Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Arts

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Combine commerce majors with complementary arts major sequences in Deakin's Bachelor of Commerce/ Bachelor of Arts to create a unique qualification. Learn to think more critically as you 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.


  • 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.


  • 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

Standard 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.


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)

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Waterfront International: $149,808
  • ATAR: 63
  • Part-time : 8 years
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 4 years
  • Flexible Delivery
Burwood International: $149,808
  • ATAR: 64
  • Part-time : 8 years
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery

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.

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