Bachelor of Commerce (International Students)

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  • Objectives
    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.
  • Entry requirements
    General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table. Some courses may have additional entry requirements. Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.
  • Academic title
    Bachelor of Commerce (International Students)
  • Course description
    Fees and charges
    Fee paying place - International (IFP)
    A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

    Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

    Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
    EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

    * The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
    The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines.
    Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
    Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

    Career opportunities

    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.

    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 10 core units.

    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 (all Commerce units are worth 1 credit point).

    All commencing students are required to successfully complete at least one wholly online unit.

    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 majors 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

    All students in the Bachelor of Commerce are required to complete at least one major sequence chosen from the following:

    Accounting ^
    Accounting Information Systems
    Business Information Systems
    Business Security Management
    Business Systems Implementation #
    Business Systems Management #
    Commercial Law
    Electronic Commerce Implementation #
    Electronic Commerce Management #
    Facilities Management
    Financial Planning

    Health Informatics
    Human Resource Management
    Information Business Systems #
    Interactive Marketing
    International Business
    International Trade

    Professional Practice

    Quantitative Business Analysis
    Sport Economics #

    Technology Management

    # continuing students only

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

    Course structure

    Core units

    MAA103 Accounting for Decision Making 

    MAE101 Economic Principles 

    MAE102 The Global Economy 

    MAF101 Fundamentals of Finance 

    MLC101 Business Law 

    MMM132 Management 

    MSC120 Business Information Systems 

    MSQ171 Business Data Analysis 

    MMH299 Business Communication 

    MMK277 Marketing Management 


    Elective units

    MLL382 Indian Commercial Law 

    MME101 Communication Skills for University Business Studies 

    MMI301 Business Internship 1 

    MMI302 Business Internship 2 

    MMK330 Tourism and Leisure Marketing 

    MMS308 Sport Marketing 

    Business internship program
    The Bachelor of Commerce incorporates a business internship program which provides students with a realistic business experience in their area of specialisation. Two 1-credit-point units, available to final-year students, have been developed to provide experiential learning opportunities which foster the development of practical capabilities and enhance employment prospects for graduates. These units complement each major area of study and are available on all campuses and off campus.
    MMI301    Business Internship 1
    MMI302    Business Internship 2
    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 on and off campus. Part-time study refers to academic workload, not mode of study.

    Admission requirements - general
    General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
    Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
    Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

    Advanced standing - general
    If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for advanced standing. You will need to provide your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your advanced standing.
    Your advanced standing is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

    You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

    How to apply

        * Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now.
        * Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office.
        * Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.

    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.

        * If you applied online, log back into the Applicant Portal using your username and password.
        * If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
        * If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact that office.

    Further study

    M400 Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

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