Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Asian Studies

Program code

1550

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

4 years full-time
8 years part-time

Credit points

320

Indicative fee

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Entry requirements

15

OP 2019

66

Rank 2019

OR VET qualification

Certificate III

Offered in

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Prerequisites

  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

Nil

OP 1-6 Guarantee

If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

Why choose this program?

In this double degree, you will gain an in-depth understanding of Asia's political, economic and cultural environment, preparing you to work as both an expert on Asian affairs, and as a professional in your chosen commerce specialisation.

As part of your degree, you will gain practical experience and expand your professional skills through Griffith in Asia Initiative courses such as internships, study tours, exchanges and employability courses.

Commerce

You will gain an understanding of the core concepts of commerce including accounting, economics, business statistics and management, and build on these foundation studies with your chosen major.

Asian Studies

You will learn from leading experts and develop expertise and key functional skills in areas such as cultures and civilisations, economics, international relations, globalisation, and politics and government.

Majors

Commerce

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Financial Planning

Asian Studies

  • Asian Business
  • Politics, Law and Justice in Asia
  • Languages: Chinese, Indonesian*, Japanese, Korean*

* via cross-institutional study at University of Queensland.

Attendance information

This program is offered full-time and part-time at the Nathan campus. You may choose to study courses at other campuses where the program structure allows.

As a full-time student you will generally attend 12-15 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. As a part-time student, you will generally attend 6-8 hours of scheduled classes per week. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.

Student Income Support

From 2017, to be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

My career opportunities

Depending on your chosen major, the Bachelor of Commerce will prepare you for careers in the following fields:

Accounting: You will be ready for a career in a range of private, public sector or not-for-profit organisations where you could work in areas such as accounting, administration, auditing, business management, commercial and taxation law, managerial accounting, and taxation. Opportunities exist for exciting and challenging careers locally, nationally and internationally.

Economics: You will be primed for roles in government agencies and the corporate sector in business management, commerce and taxation law, economics, stockbroking and foreign exchange trading, economic policy advice and analysis.

Finance: You will be prepared for work as a financial advisor or controller, financial planner, or stockbroker. You may also find opportunities in insurance and superannuation, futures, options and foreign exchange trading.

Financial Planning: You will be equipped for a career as a financial planner, financial advisor or controller, or stockbroker. You will also find opportunities in insurance and superannuation, futures, options and foreign exchange trading.

Bachelor of Asian Studies: You will be prepared for work in government, business, travel and tourism, education, international agencies, training, and export consultancy, in Australia and overseas. You will find opportunities in foreign affairs, foreign trade, business consultancy, defence, security agencies, and media.

Program accreditation

Depending on the courses you complete you can graduate with a degree accredited by:

Professional recognition

Bachelor of Commerce

Professional recognition will vary depending upon your choice of major or minor.

  • Accounting major: Completion of the Bachelor of Commerce provides exemptions from the ACCA Foundation Level Exams F1-F9.
  • Financial Planning major: Graduates will be eligible for admission to the Financial Planning Association (FPA) of Australia's CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERĀ® Certification Program.
  • Finance major: The Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree program incorporates at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to site for the CFA exams.

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's three broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Asian Studies (1550)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2019 Fee Band 27.5 $343.75 $27,500.00
FEE-HELP

Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

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