Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Business Analytics

Undergraduate degree

Deakin's double degrees in Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Business Analytics (previously Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Information Systems) are professionally accredited, giving students an edge in the job market.

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Key facts

ATAR

Burwood:
77.25
Cloud:
N/A?
Lowest selection rank

Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course information

Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Business Analytics allows students to combine studies in business analytics with studies in commerce such as accounting, finance, economics, marketing and management leading to a broad range of technology enabled business roles.  Within the BA stream, you'll look at the way businesses structure their information architectures, and the ways people and organisations use technology to improve their processes and workflows, and innovate their products or services. This course gives you the skills to analyse data, existing information systems, plan the introduction of commercial systems, and find solutions to common management problems (eg approaches to innovation) using business analytics software tools.

Professional accreditation by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) means your degree is recognised in industry, resulting in better job outcomes.

Graduates with double degrees in commerce and technology are highly sought after by employers.

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Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Business Analytics, students must attain a total of 32 credit points consisting of 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Commerce and 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Business Analytics. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Commerce (M300) and the Bachelor of Business Analytics (M340) must be satisfied. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake 2 trimesters each year.

The 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Commerce include:-

  • 8 credit points of core units (MAA103, MAE101, MAF101, MIS171, MLC101, MMK101, MMM132 and MWL101)
  • an 8 credit point major sequence (excluding Management Information Systems)
  • Level 3 - at least 4 credit points (which must be course grouped to a Faculty of Business and Law undergraduate degree)

The 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Business Analytics include:-

  • 15 credit points of core units (excluding MIS171) including one work integrated learning unit (WIL) OR an approved international learning experience
  • a 1 credit point elective unit
  • MIS010 Academic Induction for the Bachelor of Business Analytics (0 credit point unit)

16

Credit points from the Bachelor of Commerce

16

Credit points from the Bachelor of Business Analytics

32

Total credit points

Units

To assist you in following the course rules:

Please see course entry for the Bachelor of Commerce (M300) and the Bachelor of Business Analytics (M340) to view the units to be completed.

Key information

Award granted

Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Business Analytics

Year
2019 course information
VTAC code
1400516351 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400616351 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Deakin code
D366
Level
Undergraduate
Approval status
This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition

The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

Campuses by intake

Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

Trimester 1 - March

  • Start date: March
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • Cloud Campus

Trimester 2 - July

  • Start date: July
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • Cloud Campus

Trimester 3 - November

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

This course structure applies to students who commenced in 2019.

Students who commenced prior to 2019 should refer to the Handbook Archive for their course structure and consult with their enrolment officer.

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

Additional course information

Course duration - additional information

Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

Mandatory student checks

Units which contain work integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, working with children check or other check. These requirements will be detailed in unit guides upon enrolment.

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.

Entry requirements

Entry information

Helpful information

Learn more about this course and others that Deakin offers by visiting VTAC for more information. You can also discover how Deakin compares to other universities when it comes to the quality of our teaching and learning by visiting the QILT website.

Learn more about Deakin's special entry access scheme (SEAS - a way to help boost your ATAR in some circumstances).

You can also find out about different entry pathways into Deakin courses if you can't get in straight from high school.

Finally, Deakin is committed to admissions transparency. As part of that commitment, you can learn more about our first intake of 2018 students (PDF, 783.5KB) - their average ATARs, whether they had any previous higher education experience and more.

Fees and scholarships

Fee information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
To be advised (currently pending an announcement from the Australian Government on the 2017-18 Budget).
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)?
To be advised (currently pending an announcement from the Australian Government on the 2017-18 Budget).
Learn more about fees.

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

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

Graduate outcomes

Career outcomes

A combined course such as the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Information Systems offers you the chance to broaden your career opportunities after graduation.  For further information on career outcomes for this combined course, see the entries for Bachelor of Information Systems and Bachelor of Commerce.

Professional recognition

Completion of the Bachelor of Business Analytics and associated double degree courses grants eligibility for entry as a Professional member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Students who complete the accounting major sequence are eligible to apply for admission to the:

CA Program of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
Associate membership for the CPA Program, CPA Australia
IPA Program of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) - A limited number of exemptions may apply. Please refer to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for further information.

The Bachelor of Commerce (with a major in Financial Planning) is a course approved by the new financial planning standards body - the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA).   Graduates who complete the Financial Planning major sequence in the Bachelor of Commerce will satisfy the education standards prescribed by FASEA to be able to provide financial advice in Australia and be eligible for entry into the certification programs of the professional financial planning associations - the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® Certification Program offered by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) and the Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner designation offered by the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA).

Students who complete the marketing major are eligible for a one year credit reduction, off the five years, needed to become a Certified Practicing Marketer by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI).

Students should consult with a course adviser to identify any additional requirements for membership for each professional body, and also consult with the professional body.

Course learning outcomes

Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

Please refer to the Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) of each of the single degrees.

Application information

How to apply

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Entry pathways

Course pathways to obtain Bachelor’s degree include: 1. Through Deakin – start the same course at a difference campus or start a related course then meet the requirements and apply to transfer, or complete and associate degree then apply for your coal course; 2. Through Deakin College – Complete one-year diploma then enter Deakin as 2nd year student; 3. Through Tafe or a private provider (RTOS)  – Complete one-year diploma, then apply for recognition of prior learning and your Deakin course; 4. Through the workforce – Experience in a related field?  Get credit for prior learning

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Disclaimers:
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.

Credit for prior learning

Faculty contact information

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