Bachelor of International Studies / Bachelor of Commerce

Deakin University

This specialist program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to combine complementary major sequences in international studies and commerce. The focus is on an international orientation and students will be expected to make a commitment to an internship with an overseas organisation, a study period at a university overseas, or to participate in an in-country language program.

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 International Studies and Bachelor of Commerce


Students must complete 16 credit points of international studies and 16 credit points of commerce

Subjects you can Study:

Accounting; Anthropology; Arabic; Business analytics; Chinese; Commercial law; Economics; Finance; Financial planning; Human resource management; Indonesian; International relations; International trade; Language and culture studies; Management; Management information systems; Marketing; Middle East studies; Politics and policy studies; Spanish

Further information:

Not all majors are available at all campuses.


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 Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), the Institute of Public Accountants, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Economics Society of Australia, providing students meet the specified requirements within the course.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Burwood 63.5 No Part time 8 years
Waterfront 67.85 Yes Online 4 years
Waterfront 67.85 Yes Part time 8 years
Waterfront 67.85 Yes Full time 4 years
Burwood 63.5 No Full time 4 years

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Deakin University has five campuses - one in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, two in the port city of Geelong and one in Warrnambool on the south-west coast of Victoria. With over 61,000 students, it is one of Australia’s largest universities. Deakin’s fastest growing campus is in the Cloud where 15,000 students study predominantly online. All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from Deakin’s award-winning digital environment. 

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Deakin’s four faculties offer courses across the arts, science, sport, nutrition, architecture, business, law, medicine, optometry, engineering, nursing, allied health, psychology and teaching. It is on a strong research trajectory, ranked 211 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (2018).

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