Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Arts

Deakin University

Combine arts major sequences with complementary commerce majors to create a unique qualification. Students learn to think critically and gain a strong foundation in all aspects of business with a focus on a commerce major like economics or marketing. At the same time, a complementary choice from Deakin's arts major sequences will mean you graduate with the balanced education employers want.

Course Fee:

International: $143,200

Entry Requirements:

Students must meet the requirements for entry to both the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts. 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; 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.


32 credit points: 16 credit points of Commerce units; 16 credit points of Arts units; plus completion of one zero credit point academic integrity unit. Course requirements for the BCom and the BA must be satisfied.

Subjects you can Study:

Advertising; Accounting; Agribusiness; Anthropology; Arabic; Buddhist studies; Business analytics; Children's literature; Chinese; Creative writing; Criminology; Design; Digital media; Drama; Economics; Event Management; Film, television and animation; Finance; Financial planning; Food and agribusiness; Gender and sexuality studies; Geography and society; Global Studies; 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

Further information:

Students enrolled at the Geelong Waterfront Campus will be required to undertake some units of study at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus. Course also offered in Cloud (online) mode.


Depending on units taken, commerce graduates can apply for membership to these key professional bodies: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA); Association of Financial Advisers (AFA); Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI); Australian Marketing Institute (AMI); Certified Practising Accountants (CPA); Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ); Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA); Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA); Institute of Managers and Leaders (IML); Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Burwood 60.4 Yes Full time 4 years
Burwood 60.4 Yes Part time 8 years
Waterfront 50.45 Yes Online 4 years
Waterfront 50.45 Yes Full time 4 years
Waterfront 50.45 Yes Part time 8 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. 

Admission and selection

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Study options

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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