Bachelor of International Studies / Bachelor of Commerce

Deakin University

Gain a competitive business foundation with global application. Through Deakin's Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Commerce, you'll develop your understanding about the international forces shaping government, business and communities, and gain skills to analyse and interpret these forces. You'll learn about commerce focuses like accounting, marketing and law, and gain insights through valuable overseas study experiences. Business is global. This course will equip you with a solid foundation in business, and the international context you need to live and work anywhere in the world. You'll commit to an exciting international learning program, either as a student at one of our university exchange partners or in an approved internship. Develop your understanding of foreign governments, businesses and communities on the ground, and immerse yourself in the culture while you're there. Choose a major commerce sequence that reflects your specialised passion: Accounting; Economics; Finance; financial planning; food and agribusiness; human resources management; management; management information systems; and marketing. This combined course is led by academics who are experts in their field, so you'll always be learning the latest concepts, ideas and approaches from inside the industry. Plus, you'll benefit from networking with and learning from their real-world connections. Graduate with in-demand skills from one of Victoria's only AACSB-accredited business schools and start a career on a global scale.

Course Fee:

International: $149,808

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 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.


Internationally recognised and BPAS accredited

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Waurn Ponds 64.6 No Part time 8 years
Waurn Ponds 64.6 No Full time 4 years
Burwood 65.3 No Full time 4 years
Burwood 65.3 No Part time 8 years
Waterfront 61.9 Yes Online 4 years
Waterfront 61.9 Yes Part time 8 years
Waterfront 61.9 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. 

Admission and selection

If you’re thinking about applying for a course at Deakin, you can get all the information you need through the "how to apply "pages. Discover eligibility requirements and pathways for your chosen course, learn how to write and submit a successful application, and find out if you’re eligible for scholarships or recognition of prior learning.

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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