Why study the Bachelor of Business and Commerce?

Commerce is the cornerstone of the modern economy. Our degree offers a world-class education in the economic, political, legal, social, cultural, and technological principles that exist around the world.

This course opens a world of career possibilities. Poh Nean, who studied business and commerce at Sunway, now works in Kuala Lumpur for a team of IT detectives who protect businesses from cyber hackers.

Areas of study (majors)

At Sunway, we currently offer the following areas of study for this course:

  • accounting
  • banking and finance
  • business law
  • economics
  • econometrics and business statistics
  • e-business
  • international business
  • management
  • marketing.

You need to complete at least one or two majors and six compulsory, common, core units.


The course takes three years of full-time study to complete.

Course structure

This course consists of six core business and commerce units, an eight-unit major from a list of approved majors and eight open electives. It is possible to form a second major from your open electives.

The Monash University Handbook has detailed information about the structure and requirements for the Bachelor of Business and Commerce.

Career outcomes

You will develop:

  • fundamental knowledge of general principles and applications of business and commerce disciplines
  • the ability to analyse, evaluate and apply your expertise to problem-solving
  • a capacity to merge knowledge from different areas to create innovative solutions, while remaining aware of ethical and social responsibility
  • the ability to articulate and communicate your reasoning effectively
  • skills in interpersonal communication and cultural awareness in a global business environment.

Graduates may find employment in the following sectors:

  • financial analysis
  • human resources
  • public relations
  • marketing
  • accountancy
  • international trade
  • administration
  • advertising.

Entry requirements

To enter Monash University, students must satisfy particular academic, English language and age requirements.

Entry scores

The Bachelor of Business and Commerce requires the following entry scores:

Pre-university qualifications

Year 2015
A Level GCE 7
Australian Year 12 ATAR 70
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education 18
Indian School Certificate 60%
All India Senior School Certificate 65%
Indonesia SMA3 8
International Baccalaureate Diploma 25
Kenya Secondary Education 7
Malaysia STPM 8.33
Malaysia UEC 6
Ontario Grade 12 71%
Scholastic Aptitude Test SAT 1710
South African National Senior Certificate 31
Sri Lanka A Level 9
Thailand Matayom 6 2.3
Vietnam High School Certificate 8

▲Subject to change / additional requirement for future intakes.

Foundation Years

Year 2015
Monash University Foundation Year 60%*
Indonesia UNIPREP/UNSW 6.5
Trinity Foundation Year 67%
Sunway Foundation in Arts 60%

*The score is only applicable for students commencing MUFY in 2013 or 2014.


Mathematics (Australian Year 11 equivalent) is a prerequisite for the Bachelor of Business and Commerce.



In 2015, annual tuition fees for this course are:

  • RM33,920 for Malaysian students
  • RM37,312 for international students.

Once-only fees

  • Application - RM100
  • Registration - RM200

Per-semester fees

  • General amenities - RM100
  • New student visa application fee - RM1860

Intake periods

Each year, there are three intake periods for the Bachelor of Business and Commerce. This means you can start in February, July or October.


Applications for credit can include credit transfer for previous study or recognition of prior learning.

Related courses

More information

For more information about this degree, contact us.

From biz to showbiz

Is there anything Mohd Hazli Ali Zapar can’t do? The business and commerce graduate beat 30 other contestants to win the 2010 online reality series The Rookie, about when he set up the Green Leaf Theatre House in his hometown, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. The NGO gives young people a stage to express their ideas and talents.

Alternative pathway course

Do you have pre-university or foundation year qualifications but need another chance to earn a degree and move closer to your dream? The one-year Diploma of Higher Education Studies is just for you.

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