What will I learn?

A double degree of Bachelor of International Studies – Bachelor of Commerce gives you the theoretical knowledge to understand global challenges and the practical skills of the world of business. The Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Commerce addresses relevant global, economic and political issues affecting the worldwide business market. It will teach you a diverse skill set and equip you with a theoretical background, proficiency in a language, and how to navigate the international business world. You will learn how international organisations conduct business, and the issues and contexts that can occur across global borders.

International Studies will assist you to analyse and appreciate the diversity of the global community. You will examine the relationships between politics, society, culture, language, and history on a global scale. You can choose one major from the Bachelor of International Studies: International Relations, and Global Sustainable Development. You will also be encouraged to study abroad or undertake a study tour.

The Bachelor of Commerce degree provides core skills in many business functions as well as specialist knowledge in a chosen field. Throughout this degree you will have the opportunity to gain practical, real-world experience and make professional connections, including the opportunity to participate in the Business Internship program. You will also choose one major from the Bachelor of Commerce: Accountancy, Business Law, Economics, Finance, Financial Planning, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, Public Relations or Supply Chain Management. At the South Western Sydney Campus the majors available are Management and Marketing.

At the Wollongong campus, a core component of this degree is completing a language minor, with a choice between Mandarin, French, Italian, Japanese or Spanish.

Majors available in the Bachelor of International Studies at the South Western Sydney campus are Global Sustainable Development and International Relations.

Why choose this course

When you study International Studies and Commerce at UOW, you step onto a world stage with global opportunities. You'll benefit from our expertise in international relations, our involvement in issues of global development and sustainability, and our focus on industry, business and government relationships.

At UOW, you will learn from experts who head international committees and edit journals that have worldwide circulation, who are exploring socio-political issues in health, science and technology, law and the environment and who research the vibrancy of language and its origins, or the cultural impact of an electronic culture.

Career opportunities




Financial controller


Policy advisor

Business adviser

OHS officer

HR manager consultant

Stock broker

Insurance broker

Fund manager


Public relations coordinator

Market researcher

Advertising executive

Brand/product manager

Event manager

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business and Law



Study options

Full Time (4.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,240.00 (16,18,844) per year
AUD $136,080 for the entire course; Session fee: AUD $15,120

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

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022


University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue,


New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Full Time (4.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,240.00 (16,18,844) per year
AUD $136,080 for the entire course; Session fee: AUD $15,120

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

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022


South Western Sydney Campus

Shop R6, 33 Moore Street,


New South Wales,

2170, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission into this degree you need to have completed an undergraduate degree. The UOW School of Law requires a minimum average mark of 70% (or GPA/WAM equivalent). If an applicant has a mark that is lower, then the school may consider other factors such as: The nature of any previous course of study and the subjects undertaken therein Relevant professional experience Any personal statement provided by the applicant.

For international students

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.
In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

English Requirements

IELTS Academic Overall Score of 6.5, reading 6.0, writing 6.0, listening 6.0, speaking 6.0;

TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 86, reading 18, writing 18, listening 17, speaking 17; PTE Academic overall score of 62; All bands 54.

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

Pathways options

Offered by this university

University of Wollongong offers below pathways courses for this subject

About University of Wollongong

The University of Wollongong has an exceptional record of getting graduates job-ready and enjoys an excellent international reputation for teaching.

  • Ranked among the top 1% for graduate quality
  • Offers a range of exchanges, scholarships and bursaries
  • Provides students top-class sporting facilities
  • Annually welcomes almost 6000 international students