Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Commerce

Deakin University

The program allows students to combine complementary major sequences such as politics and policy studies and economics; marketing and journalism; or management and public relations. As a graduate of this course students will acquire a broad knowledge in all aspects of business as well as developing the valuable skills of becoming an expert at managing and communicating knowledge, critical analysis and systematic thinking.

Course Fee:

International: $139,152

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL; Students must meet the requirements for entry to both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce


32 credit points: 16 Arts; 16 Commerce. Course requirements for the BA and the BCom must be satisfied.

Subjects you can Study:

Advertising; Accounting; Anthropology; Arabic; Buddhist studies; Business analytics; Children's literature; Chinese; Commercial law; Creative writing; Criminology; Design; Digital media; Drama; Economics; Film, television and animation; Finance; Financial planning; Gender and sexuality studies; Geography and society; History; Human resource management; Indonesian; International relations; International trade; International politics; Islamic studies; Journalism; Language and culture studies; Literary studies; Management; Management information systems; Marketing; Media studies; Middle East studies; Philosophy; Photography; Politics and policy studies; Professional Experience and Practice; Public relations; Sociology; Spanish; Sport and society; Studies of religion; Sustainability and society; Visual arts


The Bachelor of Commerce component of this course 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 Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), the Australian Computer Society (ACS), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) the Economics Society of Australia and the Australian Marketing Institute, providing students meet the specified requirements within the course.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Waurn Ponds 50.45 Yes Part time 8 years
Burwood 50.45 Yes Online 4 years
Burwood 50.45 Yes Full time 4 years
Burwood 50.45 Yes Part time 8 years
Waurn Ponds 50.45 Yes Full time 4 years

Why study with us

Deakin is the number one university in Victoria for graduate satisfaction and among the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

With industry connections, world-class facilities and a practical approach to learning, Deakin students gain more than just a qualification – they graduate confident and ready to thrive in the jobs of tomorrow.

Facilities and services

Deakin has a reputation for cutting-edge technology, innovative facilities and flexible learning environments. There are five campuses – Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool and the Cloud Campus – offering students the flexibility to study in a location that suits them.

All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from a range of valuable services including accommodation, financial assistance, health and wellbeing, and study and learning support. 

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As a Deakin student, you can choose from full-time, part-time or intensive study options across Deakin’s bachelor, postgraduate and research degrees. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad, explore cross-international study, gain an internship, or work in simulated environments to tailor your learning experience and get a head start in your dream career.

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