Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Commerce

Course summary for current students

Year2018 course information
Award granted

Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Commerce

Duration4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code075376C
Deakin course codeD338

Note: Students enrolled at Geelong in this combined course will be required to undertake units of study at both Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Waterfront (Geelong).

Offered to continuing students only

Course sub-headings

Course overview

This specialist degree is designed to provide students with the opportunity to combine complementary major sequences in international studies and commerce. The focus is on an international orientation and students will be expected to make a commitment to an internship with an overseas organisation, or a period of study at an overseas university, or to participate in an in-country language program.

This course is designed to enable students to:

  • develop their understanding of the international forces shaping government, business and community life in contemporary Australia
  • develop a range of skills in analysis and interpretation of these forces
  • have a grounding in business disciplines
  • develop cross-cultural competencies through an internationally oriented curriculum and through participation in international study or work experience.

Alternate exits

Bachelor of Commerce (M300)
Bachelor of International Studies (A326)

Course rules

To qualify for the Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Commerce students must complete 32 credit points of study.

Students will undertake 16 credit points in the Faculty of Arts and Education and 16 credit points in the Faculty of Business and Law.

Course requirements for both the Bachelor of International Studies (A326) and Bachelor of Commerce (M300) must be satisfied.

The 16 credit points studied within the Faculty of Business and Law must include the 10 Bachelor of Commerce core units: MAA103, MAE101, MAE102, MAF101, MLC101, MMM132, MIS101, MIS171, MMH299 and MMK277. In addition students must complete a prescribed Commerce major sequence and a minimum of 4 credit points at level 3 which must be Faculty of Business and Law units course grouped to a Faulty of Business and Law undergraduate degree.

Within the 16 credit points required for the Bachelor of International Studies:

Students who commenced 2014 - 2015:

  • must complete 6 credit points of core units, an 8-credit-point major sequence and an approved international experience (2 credit points minimum). It is envisaged that students would complete the international experience in the third or fourth year of their course. 

Students who commenced prior to 2014 should refer to the Handbook of the year they commenced.