Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws

Deakin University

This combined course provides students a sound understanding of the context in which the law operates in the business world. It opens up specific opportunities in business law, perhaps the most prestigious and highly rewarded area of legal practice, and one in which a sound background in both business and legal studies can be so crucial. The Bachelor of Laws component provides innovative and distinctive legal education, emphasises a case study approach and has a strong practical legal skills component. Studying commerce at Deakin provides students a sound foundation in key business disciplines and offers access to an array of specialist business courses, which offers opportunities in virtually every area of business and government, in both Australia and overseas.

Course Fee:


International: $162,000

Entry Requirements:

Applicants should have successfully completed VCE or equivalent. Prerequisites are units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL. Entry for non-school leavers will be based on STAT results; GPA from Bachelor level or postgraduate studies from courses undertaken. For information on the STAT please visit http://www.deakin.edu.au/students/faculties/buslaw/student-support/stat

Structure:

40 credit points: 16 Commerce, 24 Law. The Commerce units include a core of 7 credit points and 1 commerce elective and 1 major of 8 credit points. The Law units include a core of 16 credit points and 8 electives.

Subjects you can Study:

Accounting; Economics; Finance; Financial planning; Food and agribusiness; Human resource management; Management; Management information systems; Marketing

Study Pathways:

Credit for prior learning may be offered to applicants who have successfully completed post-secondary studies.

Further information:

3 trimesters per year is subject to unit availability. Course also offered in Cloud (online) mode.

Recognition:

Deakin's Bachelor of Laws is designed to satisfy the university component of the requirements to become an Australian Lawyer set by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB). In addition to completing an approved LLB degree, a person seeking entry is required to work for one year as a legal trainee, or to undertake a practical legal training (PLT) course. Deakin's Bachelor of Commerce can lead to accreditation with many professional bodies, such as the Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) Program of CPA Australia, CA program of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), Professional Accounting Program (PEP), exemptions in the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), the Australian Computer Society (ACS), the Economics Society of Australia and the Australian Marketing Institute, providing students meet the specified requirements within the course.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Burwood 90.5 Yes Online 5 years
Burwood 90.5 Yes Full time 5 years
Burwood 90.5 Yes Part time 10 years
Waterfront 84.65 Yes Online 5 years
Waterfront 84.65 Yes Full time 5 years
Waterfront 84.65 Yes Part time 10 years
Warrnambool No info Yes Full time 5 years
Warrnambool No info Yes Part time 10 years
Established in 1974, Deakin University was named after the leader of the Australian Federation movement and the nation’s second Prime Minister, Alfred Deakin.

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. Deakin’s fastest growing campus is in the Cloud where over 13,000 students study predominantly online. All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from Deakin’s award-winning digital environment.

Deakin is proud of its inclusive and student-focused culture and its reputation for using innovative digital solutions to provide an engaging and personalised learning experience. Deakin is committed to lifelong learning, providing students with choices about how, when and where learning occurs.

Deakin’s four faculties offer courses across the arts, science, sport, nutrition, architecture, business, law, medicine, optometry, engineering, nursing, allied health, psychology and teaching.

With 56 000 students it is one of Australia’s largest universities and is ranked in the top 2 per cent of the world’s universities in each of the major rankings (ranked 29 in the QS ranking of the world’s universities under 50 years.



Provider CRICOS: 00113B

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