Minors in the Bachelor of Commerce

A minor is an optional additional area of focus for a degree. All major BCom subjects are available as minors, while some subjects are only available as minors.

A minor is made up of a collection of courses in a particular subject. The workload for a minor is lighter than for a major—fewer courses to do, fewer points required. This makes a minor a good way to build a second or third area of focus or concentration into your degree. Find out more about how minors work.

All majors can be also be taken as a minor, so check the majors available in the Bachelor of Commerce. You might also be able to study majors from other Victoria undergraduate degrees as a minor in your Bachelor of Commerce.

Minors are made up of at least 60 points from the relevant subject area at 200 level or above. At least 15 of those points must be at 300 level and not counted towards a major or another minor.

Some subjects are not available as majors, but you can take them as a minor. Other subjects have special requirements and course options as minors. Explore these minors below.

Actuarial Science

Get the knowledge and skills you need to set you on the path to become a qualified actuary. Actuarial Science brings economics, mathematics and statistics together to help companies and organisations forecast and manage risks. Take advantage of the growing demand for actuarial skills in many areas including investment and stockbroking, software development, and in government, education and health.


Complete the following courses:

Complete one further course from:


Econometrics is a tool for testing economic ideas and making forecasts. How do we know what effect a change in the official interest rate might have on inflation? To figure this out, economists can turn to econometrics. Learn to understand and use econometric models and methods.


Complete at least 60 points from:


Master the skills to tell stories that connect and engage people. A minor in marketing provides you with an opportunity to gain insight and understanding into this area of business, and learn about marketing and its role in the commercial, public, and not-for-profit sectors.


Complete at least 60 points from:

Including at least 15 points from:

Tourism Management

Tourism is booming in New Zealand. Discover how tourists and tourism businesses are managed, how the industry works and how it’s changing. Tourism brings opportunities but also raises issues—explore the impacts of tourism.


Complete at least 60 points from:

Including at least 20 points from: