Bachelor of Commerce

COURSE (DOMESTIC STUDENTS)

Overview

A Bachelor of Commerce graduate can be confident that they have a philosophy for decision-making that prepares them for the careers of the future.  Studying Commerce at Deakin gives you a world-class degree accredited by AACSB and EPAS.

From accounting, to economics, to marketing, tailor your degree and open up opportunities in every area of business, not for profit organisations and government.

The core of the Bachelor of Commerce is built around three pillars (technical, market and personal acumens) designed to provide a common and comprehensive foundation for students in their first year.  From second year students can extend their knowledge within career focussed, discipline areas (majors).  A range of experiential opportunities including internships and international experiences are offered to ensure graduates are professionally ready.  You can also choose from specialised areas offered by other faculties such as public relations, politics and policy studies, languages, and psychology. 

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Clearly-in ATAR 2016

Burwood: 80.00
Waterfront: 64.65
Warrnambool: 56.45
Cloud: N/A

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Trimester 1

  • Start date: March
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • Waterfront (Geelong)
    • Warrnambool*
    • Cloud Campus

    Or

    Offered at Deakin Learning Centres:

    • Hume Global Learning Centre Craigieburn
    • Deakin Learning Centre Dandenong
    • Werribee Learning Centre

Trimester 2

  • Start date: July
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • Waterfront (Geelong)
    • Warrnambool*
    • Cloud Campus

    Or

    Offered at Deakin Learning Centres:

    • Hume Global Learning Centre Craigieburn
    • Deakin Learning Centre Dandenong
    • Werribee Learning Centre

Trimester 3

  • Start date: November
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • Waterfront (Geelong)
    • Cloud Campus

     

Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).

* Not all major sequences are available via Campus study at Warrnambool. Students undertaking units in major sequences that are not available in Campus mode may enrol in units offered in Cloud (online) mode.

 

Key information

Award granted

Bachelor of Commerce

Year

2017 course information

Tuition fee rate

Available fee rates can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees

VTAC code

1400414511 - Waterfront (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400514511 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400614511 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400714511 - Warrnambool, Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)

Deakin code

M300

CRICOS code

001838A

Level

Undergraduate

Deakin Learning Centre course codes

Students who wish to study this course at the Deakin Learning Centres, must enrol into the following course codes:

Hume Global Learning Centre-Craigieburn - course code M300CR

Deakin Learning Centre Dandenong - course code M300DA

Werribee Learning Centre - course code M300WE

Entry requirements

Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Applicants should have successfully completed VCE or equivalent. Prerequisites are units 3 and 4 a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English. Those aged 21 or over on 1 January and who do not hold VCE or equivalent should apply under Alternative Admission. This category is open to those who do not satisfy normal entrance requirements, but can demonstrate relevant work or life experiences.

Professional Recognition

The Bachelor of Commerce can lead to accreditation with many professional bodies, such as the Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) Program of CPA Australia, entry into the CA program of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), the Institute of Public Accountants, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Economics Society of Australia, providing you meet the specified requirements within the course.

Eligibility may also depend on work place experience and students are advised to consult the professional body.

To check your eligibility for entry to the CA Program of the ICAA click here.

To check your eligibility for entry to the CPA Program of CPA Australia click here.

To check your eligibility for entry to the IPA Program of the Institute of Public Accountants click here.

Details are also available from Faculty Enrolment Officers, who can assist you with course planning.

Career outcomes

There are employment opportunities for Bachelor of Commerce graduates in virtually every area of business and government – in Australia and overseas. Potential careers include becoming a professional accountant, IT and systems professional, economist, financial planner, human resources manager, social and economic policy developer, international trade officer and marketing assistant/manager. As this is a very broad course there are further possibilities in other professions especially if taken with further study.

Course Structure

To complete the Bachelor of Commerce students must attain 24 credit points. The 24 credit points include 8 core units, 8 units from a major (you will be required to complete at least one major), and 8 elective units (you may choose to undertake another 8 unit major). Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake 2 trimesters each year.

Core units

  • Accounting for Decision Making MAA103
  • Economic Principles MAE101
  • Fundamentals of Finance MAF101
  • Business Analytics MIS171
  • Business Law MLC101
  • Marketing Fundamentals MMK101
  • Management MMM132
  • Personal Insight MWL101
  • Elective units

    Students may choose up to eight credit points of electives. These may constitute a second commerce major, or a major available in another Faculty (provided any prerequisites can be met), or a combination of units (again pre-requisites allowing) chosen by the student.

    These may include the following Work Integrated Learning (WIL) units and general elective units offered by the Faculty which are specifically designed to enhance a student’s experience of the workplace:

  • Community Based Volunteering MWL201
  • Team Projects MWL202
  • Work Based Learning MWL203
  • Global Business Experience MWL204
  • Team Internship MWL301
  • Advanced Team Internship MWL302
  • Business Internship MWL303
  • Advanced Business Internship MWL304
  • Industry Based Learning (3mth) MWL311
  • Industry Based Learning (6mth) MWL312
  • Other elective unit:

  • Treasury Operations MAF367
  • Majors

    Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.

    All students in the Bachelor of Commerce are required to complete at least one major sequence chosen from the following:

    ^ M300 Bachelor of Commerce is the recommended pathway to qualify for membership of professional organisations.

    How to apply

    Apply through VTAC

    Applications for study for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC

    However, you should apply directly to Deakin if you are not studying Year 12 in 2016 and only intend to apply to one institution for one course (which is Deakin), or you're applying for a Deakin course which is not listed on the VTAC website.

    Apply Through VTAC

    Apply direct to Deakin

    If you're applying to start studying in Trimester 3 2016, you'll need to apply directly to Deakin.

    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin

    Learning Centre

    Applicants for courses offered at a Deakin Learning Centre can be made directly to Deakin online or via the application form.

    PDF Learning centre application  - 213 KB

    Need more information on how to apply?

    For more information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage. If you're still having problems, please contact us for assistance.

    Register your interest to study at Deakin

    Please complete the Register your interest form to receive further information about our direct application opportunities.

    Course pathways

    Course pathways to obtain Bachelors degree include: 1. Through a Deakin Learning Centre – Study first year at DLC then transfer to online/campus study; 2. Through Deakin College – Complete one-year diploma then enter Deakin as 2nd year student; 3. Through Tafe – Complete one-year diploma, then start your Deakin Course; 4. Through the workforce – Experience in a related field?  Get credit for prior learning; 5. Through Deakin – Start a related course, then transfer to this course.

    Tap the infographic to explore your options

    Disclaimers:
    Through a DLC: Some courses are only available for first year and students must transfer to online or campus based study.
    Through Deakin College and TAFE: Completion of diploma and minimum academic requirements apply to enter Deakin University.
    Through Deakin: Transfers within Deakin are subject to availability and meeting minimum academic requirements.

    Further study options

    M400 Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

    Am I eligible to receive credit for prior learning?

    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

    Faculty contact information

    Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
    Tel 03 9244 6555
    Email buslaw@deakin.edu.au

    Workload

    As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

    Additional course information

    Students admitted to the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) will be given advice on unit selection, however students must take responsibility for planning their own studies within the course structure and course rules.

    Part-time study is available via Campus and Cloud (online) mode.  Part-time study refers to academic workload, not mode of study.

    Offered campuses

    Learning centres

    To save regional students from traveling long distances, learning centres involve 'converged’ study, combining on-screen classes and face-to-face workshops.


    Burwood

    Just 30 minutes from the city centre, the Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin's thriving metropolitan campus.


    Geelong Waterfront

    Geelong Waterfront Campus is located in the central business district of Geelong, about an hour from Melbourne.


    Warrnambool

    Three-hours from Melbourne, our Warrnambool Campus is set on the banks of the picturesque Hopkins River, close to local surf beaches.


    Study online at Cloud Campus

    Students are able to study all or part of this course online. You can study anywhere, anytime through Deakin's Cloud Campus.

    Learn more about studying online and the Cloud Campus

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