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Bachelor of Arts in International Studies/Bachelor of Commerce - 818AA

Course Code: 818AA
Course Version: 5
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Arts and Communications
School of Business
CRICOS Code: 056106E
Lowest Selection Rank: 68.00
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Do business with the world

This combined degree from the University of Canberra is your professional entry into business on the world stage.

The Bachelor of Commerce is flexible study in a range of commercial problem-solving disciplines that are in high demand around the globe.

Linked with the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, this is your opportunity to launch your career at an international level.

Combine a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a Bachelor of Commerce at UC to:

  • attain intercultural knowledge
  • understand concepts of international issues
  • investigate cultural, political and economic forces in the global arena

Study opportunities:

One major advantage offered by the Bachelor in International Studies is the possibility to participate in an international exchange semester.

The experience will further your studies and cultural understanding of business and commerce, and encourage you to network at a professional and international level.

Career opportunities

Work all over the world in the following areas:

  • International Aid and Development
  • Accountancy and economics.
  • Banking and financial services.
  • Entrepreneurship and financial planning.
  • Human resource management.
  • Information systems and marketing.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Commerce gives you professional accreditation in:

  • accounting from CPA Australia and The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA)
  • banking and finance from the Financial Services Institute of Australia (FSIA)
  • financial planning from the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) and the Financial Planning Association (FPA).

Important to know

The double degree covers 8 full-time semesters or can be undertaken with a maximum of 20 semesters.

Admission Requirements

Attainment of the published ATAR or its equivalent of either the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies or the Bachelor of Commerce (whichever is higher).

Additional Admission Requirements

None

Assumed Knowledge

Refer to assumed knowledge entries for individual courses. Students should note the assumed knowledge requirements for individual majors when choosing a program of study.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies BA IntlSt
Bachelor of Commerce BCom

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Commerce Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.


Professional Accreditation

Not applicable to the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies.

For the Bachelor of Commerce: This course is accredited by CPA Australia and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). The Financial Planning major is accredited by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA).

Special Class Delivery Details

The Bachelor of Commerce provides a flexible program of studies in commerce.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
The course gives students an opportunity to attain interdisciplinary understanding of global issues. It helps them understand the connection between geography, history, politics and cultures of global communities. Problem solving: ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations identify, analyse problems then formulate, implement solutions.

Analysis and inquiry: ability to gather information, analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.
The course develops students' ability to understand and analyse current world events, by contextualising and communicating them in relation to relevant global developments and processes. Analysis and inquiry: ability to gather information, analyse and
evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.

Problem solving: ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations identify, analyse problems then formulate, implement solutions.
The course introduces students to a range of academic fields and approaches its themes and topics from a variety of multi- disciplinary perspectives, and improves their ability to engage in critical analysis of knowledge and practices. Communication: ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.

Working independently and with others: ability to plan own work, be self-directed, use interpersonal skills and attitude to work collectively.

Analysis and inquiry: ability to gather information, analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.

Problem solving: ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations identify, analyse problems then formulate, implement solutions.
Students will have the analytical skills required to understand and evaluate the global socio-economic impact on cultures and communities. Analysis and inquiry: ability to gather information, analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.

Problem solving: ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations identify, analyse problems then formulate, implement solutions.

Professionalism and social responsibility: capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefits of others and the environment.
The course equips students with skills needed for generation of creative ideas and problem solving. The course provides internship and field research units which aims to develop skills needed in workplaces. Communication: ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively
and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.

Working independently and with others: ability to plan own work, be self-directed, use interpersonal skills and attitude to work collectively.

Analysis and inquiry: ability to gather information, analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.

Problem solving: ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations identify, analyse problems then formulate, implement solutions.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Commerce will have acquired in-depth disciplinary knowledge and a cohesive set of cognitive, technical and generic skills in one or more of the following areas: Accounting, Banking & Financial Services, Business Administration, Economics, Financial Planning, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, International Business, Marketing Management, Public Sector Management, or Tourism Management.

The program is designed to produce graduates with professional attributes appropriate to their intended careers. This degree also prepares students for postgraduate studies.
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Graduates who complete the Bachelor of Commerce will obtain an in-depth knowledge of relevant disciplinary theory and practices, as well as the practical application of this in one or more of the discipline areas listed above. In addition, graduates will have a broad understanding of concepts which are fundamental to commerce, such as statistics, commercial law, information systems, management, plus the interrelationships between government and business. ---
Graduates will develop:
-the cognitive skills required to critically analyze, evaluate and synthesize concepts and theories acquired in one or more of the following discipline areas, Accounting, Banking & Financial Services, Business Administration, Economics, Financial Planning, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, International Business, Marketing Management, Public Sector Management, or Tourism Management;
- the technical and generic skills required to apply discipline-specific technologies in one or more of those discipline areas;
- the independent learning skills needed to stay up-to-date with advances in theoretical frameworks and professional practices after graduation;
- the personal skills required to provide professional advice in the discipline or disciplines they choose to study. Graduates will be able to exercise critical thinking and applied analytical skills in identifying which information is relevant to specific decisions being made. They will also be able to identify whether they have all relevant information when advising clients or management, and have the ability to succinctly request or obtain missing information;
- the communication skills needed to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of stakeholders using technical and non-technical language, depending on the audience.
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Graduates of the Bachelor of Commerce will be able to apply the knowledge and skills acquired to a diverse range of problems that early career professionals would be expected to deal with. As students progress through the course, they will develop the capacity to exercise their own initiative and professional judgement in an ethically responsible manner to analyse problems that are less clearly defined, more complex, and require application of concepts in a variety of disciplinary and sub-disciplinary contexts. Communication, applied research, teamwork, and negotiation skills will be developed through team based assignments, some of which deal with ambiguously defined problems. ---

Course Duration

Eight semesters full time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

Refer to individual courses.

International Exchange Opportunities

Depending on the course structure of the other degree, students will be advised which semester is most appropriate for students to go on exchange to a UC partner university overseas to further their studies.

UCC Pathway

Diploma of Business; Diploma of Business Extended; Diploma of International Studies; Diploma of International Studies Extended.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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