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Bachelor of Commerce
|Campus||Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waterfront Campus, Warrnambool Campus|
|Length||3 years full time|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3#)
|Indicative annual fee 2014||$22,410* AUD|
|CRICOS course code||001838A|
IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|VTAC Codes||1400414513 - Waterfront (Geelong), International full-fee paying place|
1400514513 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
1400714513 - Warrnambool, International full-fee paying place
|Deakin course code||M300|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
* For a helpful guide to courses and careers in business and law please refer to our Your Decision undergraduate careers guide [1.8MB]
# Trimester 3 intakes are only available at the Melbourne Burwood Campus for Domestic and International Students. Trimester 3 Off Campus offerings are only available to Domestic Students.
** Not all major sequences are available via on campus study at the Warrnambool campus. International students studying on a student visa may take a maximum of 25% of their total course units via off campus study so should seek course advice to plan their studies if they are enrolled at the Warrnambool campus and wish to undertake a major sequence not available at that campus.
Deakin’s Bachelor of Commerce is one of the most flexible business programs available at any Australian university. Bachelor of Commerce graduates will acquire a broad knowledge in all aspects of business.
After a first year of study in key business disciplines, you can choose from a wide range of major sequences in areas such as accounting, business information systems, commercial law, economics, finance, human resource management, management and marketing. You can also choose from specialised areas offered by other faculties such as journalism, sociology, politics and policy studies, languages and psychology (subject to satisfying entry requirements).
You have the option of undertaking a business internship program as part of this course, providing hands on experience in your chosen major sequence.
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 Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA), the Institute of Public Accountants, the Australian Computer Society (ACS), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) the Economics Society of Australia and the Australian Marketing Institute, 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 ICAA 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.
Details are also available from Faculty Enrolment Officers, who can assist you with course planning.
There are employment opportunities for Bachelor of Commerce graduates in virtually every area of business and government – in Australia and overseas. Potential careers include becoming a professional accountant, IT and systems professional, economist, financial planner, human resources manager, social and economic policy developer, international trade officer and marketing assistant/manager. As this is a very broad course there are further possibilities in other professions especially if taken with further study.
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 10 credit points of core units and MCA010 ( 0 credit points).
At least one major sequence of 6 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, two or even three 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.
* May only be selected as a second Major for Bachelor of Commerce students
^ M300 Bachelor of Commerce is the recommended pathway to qualify for membership of professional organisations.
|MAA103||Accounting for Decision Making|
|MAE102||The Global Economy|
|MAF101||Fundamentals of Finance|
|MCA010||Communication for Academic Studies (0 credit point unit)|
|MIS101||Business Information Systems|
|MIS291||Community Based Volunteering A|
|MIS292||Community Based Volunteering B|
|MIS293||Work Based Learning|
|MIS390||Business Internship A|
|MIS391||Business Internship B|
|MIS393||Team Based Learning|
|MIS394||Industry Based Learning in Business A|
|MIS395||Industry Based Learning in Business B|
|MIS396||Industry Based Learning in Business C|
|MIS397||Industry Based Learning in Business D|
|MME101||Business Academic Skills|
|MMM233||Business and the Environment|
|MMM241||Entrepreneurship and Innovation|
|MMM385||Business in Asia|
|MMP111||Introduction to Property|
|SHD201||Creating Sustainable Futures|
|SHD301||Creating Sustainable Futures|
Students are encouraged to join international study tours and to undertake internship units offered by the Faculty of Business and Law.
The Business Scholars Program (BSP) is open to students of Commerce, Information Systems, Management, Property and Real Estate, Sport Management and Sport Development to recognise, reward and nurture high achieving students admitted to a business degree in the Faculty of Business and Law.
Please refer to the following link for further information: http://deakin.edu.au/buslaw/students/fin-support/business-scholars.php.
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.
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.