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

Credit points

320

Indicative fee

$28,000.00* per year (more)
* 2020 indicative annual fee

Entry requirements

6.5

IELTS (Academic) (more)

CRICOS code

090613C

Commencing in

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Prerequisites

  • English

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 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. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

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.

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International 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 for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Asian Studies (1550)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2020 Fee Band 28.0 $350.00 $28,000.00
2019 Fee Band 27.5 $343.75 $27,500.00
Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place subject to availability.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

Further information