International Business and Marketing
Critical to achieving business objectives, management involves planning, leading and directing people and organisations.
"Business is such a broad field with the chance to study everything from accounting to human resources. The transferable skills taught in this degree offer plenty of opportunities to move around, change careers and follow your passion."
Majors: Management and Industrial Relations & Human Resource Management
Marketing creates value for customers, organisations and society by understanding market needs and aligning what companies offer based on market insights.
"My commerce degree helped me develop the skills needed for a career across a range of industries. After graduating, I spent four years as an investment banker with Deutsche Bank in Sydney, London and New York. I am now a co-founder and CEO of GlamCorner, Australia's largest online designer fashion rental business."
Majors: Marketing and Finance
Our Professional Accounting program offers you the opportunity to complete a professionally accredited accounting degree and develop the knowledge and expertise you need for a rewarding career.
The Professional Accounting program meets the requirements for professional accounting accreditation with the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and CPA Australia. Completion of an accredited degree course is a recognised pathway to a career in professional accounting.
For more detailed information download the Professional Accounting Accreditation Guide (pdf, 201KB).
To complete the Professional Accounting program and gain associate membership into CPA Australia and CAANZ, you need to undertake 12 units from accounting and other essential business disciplines. To see how the Professional Accounting program can fit into your degree, download the Structuring a Professional Accounting program flyer (pdf, 30KB).