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A Commerce or Business Degree?

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According to a recent article from Bond University….”Which degree will help students realise their career aspirations?

For students wanting to climb the corporate ladder the differences between Business and Commerce can be confusing.  In reality the differences are vast and it is important to ensure students make the right decision. We hope the following  summary will explain the type of areas students will study in either degree as well as outlining the type of career pathways that can be followed.
Commerce – The Money Game
A Bachelor of Commerce teaches students to work with numbers and manage large budgets. This is a degree for students that want to be one of the world’s leading business analysts or compare budget notes with political leaders.  
Commerce students are introduced to many qualitative methods and this degree contains a range of high level finance subjects to prepare students to be at the forefront of brokering deals or work at the New York City stock exchange.  
To succeed in commerce, students will need to be analytical and have a good grasp on numbers. Our Commerce graduates have gone on to work for multinational companies and banks including Credit Suisse, JP Morgan, Macquarie Capital and Morgan Stanley, only to name a few.
Business – The Management Game
If your student is a people person and a natural born leader then a business program may be the    best option for them, providing the opportunity to specialise in management, entrepreneurship and even real estate.
To succeed in business, students need to have perseverance whilst also being outcomes focused, entrepreneurial and self-confident. If this sounds like your student’s personality type then their potential could lead them to be the next CEO of a multinational corporation or working on an entrepreneurial dream.  
Career outcomes for Bachelor of Business students include:
  • Advertising
  • Brand and Product Management
  • Business Management
  • Market Research
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate
  • Strategic Planning