Bachelor of Arts - Chinese / Bachelor of Commerce

Deakin University

This program is designed to meet a demand for graduates with a sound knowledge of the Chinese (Mandarin) language and training in business. It is expected that graduates of the course will have acquired functional competence in the Chinese language for business and related professional purposes; cultural competence to complement linguistic skills and an understanding of the cultural factors influencing Chinese attitudes and trading strategies; an understanding of the Australian and international economic systems; a basic understanding of accounting, economics, finance, marketing, business law, management, business information systems and business statistics; and specialist knowledge and skills in one area of business.

Course Fee:

International: $108,160

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent: Units 3 and 4 and 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 major sequence in Chinese and Bachelor of Commerce courses


32 credit points: 16 Arts credit points including a Chinese language major; 16 Commerce credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Accounting; Business analytics; Chinese; Commercial law; Economics; Finance; Financial planning; Human resource management; Management; Management information systems; Marketing

Further information:

Knowledge of the Chinese (Mandarin) language is not a prerequisite. Listed Commerce major sequences may involve one or two units being undertaken in Cloud (online) mode - refer to the University handbook for further details.


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, 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
Burwood No info No Full time 4 years
Burwood No info No Part time 8 years
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Provider CRICOS: 00113B

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