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What will I learn?

A Bachelor of Commerce graduate can be confident that they have a philosophy for decision-making that prepares them for the careers of the future. Studying Commerce at Deakin gives you a world-class degree accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and European Programme Accreditation System for European Foundation for Management Development (EPAS/EFMD).

From accounting, to economics, to marketing, tailor your degree and open up opportunities in every area of business, not for profit organisations and government.

The core of the Bachelor of Commerce is built around three pillars (technical, market and personal acumens) designed to provide a common and comprehensive foundation for students in their first year. From second year students can extend their knowledge within career focussed, discipline areas (majors). A range of experiential opportunities including internships and international experiences are offered to ensure graduates are professionally ready. You can also choose from specialised areas offered by other faculties such as public relations, politics and policy studies, languages, and psychology.

Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Commerce students must attain 24 credit points. The 24 credit points include 8 credit points of core units, 8 credit points of units from a major (you will be required to complete at least one major) and 8 credit points of elective units (you may choose to undertake another 8 unit major or up to two 4 unit minors). Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake 2 trimesters each year.

To complete the course you must include the following:

at least 16 credit points from Business and Law undergraduate units
8 credit points of core Bachelor of Commerce units
at least one 8 credit point Bachelor of Commerce major
Level 1 - no more than 10 credit points
Level 3 - at least 6 credit points (at least 4 must be Business and Law undergraduate units)

Overview

People management is one of the fastest growing fields of professional employment. HR management includes recruitment, selection, training and development, workplace diversity, employee relations, performance and change management, and remuneration. You will also gain invaluable counselling, mediation and negotiation skills that will stand you in good stead in any field you enter in the future. An honours year is available upon completion of this major sequence.

Professional recognition

This major is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).

Career outcomes

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.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business and Law

CRICOS

001838A

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,800.00 (19,16,488) per year
Deakin is offering 30% tuition fee waiver bursary to students for studying online at Deakin University.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

More details

Start date

7 March 2022

Venue

Geelong Waterfront Campus

1 Gheringhap Street,

GEELONG,

Victoria,

3220, GEELONG, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,800.00 (19,16,488) per year
Deakin is offering 30% tuition fee waiver bursary to students for studying online at Deakin University.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

More details

Start date

8 November 2021, 7 March 2022

Venue

Deakin University

Melbourne Burwood Campus,

221 Burwood Highway,

BURWOOD,

Victoria,

3125, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Entry for applicants with previous Tertiary, VET, life or work experience will be based on their performance in: a Certificate IV in a related discipline OR a Diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of a Diploma in a related discipline OR successful completion of relevant study at an accredited higher education institution equivalent to at least two Deakin University units OR other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent for example relevant work or life experience. Other English Language Requirements accepted: IELTS: Overall 6.0, no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (PBT) score of 550 Writing 4.5; TOEFL Internet Based: 65 Writing 21; CPE: 169 no band less than 169; CAE: 169 no band less than 169; PTE: 52-57 No less than 50 in each skill.

For international students

Students must have qualification most relevant to your secondary school studies

Standard minimum admission criteria for undergraduate courses

Certificate IV in a related discipline OR Diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of Diploma in a related discipline OR Successful completion of relevant study – equivalent to at least two Deakin University units – at an accredited higher education institution OR Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent, including Foundation program approved by Faculty Board, or relevant work or life experience

IELTS - Overall 6 No band lower than 6

TOEFL IBT - 69 Writing 21

TOEFL PBT - 550 Writing 4.5

C1 PROFICIENCY and C2 PROFICIENCY- 169 No band less than 169

PTE - 50 No less than 50 in each skill

OET - Overall C

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Box Hill Institute
  • Chisholm Institute
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About Deakin University

Deakin is a young and dynamic university, offering world-class degrees, excellent employment prospects and a university experience that students love.

  • Among top 1% of international universities in 24 study areas
  • Best in student satisfaction in Victoria for ten years
  • Top 50 young university globally (QS)
  • Offers a curriculum that is practical and industry-informed