Bachelor of Arts (International Studies)/Bachelor of Commerce

Course summary for current students


2015 course information

Award granted Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) / Bachelor of Commerce
Duration4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code060432A
Deakin course codeD338

Please note, from 2013 the Geelong-based courses and major sequences offered by the Faculty of Business and Law will be offered from the Waterfront (Geelong) instead of Waurn Ponds (Geelong).

This course version is for continuing students who enrolled prior to 2012.

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.

Alternative exits

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

Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

Course rules

To qualify for the Bachelor of arts (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 Arts (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 Arts (International Studies) current students must complete an 8-credit-point major sequence, a 4-credit-point minor sequence and an approved international study experience (2 to 4 credit points). It is envisaged that students would complete the overseas experience in the third or fourth year of their course. The unit AIS201 International Studies @ Work will be offered as a core unit for students commencing from 2012. It is a highly recommended unit for current students in the course.

See course entry for Bachelor of Arts (International Studies)(A326) or Bachelor of Commerce (M300).