Bachelor of Commerce

COURSE (INTERNATIONAL 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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Key facts

English language requirements

IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Duration

3 years full time

Trimester 1

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

Trimester 2

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

Trimester 3

  • Start date: November
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • 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.  International students studying on a student visa may take a maximum of 25% of their total course units via Cloud (online) study so should seek course advice to plan their studies if they are enrolled at Warrnambool and wish to undertake a major sequence not available at that campus.

Key information

Award granted

Bachelor of Commerce

Year

2017 course information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

VTAC code

1400414513 - Waterfront (Geelong), International full-fee paying place
1400514513 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
1400714513 - Warrnambool, International full-fee paying place

Deakin code

M300

CRICOS code

001838A

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.

Entry requirements

General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table.
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

IELTS / English language requirements

Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses.

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, the Australian Computer Society (ACS), 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 CAANZ 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.

Graduates who complete the Financial Planning major sequence in the Bachelor of Commerce are eligible to join the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and eligible for entry into the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® Certification Program which is offered by the Financial Planning Association of Australia and is recognised by the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) as a pathway into the Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner (FChFP) designation.

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

Course learning outcomes

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Discipline Specific knowledge and capabilities

Apply a broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of commerce and its applications

Communication

Communicate commerce concepts and information effectively including in oral, written and visual forms in a cohesive and understandable manner to academic audiences, business professionals and laypersons.

Digital Literacy

Use technologies to Identify, locate, evaluate, synthesise and disseminate and communicate information in the field of commerce.

Critical thinking

Evaluate and critically analyse academic, professional and business information and values.

Problem Solving

Identify solutions to a diverse range of authentic problems in commerce.

Self-management

Take personal responsibility for actions, self- reflect and critique own performance and identify and plan future professional development.

Teamwork

Interact and collaborate with others from a range of disciplines and backgrounds.

Global Citizenship

Engage effectively in different environments and contexts reflecting social, sustainable, ethical, economic, and global perspectives in the field of commerce.

Approved by Faculty Board October 2014

 

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.

8

Core units

8

Units from a major

8

Elective units

24

Total units

Core units

  • Accounting for Decision Making MAA103
  • Economic Principles MAE101
  • Fundamentals of Finance MAF101
  • Business Analytics MIS171
  • Law for Commerce 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
  • Creating and Managing Social Enterprises MMM279
  • 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

    Apply Through VTAC

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin

    Deakin International office or Deakin representative

    Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance

    PDF Application form - 306 KB

    Need more information on how to apply?

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

    Course pathways

    Expand your career options and create pathways into further study. Visit our Honours in Business page for further information.

    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)

    Credit for Prior Learning

    Am I eligible to receive credit for prior learning?

    If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
    Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

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

    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.

    Fee information

    The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.

    The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    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

    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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