Bachelor of Commerce

Course summary for current students


2016 course information

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Bachelor of Commerce


(i) Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Warrnambool**, Cloud (Online)


(ii) Offered at Deakin Learning Centres:

Cloud (online)Yes
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code001838A
Deakin course codeM300
Deakin Learning Centre course codes

Students who wish to study this course at the Deakin Learning Centres, must enrol into the following course codes:

Hume Global Learning Centre-Craigieburn - course code M300CR

Deakin Learning Centre Dandenong - course code M300DA

Werribee Learning Centre - course code M300WE

Please note:

This new course version commences in Trimester 1 2016

Students who commenced this course prior to Trimester 1 2016, please refer to the below link:

M300 Bachelor of Commerce (prior to 2016)

** Not all major sequences are available via Campus study at Warrnambool. Students undertaking units in major sequences that are not available in Campus mode may enrol in units offered in Cloud (online) mode.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Commerce courses at Deakin are some of the most flexible and broadly based business programs on offer at any Australian university.

After a common first year of study in financial, market and personal acumen areas, students can choose from a wide range of specialist major sequences. Students are provided with advice on career planning before deciding themselves on their choice of major(s). Also students can choose from specialised areas offered by other faculties such as journalism, sociology, politics and policy studies, languages, psychology, or many other areas of interest (subject to satisfying entry requirements).

Professional recognition

Graduates who complete the accounting major sequence plus specified finance and commercial law units, provides an opportunity for students  to be 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
Exemptions may apply for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Students should consult with a Faculty course adviser to identify the units required by each professional body, and also consult with the professional body. Eligibility may depend on work place experience.

Unit selection

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 studies

Part-time study is available via Campus and Cloud (online) mode.  Part-time study refers to academic workload, not mode of study.

Fees and charges

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
$10,023Not applicable$26,000

The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

Course rules

The BCom is a course of study amounting to 24 credit points.
At least 16 of these credit points must be units offered by the Faculty of Business and Law and must include the 8 credit points of core units and MCA010 (0 credit points).

At least one major sequence of 8 credit points must be included.

At least 6 credit points must be taken at level 3, of which 4 must be Faculty of Business and Law units course grouped to a Faculty of Business and Law undergraduate degree.

No more than 10 credit points may be taken at level 1.

Full-time enrolment is normally a maximum of 4 credit points per trimester. With the flexibility offered, students are able to choose one or two major sequences within the 24 credit points required to complete the BCom degree. Students may take up to 8 credit points from approved units offered by other faculties.

Major sequences

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:


Business Analytics

Commercial Law



Financial Planning^

Human Resource Management

International Trade



Management Information Systems

^ M300 Bachelor of Commerce is the recommended pathway to qualify for membership of professional organisations. 

Course structure

Core units

MAA103Accounting for Decision Making

MAE101Economic Principles

MAF101Fundamentals of Finance

MIS171Business Analytics

MLC101Business Law

MMK101Marketing Fundamentals


MWL101Personal Insight

MCA010Communication for Academic Studies (0 credit point unit)

Elective units

Students may choose up to eight credit points of electives. These may constitute:
(a) a second commerce major (as above),
(b) a major available in another Faculty (provided any prerequisites can be met), or
(c) a combination of units (again pre-requisites allowing) chosen by the student. These may include the following Work Integrated Learning (WIL)  units offered by the Faculty which are specifically designed to enhance a student’s experience of the workplace:

MWL201Unit description is currently unavailable

MWL202Unit description is currently unavailable

MWL203Unit description is currently unavailable

MWL301Unit description is currently unavailable

MWL302Unit description is currently unavailable

MWL303Unit description is currently unavailable

MWL304Unit description is currently unavailable

MWL311Unit description is currently unavailable

MWL312Unit description is currently unavailable