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Diploma of Commerce

  • Direct entry to the 2nd year of the Bachelor degrees in Commerce (many majors available), Sport Management, Business Analytics, Laws, Property and Real Estate, Science
  • Supportive learning environment provides the best possible preparation for Deakin University
  • Study on a Deakin University campus with full access to accommodation, support services

Key Information

Duration

8 or 12 months

Intakes

  • March
  • June
  • October

Location

Melbourne Burwood
Geelong Waterfront

Fees


Overview

The Diploma of Commerce provides the foundation for further study in areas such as accounting, business law, economics, finance, international business, marketing and management at Deakin University. Completing a degree in one of these fields offers a wide range of career options across private and public-sector organisations.

Employment and career options upon completing your Bachelor degree:

  • Accounting
  • Business consulting
  • Business management
  • Corporate law
  • Economics
  • Financial planning
  • Human resource management
  • Industrial relations
  • International trade
  • IT administration
  • IT system development,
  • Law reform
  • Legal aid,
  • Marketing
  • Network management
  • Policy research and development
  • Public administration

Course Structure

Complete and pass 8 units:

MAA103 Accounting for Decision Making

The unit covers: the impact of accounting in society; business planning and budgets for management decisions; classification, analysis and summarisation of business transactions; preparation of classified accounting reports; techniques to analyse and interpret financial statements.

Assessment: 40% internal, 60% final examination

MAE101 Economic Principles

This unit addresses the theory of competitive markets,and the need for and effects of government intervention. This includes a consideration of the nature of economics, consumer behaviour and market demand, the firm –its technology and costs, market structures, markets for input, public goods and externalities. This unit also provides the microeconomic framework required to develop an appreciation and understanding of the pricing and output by firms and their implications for economic efficiency.

Assessment: 50% internal, 50% final examination

MAF101 Fundamentals of Finance

This unit aims to introduce students to finance and provide an introductory knowledge of the Australian financial system. The unit will discuss some of the fundamental financial concepts such as the time value of money and the concepts of risk and return. Students will learn to apply these fundamental concepts in the areas of investments in equity and debt. These issues will be discussed in the local and international context.

Assessment: 50% internal, 50% final examination

MIS171 Business Analytics

The digital revolution has changed the practice of business. Data to support business decisions (data collected by business systems as well as through the Internet and Social Media such as Facebook and twitter) are growing exponentially and becoming increasingly difficult to understand and use.Business Analytics is the broad use of quantitative reasoning skills in business decision making. Business Analytics helps managers to solve complex business problems, improve business performance, anticipate and plan for change while managing and balancing risks. This unit will provide students with the analytical knowledge and skills to explore data to find patterns and relationships in data; assess uncertainty and risk of business decisions; evaluate decisions; and forecast and predict trends.

Assessment: 40% internal, 60% final examination

MLC101 Law for Commerce

The unit provides the underlying concepts and purpose of Law for Commerce and the Australian legal system. The unit covers the law relating to contract, consumer protection, business entities and relationships, and torts with a focus on negligence.

Assessment: 40% internal, 60% final examination

MMK101 Marketing Fundamentals

Marketing focuses on the creativity involved in the marketing process, ranging from understanding consumer needs to designing customer-driven integrated marketing strategies using the marketing mix. It is the intention to build the knowledge on the marketing planning process and how this is successfully implemented in market and computer-oriented organisations that include profit-oriented companies, government and the not-for-profit sector.

Assessment: 60% internal, 40% final examination

MMM132 Management

The aim of this unit is to provide students with a critical understanding of the intellectual foundations of the study of management. The unit will provide the opportunity to analyse how the solutions to management ‘problems’ have developed under different conditions throughout the nineteenth and twentieth century. The unit also explores how management practice influences, and is influenced by, the external environment. This will involve examining how managerial action impacts on and is shaped by the environment, through a consideration of, ethics, social responsibility, and the social and cultural context of management.

Assessment: 50% internal, 50% final examination

MWL101 Professional Insight

The Personal Insight unit is a compulsory unit offered in Deakin’s Bachelor of Commerce program and is also available to students from other programs and faculties within the University. The University recognises the importance of students gaining professional identity skills to enable them to understand them through Personal Insight. The unit aims to broaden students’ self-awareness and understanding of the sophistication their career preparedness and means of communication necessary to be successful in both their business and personal lives.

Assessment: 100% internal


Second Year Entry to Deakin University*

Australian Students (Single Degrees)

 

T1 (Trimester 1 entry); T2 (Trimester 2 entry); T3 (Trimester 3 entry)
* See Diploma to Degree transfer criteria.
++ Offered at Burwood (Melbourne) and Cloud (Online) only.
+++ Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong) and Cloud (Online) only.
++++ Not offered in T3 2019.
Choice of majors limited and not available on all campuses.
# These degrees require you to take additional first year degree units when you transfer to Deakin University. The degree may therefore take longer to complete.
^^ Students will be required to undertake units in Cloud (Online) mode.

Australian Students (Combined Degrees)

 

T1 (Trimester 1 entry); T2 (Trimester 2 entry); T3 (Trimester 3 entry)
* See Diploma to Degree transfer criteria.
++ Offered at Burwood (Melbourne) and Cloud (Online) only.
+++ Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong) and Cloud (Online) only.
++++ Not offered in T3 2019.
Choice of majors limited and not available on all campuses.
# These degrees require you to take additional first year degree units when you transfer to Deakin University. The degree may therefore take longer to complete.
^^ Students will be required to undertake units in Cloud (Online) mode.

International Students (Single Degrees)

 

T1 (Trimester 1 entry); T2 (Trimester 2 entry); T3 (Trimester 3 entry)

* See Diploma to Degree transfer criteria.
++ Offered Burwood (Melbourne) only.
+++ Offered at Burwood (Melbourne) and Cloud (Online) only.
++++ Not available in T3 2019
+++++ Offered at Cloud (Online) only.
Choice of majors limited and not available on all campuses.
# These degrees require you to take additional first year degree units when you transfer to Deakin University. The degree may therefore take longer to complete.
~ First 2 years of course only.
^^ Students will be required to undertake units in Cloud (Online) mode.
% No intake offered at Warnambool in 2020.

International Students (Combined Degrees)

 

T1 (Trimester 1 entry); T2 (Trimester 2 entry); T3 (Trimester 3 entry)

* See Diploma to Degree transfer criteria.
++ Offered Burwood (Melbourne) only.
+++ Offered at Burwood (Melbourne) and Cloud (Online) only.
++++ Not available in T3 2019
+++++ Offered at Cloud (Online) only.
Choice of majors limited and not available on all campuses.
# These degrees require you to take additional first year degree units when you transfer to Deakin University. The degree may therefore take longer to complete.
~ First 2 years of course only.
^^ Students will be required to undertake units in Cloud (Online) mode.
% No intake offered at Warnambool in 2020.


Academic Entry Requirements


More Information

For further details about units and availability, trimester structures and more, please download the course outline below.

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