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Bachelor of Arts - Arabic/Bachelor of Commerce

Course summary for current students

Award granted Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Commerce
Duration4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code012756A
Deakin course codeD318
Offered to continuing students only.

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Course overview

The Faculty of Business and Law and the Faculty of Arts and Education are responsible for this combined course. The course is designed to meet a demand for graduates with a sound knowledge of Arabic language and training in business. It is expected that graduates of the course will have acquired functional competence in Arabic language for business and related professional purposes; cultural competence to complement linguistic skills and an understanding of the cultural factors influencing Arabic attitudes and trading strategies; an understanding of the Australian and international economic systems; a basic understanding of accounting, economics, business law, finance, marketing, management, business information systems and business statistics; and specialist knowledge and skills in one area of business.

These attributes are strongly supported by employer and government bodies and indicate the wide variety of employment opportunities available.

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Alternative exits

Bachelor of Arts (A300)
Bachelor of Commerce (M300)

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Course rules

The Bachelor of Arts-major sequence in Arabic/Bachelor of Commerce is a 32-credit-point course. 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 Arts (A300) and the 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, MSC120, MSQ171, 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 Faculty of Business and Law undergraduate degree and undertaken at Deakin University.

The 16 credit points within the Faculty of Arts and Education must include an Arabic language major sequence and the following units:

AIE153 Historical Foundations of the Middle East  

AIE154 Modern Middle East Politics  

AIE255 Issues and Themes in Middle East Politics  

AIB355 Advanced Communicative Arabic*

AIB356 Business Arabic*


* AIB355, AIB356 no longer offered from 2011.


The remaining Arts units may be electives. The attention of students is drawn to AIB205 Second Year Arabic In-country and AIB306 Arabic Third Year In-country which are available to students in trimester 3 and involve living and studying in the Middle East for a period of eight weeks.   Note:  AIB205 and AIB306 are offered in alternating years 2014, 2016.

See course entry for Bachelor of Arts (A300) or Bachelor of Commerce (M300).


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