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

Course Code: 818AA
Course Version: 4
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Arts and Communications
Canberra Business School
CRICOS Code: 056106E
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0


The combined bachelor's degree in International Studies/Commerce aims to provide graduates with a professional qualification in business and the skills to solve problems within a multi-disciplinary and international environment.

The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies allows students to attain intercultural understandings and conceptual knowledge of international issues. Foreign language study provides in-depth cultural insight and an enhanced ability to function at an international level. It investigates the interplay of cultural, political and economic forces in the global arena. A highly recommended international exchange semester provides first-hand international experience.

Bachelor of Commerce students specialise in one 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.

Students who wish to take out a single degree in the BA International Studies only will be able to do so upon completion of the academic requirements for that degree. To ensure the single degree course can be completed in the minimum time of six semesters for a single degree, students must seek the advice of the course convener during the first year of their study.

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).

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


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, the University has professional accreditation as follows:Accounting - from CPA Australia and The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia Banking and Finance - from the Financial Services Institute of Australia Financial Planning - from the Australia Securities and Investment Commission and the Financial Planning Association.

Special Class Delivery Details

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

Course Duration

Eight semesters full time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.


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.


  • 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
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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